By Aida Aziz
Photo: PERHILITAN Perak
LENGGONG: The Perak Wildlife Protection and National Parks Department (PERHILITAN) confirmed receiving a complaint regarding the presence of a wild animal believed to be a Malayan Tiger in Kampung Chepor, here recently.
Its director, Yusoff Shariff said, through a complaint received on Monday, a cow was found dead with scratch marks believed to have been attacked by the tiger.
He also said that his side had taken appropriate action by installing a trap today.
He also advised the villagers to be more vigilant to avoid any untoward incident.
“It is believed that the tiger attacked a villager’s cow, so far only one and we have found footprints of the animal.
“Today we will set traps, therefore we advise the villagers to take care of their livestock and not to go into the forest alone.
“Do not go to the garden until late at night or too early when it is still dark. We have installed a ‘camera trap’ at the location,” he told reporters here today.
Meanwhile, when asked about the actual number of the wild animals, he said that so far only one has been found, however the real answer will be obtained through the recording of the ‘camera trap’ later.
“Based on the site found in the area, only one tiger was found, but we cannot confirm anything and have to wait for the results of the ‘camera trap’,” he said.