Tiger Cub Spotted and Captured in Bang Pakong Village, Sent to Conservation Office for Care

Chachoengsao—

At 3:30 AM, on May 16th, 2024, Bang Pakong police officers received a report that a tiger cub was spotted in the Bang Wua Subdistrict, Bang Pakong, Chachoengsao.

According to the police report, Mr. Thanaphon, 23, with no last name provided, reported to the police that he found a tiger cub in front of his house. Rescue teams and locals tried to shoo it away to an open area.

The rescue teams told Bang Pakong local media that the tiger cub charged at the locals, and some of them ran away to keep their distance.

The rescue teams attempted to use clothes to catch the tiger cub as it was getting frustrated and it started biting people who went near it, according to the rescue teams.

As a result, the rescue teams were eventually able to capture the tiger cub and were planning to send it to the Conservation Area Administration Office 2 in Sriracha, Chonburi for further nurture processing.

Mr. Chayanon, 21, told the rescue teams that he and Thanaphon reportedly went home and found an unfamiliar animal that he first thought was a dog but it turned out to be a tiger cub. Chayanon and Thannaphon then went inside the house and reported the story to the police for aid.

On May 16th, Mr. Atthaphon Charoenchansa, the director-general of the Thai National Parks, Wildlife, and Plant Conservation Department, publicly disclosed that an individual, whose identity was withheld, claimed that a cub was being kept at a farm. 

The National Park officers would thoroughly investigate the legality of owning the cub in accordance with Thai laws. Interestingly, the owner asserted that the cub was a liger, a hybrid offspring of a tiger and a lion, noted Atthaphon.

Atthaphon explained that the law does not specifically address ligers, as they are neither tigers nor lions. The National Park officers will investigate further to verify the claim, as it could pose a danger to both the owner and the local community, concluded Atthaphon.

This article originally appeared on our sister website The Pattaya News.

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Kittisak Phalaharn
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