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Indian Tiger Poached Inside Zoo

Black market demand for tiger parts leads to tragedy

The world’s dwindling tiger population dipped again this week after a group of poachers in India penetrated a high-security zoo enclosure and hacked a tiger to death. The poachers entered while the guards were out to dinner, tranquilized the animal, and began dismembering the tiger in hopes of selling its body parts on the black market. The guards returned in time to stop the grisly procedure but were unable to apprehend the poachers. According to officials, this is not the first time poachers have attempted to penetrate the zoo, citing a 2006 incident where a leopard and three tigers were mysteriously poisoned, one of them fatally. Police are continuing their search for the suspects.

Via BBC News

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