Today emergency teams rescued five members of the group ‘residents of Simpang Kiri’ who took refuge for three days in a tree to try to escape from several Sumatran tigers, who killed and ate a sixth member of the group.
Police sources noted that three tamers were who drove away to the wild beasts and rescued the five men without injury, but in a weak state.
The group entered Thursday in the Gunung Leuser National Park, to collect aromatic wood, used in the manufacture of perfumes and incense that are grown in the jungle of this park where they were attacked by the tigers after the accidental dead of one of the young animals with a deer trap.
Dicky Sondani, the local police Chief, said during an interview with the newspaper The Jakarta Globe, that yesterday around 30 people were to rescue the five men after they warned them that they managed to scare away the tigers.
Attacks by tigers of Sumatra have increased due to the expansion of plantations of oil palm and paper mills that reduce the natural habitat of this species that are forcing them invade residential areas.