A RARE Sumatran tiger has mauled an Indonesian man to death
Amir, a morgue officer at Jambi's Public Hospital, said today that the body of a 52-year-old plantation worker called Ketani was found in southern Sumatra.
He says the victim's fellow workers told him that Ketani had spotted the tiger yesterday near their lodgings on the plantation.
He had shouted at the others to flee, but as he was running he fell and was attacked by the animal.
Indonesia is home to some 400 Sumatran tigers, which are on the brink of extinction because of rapid deforestation, poaching and clashes with people.
The World Wildlife Fund says their numbers have dwindled to about 400, down from about 1000 in the 1970s.