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Endangered Tigers Thrown From Truck Recovering

The two tigers thrown at police during their pursuit of wildlife smugglers last week are recovering from injuries, reports VNExpress.

At approximately 8:30pm last Friday, police took notice of a suspicious truck that had no license plates on National Highway 1.

After signaling the truck to pull over, the driver sped away, according to Dinh Trong Huynh, deputy chief of the Quynh Luu District police.

During the pursuit, people on the truck threw out 2 Indochinese tigers, one weighting in at 90kg and the other at 75kg, to block the path of police.

Luu Trung Kien, Vice-director of the Science Department at Pu Mat National Park where the tigers are staying, said that while the duo is recovering, they still have a ways to go before their health is fully improved.

Kien also expressed concern that that wildlife-training courses to reintroduce the tigers back into nature are still being organized.


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