Indonesia investigates alleged abuse of Sumatran tigers at city zoo

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MEDAN, Indonesia — Conservation authorities in Indonesia have launched an investigation into alleged animal abuse by a public zoo where Sumatran tigers have been found emaciated and apparently eating grass. The incident came to light in late September in the form of an online video that quickly went viral. The video showed a Sumatran tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae), a critically endangered species, at the municipal zoo in Medan, the capital of North Sumatra province. The video showed the animal looking emaciated, with its bones protruding prominently, walking around in its enclosure and seemi…

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