Six Alleged Tiger Poachers Killed By Police

The suspected poachers were shot in Bangladesh’s south-east

It’s been an eventful couple of weeks in the world of animal poaching and hunting...

Just weeks after Cecil The Lion was shot by an American hunter in Zimbabwe and five elephants were killed by poachers in Kenya, there are now reports that six alleged tiger poachers have been shot and killed by police.

The shooting happened during a gunfight between the police and poachers in the Sundarbans, the largest mangrove forest on Earth.

Bangladesh has cracked down on poachers in recent years, following a massive decline in big cat numbers. Habitat destruction, loss of prey and human interference have all contributed to the drop in numbers.

Bengal tigers are found in Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Bhutan. There are currently less than 2,300 left in the wild.

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