Yesterday a 170Kg male tiger was transferred from Pu Mat National Park Rescue Center in Central Vietnam to Soc Son Rescue Center in Hanoi. This tiger was confiscated on January 1st 2013 from a residence in Nghe An Province.
Photo courtesy of Dan Tri.
This residence was the subject of a groundbreaking newpaper articles “farming tigers as pigs.” The illegal owner of the tiger admitted to buying it in Laos when it was a 1.6Kg cub and farming it with the intention of making tiger bone glue.
Pu Mat Rescue Center cares for wildlife temporarily before releasing it back to the wild. However, this tiger cannot be released to the forest due to its long period of captivity, so it was transferred to Soc Son RescueCenter for proper care and to potentially join their breeding program.