Yogyakarta village shocked by Chupacabra-like attack
Shock and confusion has gripped a village in the southern part of Yogyakarta following the mysterious deaths of livestock in the past few weeks.
The most interesting thing about this story is not the attacks, although they are interesting in themselves. It is this: "Head of Gunung Kidul's Agriculture Agency Bambang Wisnu Broto suspected that the predators were tigers or wolves, which have seen their prey numbers dwindle following a prolonged drought in the region".
The interesting thing about this is that there are no wolves in Indonesia, although this may be a mistranlation or a local name for the Sumatran dhole. However Javan tigers have been generally considered to be extinct with the last known specimen shot in 1984, and the last positively identified pugmarks a few years later.
www.telegraph.co.uk › News › Earth › Wildlife22 Dec 2011 - The discovery of paw prints and cat droppings in an Indonesian parkland has triggered a search for the Javan tiger, declared extinct in 1994.
www.awely-tigers.org/why-did-the-javan-tiger-disappear/17 Jul 2015 - The Javan tiger (Panthera tigris sondaica) is a subspecies of tiger that lived uniquely on the island of Java, in Indonesia. It became extinct at the ...
https://www.rainforesttrust.org/news/last-sunda-tigers/10 Apr 2015 - The Javan tiger (Panthera tigris sundaica), which is more similar to the Sumatran, held on longer into the 20th century. Between 1900 and 1975 ...