search on for a tiger which strayed out of huai kha khaeng wildlife sanctuary - Search on for a tiger which strayed out of Huai Kha Khaeng wildlife sanctuary

Wildlife officials have been trying to track down a wild tiger, called “Vichit”, after it wandered out of its habitat in Huai Kha Khaeng wildlife sanctuary a few days ago.

Thawatchai Petcharaburanin, a special forestry expert attached to the 12th Conservation Administration Office, said today (Tuesday) that officials, using tracking devices, received satellite signals from the cat’s collar on Sunday and Monday, which were traced to Mae Poen district of Nakhon Sawan province and Pang Sila Thong district of Kamphaeng Phet province.

He also said that footprints of the big cat were found in a eucalyptus plantation in Pang Silathong district, but the cat itself was not seen.

Thawatchai said that the latest signal to be received from the tiger’s collar was detected near the Kamphaeng Phet Little House project, adding that officials had been told to alert people living in the areas where the tiger is roaming and advise them to take good care of their cattle.