When Animals Attack: Indonesian Man Mauled To Death By Tigers, 5 Friends Still Trapped In Tree They Climbed To Escape!

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If you ain’t from the jungle, don’t come to the jungle. Cuz the tigers will definitely fawk you up!

According to BBC reports:

Five Indonesian men from Simpang Kiri village in Aceh Tamiang district remain trapped in a tree in a national park on Sumatra Island where they fled under pursuit by tigers. A sixth man was mauled to death, according to police reports.

The group entered the park Thursday in search of rare wood for incense. They set up deer traps for food, but accidentally caught a tiger cub.

Cries from the injured animal drew nearby tigers who then pounced on the men and killed a 28-year-old only identified as David.

The survivors alerted nearby villagers using mobile phones.

It could take rescue crews up to three days before they find the men in the Gunung Leuser jungle, officials said.

The national park covers nearly 7,930 sq km (3,060 sq miles) along the border of North Sumatra and Aceh provinces.

A 30-member search team entered the jungle on Saturday, police chief Dicky Sondani said.

“It might need two or three days to walk on foot to the depths of the jungle,” he said

Villagers had tried to rescue the men on Thursday but retreated when they saw at least four large Sumatran tigers circling around the base of the tree.

“If the tigers remain under the tree, we may have to shoot or sedate them to rescue the five people,” Mr Sodani added.

“People keep entering the jungle to look for the wood because it’s very expensive,” the police chief said. “But that’s the risk: there are many tigers and elephants in Gunung Leuser jungle.”

The smallest of all tigers, Sumatran tigers are a critically endangered species only found on the Indonesian island.

As few as 350 remain in the wild, of which the largest population lives in the Gunung Leuser national park.

R.I.P. to David and that poor cub. Hopefully they’ll be able to rescue the men without having to kill any endangered Tigers.

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