*Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand helping tigers in Bangladesh*
The Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand rescue team in currently helping with the rescue of 3 wild caught tiger cubs that were rescued form an illegal wildlife trader in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
The illegal trader who was caught red-handed Has by now been convicted to 2 years in jail, and told investigators the 3
cubs were taken over one month ago from the Sundarbans mangrove, the largest mangrove forest in the world and the
world’s largest natural tiger habitat.
The tigers were found in serious health condition and help was sought from abroad to care for and check on the animals.
WFFT who have worked in Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Indonesia on wildlife rescue issues, have extensive experience with rearing young cats and offered to help out. A team led by WFFT founder
Edwin Wiek was flown in to Dhaka on the 16th of june and is currently helping with the care and medical check-ups on the
three tiger cubs. WFFT has donated medical supplies, food and nutrition supplements for the coming months that will help to increase the chance of survival of the cubs.
Bangladesh does not yet have a wildlife rescue centre.