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Rare Sumatran tiger rescued from beneath shop in Indonesia

BURUNG ISLAND, Indonesia: A rare Sumatran tiger that was trapped beneath the floor of a shop for three days has been rescued, an Indonesian official said Saturday. The three-year old male was freed from the 75 centimetre (30 inch) crawl space on Burung Island in Riau province, the local conservation agency said. "After the tiger was successfully put to sleep we opened up part of the shop's foundation to do the evacuation," Suharyono, head of the Riau conservation agency, told AFP. The 80-kilo (180-pound) animal was…

Duck takes on Sumatran tiger in hilarious video

MELBOURNE: A wild duck took on a male Sumatran tiger at Symbio Wildlife Park in Australia in what is being termed as a gutsy game of Marco Polo. The duck impresses every viewer with its amazing skills of dodging a tiger in the most unusual manner. By flapping its wings, the duck teased the tiger to keep chasing it around the pool. The tiger, named Jalur, is outsmarted several times by the duck, who keeps diving underwater, leaving the tiger looking more bewildered each time it disappeared. In the end a frustrated…