In January 2009 a resin tapper is brutally attacked and killed in the forests of Sumatra’s Jambi Province. In the following months there are 7 more deaths, each more gruesome than the last. The culprit is a 200 lb Sumatran tiger, a critically endangered species. But this isn’t the only crime here.
Sumatran Tiger Habitat Destruction
Over 60% of Sumatra’s rainforest has disappeared in the last 25 years, cleared by global paper companies and for oil palm plantations and leaving behind a biological desert. Man is not normally on the menu for these tigers but the destruction of their habitat and prey means this majestic predator has been left with no choice. With less than 400 Sumatran tigers left in the wild it is expected to be the first predator to go extinct this century.
But hope lies with a small group of dedicated individuals. In a race against the clock specially trained forest rangers must find the man-eater before local hunters do. With so few left in the wild Indonesia’s Taman Safari must breed a pure bloodline of Sumatran tigers to save the species from extinction. As time rapidly runs out Zoological Society of London’s Tom Maddox must find a solution to the tiger conflict to save humans from tigers and tigers from humans. This film reveals two top predators living on the same piece of land. It is the story of powerful creatures pushed to the brink and the humans that risk everything to save them.