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  Sumatran tiger could be extinct in 12 years
Updated 29 September 2002, 14.08
A Sumatran tiger with its cub
The Sumatran tiger could be extinct in 12 years.

The Indonesian government says poaching means the big cat is at serious risk of disappearing for good.

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The tiger is already endangered and the country's Natural Resources Conservation Agency says 33 tigers are killed each year.

Gone by 2014

Illegal logging is taking its toll
If it carries on this way the 500 tigers left in Sumatra will be gone by 2014.

Local people reportedly use the bones from the tigers for medicines, and make jewellery out of the claws.

And its habitat is in danger too because of illegal logging.

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