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Last Updated: Monday June 13 2011 11:36 GMT

Bengal tiger protection team set up in Bangladesh

Royal Bengal tiger

A special tiger protection team has been set up to save the Royal Bengal tiger in Bangladesh.

The new force will have 300 members, and it will be looking out for other endangered animals, as well as the tigers.

There are 400 tigers living in the area, but a few months ago police seized three tiger skins from a poacher.

The tiger police will be working in the Sundarbans mangrove forests.

The Sundarbans forests stretch between Bangladesh and India and it's the tigers' natural habitat.