Guerrero, Mexico - Profepa, Mexico's federal environmental protection agency, has intensified its search for a Bengal tiger that escaped from a hunting ground a month ago in the southern state of Guerrero.
The big cat is in an area known as El Potrerito, part of the Coyuca de Benitez municipality, the institution said last week in a statement.
Working in coordination with wild cat experts in Guerrero and the neighboring state of Oaxaca, emergency management personnel, the Environmental Police force and the army, the Profepa "set up specialized equipment and captured images that confirm that the wild animal is still alive."
That evidence led the feline experts and Profepa inspectors "to intensify their actions to capture the tiger, so that in the coming days it can be relocated in a place that is safe for the animal and the population."
Authorities are permanently monitoring the search area and recommend that people stay clear of El Potrerito.
The tiger escaped a month ago from a Management Unit for the Conservation of Wildlife, or UMA, in Coyuca de Benitez.Source: Fox Latino News