Madrid, 14 (Europe Press)
Authorities have warned that two indigenous Oans have been killed in recent days, as victims of tiger attacks in the rural Cobara region of the Colombian province of Boyacá. The 7,000 Awa tribe members are on alert now.
The first victim was an 18-year-old who was attacked at the end of January and the second, a six-year-old girl who died at the end of last week.
The mayor of Cobara, Aura Tigria Cristanchau, highlighted that not only were these attacks on the indigenous population on alert, but also included the town of Cobara, which is located about four hours from the scene of the attacks.
“More than 40 years ago nothing like that happened. This Saturday we recorded an attack on a 150-kilogram cow that ate half its body, less than two hours from the urban area. That means it could get close.” He said in statements compiled by the Colombian newspaper, “El Tempo”.
Experts from Orinoquia Regional Autonomous Corporation (Corporinoquia) visited the area and installed camera traps to learn more about this cat’s characteristics. At the moment, little is known is that she is female, and she appears to have great implications for her effects.
“Traces have been found and some traces indicate that it is a jaguar. Since no bodies have been found, what the experts have indicated is that they will feed their calf,” Corporinoccoia spokeswoman Tigria Cristanchau said.