Another Elephant was found dead in Sabah yesterday, making it the third such death this year.
Photo: Sabah Forestry Department
Malaysia: Cold-blooded killers: Third Elephant turns up dead in Sabah
By Olivia Miwil, 13th December 2017;
Yet another Borneo Elephant (Elephas maximus borneensis) was found dead in Sabah yesterday, making it the third such death this year.
The decomposing remains of an Elephant was found by Sabah Forestry personnel at the Kawang Forest Reserve yesterday.
Based on a Facebook post by the Danau Girang Field Centre (DGFC), the Elephant, known as Liningkung, was collared by them in May last year.
Due to conflicts with the community, it was translocated from the Telupid area to the Ulu Segama Forest Reserve.
“He lived happily for 18 months before he was most likely shot by poachers.
"The tusks were still on the animal which leads us to assume that he had escaped from his poachers.”
DGFC provided Lininkung’s location to Sabah Forestry officers when the Elephant was stationary.
In the post, they also lauded Sabah Forestry’s annoucement on setting up a special wildlife enforcement unit to go after wildlife poachers and traders.
Source: New Straits Times