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Why We Should Be Alarmed By This Wild Elephant Getting Its Foot Badly Hurt By A Hunter’s Trap In Kelantan

2020-10-20 - Kelantan, Malaysia. AKMAL HAKIM

Wildlife authorities managed to rescue an endangered female Asian elephant that sustained injuries to its right foot after being ensnared in a trap near Kampung Renyuk in Jeli. Fortunately, authorities were able to safely remove the snare from the elephant’s foot and provided it with food and medical attention.


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Kelantan Perhilitan personnel leading Awang Uban, Rambai and Abot away.

Wild jumbo relocated to Taman Negara

2020-10-19 - Kuala Krai, Malaysia.

A wild elephant named Awang Uban which encroached into Kampung Tok Uban, Lata Rek, has been relocated by the Kelantan Department of Wildlife and National Parks (Perhilitan) to Taman Negara. Kuala Gandah National Elephant Conservation Centre (NECC) operations chief Mohamad Khairul Adha Mat Amin said the wild elephant entered the village from the nearby Lata Rek Forest Reserve in search of food.


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Two female pachyderms, 25 rangers help to relocate Kuala Krai wild elephant

2020-10-18 - Kuala Krai, Malaysia. Sharifah Mahsinah Abdullah

A 2.5-tonne wild male elephant, caught yesterday after it entered a village presumably in search of food, has been relocated to the Kelantan National Park in Kuala Koh. 25 rangers were involved in the operation, and two tame female elephants, named Rambai and Abot, were used to persuade and lure the wild elephant into relocating.


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UM paleontologists discover fossil of extinct elephant in Gopeng cave

2020-10-09 - PETALING JAYA, Malaysia.

Paleontologists from Universiti Malaya (UM) have discovered the fossil of a stegodon, an extinct elephant, in a limestone cave in Gopeng, Perak. It is the first stegodon fossil to have been discovered in Malaysia, with a rough geological age of between 30,000 and 80,000 years.


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Sabah Wildlife Department director Augustine Tuuga (fourth right) receives key replica of Nissan 10-tonne truck from representatives of Tan Chong Motor

Anonymous donor gives 10-tonne truck to Sabah Wildlife Dept for elephant rescue

2020-09-21 - Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. Avila Geraldine

The Sabah Wildlife Department (SWD) received a surprise asset boost when an anonymous individual donated a 10-tonne truck, to help in its efforts to save the Bornean elephants. The Nissan truck, fully-equipped with an 8-ton crane, was handed over to the department director Augustine Tuuga by representatives of Tan Chong Motors at the Lok Kawi Wildlife Park, near here.


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Abot (left) and Rambai escorting a stray elephant to safety.

After 30 years, elephants continue to be saved by Perhilitan"s National Elephant Conservation Centre Kuala Gandah

2020-09-07 - Ipoh, Malaysia. SYLVIA LOOI

The Wildlife and National Parks Peninsular Malaysia Department (Perhilitan) through its National Elephant Conservation Centre Kuala Gandah (PKGK) in Lanchang, Pahang deals with distressed elephants. Centre head Mohamad Khairul Adha Mat Amin said since the setting up of PKGK in 1989, it has either rescued or relocated some 900 elephants.


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The viral photo of an elephant chained on all fours at Langkawi Elephant Adventures (LEA) on Langkawi island.

Langkawi park elephant in good shape, says Natural Resources and Environment Ministry

2017-03-14 - PETALING JAYA, Malaysia.

The viral photo of an elephant chained on all fours at Langkawi Elephant Adventures (LEA) on Langkawi island is in "good shape and healthy", said the Natural Resources and Environment Ministry. Photos of a chained Asian elephant named Lasah have been circulated widely since July 2016, with claims from non-governmental organisation Friends of the Orangutans saying that Lasah was living in "deplorable conditions" and was being exploited at LEA.


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Perhilitan captures elephant causing trouble to village residents

2016-08-02 - Jeli, Malaysia.

The Kelantan Department of Wildlife and National Parks (Perhilitan) has managed to capture a wild elephant believed to be destroying villagers´ crops together with a herd of about five elephants at Kampung Lawar, Batu Melintang, here.

Its director Mohamad Khairi Ahmad said the male elephant, weighing 2.5 tonnes, was captured last Friday and would be relocated to a more suitable habitat with the assistance of the National Elephant Conservation Centre in Kuala Gandah, Pahang.


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Some of the rescued elephant calves.

Sabah Wildlife concerned over rising number of orphaned baby elephants

2016-02-27 - KOTA KINABALU, Malaysia.

The increasing number of orphaned baby Bornean elephants being rescued from plantations near forest reserves is worrying the Sabah Wildlife Department.
The fact that the baby elephants were found wandering alone was an indication that the adult animals including their mothers had been killed.


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Alarm over elephant inbreeding in Sabah

2016-02-26 - Kota Kinabalu , Malaysia.

Experts believe that the state’s 2,500 Bornean elephants were at risk of inbreeding in fragmented areas of its jungles as they are unable to meet elephants from other parts to mate and strengthen their gene pool.


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Bid to make sanctuary haven for Bornean elephants

2015-04-09 - Kota Kinabatangan, Malaysia.

The community of Kampung Perpaduan here hopes to make the Lower Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary (LKWS) as a haven for almost 300 Bornean elephants that reside there. EU-REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) Project Manager, Dr Raymond Alfred said that it was a challenge for them to achieve that aim since LKWS was surrounded by human settlements, oil palm plantations and unprotected private lands.


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Malaysia: Humans and elephants at loggerheads

2013-11-10 - Perak, Malaysia.

Elephants and humans are coming into contact with each other more often in Malaysia. The areas where elephants used to roam are being built upon or used for agriculture. Some favour relocating them to a national park - but is this the right thing to do? A team from the University of Nottingham is investigating the impact of the relocation process. Certain hormones can indicate a rise in stress levels with potentially serious consequences for the animal´s health.


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The bond between ‘Joe’ and his caretaker, Augustine David.

Orphaned elephant calf Joe is healthy and well in Sabah Zoo

2013-04-20 - Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.

It was heart-wrenching looking at the picture of an elephant calf forlornly tugging at its dead mother last January at Gunung Rara. The elephant calf, who has since been given the name Kejora (after the plantation where it was found) and nicknamed Joe by his caretakers, is healthy and well – all thanks to the love and care of staff and namely one special person, his preferred caretaker, Augustine David. “Joe is active and naughty, just like any other child,” said Augustine, wh...


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A pygmy elephant calf near its dead mother in Gunung Rara forest reserve, Malaysia, in January 2013.

Borneo pygmy elephant death tests lay blame on unidentified toxin

2013-04-20 - Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.

After three months, officials still don´t know for certain what killed at least 14 Bornean elephants (Elephas maximus borneensis) in the Malaysian state of Sabah. However tests do indicate that the herd perished from a "caustic intoxicant," possibly ingested accidentally or just as easily intentionally poisoned. A distinct subspecies, Bornean elephants are the world´s smallest with a population that has fallen to around 2,000 on the island.


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Scientists turn to genetics to help protect pygmy elephants. With only 2,000 left, they are the most endangered subspecies of Asian pachyderm

2012-12-15 - Sabah, Malaysia.

Numbering about 2,000, these babyish-looking elephants are the most endangered subspecies of Asian elephant. They live primarily in the Malaysian state of Sabah on Borneo, where they are threatened by the loss and fragmentation of their forest, often by development associated with palm oil, a widely used, edible plant oil.


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A whopping 1,500 African elephant tusks were seized this week in a $20 million shipment destined for China’s ivory market. On Monday, Malaysian customs officials discovered 24 tons of unprocessed tusks originating from Togo in West Africa hidden in sec

24 Tons Of Elephant Tusks from Togo Seized in Kuala Lumpur

2012-12-15 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

A whopping 1,500 African elephant tusks were seized this week in a $20 million shipment destined for China’s ivory market. On Monday, Malaysian customs officials discovered 24 tons of unprocessed tusks originating from Togo in West Africa hidden in secret compartments in two cargo containers. Making this the biggest seizure ever, shocked conservationists say 2012 will now go down as the worst year in over two decades, warning that 2013 could be even worse. Read on to learn more about the ...


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Selangor Customs director Datuk Azis Yacub (centre) and his enforcement officers with the elephant tusks and ivory handicraft seized at the North Port in Port Klang  Read more: RM60m ivory tusks seized - General - New Straits Times http://www.nst.com.my/

RM60m ivory tusks seized

2012-12-12 - Port Klang, Malaysia.

THE Selangor Customs Department on Monday foiled an attempt by an international syndicate to smuggle 24 tonnes of elephant tusks and ivory handicraft worth RM60 million at the North Port here. State Customs director Datuk Azis Yacub said enforcement officers seized two containers scheduled for transshipment to China following surveillance since Friday.


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Malaysian Elephant gets new prosthetic leg

2012-10-30 - Temerloh, Malaysia.

A company´s kind act in providing a prosthetic limb for female elephant Seledang has enabled the animal to roam freely again within the gated area of the Kuala Gandah National Elephant Conservation Centre, here. The 7-year-old´s left foreleg was severed at the ankle after it was caught in a wire mesh, here, a year ago. It was discovered by a plantation worker, who alerted the Department of Wildlife and National Parks (Perhilitan).


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Wildlife dept sends year-old animal believed from a herd in a nearby forest to Kuala Ganda

Elephant calf found abandoned in plantation to Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary

2012-10-16 - Temerloh, Malaysia.

A BABY elephant, which was found roaming alone in a plantation near Mentelong forest in Rompin last week, will be the latest attraction at Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary in Lanchang near here. The year-old female calf is now the youngest mammal at the sanctuary, which currently has a total of 28 elephants aged up to 70. The oldest is Lokimala, a female elephant which arrived at the sanctuary in 1978 to help in the relocation of wild elephants.


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Dr S. Vellayan conducting a check-up on a White-eared marmoset at Sunway Lagoon Resort’s Wildlife Park.  Read more: SPOTLIGHT: Vet

SPOTLIGHT: Vet"s love affair with animals

2012-10-04 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. unice Au

Having been acknowledged as the longest serving zoo veterinarian from Oct 1, 1981 to June 1, 2008 by the Malaysia Book of Records, Dr S. Vellayan is still very much in the thick of animal care after a three-decade long career. Once a familiar face at the national zoo, he now provides zoo consultancy for Farm in the City at Seri Kembangan, Langkawi Elephant Adventures, Langkawi Wildlife Park and Sunway Lagoon Resort Wildlife Park.


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Marcelleno Anik, a mahout-in-training, rides a 14-year-old bull elephant named “Boy” at Lok Kawi Wildlife Park.

Sanctuary hits snag. There is only one expert in Sabah to train elephants.

2012-04-05 - Sabah, Malaysia.

THE Borneo Elephant Wildlife Sanctuary, which was expected to be ready by the middle of the year for the Borneo Pygmy elephants and other wildlife driven from their habitat, has hit a snag. There is a shortage of experts to train the elephants. In fact, there is only one specialist in the state. He is Sabah Wildlife Department´s elephant trainer Jibius Dausip, who is now tasked with recruiting and training mahouts.


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Segaliud the female elephant was fitted with an Iridium collar at the Segaliud-Lokan Forest Reserve in Kinabatangan.

Female elephant in Sabah forest reserve first to be fitted with Iridium collar

2012-03-13 - Kinabatangan, Malaysia.

THE protection of endangered animal species in Sabah took another significant step following the successful collaring of an elephant in Kinabatangan recently. The female elephant was caught in the Segaliud-Lokan Forest Reserve before it was fitted with an Iridium collar in a joint effort by the state Wildlife Department, Borneo Conservation Trust and KTS Plantation.


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Baby elephant rescued in Sabah

2012-01-23 - Sabah, Malaysia. Kristy Inus

An abandoned male baby elephant, believed to be a few weeks old, was rescued by the Sabah Wildlife Department´s Wildlife Rescue Unit at a plantation, about 40km from here, on Saturday. Calling it the "Chinese New Year miracle", the team said it was alerted by the plantation workers who found the baby elephant in a deep moat and unable to move.


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Borneo elephants now classified as totally protected species

2012-01-15 - Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.

Those who kill Borneo elephants will now face a mandatory jail term as part of Sabah´s efforts to upgrade its conservation of the animal. State Tourism, Culture and En­­vironment Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun said the elephant was classified as a totally protected species under its wildlife laws. "This means that as far as our elephants are concerned, if you kill, you go to jail," he said when closing a wildlife conference here yesterday.


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Borneo elephants now classified as totally protected species

2012-01-11 - Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.

Those who kill Borneo elephants will now face a mandatory jail term as part of Sabah´s efforts to upgrade its conservation of the animal. State Tourism, Culture and En­­vironment Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun said the elephant was classified as a totally protected species under its wildlife laws. "This means that as far as our elephants are concerned, if you kill, you go to jail," he said when closing a wildlife conference here yesterday. The conference was jointly organised by the state&...


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Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Tan Sri Bernard Dompok receiving a souvenir from Malaysian Palm Oil Council chairman Datuk Lee Yeow Chor (right) after the launch of the Sabah Wildlife Conservation Colloquium 2012 yesterday. At left is stat

New wildlife haven for Sabah.2,000ha abode is for elephants and other animals driven from their habitat

2012-01-10 - Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.

A BORNEO Elephant Wildlife Sanctuary will be established on a 2,000-hectare site in Kinabatangan as a refuge for elephants and other wildlife affected by land clearance activities in Sabah. The MoU was one of the five signed during the opening ceremony of the two-day Sabah Wildlife Conservation Colloquium 2012, which was launched by Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Tan Sri Bernard Dompok.


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Elephant Tusks From South Africa Worth RM2.4 Million Seized

2012-01-09 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The Selangor Customs have foiled an attempt to smuggle in elephant tusks weighing 492.4kg valued at RM2.4 million at West Port here. Its director, Datuk Azis Yacub said the ivory, which were shipped from Cape Town, South Africa, were found in a container as it went through a scanning machine on Friday.


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Sanctuary For Rescued Pygmy Elephants To Begin This Year

2012-01-09 - Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.

A sanctuary for the rehabilitation of rescued Borneo pygmy elephants is expected to be operational in the middle of this year. Sabah Wildlife Director Dr Laurentius Ambu said 2,000 hectares of land has been reserved for the sanctuary, known as the Borneo Elephant Wildlife Sanctuary, in Kinabatangan. "We will keep the animals there for treatment and then we will release them back into the wild," he told reporters after the opening of the Sabah Wildlife Conservation Colloquium 2012 here Monday.


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Wildlife and National Parks Department (Wildlife and National Parks Department (Perhilitan) officers relocating the female elephant and her male calf in Kampung Troh, Karak, yesterday.  Read more: New home for 3 wild elephants - General - New Straits Tim

Captured jumbos sent to Taman Negara, two more to follow

2011-12-23 - Bentong, Malaysia. M. HAMZAH JAMALUDIN

THE Wildlife and National Parks Department (Perhilitan) successfully relocated three out of five wild elephants that were captured in Kampung Troh near here, last week. The pachyderms were relocated to an undisclosed location in Taman Negara on Wednesday. Twenty State Perhilitan employees, including those from the Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary, were involved in the seven-hour relocation process of the two adult females and a year-old calf, which began at 8am.


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Part of the largest ever seizure of ivory of 15 tonnes.

Possibly the largest haul of ivory ever found, 15 tonnes, seized in Malaysia

2011-12-15 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Malaysian authorities have seized a staggering 15 tonnes of elephant ivory in Port Klang, just west of Kuala Lumpur; the sixth and by far the largest major seizure involving Malaysia in recent months, quite possibly the largest ever. If we estimate the tusks of an African elephant weigh 30 kilos each, this haul represents the death of 250 elephants! This ivory seizure is the largest to date in a year that has seen an overwhelming number of seizures.


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Gored to death ... Jenna O

Australian woman killed by Borneo elephant

2011-12-08 - Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.

Jenna O´Grady Donley, 26, a Sydney-based veterinarian, was attacked by the elephant yesterday, Malaysian newspaper The Star reported. The animal was apparently startled by the sounds of a camera´s shutter and flash. Witnesses said that she could not escape in time as the elephant suddenly charged at her while her female companion and guide escaped in the attack at the Tabin Wildlife Reserve in Sabah.


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What news of seized ivory?

2011-11-13 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

IT HAS been more than two months since the Royal Malaysian Customs announced there had been three massive seizures of African elephant tusks or ivory at the ports of Pasir Gudang, Penang and Port Klang. In total, 1764 tusks were seized. Has the ivory been auctioned as suggested by some parties, and if it is to be, where is the public announcement?


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Bornean elephants tracked by satellite

2011-10-31 - KINABATANGAN, Malaysia.

Three more Bornean elephants in the Lower Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary (LKWS) in Sabah have joined two others being tracked from space after they were fitted with a satellite collars last week. The collars will help experts track the animals which have been penned into smaller areas over the last several years by uncontrolled plantation activities that have encroached into their habitat.


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Paloh in the National Elephant Conservation Centre, Malaysia

Chained elephant Paloh is freed from Malaysian hell zoo thanks to Mirror readers

2011-09-13 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Greig Box-Turnbull

BABY elephant Paloh – who was cruelly chained up in a filthy zoo – was freed yesterday thanks to campaigning Mirror readers. Shocking photographs of two-year-old orphan Paloh shackled and roped in a dirty back yard in a Malaysian zoo sparked outrage. But now Paloh has been taken to a loving sanctuary where she can forage happily for hours every day.


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This file illustration photo shows an African elephant at a national park in southern Kenya. Malaysian authorities have seized nearly 700 elephant tusks bound for China, an official said, the latest in a series of hauls indicating Malaysia had become a k

Malaysia seizes nearly 700 elephant tusks

2011-09-06 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Malaysian authorities have seized nearly 700 elephant tusks bound for China, an official said, the latest in a series of hauls indicating Malaysia had become a key ivory transit hub. Inspectors discovered the 695 African elephant tusks, worth three million ringgit ($1 million), on Friday in Klang, Malaysia´s biggest port, customs official Zainul Abidin Taib told AFP on Tuesday.


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Malaysia exposed as major transit point after seizure of 1,000 elephant tusks

2011-08-26 - PETALING JAYA, Malaysia.

A container of anchovies headed for Malaysia from Africa turned out to be no small fry. Hidden within the strong smelling anchovies were more than 1,000 elephant tusks. The killing of more than 500 elephants for the tusks has now turned the spotlight on Malaysia as a significant transit point for the illegal elephant ivory trade.


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Wild elephant captured by Wildlife in Kelantan

2011-05-16 - Kota Bahru, Malaysia.

Residents around Kampung Cherang Hangus, Machang, Kelantan (near Kota Bahru) sigh of relief when the wild elephants that roam their village since last week captured by the Department of Wildlife and National Parks (Wildlife) Kelantan, yesterday. Jeli District Wildlife Officer, Cosmas Ngau said, the 15-year-old male elephant weighing two tons was arrested at about 12.30pm by a team of eight members of the department after a week of monitoring.


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Rocco the elephant about to give some primary school students a ride at the Sabah Zoological and Botanical Gardens. - Filepic

Borneo Pygmy elephant Rocco suddenly sickens and dies

2011-02-26 - KOTA KINABALU, Malaysia.

An endangered Borneo Pygmy elephant, Rocco, has died in captivity at the Lok Kawi Wildlife Park here. Rocco, reportedly about 27 years old, died at 3.30am on Monday, hardly 24-hours after it showed signs of weakness that was treated with emergency intravenous and subcutaneous fluid therapy.


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Beauty, elephant draw crowd as wildlife park celebrates World Animal Day

2010-10-04 - Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.

The Lok Kawi Wildlife Park did not miss out on the World Animal Day 2010 celebrations as it held a special open day which featured the newly rescued baby Bornean Elephant named Huminodun, and Unduk Ngadau 2010 Crystel Eve Huminodun William Majimbun.


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Rangers rescue two Borneo Pygmy elephants

2010-09-12 - Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.

Wildlife rangers rescued two endangered Borneo Pygmy elephants which had wandered into a plantation area in the east coast of Tawau. After tracking their movements through footprints for nearly a week, Sabah Wildlife Department rangers led by chief veterinarian Dr Sen Nathan spotted the jumbos near the Felda Umas plantation about 70km from Tawau town on the first day of Hari Raya.


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26 elephants to be relocated in Hulu Perak

2010-07-14 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The Wildlife and National Parks Department (Perhilitan) is planning to relocate 26 elephants in Hulu Perak during a five-year period starting this year, said Datuk Douglas Unggah Embas Natural Resources and Environment Minister. In a written reply to Datuk Shamsul Anuar Nasarah (BN - Lenggong) question on the ministry’s plan to overcome problems of wild elephants in Lenggong and Hulu Perak, the minister said that three wild elephants have been captured and relocated this year.


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Rescue unit seen with the baby elephant.

Rescued baby elephant doing well — Veterinarian

2010-05-24 - Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.

The six-month old female elephant rescued from the Ladang Felcra /KTS in Lahad Datu last week is doing well, Sabah Wildlife Department senior veterinary officer Dr Sen Nathan said. Dr Sen who heads the departments Wildlife Rescue Unit said the baby elephant was rescued in the nick of time and if the discovery was made a few hours later, it would have been fatal for the pachyderm.


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Kota Kinabalu is the capital of Sabah state in Malaysia. Kinabalu National Park is located about 90 kilometres from the city

Baby jumbo on brink of death saved

2010-05-23 - Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.

A baby elephant on the brink of death was rescued in the east coast district of Lahad Datu. Weak and dehydrated, the female calf appeared to have been abandoned when found by the wildlife rescue unit of the Sabah Wildlife Department last week. Now recuperating at the Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary in Sandakan, the department is keeping its fingers crossed that the calf responds well to treatment and its new surroundings.


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A young elephant trumpets in the Lower Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary. Their home is highly fragmented leading to conflict with humans.

Sabah relocates elephant away from people

2010-02-27 - Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.

A young male Bornean elephant was recently relocated from the Sabah east coast to the Lok Kawi Wildlife Centre to prevent conflicts with human population that has encroached on the habitat of Sabah’s remaining 1,500 elephants, the Sabah Wildlife Department (SWD) said. The SWD said although Sabah retains about 49 per cent of its permanent forest cover and is the second biggest state in Malaysia, a lack of habitat for its unique wildlife is leading to more human elephant conflicts.


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Sabah"s wildlife lures Jack Hannah

2009-10-22 - Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.

Zoologist and television personality Jack Hanna is here with his film crew to capture Sabah's pygmy elephants, sun bears and orang utan on film to be shown in the Into the Wild television programme in the US to heighten the world's awareness of the animals. The famed Director Emeritus of the Columbus Zoo in Ohio, was pleased with the warm welcome he, his wife, daughter and film crew received and would be here for six days.


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The 12-year-old wild elephant walked into a trap set up three days ago by the State Wildlife department with the help of locals. It was calmed down by two tamed elephants — “Che Mek“ and “ Lokimala” — from the Kuala Gandah sanctuary in Lanchang, Pahang,

Rogue elephant captured

2009-10-09 - Jerthi, Malaysia. Mohammad Ishak

A rogue elephant that has been causing havoc in Pelagat for almost a week was finally captured by wildlife authorities on Wednesday. The 12-year-old wild elephant walked into a trap set up three days ago by the State Wildlife department with the help of locals. For almost seven days before that, the elephant had caused havoc in three villages — Pelagat, Paroh and Padang Tapung — by destroying their crops. The rampage took place especially at nights, causing widespread fear among villagers fo...


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In the queue: Visitors waiting for their turns to ride an elephant.

Engaging encounter with elephants in Kuala Gandah

2009-10-02 - Lanchang, Malaysia. SIMON KHOO

Visitors to the National Elephant Conservation Centre in Kuala Gandah near here will find better facilities once upgrading works on the premises is completed. The centre’s deputy chief Ahmad Kamsul Alias said the project cost about RM3mil. “Work started late last year and is expected to be completed by the middle of next year.


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An elephant keeper prepares to be splashed as he baths a elephant

2009-09-21 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

An elephant keeper prepares to be splashed as he baths a elephant in a river at the Kuala Gandah Elephant Center, 100 kilometers west of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Monday, Sept. 21, 2009. The center was set up in 1974 to help with locating, subduing and translocating elephant from areas where their habits have been encroached by human development.


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In this Nov. 16, 2005 photo released by Wildlife Conservation Society, a herd of Asian elephants are seen in Malaysia

Dung deal: Elephant count surprises in Malaysia

2009-01-15 - Taman Negara, Malaysia.

A count of elephant dung revealed a surprisingly large endangered elephant population — more than 600 — in Malaysia's biggest national park, researchers said Thursday. The number of endangered Asian elephants had always been a mystery as researchers tried to visually count every one of the frequently shifting crowd in the dense jungle. But the new method of counting dung piles came up with an estimate of 631 animals living in Taman Negara National Park, the New York-based Wildlife Conservati...


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Money for the upkeep of two elephants

2008-12-02 - Negara, Malaysia.

IN line with its Corporate Social Respon-sibility (CSR) commitment, Carlsberg Malaysia continues its annual sponsorship of RM15,000 to the Malaysian Zoological Society (Zoo Negara), for the upkeep of the two Malaysian elephants. A group of 50 orphans from the Sinthamani Divine Life Ashram was also invited to join the fun-filled “Children’s Day at Zoo by Carlsberg Malaysia” and brought home with them many prizes and most importantly, big smiles on their faces.


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Cash aid: (From left) Chin, So, Mohamad Ngah and Ismail at the cheque presentation ceremony. Teriang is in the background.

RM10,000 for Zoo Negara

2008-08-29 - Negara, Malaysia.

ZOO Negara received a RM10,000 contribution collected from 1 Utama’s Go Green campaigns “Feed-The Fish” and “Recycle-A-Bottle”. The amount will go towards renewing the adoption of Teriang, a 28-year-old Malaysian elephant for the third consecutive year. The cheque was handed over by 1 Utama Shopping Centre advertising and promotion manager Patrick So and Wespack Waste Management business development director Sherwyn Chin to Zoo Negara chairman Datuk Ismail Hutson and director Dr Mohama...


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The one-tusked elephant constantly struggles after it is tied to a tree. It is later shot with a tranquiliser gun. But Malaysia

Determined elephant just won"t give up

2008-06-05 - Segamat, Malaysia.

THEY thought their job was almost done. Shoot the rogue elephant with a tranquiliser dart and wait for it to drop. But Malaysia's Department of Wildlife and National Parks (Perhilitan) team suffered a momentary scare when one of two wild elephants pulled out the dart with its trunk. Sent to Segamat, Johor to capture the two beasts, Perhilitan's elephant capture unit started searching for the pair of wild male elephants on 21 May, reported China Press. And just a week later, they found them, runn...


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Jumbo move: Perhilitan staff using tame elephants to assist in getting two wild elephants onto a trailer near Kampung Tenang in Johor yesterday.

Rampaging elephants moved to Taman Negara

2008-06-04 - Labis, Malaysia.

Two wild elephants, caught after they went on a rampage at a farm in Kampung Tenang, have been transferred to Taman Negara. Department of Wildlife and National Parks (Perhilitan) officers carried out the transfer yesterday. The elephants, aged 10 and 15, will be released into the wild. Lancang Pahang Elephant Operation commander Nasaruddin Othman said the elephants were caught between May 26 and May 27 after two villages in Kota Tinggi were destroyed by several elephants two months ago.


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New attractions at Tasik Kenyir soon

2008-05-29 - Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia. Rosli Zakaria

After nearly 30 years of uncertainty, Tasik Kenyir is set for comprehensive development. Ten islands will be transformed into dedicated parks for exotic birds, snakes, deers and wild orchids as well as for interactive games and recreational areas. "It is only known as an angler's paradise and there is little else for others to see," said Menteri Besar Datuk Ahmad Said. He pointed out that a new attraction had been added to Tasik Kenyir recently - the elephant sanctuary at Sungai Ketiar. Ahmad sa...


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The elephant being sent back to the forest reserve in Jerantut yesterday.

Wild elephant captured

2008-05-29 - Jerantut, Malaysia.

A wild elephant which had been destroying plantations in three villages near Felda Padang Piol here, has been captured. The male elephant, believed to have been separated from its herd in the Padang Piol Forest Reserve two months ago, had been giving villagers of Kampung Lada, Kampung Paya Garut and Kampung Beletir the jitters. It had wandered alone and damaged the villagers' fruit orchards. Last week, about 20 Wildlife and National Parks Department (Perhilitan) officers were despatched to trap ...


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The mysterious Borneo pigmy elephant - not native to Borneo, not related to Asia

Extinct Javan elephants may have been found again - in Borneo

2008-04-17 - Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.

The Borneo pygmy elephant may not be native to Borneo after all. Instead, the population could be the last survivors of the Javan elephant race – accidentally saved from extinction by the Sultan of Sulu centuries ago, a new publication suggests. The origins of the pygmy elephants, found in a range extending from the north-east of the island into the Heart of Borneo, have long been shrouded in mystery. Their looks and behaviour differ from other Asian elephants and scientists have questioned wh...


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Villagers show the electric fence that was erected to protect their plantations.

Shocking the elephants away

2008-04-16 - Lubok Bongor , Malaysia. Sharifah Mahsinah Abdullah

Villagers in the district are happy that an electric fence is being built to keep wild elephants away from their smallholdings. Construction of the fence began early this year and so far, about two kilometres of fence had been erected between Kampung Lubok Bongor and Kuala Sungai Tapah. Jeli member of parliament Datuk Mustapa Mohamed, who is the Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister, announced the construction of the fence two years ago. The fence, when completed, will be more than 10km l...


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Elephants Go On Rampage In Kampung Kelian Dalam Siong

2008-04-13 - Baling, Malaysia.

A group of wild elephants believed to be from the Rimba Teloi forest reserve went on a rampage in Kampung Kelian Dalam Siong near here last night causing untold damage to local residents' plants and trees. Banana, jackfruit and oil palm trees in the Risda Mini Estate and smallholdings there suffered various degrees of damage. A resident, Mansor Yaakob, 55, said he suffered severe losses when the jackfruit trees he planted 15 years ago, were destroyed by the elephants.


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Azman Izan helping to keep elephants calm while children take photographs with them at the centre in Kuala Gandah near Temerloh recently.

Elephant park still appealing

2008-03-24 - Temerloh, Malaysia. SIMON KHOO

The National Elephant Conservation Centre in Kuala Gandah near here is a favourite tourist spot despite occasional criticisms. The number of visitors, both local and foreign, keeps increasing every year. In 2005, there were 38,863 visitors, while in 2006, the figure rose to 60,436. Last year, a whopping 81,017 visitors comprising 59,468 locals and 21,549 foreigners visited the pachyderms classified by authorities as endangered. The centre's elephant unit chief Nasharuddin Othman said Australians...


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Hope and harmony in Borneo’s rainforests

2008-03-09 - Pahang, Malaysia.

Next stop on my tour of “Wildlife Reserves That Are Located Conveniently Close To Places Where You Can Get A Decent Cocktail”, was the elephant sanctuary at Kuala Gandah, a couple of hours outside the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur. These critically endangered giants have been rescued from around Malaysia. After a bit of training, they’re re-released into one of the country’s national parks — an operation which apparently involves not just a very big truck, but also a man whose job it ...


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John Roberts believes that in order to help the domesticated elephants, the mahouts must be helped as well.

All-encompassing conservation

2008-02-02 - Golden Triangle, Malaysia. LIM CHEE WAH

The Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle and the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation recognise that in rescuing street elephants, it is important to take the mahouts off the streets as well. “Until there’s another alternative provided, people still have to go to the cities,” said John Roberts, the foundation’s elephant director. “If all your village has ever done is raise elephants and produce mahouts, that’s all you want to do. OK, people can be re-educated, but that’s n...


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JUMBO HAVOC: Kota Tinggi MP Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar Syed Hamid (left) inspecting the damage caused by a marauding herd of wild elephants in an oil palm plantation in Kota Tinggi.

Johor Buzz: End to elephant problems soon

2008-01-10 - Kota Tinggi, Malaysia.

EVERY year, from October to December, the villagers of five kampungs in Sedili Besar, Kota Tinggi lose thousands of ringgit to marauding elephants. This is when the pachyderms usually make their annual jaunt to the orchards of Kampung Perpat, Kampung Teluk, Kampung Simpang, Kampung Kampung Kambau and Kampung Semayong to feed on the fruits. But this is expected to end soon once the government approves a special allocation to the Wildlife Department to fund the capture of wild elephants that stray...


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A fighter: Sanom (left) is recovering well at the Gandah National Elephant Conservation Centre, despite it having wounds on its hind feet and an open wound where the tail should be (inset).

Baby jumbo in haven after tiger attack

2007-12-29 - TEMERLOH, Malaysia. LISA GOH

Sanom may be just a baby but she is a fighter. Despite wounds all over her body, believed to be from a tiger attack, the four-year-old elephant is still on her feet. When she was first brought to Kuala Gandah National Elephant Conservation Centre on Monday, Sanom was covered in maggot-infested puncture wounds on her back, and had gaping wounds on the soles of both hind feet. Where her tail should be, there is another open wound. “The orang asli in Kg Sanom (in Sungai Siput, Perak) found her n...


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Kelantan rangers capture stray bull elephant

2007-12-16 - Jeli, Malaysia. Sharifah Mahsinah Abdullah

Wildlife rangers have captured a bull elephant which strayed into Kampung Kalai here on Friday. The elephant, which have been nicknamed "Awang Kalai", is believed to have been separated from the main herd while moving to higher grounds to avoid rising flood waters. Jeli wildlife chief Mohd Hazlin Qozek Alladdin (correct) said the elephant, aged between 10 and 15 years, was found by a villager who alerted the department.


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Saving tiny elephants

2007-09-08 - Sabah, Malaysia.

Scientists from Cardiff University are planning to set up a field centre in Borneo to research and conserve the smallest and rarest elephants in the world. The Bornean Elephant is the focus of a three year study by a group from the School of Biosciences, led by Professor Michael Bruford. From a base in the Malaysian state of Sabah the team are exploring conservation and management strategies for the species. Now the group is in discussions with the Sabah Wildlife Department about the possibiliti...


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Most Bornean elephants are no taller than people

Rarest elephants protection plans

2007-09-01 - Sabah, Malaysia.

Scientists helping protect the smallest and rarest elephants in the world are hoping to set up a fieldwork centre on the island of Borneo. The Bornean elephant is only found in the northern part of the island and was recognised as a new subspecies in 2003. Cardiff University has also studied orang-utans in the Malaysian state of Sabah, Borneo, for several years. The rainforest where both species live has been damaged by logging and the growth of oil palm plantations.


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death
Awang Malaysia, the 15-year-old elephant which died after its trunk got stuck between the branches of an uprooted rubber tree while trying to escape.

Awang Merdeka caught

2007-08-31 - Jeli, Malaysia.

They may be wild and feared by local farmers, but in the spirit of Merdeka, the state Wildlife Department has named them Awang Malaysia and Awang Merdeka. They are two male rogue elephants from a herd of three that have been terrorising orchard and farm owners near Jalan Malaysia, Lakota here. They were given the names after an operation by the Kelantan Wildlife and National Park Department rangers yesterday. Awang Malaysia, a 15-year-old, was shot with a tranquilliser dart, but it died after it...


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Dr. Christy Williams of WWF putting a radio collar on a Bornean Pygmy elephant (Elephas maximus borneensis). The collar has a GPS and a satellite unit. Danum Valley Conservation Area, Sabah, North Borneo, Malaysia.

WWF: Satellite Tracking Reveals Threats To Borneo Pygmy Elephants

2007-08-09 - Sabah, Malaysia.

A new WWF study tracking pygmy elephants by satellite shows that the remaining herds of these endangered elephants, which live only on the island of Borneo, are under threat from forest fragmentation and loss of habitat. Borneo pygmy elephants depend for their survival on forests situated on flat, low lands and in river valleys, the study found. Unfortunately, it is also the type of terrain preferred for commercial plantations.


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Getting ready: DNA extracted from tissue samples are processed in a thermal cycler to amplify the DNA

DNA analysis promises a new chapter in wildlife management and conservation.

2007-08-07 - Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. TAN CHENG LI

By fingering differences in animals’ genetic make-up, wildlife scientists can establish the geographic boundaries of animal populations and determine migration patterns. In 2003, the elephant in Sabah was confirmed as a subspecies and named pygmy elephant. Mohd Farouk and colleagues are now analysing elephant dung provided by Perhilitan, which hopes to distinguish between various herds, their numbers and geographical origins.


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Something to trumpet about

2007-07-21 - Taiping, Malaysia. CHAN AH LAK

I decided to pay a visit to have a closer look at this elephant. In the stall, not accessible to the public, a surprise awaited me. A female baby elephant, just a few days old, was trailing her mother. The proud mother, Jalung, allowed us to get close to her first calf and showed none of the bull elephant’s animosity. The newborn, Tepeng, was a picture of health as she followed her mother, occasionally suckling. She had a shoulder height of 90cm and weighed a hefty 90kg. This was not surprisi...


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In Little Elephant, the gentle pachiderm faces an uncertain future.

Little Elephant

2007-05-31 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Little Elephant (June 2) is set before the Pacific War. Japan’s first baby elephant is born in the Tokyo zoo. Caring for the calf is Shota Tanabe. As the war intensifies, the War Minister orders all the zoo animals to be put down, to ensure that none of them escape and terrorise the citizens of Tokyo. As each of the animals is killed, Shota desperately searches for an avenue to save the little elephant. Starring Tetsuya Takeda, Kurara Haruka, Midori Hagio and Toshiyuki Nagashima.


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The elephant lying by the side of the tracks was fed sugarcane while awaiting aid from Wildlife Department officers and doctors from the Veterinary Services Department.

Elephant hit by train breaks legs, lands in ravine

2007-05-27 - Segamat, Malaysia. Junita Mat Rashid

An elephant crossing a railway line in Bekok early yesterday sustained two broken hind legs when it was hit by a train. The impact of the collision flung the animal, believed to be 10 years old and weighing about a tonne, into a 15m ravine near the tracks. It is understood it would be put to sleep if efforts to save it failed. The train, which started its journey from Kuala Lumpur, was heading for Singapore when the incident happened at 4.50am. On Nov 2, 2004, two 4.5 tonne female elephants die...


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Happier days: Amid getting a wash from a zookeeper at Malacca Zoo, where he was brought after being rescued from a theme park in February.

Zoo awaiting post-mortem results

2007-04-22 - Malacca, Malaysia.

The Malacca Zoo is waiting the results of samples taken during the post-mortem of elephant calf Amid. Amid was found dead in his paddock at 7.30am on April 10. Since the zoo does not have the facilities to analyse and identify viruses or bacteria, the samples were sent to Universiti Putra Malaysia.


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Run along, but we will be watching you

2007-03-26 - KOTA KINABALU, Malaysia.

Raymond Alfred, project manager for World Wide Fund for Nature Malaysias Sorel project said elephant corridors might be the answer to reducing conflicts with elephants. The latest case involved an adult male elephant caught at a plantation in Kinabatangan over the weekend. It was collared and released into the sanctuary.


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Malaysias warning to highway drivers: Dont honk at elephants

2007-03-25 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Elephants are straying onto one of Malaysias main highways, prompting the government to warn drivers not to trigger a possible rampage by honking at the animals, a news report said Sunday. The warning came after a motorist claimed to have been chased for about 50 meters (160 feet) earlier this month by a herd of elephants that had been blocking part of the East-West Highway. No injuries were reported in the incident.


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Crop raider elephant collared in K"tangan

2007-03-23 - Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.

A male elephant, estimated to be 55-60 years of age, was captured and collared in Gomantong Plantation, Lower Kinabatangan, last Sunday before it was released into Lot 6 of Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary. This is the second elephant collared using the GSM collar done by the Sabah Wildlife Department and WWF-Malaysia as part of the Bornean Biodiversity and Ecosystems Conservation (BBEC) activities, which advocates sustainable approaches for the conservation of endangered biodiversity and ecosyst...


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Food supplements: Zoo keeper Hamdan Kamaruddin showing some of the food Amid will consume in the Malacca Zoo yesterday.

Diet plan for baby jumbo

2007-03-02 - MALACCA, Malaysia. MARSHA TAN

Elephant calves generally drink their mothers milk for up to two years or more, but being an orphan, three-month-old Amid will grow up on cows milk powder and bread at the zoo here. Orphaned baby elephants are usually nursed by other lactating female elephants in the herd but Amid has lost not only his mother but his entire herd. We have female elephants in the zoo but none of them are lactating. Even if they were, they might not accept Amid because he is not from their herd.


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Zookeeper Hamdan Kamaruddin feeding Amid at the Malacca Zoo quarantine area on Wednesday. The calf’s shoulder blade can be seen clearly.

Malacca Zoo caring for rescued calf confiscated from Theme park

2007-03-01 - MALACCA, Malaysia. LEE YUK PENG and MARSHA TAN

Amid was a neglected, malnourished three-month-old elephant calf tied up cruelly at a theme park when he was rescued earlier this month. Now, he has several caretakers at the zoo here who take turns feeding him milk, bread, oatmeal and glucose drinks many times a day. But it will take a year, at least, to get him back to normal. He is very much underweight compared to a normal elephant calf, Malacca Zoo director Mohd Nawayai Yasak told The Star yesterday.


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Taiping Zoo worker trampled by elephant

2007-02-27 - TAIPING, Malaysia.

A zoo worker was injured when he was trampled by a male elephant at the Taiping zoo here on Tuesday. The worker, Mohd Hashim Ishak was subsequently warded at the Taiping hospital here for suspected fractures and internal injuries. Speaking from his hospital bed, Mohd Hashim,40 said he was cleaning a den where the elephant was kept at about 8am when the animal lunged at him from behind. “One of the elphant’s tusks hit the side of my chest and the next moment I was pinned down by his foot,” ...


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A rogue herd"s year-long reign of terror ends

2007-01-27 - KUANTAN, Malaysia. Shahrum Sayuthi

She was the ringleader, steering her cohorts on destructive rampages around several villages and signalling the retreat when things got too hot. Her year-long reign of terror ended yesterday. The female elephant, believed to be 20 to 30 years old, was caught after her latest exploit at Kampung Nadak Seberang last Thursday. For the past year she has led the raids of about 20 elephants on oil palm holdings and orchards here and in Panching, destroying crops and trees.


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Don"t shoot at jumbos fleeing floods

2007-01-11 - Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.

Oil palm smallholders in the Kinabatangan and Segama areas have been advised not to shoot at elephants encroaching into their land to seek shelter, following the destruction of their habitat by floods. Sabah's Honorary Wildlife Warden, Datuk Wilfred Lingham, said the smallholders should contact the nearest wildlife officers as they know best how to prevent the elephants from causing further damage to their crops.


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Perhilitan must explain Mardos fiasco

2007-01-05 - Pahang, Malaysia. Joycey

Even as I'm writing this, my heart is bleeding for baby elephant, Mardos, which was put down one day after Christmas last year. Finally, Mardos can find mercy in death which has been eluding him all his life among uncaring humans. His story is so sad. He fell into a well and his mother presumably cried until she had no more tears, being helpless to get her baby out of the well. Imagine having to walk away from that well, it must have been the hardest thing she ever had to do.


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Mek Bunga at her present enclosure at the Elephant Conservation Centre in Pahang.

Elephant Mek Bunga calls it quits

2006-11-11 - TEMERLOH, Malaysia. LISA GOH

After 33 years of service to the Kuala Gandah Elephant Conservation Centre, it's finally time for Thai elephant Mek Bunga to retire. Mek Bunga, 68, who has gone blind in both eyes since almost two months ago, is in need of a proper shelter to protect her from the environmental elements. Conservation centre volunteer Mohd Razali Mohd Noor said Mek Bunga arrived at the centre in the 1970s from Thailand, and has been serving the centre since.


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elephant Mat Lawar

Jumbo off to Elephant Conservation Centre in Kuala Gandah

2006-11-07 - JELI, Malaysia. Sharifah Mahsinah Syed Abdullah

The nine-year-old elephant hit by a lorry on the East-West Highway in Batu Melintang has been sent to an the National Elephant Conservation Centre in Kuala Gandah, Pahang. Named Mat Lawar, the pachyderm will receive treatment for the wound on its right leg. It took park rangers, who were assisted by two adult female elephants, two hours to coax Mat Lawar out of the Gunung Basor forest reserve onto a lorry.


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Chwen (left) and Rizal with the framed images of Embun@Siput and her footprint.

Hotel Boosting awareness in elephant sanctuary

2006-10-26 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

“The framed image of Embun@Siput is placed at the reception at Legend Hotel Hotel by Awareness and Preservation of Elephants (APES) spokesman Chwen Zeng and Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary assistant wildlife officer Mohammad Rizal Paimin to create awareness and let people know about the project. It is a high traffic area so tourists can see it while checking in and this will help spark interest in the project,” said Chwen.


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Don"t honk when you see stray elephants on the road

2006-10-23 - GERIK, Malaysia. Hah Foong Lian

Motorists along the East-West Highway must not honk or switch on the car headlights when they come across elephants on the road. Perak Wildlife and National Parks Department director Shabrina Mohd Shariff said the advice was among other tips put up on a signboard to inform motorists on what to do in such a situation. "By honking, the elephants will get agitated and may attack the motorists," she said on Monday.


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Sabah Zoo in Lok Kawi expecting first captive born pygmy elephant

2006-10-17 - Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. Daily Express

The Sabah Zoological and Botanical Park in Lok Kawi, 25km from here, is expecting the first birth of a Borneo pygmy elephant by a captive jumbo in 16 months. State Wildlife Department Deputy Director, Laurentius N. Ambu said the cow elephant was now into her sixth-month of pregnancy. "We have to monitor the progress of the elephant pregnancy. God willing, if she is healthy we will have the first captive born baby elephant in 16 months," he said at a mock cheque presentation-cum-launching of the ...


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Wild elephants stampede through northern Malaysian plantation

2006-10-14 - KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia.

Malaysia Wild elephants rampaged through a Malaysian plantation district, trampling more than 1,000 banana and rubber trees, a news report said Saturday.
At least four elephants believed to be foraging for food ventured out of a jungle Friday and tore through a rural plantation in the northern state of Kedah, shocking villagers whose livelihood depends on the crops, The Star newspaper reported.


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Elephant survey - Following the elephant dung in Taman Negara National Park

2006-08-09 - KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia. Elizabeth John

Biologists and wildlife rangers are using a new method to estimate the number of elephants, a national elephant survey that began in June in one of the country’s largest protected areas, Taman Negara National Park. Using a rather unlikely and unsightly indicator, elephant dung, the experts can accurately estimate herd size and the distribution of elephants within the park.


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Kuala Gandah Elephant Conservation Centre has growing visitor numbers

2006-07-20 - Temerloh, Malaysia. SIMON KHOO

The National Elephant Conservation Centre in Kuala Gandah, about 40km from Temerloh, is gaining popularity. From 4,909 visitors in 2002, 11,463 in 2003 and 26,894 in 2004, and last year, a record of 38,863 visitors (26,555 locals and 12,308 foreigners) visited the elephants. Presently, 1,200 wild elephants roam jungles of Peninsular Malaysia.


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Elephant Sanctuary in the spotlight

2006-07-16 - , Malaysia.

The National Elephant Conservation Centre in Kuala Gandah, Pahang is in the news again after a mishap involving an elephant under its care, and the public are demanding better work practices among staff of the centre, reports HILARY CHIEW. Managed by the Department of Wildlife and National Parks (Perhilitan), the sanctuary houses some work elephants used in its translocation assignments as well as provides a home for orphaned elephants.


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Wildlife Dept To Improve Procedures For Catching and Moving Elephants

2006-07-14 - KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia.

The Wildlife and National Parks Department will improve procedures involving the catching and moving of elephants following the death of a calf elephant and the injury of another under its care recently. Since it was established in 1974, the department's unit to catch and relocate elephants had caught and relocated 342 elephants including 20 calf elephants that got separated from the herd.


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(From left) Dr Abraham, Kuala Gandah Elephant Unit head Nasharuddin Othman and a worker trying to comfort Mardos who is with a splint to support the fractured leg at the conservation centre near Temerloh Saturday.

Baby elephant in Malaysia on the road to recovery from leg fracture

2006-07-09 - TEMERLOH, Malaysia. SIMON KHOO

Seventeen-month-old elephant Mardos is showing signs of recovering from his fractured legs. Mardos has been eating and sleeping well despite being put on drips and his legs supported by a splint, said Department of Wildlife and National Parks veterinarian Dr Abraham Mathew. Mardos slipped and fractured its legs while being transported with an adult elephant for a show at a school on July 1.


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IN GOOD HEALTH: The orphaned Mat Chepor seemed to be healthy and feeding well when he was first captured at the Felcra Kampung Chepor oil palm estate.  STARpic by ZABIDI TUSIN

Death of jumbo raises questions

2006-07-02 - Pahang, Malaysia.

The death of the 18-month-old baby elephant affectionately called Mat Chepor has struck a chord in the heart of many who are puzzled by the whole incident. K. S. USHA DEVI reports. THE death of Mat Chepor, an 18-month-old baby elephant, came as a shock to many people because a day earlier, it had seemed to be in a healthy condition. The orphaned calf, which was found wandering around in the Piah Forest reserve apparently searching for its mother which had been shot by hunters, was in the process...


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One For The Elephant Expedition in Malaysia

2006-06-28 - Johor, Malaysia. SEE JU VERN

AFTER a bumpy ride from Kahang, Johor, the 24 participants of the One For The Elephant Expedition arrived at the Nature Education and Research Centre (NERC) at Endau Rompin. This part of the trip started off with a boat trip along Sungai Endau to track for elephants. We were taught to read elephants’ footprints we encountered along the banks of the river.


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Calf’s death a disgrace to Malaysians

2006-06-27 - Lenggong, Malaysia. Shoba Mano

The Remembering Sheena Campaign (RSC) is shocked and distressed over the death of Mat Chepor, the orphaned elephant calf that was found at Kampung Chepor, in Lenggong. The needless death of this elephant calf once again highlights the fact that our Wildlife and National Parks Department (Perhilitan) officers and others entrusted with the care and protection of wildlife and domestic pets do not have the most basic knowledge to do the job.


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Abandoned baby elephant in Piah Forest Reserve in Perak dies on way to Taiping Zoo

2006-06-27 - Taiping, Malaysia.

Abandoned by the herd after its mother's death, Taiping Zoo came to the rescue of an 18-month-old elephant calf. But while being taken to the zoo, the calf, called Mat Chepor, keeled over and died, soon after being given an antidote. The animal had been sedated before it was taken from the Piah Forest Reserve in Perak, where it had been captured last week by rangers.


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Ipoh SPCA: Go after hunters who shot elephant

2006-06-26 - Ipoh, Malaysia. The Star

IPOH: Mat Chepor, the orphaned 18-month-old elephant who died on Friday while being transported to the Kuala Gandah Elephant Translocation Unit in Pahang, would have been alive if hunters had not shot its mother.


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Orphaned elephant found in Malaysia

2006-06-21 - LENGGONG, Malaysia. CLARA CHOOI

For more than a month, an 18-month-old male elephant had been desperately searching for his mother, not knowing that she had died of gunshot wounds to her head at Kampung Pulau Cheri near here last month. Hungry and alone, the 300kg calf foraged for food and fed on wild banana shoots near the villages where he had last seen his mother.


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APES adopt an elephant baby from Kuala Gandar Elephant Sanctuary in Pahang

2006-05-24 - Pahang, Malaysia. DEBBIE CHAN

CONTINUING their fight for elephants, APES (Awareness and Preservation of Elephants) and The Star BRATs (Bright, Roving, Annoying Teens) have decided to adopt a baby from the Kuala Gandar Elephant Sanctuary in Pahang. APES is excited about working with the young journalists again in spreading awareness on elephant conservation, APES spokesman Chwen Zheng.


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Future for Asian elephants looks bleak: With the highest population density in the world, the habitat for elephants in Asia is shrinking rapidly

2006-02-16 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Cooped up in just 5% of its former living space, the future of Asia's elephants is looking increasingly bleak. Latest estimates suggest that with the wild population down to fewer than 50 000 animals, the Asian species is now outnumbered 10 to one by its distantly related African cousins. However, at a recent meeting in Malaysia, elephant custodians from 13 Asian elephant range states came together for the first time to discuss similar problems and to prepare long-term plans to protect a species...


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Jumbos make debut at fest

2006-02-11 - PENANG, Malaysia. SIOW YUEN CHING

Five elephants made their debut at the Thaipusam celebrations here making this year's festival even more meaningful. Devotees were seen bowing their heads before the elephants at the carpark of the Penang Municipal Park to seek blessings from Lord Ganesh often referred to as the Hindu Elephant God. The one bull and four cow elephants were brought in from Thailand by NS Cempaka Resources, a Negri Sembilan-based company that organised elephant shows.


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Nations back elephant action plan

2006-01-27 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

All nations with wild populations of Asian elephants have met as a group for the first time to discuss the species' future survival. The aim of the meeting in Kuala Lumpur was to reach a consensus on the best way to tackle threats facing the continent's largest mammal. Delegates agreed that transboundary cooperation was necessary to protect the creatures' dwindling habitat.


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birth

Elephant calf born in Taiping Zoo

2005-12-21 - TAIPING, Malaysia.

An elephant calf was born in the Taiping Zoo on Saturday morning. Weighing 70kg, the calf was found by zoo keepers, suckling milk from Jaya, her 14-year-old mother, "Maybe we will call her Larut 2," said Taiping Zoo and Night Safari director Dr Kevin Lazarus. The calf’s sister, Larut, died 20 months ago of a bacterial infection at the age of 19 months, which left Jaya depressed for several months, Dr Lazarus said.


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relocation

Two elephants near plantation relocated

2005-10-04 - KOTA KINABALU, Malaysia.

Two elephants which had been living in the forest next to a plantation in Tawau for the last three months were successfully relocated after a four-day operation. NstKiosk The two bulls were released three days ago at the Kuamut forest reserve in Kinabatangan. The relocation headed off a potential conflict between the elephants and humans. The elephants, one in its mid-teens and the other in its early 20s, had been foraging near houses.


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conflict

Fruiting season and logging draw wild elephants

2005-09-22 - KUALA TERENGGANU, Malaysia. Ajitpal Singh

THE fruiting season and logging activities in the Setiu and Hulu Terengganu districts have drawn wild elephants out of their habitat in the interior areas.
Elephants have ransacked villagers' plantations around the forest areas and one even attacked a ranger. Trucks carrying fruits have also not been spared. Villagers in both districts are now terrified to work in their orchards, fearing that the elephants would return.


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Wild elephants strike again

2005-09-04 - KUALA TERENGGANU, Malaysia.

The tuskers are at it again. A herd of 30 elephants destroyed crops on a 2.6ha farm at about 3am in Kuala Jengai, Dungun today. Late last month, elephants destroyed crops on two occasions in the same village, and now villagers are scared to work in their orchards. Elephants foraging for food have also terrorised several villages in the Hulu Terengganu and Kemaman districts.


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event

Elephants Procession Among Highlights Of Merdeka Month Closing Event

2005-09-03 - ALOR STAR, Malaysia.

A procession of 10 elephants bearing Malay "warriors" to depict the power of the ancient Malay empires will be among the highlights of the Merdeka Month closing ceremony to be held in Darulaman Park, Jitra, on Sept 16. Information Minister Datuk Seri Abdul Kadir Sheikh Fadzir said the elephants procession would also draw attention to the customs of the past. He said another attraction at the closing festivities would be a performance by pop diva Siti Nurhaliza and Akademi Fantasia 3 (AF3) champi...


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Outraged over rape of Kinabatangan rainforest

2005-07-25 - KINABATANGAN, Malaysia. TEOH TEIK HOONG

The 26,000ha Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary in Sabah, billed as Malaysia’s “Gift to Earth”, is facing massive destruction. In the last four years alone, 20% of the 100-million-year-old forest has been estimated to have been cleared, threatening endangered animal species like the Borneo pygmy elephants, orang utans, proboscis monkeys and hornbills.


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Tagging pygmy elephants

2005-07-19 - Sabah, Malaysia.



Electronic tagging of pygmy elephants aims to solve an ancient mystery, writes VIJAY JOSHI. CROUCHED in the vine-tangled forest of Borneo, where the brightest part of the day seems like dusk, Elis Tambing finally got the elusive animal in his laser sight and fired. The pink-quilled dart found its mark: the rump of the female pygmy elephant, a unique and endangered animal found only in Sabah.


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Elephants found grazing near housing estate

2005-07-07 - MALACCA, Malaysia. VINCENT TAN

Five young elephants, with metal chains around their necks, caused a stir at a housing estate in Malim Jaya when the residents saw the animals grazing at a nearby vacant lot. Officials from the Wildlife and National Parks Department and the Malacca Zoo quickly rushed to the area and found that the animals were part of a travelling show that recently performed at the San Pedro fest in the Portuguese settlement here.


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Wet, wet day with elephants at Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary

2005-07-03 - Sumatra, Malaysia.

AT first glance, the Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary almost seems like a theme park where visitors get a chance to ride the elephants and feed them with baskets of luscious fruits. There is even an opportunity to cool off with the elephants in the river during the heat of the day.
These, however, are some of the eco-tourism activities that are meant to generate more awareness of the plight of these animals.


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Pygmy elephants tagged in hunt for survival - Conservationists are tracking Malaysia subspecies via satellite

2005-06-30 - Borneo, Malaysia. Vijay Joshi

Crouched in the vine-tangled forest of Borneo, where the brightest part of the day seems like dusk, Elis Tambing finally got the elusive animal in his laser sight and fired. The pink-quilled dart found its mark: the rump of the female pygmy elephant, a unique and endangered animal found only in Malaysia’s Sabah state on Borneo Island. Two more shots and the gentle giant, nicknamed Taliwas after the forest where she lives, dozed off standing up, tranquilized for half an hour, ready to be electr...


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WWF EXPEDITION: Collaring Borneo Elephants

2005-06-27 - Borneo, Malaysia. Jan Vertefeuille, WWF

The collaring team from the Sabah Wildlife Department in Malaysia and WWF's Borneo office are used to the jungle. I was fortunate enough to spend a few days with them to collar five elephants in June. Putting collars on the elephants will be a huge step forward in scientists' understanding of the pygmy elephants and the collars will make keeping track of them much easier for WWF, the only conservation organization working to protect the population.


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Take steps now to save pygmy elephants

2005-06-16 - KOTA KINABALU, Malaysia. RUBEN SARIO

Sabah will continue losing its Borneo pygmy elephants unless it takes concrete measures to protect the animals. These steps, Sabah honorary wildlife ranger Datuk Wilfred Lingham said, included the establishment of a wildlife corridor by rehabilitating riverine forests along Sungai Kinabatangan, where the elephants’ habitats were shrinking as oil palm plantations continued to expand.


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Jeli records most complaints of damages by elephants

2005-02-28 - KOTA BARU, Malaysia. Sharifah Mahsinah Syed Abdullah

THE Jeli district recorded the highest number of complaints on damages made by elephants with 185 cases over the past three years.

Kelantan Wildlife Department director Pazil Abdul Patah said in the same period, villagers from the other districts including Gua Musang, Kuala Krai and Tanah Merah filed 325 reports.

He said the department managed to capture four elephants in Gua Musang from 2002 to 2004 while the latest was captured in Kampung Legeh, Jeli early this mo...


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No action against elephant which attacked rubber tapper

2005-01-30 - Pendang, Malaysia. EMBUN MAJID

Pepsi, a six-year-old show elephant that gored a rubber tapper in Pendang on Friday, has been “acquitted” of killing its victim.

Pendang OCPD Deputy Supt Mohd Sukri Awang said police had classified the case as “sudden death” and found that no criminal action was involved.

The Kedah office of the Department of Wildlife and National Parks (Perhilitan) also said no action would be taken against the elephant and classified the case as an accident.


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Pygmy elephants trapped in mud hole freed

2005-01-07 - KOTA KINABALU, Malaysia.

Two Borneo pygmy elephants stuck in a mud hole at an oil palm plantation in the east coast Lahad Datu district for about four days managed to get out of their predicament.

The weakened female elephants managed to extricate themselves out yesterday after the area around the mud hole was flattened, said Sabah Wildlife Department officer-in-charge for Lahad Datu Stephen Gibin Sira.


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Elephants stuck in mud

2005-01-06 - KOTA KINABALU, Malaysia.

A rescue is underway for two Borneo pygmy elephants trapped in a mud hole at an oil palm plantation near Kunak in the east coast of Sabah.

Ten state Wildlife Department rangers and a veterinarian assisted by plantation workers have been trying to extricate the two female elephants since Tuesday.


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Assemblyman wants elephants out of his area

2004-12-07 - JOHOR BARU, Malaysia. The Malaysia Star

The Wildlife Department must capture and relocate elephants
roaming in the Tenang constituency because the animals are a threat to the
safety of villages in the area, said its assemblyman.

Datuk Sulaiman Taha (BN – Tenang) said in recent months, a herd of seven to
eight elephants were seen roaming in several Felda schemes and villages
located near Labis.


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Dead elephant"s ivory stolen within two hours

2004-12-06 - BALING, Malaysia. The Malaysia Star

A wild elephant was shot dead on Saturday after it destroyed several
vegetable farms, orchards and two houses.

However, its tusks were missing when National Forest and Wildlife Protection
Department officers went to clear the animal's carcass at about 12.30pm
yesterday. It was left unattended between 10am and noon yesterday, when the tusks were believed stolen. The elephant was said to be between five and six years old and weighed almost one tonne.


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The Royal London Circus Offer to rehabilitate rogue elephants in Terengganu

2004-12-06 - JOHOR BARU, Malaysia. New Straits Times

The owner of the Royal London Circus has offered the
Terengganu Government help to rehabilitate rogue elephants that have been
destroying farms in the State.

Paul L.B. Lee, who is the president and producer of the circus, said he
had made the offer to the Terengganu Wildlife and National Parks
Department (Perhilitan).

Lee said he had the expertise to train the wild elephants so that they
could be "useful" to the people.


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Buckshot retrieved from elephant"s skull

2004-12-02 - Lahad Datu, Malaysia. Daily Express

The Wildlife Department recovered a homemade buckshot believed
to have been used in the gruesome killing of a pygmy elephant at Sungai
Dewata, about Km 36 of the Lahad Datu-Kunak road here, mid November.

District officer-in-charge, Stephen Sira Gibin, said the bullet was
retrieved from the skull of the dead elephant early this week.

"The bullet is similar to that of an ordinary buckshot but longer. We
believe it is a homemade ammunition,"...


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Pygmy elephant killed for tusks in Malaysia"s Borneo

2004-11-28 - Sabah, Malaysia. Terra Daily

Poachers have killed a rare pygmy elephant on Malaysian Borneo and removed
its tusks, according to a report citing a wildlife official.

It is the second time in less than two months that a pygmy elephant in
Malaysia's Sabah state on Borneo island has been slaughtered by poachers.

The New Sunday Times newspaper said the carcass of an adult male pygmy
elephant was discovered near Lahad Datu on the east coast of the state some
10 days ago. I...


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Deparment may resort to culling of elephants in Malaysian Terengganu

2004-11-07 - KUALA TERENGGANU, Malaysia. K. SUTHAKAR, The Star

The Wildlife Department may resort to culling of elephants
in Terengganu if their population increases rapidly.

State Wildlife Department director Ahmad Shamsuddin Shaari said culling was
“standard practice” in wildlife management to prevent animals from becoming
a pest. There are an estimated 120 elephants in Terengganu, including some that were relocated here from other states.


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Poser over jumbo deaths in Malysia

2004-11-04 - PETALING JAYA, Malaysia. The Star

Mystery surrounds the death of two elephants supposedly hit
by a train along the railway track near Labis – only one of them was grazed
by the train and it was still alive after that.

One of the dead elephants was found with its trunk missing and an ear
partially cut off.


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Two elephants hit by train die

2004-11-03 - SEGAMAT, Malaysia. MAIZATUL NAZLINA, The Star

Two female elephants crossing a railway track were hit and killed
by a passenger train travelling to Johor Baru from Kuala Lumpur, here on
Monday evening.

They were with four other elephants, which escaped unhurt, and all six are
believed to have come out from the Endau-Rompin part of Taman Negara in
Sungai Karas, Labis.


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Jumbo blunder over relocation

2004-10-30 - KUALA TERENGGANU, Malaysia. K. SUTHAKAR

An elephant drowned after it was shot with tranquilliser darts and fell into a river in Hulu Terengganu last week.

State Wildlife Department rangers were trying to relocate the 15-year-old six-tonne pachyderm following reports that it was becoming a menace to villagers at Kampung Durian Bador.


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Caution over wild elephants in Malaysia

2004-10-29 - LENGGONG, Malaysia. RASLAN BAHAROM

Villagers, especially those who tap rubber in and around Kampung Luat here, should be extra careful in view of the presence of a herd of wild elephants in the vicinity.

Yesterday, a team of National Park and Wildlife Department rangers led by its director Jasni Abdul, cornered the 12-member herd, including four of their calves in a hilly area at the fringe of Kg Luat.

One of the elephants, a bull which Jasni estimated to be about six or seven years old and weighin...


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Baby elephant finds new home

2004-06-20 - MALACCA, Malaysia. Lee Yuk Peng, The Star

A six-month-old baby elephant, which was separated from its mother in the Johor forest, will be bred in captivity in the Malacca Zoo.The male calf, named Rio, which still needs milk from its mother until it turns two, will now have to grow up on low-fat cow’s milk mixed with bread.


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Circus trainer killed by elephant

2003-10-27 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

An animal trainer was fatally struck by an elephant just a week after getting the job with a circus in Malaysia, a news report said today.


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Pygmy elephant in Sabah, Borneo, proven to be a new subspecies

2003-09-04 - PETALING JAYA, Malaysia. SUSAN TAM

They are smaller, tamer and more mild tempered compared with other Asian elephants and were discovered in Sabah. Following DNA tests they have now been confirmed as a new subspecies of Borneo “Pygmy Elephants.” Yesterday, WWF-Malaysia chairman Tengku Zainal Adlin congratulated the Sabah Wildlife Department on the discovery of the new variety. Tengku Zainal said in a statement that the DNA tests confirmed that the elephants were a distinct subspecies and had different characteristics from th...


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Malacca Zoo treating injured seven-year-old calf elephant Muadzam

2003-05-28 - MALACCA, Malaysia. LEE YUK PENG

A young elephant, caught in a wild boar trap at a forest reserve in Rompin, Pahang, has been sent to the Malacca Zoo for treatment. The injured animal was spotted by villagers and rescued by wildlife officers last Thursday. It was brought here on Sunday where zoo officials were now nursing it back to health.


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A sad message: The scientist and elephant researcher Ajay Desai passes away in Belagavi

2020-11-21 - , India.

Field biologist and wildlife conservation expert Ajay Adrushyappa Desai passed away in Belagavi on Thursday night. He was 62. Family sources said he suffered a heart attack in his sleep. Mr. Desai is ...


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Animal rights group urges court to recognize Bronx Zoo elephant as person

2020-11-19 - Bronx, United States.

Happy the elephant was the center of attention in court Thursday when five state appellate judges debated whether the beloved Bronx Zoo mammal should be recognized as a person. However, the judges wer...


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Peshawar Zoo authorities move court seeking permission to import elephants

2020-11-16 - Peshawar, Pakistan.

The authorities of the Peshawar Zoo have approached the Supreme Court seeking permission to import a pair of elephants from Zimbabwe. A three-member bench, headed by Justice Mushir Alam, has issued no...


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Juno the Elephant will undergo surgery to remove tumor no longer responding to chemo

2020-11-13 - El Paso, United States.

One of the El Paso Zoo’s Asian elephants, Juno, will undergo her seventh cancer treatment this week. In October 2016, Juno was diagnosed with a malignant mass in her right mammary gland, commonly kn...


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Elephant Sunder gets a treat at end of musth

2020-11-13 - Bangalore, India.

20-year-old male elephant Sunder was treated to seasonal enrichment to mark the completion of its four-month-long musth period at the Bannerghatta Biological Park here on Thursday. Vanashree Vipin Sin...


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The elephant, named Nga-Sun, was found collapsed on a palm plantation by villagers in Rayong province last month

Elephant shot fifteen times dies in agony after succumbing to its wounds in Thailand

2020-11-12 - Rayong, Thailand.

The elephant, named Nga-Sun, was found collapsed on a palm plantation by villagers in Rayong province last month. Vets from the local wildlife team identified gunshot wounds across the animal's buttoc...


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Lost elephant calf in Malbazar sent to rescue hub

2020-11-11 - Jalpaiguri, India.

An elephant calf was rescued from near the New Mal railway station in Malbazar subdivision of Jalpaiguri on Tuesday. Soon, a team from the Malbazar wildlife squad arrived and intercepted the calf. The...


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Cambodia Ministry says Asian elephants face threat

2020-11-10 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Soth Koemsoeun

Ministry of Environment spokesman Neth Pheaktra said the Asian elephant is being severely threatened in world sanctuaries. Airavata Elephant Foundation president Chenda Clais said on November 10 that ...


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Sreekutty the elephant had a jumbo birthday bash, these adorable pictures are proof

2020-11-09 - Kottoor, India.

Sreekutty was brought to the Kappukadu elephant rehabilitation centre on November 8, 2019. Staying in the Kappukadu elephant rehabilitation center in Kerala, the calf turned a year old on November 8. ...


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Uttarakhand weighs denotifying elephant reserve

2020-11-09 - Dehradun, India.

The Uttarakhand government is considering denotifying the Shivalik Elephant Reserve. A senior forest department official told The Indian Express, “The state wildlife board will discuss this. That ar...


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Nepalese Mahout killed in elephant attack

2020-11-08 - Nawalapur, Nepal.

A mahout has died when an elephant attacked him while grazing it inside the Chitwan National Park. The deceased is 36-year-old Hansaraj Kunmar Dhami of Chandranigahapur, Rautahat. He had been currentl...


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Five men trying to sell elephant tusks caught on Food Street

2020-11-08 - Bengaluru, India.

HM Chaitanya Swamy, DHNS, Bengaluru, NOV 08 2020, 01:34 ISTUPDATED: NOV 08 2020, 01:56 IST Police have arrested a five-member gang from Tamil Nadu that allegedly tried to sell elephant tusks on Food S...


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conservation

849 wild elephants died in Kerala forests from 2009 to 2019. The death rate of wild elephants in Kerala is high, reveals statistics shared by the forest department.

2020-11-07 - Palakkad, India.

The death rate of wild elephants in Kerala is high, reveals statistics shared by the forest department. As per the 2018 census, the wild elephant population in the state is 5,706. The death rate is h...


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Electric fence on the Indo-Nepal border puts migrating elephants and humans at risk

2020-11-06 - Naxalbari, India. AVIJAN SAHA, SAHANA GHOSH

Elephants in north West Bengal, would earlier cross the Mechi river along the Indo-Nepal border, over to Nepal, along a regular route identified as the Mahananda-Kolabari elephant corridor.
In ...


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facility

NBC 7’s Dagmar Midcap traveled to Kenya to document efforts being made to save and protect elephants

2020-11-06 - Sereolipi, Kenya.

Nestled in the foothills of Samburu County in northern Kenya is Africa’s first community-owned elephant orphanage. This magical place of healing and hope is named Reteti Elephant Sanctuary. Reteti r...


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Kerala is all set to become home of world’s largest elephant care-and-cure facility

2020-11-06 - Kottoor, India.

With upgradation in progress, the centre will later on have around 50 elephants including the existing 16 elephants. The upgraded centre will have a veterinary hospital equipped with special facilitie...


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Tusker Vallabhan of Malayinkeezhu Sreekrishnaswamy Temple

Vallabhan waiting for tusk trimming with 1.5 metre long tusks

2020-11-06 - Malayinkeezhu, India.

Tusker Vallabhan of Malayinkeezhu Sreekrishnaswamy Temple is struggling to hold his head high literally after the tusks grew longer and heavier. He is unable to take food due to the long tusks and is ...


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trade
Corruption of some wildlife officers and undue political and other interference are major challenges to overcome the illegal capture and domestic trade of wild elephants in Sri Lanka, a recent study has highlighted.

Report on illegal capture, trade of wild elephants in Sri Lanka

2020-11-06 - Colombo, Sri Lanka.

The research team observed that the last elephant birth in captivity was recorded in 1994. “However, the report submitted to the Magistrate’s Court by the Wildlife Conservation Department (DWC) Di...


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New $84 million elephant sanctuary to be developed at Victorias Werribee Zoo

2020-11-04 - Werribee, Australia.

Victoria’s Werribee Open Range Zoo is set to receive $84 million funding to develop a new elephant sanctuary. Announced yesterday by Victorian Environment Minister Lily D’Ambrosio, the $84 million...


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Forest department officials examine the carcass of the elephant which died in Bandipur Tiger Reserve on Tuesday

Tusker dies while trying to cross over rail barricade

2020-11-04 - Bengaluru, India.

A tusker died while trying to return to the forest after raiding crops in Bandipur Tiger Reserve (BTR) on Tuesday morning. The incident came to light when a patrolling team saw the sight of the jumbo ...


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