Two rare Sumatran elephants found dead in Indonesia, poison suspected: official

Visitors looking at a Sumatran elephant in its enclosure at Ragunan zoo in Jakarta on July 21, 2015.
Visitors looking at a Sumatran elephant in its enclosure at Ragunan zoo in Jakarta on July 21, 2015.

2015-10-15 - BANDA ACEH, Indonesia
Two critically-endangered Sumatran elephants have been found dead from suspected poisoning in Indonesia´s Aceh province, an official said on Thursday (Oct 15). Villagers found the carcasses of the female elephants, aged two and 15, bleeding from their mouths and rectums in the forest near Panggong village, in Aceh Jaya district, on Wednesday (Oct 14), local conservation agency chief Genman Suhefti Hasibuan told Agence France-Presse.

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