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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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Tame elephants Loky Mala and Mek Bunga helping to calm a wild bull elephant (middle) captured in Jerantut, Pahang, last year.

A mammoth problem of trained help

2008-09-25 - Temerloh, Indonesia. B.Suresh Ram

The elephant management unit of the Wildlife and National Parks Department is facing a problem of mammoth proportions. There is a shortage of tame decoy elephants to help in the transfer of wild elephants to wildlife preserves. The unit only has three tame elephants -- Loky Mala, Myan Thon Pyan and Mek Bunga. Unit chief Nasharuddin Othman said it would be difficult to move wild elephants without the help of decoy 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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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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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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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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(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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8 Headlines about Elephants from TEMERLOH2012-10-30 - Temerloh, Malaysia - Malaysian Elephant gets new prosthetic leg 2012-10-16 - Temerloh, Malaysia - Elephant calf found abandoned in plantation to Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary 2008-09-25 - Temerloh, Indonesia - A mammoth problem of trained help 2008-03-24 - Temerloh, Malaysia - Elephant park still appealing 2007-12-29 - TEMERLOH, Malaysia - Baby jumbo in haven after tiger attack 2006-11-11 - TEMERLOH, Malaysia - Elephant Mek Bunga calls it quits 2006-07-20 - Temerloh, Malaysia - Kuala Gandah Elephant Conservation Centre has growing visitor numbers 2006-07-09 - TEMERLOH, Malaysia - Baby elephant in Malaysia on the road to recovery from leg fracture

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