21 May '18, 6am

6 pygmy elephants found dead in Sabah

KUALA LUMPUR: Six Borneo pygmy elephants have been found dead in Malaysian palm oil plantations in recent weeks, officials said Monday (May 21), the latest of the endangered creatures to perish as their rainforest habitat is devastated. The carcasses of the elephants, aged between one and 37, were discovered at different locations in Sabah state on Borneo island, local wildlife department director Augustine Tuuga told AFP. Advertisement "We are currently conducting tests on their internal organs," he said, adding the carcasses did not have any signs of gunshot wounds. Tuuga said the elephants could have accidentally consumed fertiliser in the palm oil plantations, which could have poisoned them. The Star newspaper, citing conservationists, said the creatures might have drunk from poisoned watering holes. There are about 2,000 pygmy elephants, the smallest type of elephant ...

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