Female elephant dies from acute poisoning

Sabah has seen five elephant deaths in the first two months of this year. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, February 14, 2020.

AN adult female elephant whose carcass was found at Bagahak 1 plantation in Lahad Datu on Wednesday was believed to have died of acute poisoning.

Lahad Datu Wildlife Department officer Sylvester Saimin said a veterinary team from the Sabah Wildlife Department and Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre (SORC) – led by SORC’s Dr Nabila Sarkawi – conducted a post-mortem on the carcass yesterday and took some samples for the Chemistry Department.

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  • Those who caught poisoning the elephant should be fed with the same poison!

    Posted 7 months ago by Chee yee ng