Tag: pygmy elephant
Benoit Goossens says much of Sabah's fauna has been lost to such activities.
The three people were among six detained for being allegedly involved in the brutal killing of a bull pygmy elephant in Kalabakan, near Tawau.
Wildlife Department to rearrest them If police investigations end within remand period, says Tawau district police chief.
It comes a week after the dead elephant was found tied to a tree on a riverbank near Tawau.
An act of the cruellest nature and a violation of hunters' code, says hunter with 25 years experience.
Sabah Wildlife Department slams 'brutal killing' of female pygmy elephant believed to be 11 or 12 years old.
The body of the male elephant, aged about 10 years, was found floating in the water, attached by a rope to a tree on the riverbank.
Authorities suspect the bull elephant’s jaw fracture, which resulted in its inability to feed itself, could have been caused by a heavy vehicle.