Sabato, 23 Settembre, 2017

Baby elephant killed on Malaysian highway

Baby elephant killed on Malaysian highway 2-year-old elephant killed on Malaysia highway
Parmenio Sano | 20 Giugno, 2017, 00:32

"We are devastated to see a baby elephant killed by a vehicle at Gerik-Jeli Highway", conservation group Management and Ecology of Malaysian Elephants (MEME) said.

In a Facebook post, MEME said, "We are devastated to see a baby elephant killed by a vehicle at Gerik-Jeli Highway".

"We believe this baby died very fast, it was hit on its head and its family was no longer there by the time we arrived", Ahimsa Campos-Arceiz, a member of Management and Ecology of Malaysian Elephants (MEME), said.


Perak Department of Wildlife and National Parks director Loo Kean Seong said, "While incidents like this do not happen often, we would like motorists to be extra careful when driving along this highway". Let's not cause them any more harm.

In view of the wildlife viaducts and countless articles written about the Belum-Temengor forest complex, the road and its wildlife, he said motorists must be extra careful. "They have already lost so much when we took their forest to build roads on". "We have already erected signboards to notify motorists that there would be elephant crossings along the stretch of the highway".

Mr Loo also urged motorists throughout the country to report to their respective state Perhilitan if they knocked into any endangered or protected species like elephants, tigers, tapirs or leopards.

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