A baby elephant was found dead while tied to a tree at the Sungai Udin riverbank in Dumpas, Tawau district, Sabah on 25th September.
The dead calf with a large hole in its back, presumably from a gunshot, was discovered by fishermen in their boats, reported The Star.
Augustine Tuuga, Sabah Wildlife Department director, said that they were shocked when they saw the photos which were circulating on social media.
“We received photos and forwarded texts of the find, and I have instructed my rangers to go and check its authenticity, ” he said.
While the cause of the elephant’s death is unclear, whether someone shot it or if it fell into the river itself, a Facebook page, Tawau, reports that the elephant was tied to the tree on purpose to prevent it from being swept away by river currents.
They also claim that the calf was tied there to be food for crocodiles in the river.
Augustine Tuuga said that besides rangers, a post-mortem team and some vets would head to the area soon to investigate the death of the baby elephant.
He added that they would need to verify if the photos and the information being circulated are true. Once they find the carcass, they will immediately conduct investigations on the cause of death and perpetrators.
Here’s the full video:
Ini adalah video yang dikirimkan kepada kami mengenai penemuan bangkai gajah di dalam Ulu Sungai Udin, Dumpas. Kelihatan pemancing yang menyusuri sungai cuba menghampiri bangkai gaja yang terikat dengan terdapat kesan lubang kecil pada badan. Syukurlah kumpulan pemancing ini terjumpa bangkai haiwan ini masih awal.*Lihat post sebelum ini untuk info lebih mengenai bangkai gajah ini.https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10156346515327019&id=232331522018#myTawauSabah Wildlife Rescue UnitSabah Wildlife DepartmentJabatan Hidupan Liar SabahJabatan Perkhidmatan Haiwan TawauBorneo Animal Welfare Society, SabahSPCA TawauJabatan Perlindungan Hidupan Liar Dan Taman Negara (PERHILITAN)Borneo Pygmy ElephantDumpasJabatan Perhutanan TawauPejabat Perhutanan Wilayah TawauTawauMyTawauPolis Daerah TawauImbak Canyon Conservation AreaKalabakan District Forestry Office, BrantianKg BrantianDumpas Estate Sabah Softwood
Posted by Tawau on Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Oh no! If someone is found to have actually done something to the baby elephant, they deserve to be punished for killing an innocent creature.
JUST IN: Swimming Pools Are Now Allowed To Be Open For Water Sports Training
Minister of Defence, Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri bin Yaakob has just announced in a live broadcast that swimming pools will...
JUST IN: Resorts World Genting Confirms That They Will Be Reopening Starting 19th June!
Guys, this is not a drill. Genting Highlands will officially be reopening by this weekend to the public after an extended closure due...
JUST IN: Setapak Barber Confirmed Positive For Covid-19, 40 Close Contact Cases Identified
In an update from the case of a barber in Setapak allegedly testing positive for Covid-19, our Health Director-General Dr...
JUST IN: Barber in Setapak Suspected To Be Positive For Covid-19 Only After 2 Days of Opening Barbershop
UPDATE: Health Director-General Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah has come forward to mention that the barber’s diagnosis has not been officially...
BREAKING: SPM & STPM Students Will Return To School By 24th June
In his latest live telecast to the Malaysian public, Education Minister Dr. Mohd Radzi bin Md Jidin has announced that...
Stronger, Faster & Smarter: Here’s Why M’sians Can’t Wait to Get the HUAWEI P40 Pro+ Dropping This Friday!
In case you didn’t know, we’re just a couple of days away from the launch of the HUAWEI P40 Pro+...
The New Normal Reveals 6 Things M’sians Do That Unknowingly Help Spread Germs & Bacteria Faster
Life has been a lot more different since the Movement Control Order (MCO) was implemented on 18 March 2020, almost...
Here Are 6 Things Every Malaysian Should Know About Car Loans Before Even Picking One Out
So you’re ready to go out there and take on the world but there’s one aspect of adulting you are...
- Current Affairs20 hours ago
Junior Medical Officers Worry For Their Future As They May Not Be Absorbed Into MOH
- Current Affairs16 hours ago
Is Swine Flu Making A Comeback In Malaysia & Should We Be Worried?
- Culture19 hours ago
Feeling Stressed? Why Not Visit Huskiss, A Doggo Paradise Located In SS7, Kelana Jaya!
- Fashion20 hours ago
Malaysian Brand ‘Oxwhite’ Secures RM5 Million Investment Last Year, Now Has Huge Plans