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The elephants native to Borneo are called Pygmy elephants. They’re three feet smaller than other Asian elephants and like their relatives, are endangered. There are approximately 1,500 of them left and yet one was apparently cruelly poisoned recently.
The carcass of a female elephant between five and ten years old was found in near the Malua Forest Reserve in April. The post-mortem report found bleeding in the “spleen and kidney including ulcer.” Therefore, authorities are not ruling out poison and it’s believed to be the cause of her death.
There will be more laboratory exams, but one thing is for sure: if she was poisoned, the authorities should do everything possible to find the criminal. Animals like elephants are already endangered through no fault of their own and mostly because of humans (deforestation, trophy hunting, etc.) If humans continue mistreating animals and killing them for fun, they will certainly go extinct.
Sign this petition calling on Nasri Mansor, Lahad Datu Police Chief, to launch an investigation into the death of this poor elephant.
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