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Another jumbo death
Published on: Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Kota Kinabalu: Another elephant was found dead in Lahad Datu at the Low Woo Thien Plantation, Ulu Segama, Monday.

According Sabah Wildlife Department Public Relations Officer Siti Nur'Ain Ampuan Acheh, the Lahad Datu District Wildlife Office at was alerted by an oil palm plantation worker about 5.10pm of a dead male elephant which was said to have been found in the Low Woo Thien oil palm plantation area, Ulu Segama Lahad Datu.

A team of rangers from Lahad Datu Wildlife Office was immediately dispatched the same day to the location to check on the report and to collect information on the dead elephant.

On inspection, the team found no criminal signs on the carcass but the elephant's foot was wounded by snare trap.

Based on the postmortem which was conducted by the Department Veterinary Officer, the height of the elephant is 5'10" and age between 4-5 years.

Causes of death due to septicemia from the severely injured leg causd by the wound (exposing the bone) concurrent with severe helminthiasis (gastrointestinal parasites infection).

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