Jumbo task for Sabah rangers


The matriarch being restrained using chains by the Wildlife Rescue Unit. (picture for story slug kkmtransfer)

KOTA KINABALU: A herd of about 30 elephants that rampaged a village in Sabah’s central Telupid region three days ago have begun returning to their natural habitat at the Tangkalung forest reserve, says the state Wildlife Department.

Department assistant director Dr Sen Nathan, who is monitoring the movement, said rangers had to restrain two of the herd’s more aggressive females.

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