Elephant sanctuary expected to be ready in August

A photo captured by a villager of a roaming elephant in Kampung Lukut. He said this was the sixth time the animal had encroached on the village in Panti, Kota Tinggi, late at night. — filepic

JOHOR BARU: Work on the Johor Elephant Sanctuary (JES) in Kota Tinggi is 45% complete and the first phase is expected to finish by August this year.

Johor health, environment, education and information committee chairman Datuk Ayub Rahmat said the RM15mil sanctuary was being built to address the conflict between wild elephants and humans in Kluang and Kota Tinggi.

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