Sedated elephant calf dies

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  • Saturday, 24 Jun 2006

The orphaned baby elephant, which had collapsed during efforts to transport him to Pahang died at about 10am today (July 24) in Lenggong. 

The 300kg calf had spent overnight on his side after being given a sedative to allow Wildlife and National Park Department (Perhilitan) rangers to move it out from the Piah Forest Reserve nearby. 

Taiping Zoo director Dr Kevin Lazarus treated the calf at about 11pm last night after Perhilitan officials left to seek help when the calf collapsed at Kampung Chepor Felcra estate yesterday. 

The veterinarian had last night speculated that the calf was suffering from dehydration and exhaustion

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