Jumbo rumble in the jungles

  • Nation
  • Thursday, 24 Mar 2016

Under rehabilitation: Lim measuring one of the elephants at the sanctuary.

GERIK: A war is brewing between the orang asli and wild elephants in the jungles of Perak, and there are now reports of casualties on both sides.

Conservationist at the Wildlife Conservation Reserve Steven Lim said five to six elephants had been killed by the orang asli in the Belum-Temengor area over the past two years, mostly by lacing fruits with rat poison and ferti­lisers.

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