Drivers warned not to honk at elephants crossing roads


  • Nation
  • Sunday, 24 Jul 2016

GERIK: Users of the East-West Highway between Gerik and Jeli have been warned against approaching or honking at wild elephants crossing the road.

Perak Perhilitan director Noor Alif Wira Osman said these wild animals were from the Royal Belum state park and the Temenggor forest reserve.

“There were five small herds detected moving near a 80km stretch of the highway. They will normally wander in the early morning and late evening,” he said yesterday.

Noor Alif said although a 200m viaduct had been built at KM157 of the East West Road from Gerik to Jeli, elephants continued to wander along the highway.

Noor Alif reminded the public not to panic if they should come across the elephants.

“They should also not come out of their cars and approach the animals or throw any objects at them,” he said.

The Royal Belum state park is the third largest after Taman Negara in Pahang and the Crocker Range Park in Sabah, and is known for its endangered wildlife species, such as Sumatran rhinos, elephants, tapirs and primates. — Bernama

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3

Environment , wildlife , elephants

   

Did you find this article insightful?

Yes
No

Next In Nation

Govt tapping into more data to narrow down assistance, says Tengku Zafrul
MIFF FURNIVERSE online furniture exhibition on March 8-12
Drought forcing northern farmers to alternative crops
Two ex-DAP state reps from Perak join Bersatu
Duo in car-ramming incident charged with attempted murder
Man in jealous rage shoots wife dead in her sleep
SPAN: Dams are full but be prudent
Herbal tea is best for hot spell
‘Firms that paid Zahid had no business activities’
Judge recuses himself from hearing Anwar’s appeal

Stories You'll Enjoy


Vouchers