Sabah Wildlife Dept offering 'jumbo' reward for info on elephant poachers

  • Nation
  • Thursday, 05 Jan 2017

A file picture of the "sabre-tooth" Borneo Pygmy Elephant with the downward-arching tusks.

KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Wildlife Department is offering a RM10,000 reward for any valid information leading to the capture of poachers who killed two Borneo Pygmy Elephants, including one with a rare "sabre-tooth" appearance.

"Our investigators have some leads. We believe the reward will bring us more information,'' said its director Augustine Tuuga.

The Department has put up notices offering the reward around the Kinabatangan area where the two animals were killed, presumably for their tusks.

The carcass of the "sabre-tooth" elephant, so named because its tusks grow in a downwards arch, was found on Dec 31.

It was fitted with a satellite collar and is believed to have been killed in November in the Kawag Forest Reserve while the carcass of the other was found on Dec 27.

The elephant with the "sabre-tooth" tusks was relocated to the reserve about three months ago.

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

Did you find this article insightful?


Next In Nation

Siblings aged seven, 14, injured, parents die in car-van collision
Covid-19: Sarawak records 201 new cases, two new clusters detected
Covid-19: Eight new clusters identified, five linked to workplaces
PKR’s Sekijang MP lodges report with MACC over poaching allegations
Ismail Sabri: 442 nabbed for Covid-19 SOP violations on Saturday (March 6)
Ismail Sabri: EMCO in Kg Tringgus in Bau, Sarawak from March 8-21
Dr M gives thumbs up after receiving Covid-19 vaccine
Missing girl found drowned
Saifuddin: Combating fake news major challenge for Communications Ministry
Covid-19: 1,683 new cases, three deaths bring death toll to 1,169

Stories You'll Enjoy