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Anything but easy: Wildlife rangers preparing to relocate one of the captured elephants in Telupid to another forest reserve.

KOTA KINABALU: The move to translocate a herd of protected Borneo pygmy elephants marauding farmlands and plantations in Telupid to other forest reserves is being met with resistance from residents near the reserves where the elephants will be moved to.

As the standoff between wildlife officers and the herd enters its 38th day, Sabah Wildlife Department director Augustine Tuuga said people living in plantations near the Imbak canyon forest reserve and those in Kalabakan are asking us not to send the (Telupid) elephants there.

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