Perhilitan: Animal crossings at 170 locations in effort to reduce roadkill


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PETALING JAYA: The Wildlife and National Parks Department (Perhilitan) has put up 300 animal crossing road signs at about 170 locations across peninsular Malaysia in an effort to reduce roadkill.

As many as 40 road signs, including two signboards indicating animal crossing areas, were put up in Terengganu alone after an elephant was killed in a collision with a lorry at a stretch on the Gawi-Aring expressway in Hulu Terengganu Sunday (July 28).

"Motorists are advised to slow down when they see the signs and be more aware of wild animals crossing the road," it said in a statement.

Perhilitan will also be monitoring the expressway and urged the public to contact the department at 1-800-88-2121 if they notice elephant herds crossing the expressway.

On Sunday night, a female elephant died after it was hit by a lorry travelling from Aring to Gawi carrying iron ore at around 8.30pm.

Perhilitan personnel later rushed to the scene and found the elephant, believed to be about 12 months old, dead at the bottom of the lorry.

The expressway connects Hulu Terengganu in Terengganu with Gua Musang in Kelantan.

Perhilitan personnel later buried the elephant.

 


   

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