Perhilitan captures five female elephants roaming around Kampung Kuala Tiga

TANAH MERAH (Bernama): The Department of Wildlife and National Parks (Perhilitan) managed to capture a herd of five female elephants in Kampung Kuala Tiga, here, on Tuesday (Jan 26).

Kelantan Perhilitan director Ady Ermanty Haniff Mohamed Hanif said the elephants were caught around 4.30pm using tranquilliser shots by a five-member team from Jeli district that was monitoring the villagers’ rubber smallholdings.

The animals have been roaming around the area since November last year.

He said the department responded to complaints from villagers about a herd of elephants roaming around the village and had encroached on their rubber smallholdings.

"All the wild elephants are female and are part of a herd located in the Sokor Taku Forest Reserve, near the village.

"The elephants are believed to have come out of the forest reserve in search of food at the village, ” he said in a statement on Wednesday (Jan 27).

He added that the capture of the elephants brought relief to the villagers in Kampung Kuala Tiga, Kampung Air Kerla, Kampung Bukit Capong and Kampung Air Resom and the surrounding areas.

"In addition, it will avert continuous losses suffered by villagers due to the destruction of their crops by elephants, ” he said.

Ady Ermanty said the elephants would be transferred and released at Taman Negara at the earliest opportunity with the help of the Kuala Gandah National Elephant Conservation Centre, Lanchang, Pahang.- Bernama

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 18
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3

Perhilitan , Kelantan , elephants , capture , village


Did you find this article insightful?


100% readers found this article insightful

Next In Nation

K'tan Deputy MB says media practitioners in state should be among first phase of Covid-19 vaccine recipients
Love triangle leads to man being arrested after abusing, robbing lover in Melaka
Lorry driver to hang for trafficking RM22mil worth of drugs
Covid-19: Sibu committee to propose EMCO for Zone 7 following surge in cases
Police record Abdul Aziz Bari's statement over remarks on Emergency, King
Hillside forest in Pulau Aman catches fire
Sabah's first batch of Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccines due to arrive Thursday (Feb 25)
Covid-19: Eight new clusters detected, active clusters now at 509 in M'sia
PM should take heed of King's view and convene Parliament by March, says Pakatan
Caring School 2.0 programme launched to accelerate Malaysia Education Blueprint 2013-2025

Stories You'll Enjoy