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Pygmy elephant in Sabah proven to be a new subspecies

They are smaller, tamer and more mild tempered compared with other Asian elephants and were discovered in Sabah.


‘Trader gets permit to export ‘pygmy elephants’

A dozen Borneo 'pygmy elephants' of Sabah will find themselves in Chinese and Japanese zoos barely a month after it was confirmed that the animals belonged to a new subspecies.


Ministry to decide on export of elephants

A final decision on whether a dozen Borneo pygmy elephants can be sent to foreign zoos hinges on approval from the Science, Technology and Environment Ministry, said Sabah Wildlife Department deputy director Laurentius Ambu.


Sabah awaits nod to send pygmy jumbos abroad

The Sabah Government is proceeding with an exchange programme with three foreign zoos involving 10 Borneo pygmy elephants from the state, pending approval from a Science, Technology and Environment Ministry panel.


Stop whining, says Mahathir


Ban on export of pygmy elephants

The Sabah government has banned the export of Borneo pygmy elephants from the state with immediate effect, Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman said.


Be firm in protecting Sabah’s wildlife

From S.M. MOHD IDRIS, President, Sahabat Alam Malaysia. I>(via e-mail)/I>


Reign of bad weather

Record heat in Europe, severe floods in Asia and an unprecedented number of tornados in the United States - 2003 will certainly go down in history as the year of extreme weather calamities.


Five pygmy elephants to be released into the wild

At least five of the 11 China-bound endangered Borneo pygmy elephants will be released into the wild soon.


Bull elephant killed for tusks

A Borneo Pygmy elephant was shot dead and butchered for its ivory tusks a month ago near the Tabin Wildlife Forest reserve.