KOTA KINABALU: A male orangutan was found dead at an orchard near the Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve on Wednesday.
Sabah Wildlife Department spokesperson Siti Nur'Ain Ampuan Acheh said the carcass was found by a staff of a nearby resort lying on the ground without any sign of physical injury.
"No foul play is suspected. A full post-mortem will be carried out to determine the cause of death," she said in a statement today.
Meanwhile, an injured adult male elephant which was rescued by the department in Sapagaya, Lahad Datu on June 1, died at the Borneo Elephant Sanctuary (BES) yesterday.
In Tawau, a baby elephant weighing 95.5 kg was found wandering around Brumas plantation on July 10.