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September 4, 2018 10:19 AM Nearly 100 elephants killed for ivory in Botswana

GABORONE, Botswana: Ninety elephant carcasses have been discovered in Botswana with their tusks hacked off, a charity said Tuesday, in what is believed to be one of Africa's worst mass poaching sprees. Most of the animals killed were large bulls carrying heavy tusks, Elephants Without Borders said. The grim discovery was made over several weeks during 46

September 3, 2018 9:54 AM Sri Lanka probes deaths of wild elephants

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan authorities on Monday began investigating the deaths of wild elephants in the east of the island after pulling seven carcasses out of a marsh, a minister said. Wildlife Minister Palitha Thewarapperuma said six out of the seven animals found in the swamp were young — below the age of 12 — and he suspected that many more may have died there 9

September 2, 2018 3:31 PM Rescued male elephant dies

LAHAD DATU: A male elephant, aged about five years, that was rescued at Ulu Segama Forest Reserve, Lahad Datu on Tuesday, died today. Sabah Wildlife Department (SWD) Public Relation Officer, Siti Nur'ain Ampuan Acheh said the rescued elephant died at 8.20am while on the way for treatment at the Borneo Elephant Sanctuary in Kinabatangan. "A post mortem 8

August 30, 2018 12:34 AM Difficult to catch elephant killers: Sabah Wildlife Dept

SANDAKAN: The Sabah Wildlife Department is finding it difficult to catch elephant killers because witnesses fear coming forward despite the offer of a RM120,000 reward. Its director Augustine Tuuga said the reward was for information that could hold up in court. The department was serious about nabbing the culprits but needed the cooperation of the people 12

August 15, 2018 9:27 AM Modi says 'sleeping elephant' India has woken up

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday hailed India's growing role in the world economy, calling it a "sleeping elephant" that has woken up, in a keynote national speech before a looming election campaign. The Hindu nationalist leader spoke for more than 80 minutes from the ramparts of New Delhi's 17th century Red Fort in the final Independence 53

August 7, 2018 10:30 AM Singapore uproar over store selling ivory jewellery

SINGAPORE: A Singapore online store selling ivory jewellery has sparked an uproar, with an animal rights group Tuesday slamming the shop for offering products made from "tortured" elephants. Ivory Lane offers earrings for Sg$160 (RM476) and necklaces for Sg$800 and insists its products are made from ivory that was obtained before 1990 when an international 22

July 18, 2018 11:05 AM PKR wants Sarawak govt to furnish detail on RM3.36m wireless walk project

MIRI: The state government should reveal the full details of the RM3.36 million upgrading works of the Wireless Walk along North Yu Seng Road to ensure the project will not tarnish Miri City's tourism image once it is fully completed. PKR Member of Parliament Dr Michael Teo Yung Keng said the state's Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Ministry 10

July 13, 2018 12:29 AM Orangutan found dead near Kabili-Sepilok forest reserve

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 17

April 24, 2018 4:47 AM Elephant starved to death as punishment

AN elephant died in the Cambodian city of Sen Monorom yesterday after its owner did not feed him for nearly a month as punishment for rampaging through a village. Khun Diyon, director of a local elephant conservation organisation, said the elephant, named Beong Kok, lived with his owner in Sen Monorom city's Putang village. Diyon said that last month 21

March 1, 2018 2:03 PM Elephant strays into Sabah school canteen

KOTA KINABALU: Students and teachers of SMK Telupid in central Sabah had a huge shock when an elephant strayed into their school canteen today. The incident was the second case this year involving elephants trespassing into an inhabited area in the state's Telupid district, said Supt V. Shivananthan, the Beluran district police chief. He said in the latest 18