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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 16

September 4, 2018 6:57 AM Primary Industries Minister says will work with FGV to develop downstream palm oil segment

PETALING JAYA: Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok has met with FGV Holdings Bhd and is willing to work with the company in relation to developing the downstream palm oil segment. Kok said at a press conference during International Strategy Institute's Corporate Malaysia Summit 2018, that the ministry is willing to work with FGV Holdings if the has company 15

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 5

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 5

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 10

August 25, 2018 2:50 AM 'Snake alert' issued in India's flood-hit Kerala

NEW DELHI: Hospitals are readying anti-venom and flood victims returning home in the Indian state of Kerala have been told to stay alert as receding waters leave behind a glut of snakes. Local media reports warned that snakes may be "hiding in cupboards" or under carpets, among clothes or inside washing machines in homes previously submerged by floods 5

August 6, 2018 5:31 AM Sabah Wildlife Dept seizes protected wildlife remains in Paitan

SANDAKAN: Sabah Wildlife Department seized remains of protected wildlife from two men after stopping a four-wheel-drive vehicle in a roadblock operation on Jalan Paitan Beluran today. Sandakan district Wildlife Officer Hussein Muin said the seizure involves a deer, two foxes, a python and parts of a wild boar's body, feet and heads, all were concealed 6

August 4, 2018 5:00 AM Boardwalk within mangrove jungle is Langkawi's latest attraction

LANGKAWI: The popular island resort is set to have another tourist attraction following the launch of the 800-metre boardwalk built within the mangrove jungle in the Langkawi Nature Park. Built within the rich mangrove and wildlife, the project by Sentoria Group Berhad (Sentoria) allows visitors to experience the beauty of the island's flora and fauna 151

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 14

July 11, 2018 4:02 AM Sunway Lagoon treats orphans to the best day ever

OVER 70 children from Rumah Anak-Anak Yatim Damai, Kuang and their caretakers gathered at the entrance of Sunway Lagoon last Sunday for a fun-filled day at the theme park. Sunway Lagoon organised the event. Although this was not the first time the theme park had played host to underprivileged kids, it was the largest the team has ever organised 11