12 Jan '18, 9am

Dead #elephant found in south #sumatra Awful #poaching #wildlifecrime

Farmers in southern Sumatra found the body of a young male elephant inside a protected forest and missing its tusks. No external injuries were found that could point to a cause of death, leading wildlife activists to suspect it was killed by poisoning, a common tactic used by poachers. The discovery comes less than a month after a pregnant elephant was found poisoned to death in northern Sumatra — although in that case the tuskless female appeared more likely to have been killed for encroaching on farms than by poachers. PALEMBANG, Indonesia — Wildlife activists in Indonesia suspect poachers poisoned an elephant found with its tusks hacked off in a protected forest in southern Sumatra. The body of the male Sumatran elephant (Elephas maximus sumatranus ), believed to be about 10 years old, was found Sunday by local farmers in a community plantation within the Mount Raya pro...

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