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Elephant to be Moved to Taman Negara 

Yob Daha, an elephant that had been wandering the grounds of an oil palm plantation at Felda Bersia Timur in Gerik, Perak, was captured by the state-level Department of Wildlife and National Park (DWNP) on Monday (July 19).

In a statement by the department dated today (July 21), the male elephant was captured at around 10am after a three-hour observation by the Elephant Action Unit (UTG) of DWNP Perak.

“This followed complaints by the Gerik DWNP Office about the mammal’s presence on July 13, regarding damages done on crops involving banana, coconut and oil palm.

“Yob Daha weighs two-tonnes and is around 18 to 20 years of age. It will be moved to Taman Negara (National Park) in Pahang at 8am tomorrow (July 22),” the statement continued.

“The operation will involve 15 staff members from the Kuala Gandah National Elephant Conservation Centre (NECC) and eight from DWNP Perak.

“Also, two friendly birds, Rambai and Abot, will be put to the task of soothing Yob Daha and convincing it to get into the lorry that is transporting it to the park.

“Hopefully, it’ll be off to a fresh and more comfortable start there,” the statement mentioned.

 

Chris Teh

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