MALAYSIA: ORANG UTAN FOUND DEAD NEAR KABILISEPILOK FOREST RESERVE

KOTA KINABALU, Sabah state, A male orang utan was found dead at an orchard near the KabiliSepilok Forest Reserve on Wednesday.

Sabah state 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 yesterday.

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) Wednesday.

In Tawau, a baby elephant weighing 95.5 kg was found wandering around Brumas plantation on July 10.

The baby elephant was later transported to Sepilok and arrived there around 5.30 am on Thursday, she added

Source: NAM News Network