Malaysia: Jumbo in Jeli caught after feasting on bananas at farms

Sharifah Mahsinah Abdullah New Straits Times 11 Apr 17;

JELI: Rangers from the Kelantan Wildlife Department yesterday captured a male elephant which was believed to have been the animal causing damage to rubber and banana farms here in Kuala Balah.

The department’s director Mohd Hasdi Husin said the 14-year-old elephant was roaming in the area when it was caught by the rangers about 4.30pm.

He said the elephant was believed to be in a herd of seven or eight elephants which have been reported to be running wild in several areas near the villages since last month.

“We have received reports from villagers that their rubber and banana farms were destroyed by elephants and sent our rangers to the area yesterday who later captured the jumbo,” said Mohd Hasdi today.

He said the elephant was the second capture in Jeli this year.

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