Malaysia: Protected proboscis monkey found dead in wildlife sanctuary

Avila Geraldine New Straits Times 16 Jul 18;

KINABATANGAN: The carcass of a proboscis monkey was discovered in the Lower Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary here, four days ago.

A Danau Girang Field Centre (DGFC) research team, which found the remains of the adolescent male near their research centre, performed a post-mortem on it recently.

“According to DGFC’s personnel, the proboscis monkey has an open abscess on its right hip and right lung, which (may have) caused his death,” Sabah Wildlife director Augustine Tuuga said in a statement today.

“(However), a full report on the post-mortem has not been submitted to the department and the cause of its death is not yet determined,” he added.

The department plans to investigate the case, as it involves the death of a totally protected species under the Wildlife Conservation Enactment 1997.