A Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA) unit in Central Kalimantan has successfully evacuated a 25-year-old orangutan that previously entered plantation area within the province.
Wild elephants entering residential areas and plantations is not uncommon in Aceh.
BKSDA is investigating the death of a male Sumatran elephant in a rubber plantation located in Suo-suo village in Tebo regency, Jambi.
An Elephant Found Dead in a River in East Aceh with Wire Trap Mark on Foot
TheIndonesia.id - A male elephant has been found dead in a river within the Rabung Lima forest area in Peunaron Lama village, Peunaron subdistrict, East Aceh regency, the police announced.
The East Aceh police also confirmed that the dead animal was first discovered by locals on Friday, April 29, at 9.30 p.m. local time, and the information was then passed onto the police.
“Based on the information, a number of personnel from the Peunaron Koramil [military headquarters at subdistrict level] and Leuser Communication Forum headed to the location,” First Pol. Inspector Hendra Sukmana who represented the East Aceh police said on Saturday, April 30, as reported by Antara.
Sukmana said the location is quite far into the forest and can only be reached by motorcycles.
It takes about two hours for personnel to arrive at the location by motorcycles, and they had to continue walking along the river flow.
“Once we arrived, we found the dead male elephant in the river with a mark of wire trap on its left foot,” Sukmana revealed.
The police, he said, has secured the location and is currently waiting for other concerning institutions to take further actions.