Source: The Sun Daily
Wild Elephant at Kampung Seri Bayas, Terengganu Now Safely Relocated to Natural Habitat
BY: Michelle Liew
A wild elephant that destroyed the crops of residents in Kampung Seri Bayas, Setiu was successfully and safely relocated by the authorities.
Director of Terengganu Wildlife Protection and National Parks (Perhilitan) Department, Loo Kean Seong said the 15-year-old male elephant was moved to Terengganu National Park on Wednesday.
He stated that it took about seven hours to move the 1.5-ton wild elephant.
Two other tame elephants were brought from the National Elephant Conservation Center (PKGK) Sungai Deka for the purpose of 'persuading' the elephants to move safely towards the authorities.
The wild elephant was caught in a resident's garden around 11am on Monday. Previously, the farmers in Kampung Seri Bayas, Setiu were worried about the presence of wild elephants attacking their crops. Although various efforts were made, the elephant still managed to enter the garden area.
It is a relief to many that the elephant is now safe and sound as well as free from the dangers of hunters.