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Just days after an elephant passed away after colliding with a train, another has now been found riddled with 70 bullet holes in his body.
According to post-mortem reports, the elephant, belonging to an endangered group, was killed by poachers for its tusks.
Condemning the ghastly attack on the elephant, Elizabeth John, a spokesperson for the wildlife trade monitoring group Traffic, said:
Identifying and bringing those responsible for the killings to justice is key to tackling this threat. We hope investigations don’t stop at just this case, there is a high chance this is linked to others.
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Despite finding protection under Malaysian law, pygmy elephants in Borneo have been targetted for their ivory and tusks time and again by poachers.