Elephant cause of death to be determined

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KOTA KINABALU: A post mortem conducted by a veterinary officer of Sabah Wildlife Department on a male elephant had yet to conclude it’s findings.

According  to a statement  by Sabah Wildlife Department ( SWD) officer  Siti Nur’ain the elephant estimated to be two to three years old that was found floating in the Kinabatangan river near Pangi Forest Reserve in the evening of aug 13.

Physical examination did not find any external injury on the body.

Preliminary finding of the post mortem concluded that the elephant suffered from ulcerative gastritis that leads to severe loss of blood in its gastrointestinal. The cause of ulcerative gastritis can be of infectious or non infectious origin.

Samples of vital internal organs were taken for toxicology and bacteriology analysis.

Confirmation on the cause of death can only be ascertained when results of the analysis of the samples are obtained.-pr/BNN