Rescued elephant dies

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The elephant undergoing treatment

KOTA KINABALU: The recently rescued young male elephant from Taliwas earlier last week, has unfortunately succumbed to his injuries only a day after being translocated to the Borneon Elephant Sanctuary ( BES), where he was expected to undergo further treatment for his wound caused by a snare trap.

According  to a statement  by Siti Nur Ain of Sabah Wildlife Department the animal was found to be very weak on Sunday morning and unable to stand up.

Despite hours of emergency treatment, the animal could not be saved and was confirmed dead at 3.00pm on the same day.

A post mortem has been conducted and the cause of death is due to multiple organ failure caused by septicemia which resulted from the critically deep  snare trap wound that was suspected to be more than 5 weeks old .-pr/BNN

The elephant undergoing treatment