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Jumbo dies from wounds despite rescue
Published on: Tuesday, August 21, 2018
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Kota Kinabalu: Yet another elephant death occurred in the State - barely after being rescued last week.Sabah Wildlife Department Public Relations Officer Siti Nur Ain Ampuan Acheh said unfortunately the male elephant succumbed to injuries 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.

"The animal was found very weak on Sunday morning, being unable to stand up.

Despite hours of emergency treatment, the animal could not be saved and was confirmed dead at 3pm on the same day.

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



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