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Behaviour of herds in Central Forests more aggressive



Posted on 16 December 2006
WWF-Malaysia staff tracking the jungle, looking for elephants in Kinabatangan, Sabah.
WWF-Malaysia staff tracking the jungle, looking for elephants in Kinabatangan, Sabah.
© WWF-Malaysia/Stephen Hogg
A significant finding during tracking activities revealed that elephant herds in the central forests of Sabah are more aggressive compared to the ones in the lower Kinabatangan. The elephant field team noted this while monitoring habitat utilisation by elephants.

The field team has clocked in more than 2000 hours of monitoring elephant behaviour. This includes recording species of food plants consumed by the elephants. So far, the team has identified at least 146 of food plants species belonging to 49 families.

An elephant population survey is now underway in the Malua, South Ulu Segama and North Ulu Segama Forest Reserves.
WWF-Malaysia staff tracking the jungle, looking for elephants in Kinabatangan, Sabah.
WWF-Malaysia staff tracking the jungle, looking for elephants in Kinabatangan, Sabah.
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An elephant charging at our staff in the central forest of Sabah - just one of the many challenges we face in carrying out our conservation work.
An elephant charging at our staff in the central forest of Sabah - just one of the many challenges we face in carrying out our conservation work.
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