Malaysia elephant sanctuary trumpets effort to cut human-animal conflict

Malaysia elephant sanctuary trumpets effort to cut human-animal conflictThe sanctuary in Kuala Gandah, central Malaysia, is an area of secluded rainforest where “mahouts” — as the keepers are known — care for a 26-strong group of endangered Asian elephants. A handful were rescued after suffering injuries or being orphaned, but most of them have been domesticated and trained to aid the National Elephant Conservation Centre’s effort to help elephants who become embroiled in conflicts with humans. Since the centre started operations about 30 years ago, its staff have relocated more than 700 wild elephants, taking them away from inhabited areas and deep into the jungle.


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