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Elephants destroy oil palm plantation in Riau

  • The Jakarta Post

| Fri, January 18 2013 | 08:52 am

PREMIUM A herd of wild elephants have reportedly damaged an oil palm plantation in the Mandau and Pinggir districts of Bengkalis regency, Riau Islands.

Pardi Malin, a resident, said around 20 elephants had come to the village and damaged the six-month-old plants.

“During the rainy season, the wild elephants often come out of their natural habitat and search for food in the villages. We ca...