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Wild elephant found dead inside wildlife reserve in Bengkalis

  • Rizal Harahap

    The Jakarta Post

Pekanbaru, Riau   /   Thu, October 10 2019   /  12:42 am
Cause of death: Officers from the Riau Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA) conduct a necropsy on the carcass of a wild elephant named Dita, 25, which was found dead in a pool of water on Monday in the Balai Raja wildlife conservation area in Pinggir district, Bengkalis regency, Riau.(Antara/Hadly Vavaldi)(BKSDA) conduct a necropsy on the carcass of a wild elephant named Dita, 25, which was found dead in a pool of water on Monday in the Balai Raja wildlife conservation area in Pinggir district, Bengkalis regency, Riau.(Antara/Hadly Vavaldi)

Cause of death: Officers from the Riau Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA) conduct a necropsy on the carcass of a wild elephant named Dita, 25, which was found dead in a pool of water on Monday in the Balai Raja wildlife conservation area in Pinggir district, Bengkalis regency, Riau.(Antara/Hadly Vavaldi)A female elephant was found dead at the Balai Raja wildlife conservation area in Pinggir district, Bengkalis regency, Riau, on Monday.Examination of the physical conditions of the remains led to the conclusion the animal was Dita, one of the wild elephants of the wildlife conservation area. A local team is now working to determine the cause of her death.Riau Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA) head Suharyono said the carcass was discovered by locals in a pool of water in the middle of some bushes.After learning of the finding, environmental activists reported it to th...