December 13, 2017

Wild elephant dies of gun wounds in Yenwe Creek

The elephant carcass being seen in the creek. Photo: Ko Thein Aye (Phado)
The elephant carcass being seen in the creek. Photo: Ko Thein Aye (Phado)

A MALE elephant was found dead on Friday in Yenwe Creek in Kyaukdaga Township in Bago Region, police reported yesterday.
Forest Ranger U Kyaw Kyaw Oo, villagers, security members of Yenwe Hydropower Plant and local police took the elephant carcass from the creek with the use of motor boats after the forest officer received a report submitted by a security staffer of Yenwe Dam, who heard the roar of the wild elephant while he was on duty near the gate of the dam.
According to U Zaw Min Tun, deputy head of the region livestock breeding and veterinary department, the wild mammal with 3-inch tasks died of gun wounds. The elephant is around eight feet.
Police are still investigating the case in their attempt to arrest those who killed the prohibited wild animals.—Ko Thein Aye (Phado)

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