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February 29, 2020

Skinned carcass of elephant found in Ngapudaw

Officials inspecting the skinned elephant carcass in Nagpudaw on 24 January. Photo: Hla Min Htut (IPRD)
Officials inspecting the skinned elephant carcass in Nagpudaw on 24 January. Photo: Hla Min Htut (IPRD)

A skinned elephant carcass was found in Nagpudaw, Ayeyawady Region on 24 January, and police are seeking to arrest the poachers. The carcass was found during a routine patrol by rangers in the Hsinma Forest Reserve.
The carcass was missing its tusks and ears, according to officials. Leather from the carcass was found near the site.
Authorities and police are carrying out operations in the area to apprehend the poachers.—Hla Min Htut (IPRD)(Translated by Kyaw Zin Lin)

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