Joe is probably all that’s left of a herd estimated to be at least 20 in numbers, which used to roam the the Gunung Rara Forest, Tawau, as their happy hunting grounds. But as the planters moved in, they have found their space compromised. Worse still, late 2012 and early this year, almost the entire herd perished – at the hands of selfless murderers who must have poisoned them, to prevent the mammoths from causing damage to their plantations. Thirteen have so far been found dead.

via Massacre of the Borneo Pygmy Elephants: Three more found dead; Authorities think the final count could be higher | The Borneo Insider.

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