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Rare Pygmy Elephants 'Poisoned' in Borneo


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Cal
- 544 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Ten endangered pygmy elephants have been found dead in a reserve in Malaysia, with officials saying they may have been poisoned.



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Jennifer C. (172)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 4:17 pm
Sadly noted. Amitabha!
 

Marlene Dinkins (229)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 4:19 pm
noted Cal!!! what a sad news and sad photo!!! this is too cruel!!!!! poor baby , he lost his mother, and who knows!!!! his life is in danger!!!!! grazie ciao!!!!
 

Carol H. (229)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 4:51 pm
sadly noted, thanks Cal
 

Christeen Anderson (479)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 6:10 pm
I am deeply saddened by this news.
 

aj E. (163)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 6:42 pm
horrible.
 

Mike H. (217)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 11:57 pm
People are evil
 

Alexandra Rodda (176)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 3:08 am
I guess now they can cut down the rain-forest as no one will need to protest to protect the elephants.
Hope that little baby is taken care of!
We don't really know whether they have in fact been poisoned and the first thing to do is to perform careful autopsies with toxicological testing and bacteriological and virus studies too.
If this is due to and epidemic, then other elephants may be in danger too.
 

paul m. (93)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 3:49 am

Sad
 

Danuta Watola (1180)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 3:52 am
noted
 

caroline s. (78)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 3:55 am
Horrible. And the picture is so sad . Heartbreaking :-(
 

Frans Badenhorst (547)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 4:10 am
this is so very sad...........
 

Jaime A. (32)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 4:15 am
Tragedy, sick people all over the wortld.!!
 

Gloria picchetti (287)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 5:04 am
How can anyone do that to lovely elephants? RIP darlings.
 

Svetlana B. (19)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 5:13 am
RIP sweet souls... horrible, just horrible...humans, always making a mess and problems
 

Fi T. (16)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 5:36 am
Please protect all animals, not just the rare ones
 

Sertap Çalışkan (47)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 5:58 am
noted
 

Sandra Penna (60)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 6:02 am
so sad. ;(
 

John S. (297)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 6:25 am
Sadly noted. Does it matter if it was intended or just carelessness?
 

katarzyna phillips (6)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 7:45 am
why would you want to do this?!
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 8:56 am
I read about this yesterday..... Idiots!!!
 

Lisa Neste (695)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 9:03 am
My heart just breaks!! :(
 

Lydia Weissmuller Price (181)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 9:10 am
That precious baby trying to awaken his mother will always haunt me.
 

Veronique L. (209)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 9:20 am
Really sickening. Noted Cal
 

Amy E. (66)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 10:35 am
Poor baby wants his mama!
 

Michael Kirkby (83)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 10:44 am
You would have to be bereft of any that makes you human to do such a thing.
 

Carol D. (104)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 3:04 pm
very sad how anyone could do such a thing
 

Natalie V. (27)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 4:40 pm
sadly noted
 

kye j. (41)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 5:33 pm
This is dreadful.Chances are that it was more than likely a deliberate posioning.
The photo of the dead Mother and her baby is very sad.
 

Kay M. (351)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 6:16 pm
very sadly noted.
 

Christine Stewart (131)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 6:27 pm
I wish we could boycott whatever the villagers poisoned the elephants for, to show that if they kill elephants, they will actually lose business...
 

Peggy Peters (29)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 6:44 pm
Heart breaking news!
 

Ana Fontan (16)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 7:10 pm
Noted. Horrible, cruel and coward, I repudiate the bastard who did it!
 

Robert O. (12)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 12:41 am
Tragic! Thanks Cal.
 

Devon Leonard (54)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 1:25 am
It's really difficult for me to read this story and I couldnt read it all It made me feel too upset and I don't want to cry right before I go to sleep, but I have, and still am anyway...........
 
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