Sunday, February 21, 2010

Male and female Bornean elephants going different ways

KINABATANGAN: Age and gender have been found to dictate the movement of Bornean elephants in the wilds of the Lower Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary (LKWS).

These were among the initial findings of a study being conducted on three elephants, that were fitted with satellite collars two years ago, in an effort by experts to help minimise elephant and human conflicts.

“The data we have obtained so far shows that Bornean elephant movements in the wild varied between male and females,” according to researcher Nurzhafarina Othman, who is carrying out a study on the social behaviour of the elephants.

The elephants were fitted with the satellite collars in a joint project carried out by Sabah Wildlife Department, Danau Girang Field Centre (DGFC) and French non-governmental organisation, Hutan.

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