Baby elephant killed on Malaysia highway

A baby elephant in a swamp

A baby elephant in a swamp

A two-year-old elephant was found dead Friday by Malaysian state officers, according to a conservation group that posted the horrifying photos on social media.

MEME in their Facebook post said that the animal was killed by a auto.

"We are devastated to see a baby elephant killed by a auto at Gerik-Jeli Highway", said Alicia Solana Mena of MEME.

In view of the wildlife viaducts and countless articles written about the Belum-Temengor forest complex, the road and its wildlife, he said motorists must be extra careful.

Perak Department of Wildlife and National Parks (Perhilitan) director Loo Kean Seong said, "While incidents like this do not happen often, we would like motorists to be extra careful when driving along this highway". "They have already lost so much when we took their forest to build roads on".

Motorists in Malaysia are advised to report any cases of endangered species being knocked down to the relevant authorities.

Highways across Malaysia have signs warning motorists to be aware of animals crossing roads.

"This is so that we can at least investigate and bury the carcass instead of leaving it to rot at the roadside", he added.

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