The dead animals’ bodies were found, with their tusks still intact, indicating that poachers were not responsible for their death.
Aceh performing an autopsy on two Sumatran elephants which were shocked by a plantation fence in Aceh Timur District, on October 17, 2017.
Many residents in the local area have installed electrical fences around their land or homes to prevent
animal attacks and to protect their crops.
Sumatran elephants are a critically endangered species and there are fewer than 3,000 left in the wild, according to the World Wildlife Fund.
The elephants’ habitat has been devastated by industrial activities such as logging.