Sunday, February 18, 2018

Critically Endangered Sumatran Elephant Gives Birth In Indonesia

SUMATRA: A critically endangered Sumatran elephant has given birth to a new calf in Indonesia, the country’s conservation agency said yesterday.

Sumatran elephants are a protected species, but rampant deforestation for plantations has reduced their natural habitat and brought them into conflict with humans.

The newborn was found with its 40-year old mother Seruni, who was being closely monitored by the agency in anticipation of the birth inside a conservation forest in Riau on the island of Sumatra.–Agencies

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