Wild elephant killed, skinned in Pyigyimandaing,Taninthayi Region

Elephant was found dead near Wardin Village, Pyigyimandaing Boakpyin Township.  Photo: Myint Oo (Myeik)
Elephant was found dead near Wardin Village, Pyigyimandaing Boakpyin Township.  Photo: Myint Oo (Myeik)

A wild elephant was found killed and skinned on the morning of 31 October near Wardin brook in Wardin Village, Pyigyimandaing Town, Boakpyin Township, Kawthoung District, Taninthayi Region.
A combined team comprising officials from the Township Forest Department, Police, Veterinarian, and Village Administrator found the carcass after receiving a report from a resident.
According to the report, the elephant measured 10 feet in height and 11 feet in length. Its trunk was 6 feet long and its tail measured 3 feet. One of its ears had been cut and two-thirds of its skin had been stripped off.
The Pyigyimandaing Township Police have lodged a case under Section 41 (A) of the Protection of Biodiversity and Conservation Areas Law and are continuing with their investigations. —Myint Oo (Myeik) (Translated by La Wonn)

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