By Chris Maskilone
LAHAD DATU: A young male elephant, aged 7-9 years old, with a snare trap injury on its front right leg, was rescued at Taliwas here.
On Tuesday afternoon Wildlife Rescue Unit from the Sabah Wildlife Department managed to capture it for treatment as the snare trap has inflicted a two-inch deep wound on the elephant’s leg and it was already infested with maggots.
Most areas of the wound are already showing signs of healing but prognosis is still guarded, said the State Wildlife Department in a statement here today.
The department stated that general treatments have been given to the elephant and topical wound management will continue.
Its general condition such as hydration and appetite will be observed as the injury still needs time to fully heal.
The elephant will be transferred to Borneo Elephant Sanctuary for further treatment and observation, it further said.-SabahNewsToday