Sumatran Elephant Gives Birth in Aceh

 

Banda Aceh. “Suci,” a rare Sumatran elephant, gave birth to a baby girl at the Sampoiniet Conservation Response Unit (CRU) in Aceh Jaya district, Aceh early Tuesday morning.

The 20-year-old elephant was impregnated by a wild elephant living in the forested area near the conservation camp, Wahdi Azmi, Field Manager of Flora Fauna International (FFI) Aceh, said.

The birth was welcome news for conservationists working to save an animal from the brink of extinction.

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The Leuser Ecosystem on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia is in grave danger. Local politicians want to allow logging, mining and palm oil plantations in this vulnerable area. Sumatran orangutans, rhinos, elephants and tigers are already hanging on by a thread. They will not survive the destruction of the Leuser Ecosystem.

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