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Work Begins

This month we started on the pre requirements for the proposed electric fence we plan on building during march.

The first step in providing a safe and healthy environment for the conservation center elephants in Seblat, North Bengkulu, Sumatra is to make sure there is a good food supply. The first step is to repair the fencing for the 2 hectare lot that was once a flourishing plantation of king grass of which the mahouts would readily cut klumps for overnight food for the elephants. Sadly the fence is in disrepair, which allows the wild pigs to get in and feed on crops and nothing much remains.

This will soon become the main food source to provide the elephants when they settle inside their home each night. Once all the holes are discovered and patched new crops will go in and soon flourish. Time to get to work…

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Sumatran Tiger Surgery, Environmental Disaster, Orangutans Rescued and Rhino Discovered…

Sumatran Tiger Undergoes Surgery at Sacramento Zoo

An endangered Sumatran Tiger in Sacramento Zoo is being operated on by a group of veterinary surgeons who are removing stones from its urinary tract. The group of surgeons comprises surgeons from the School of Veterinary Medicine, Davis and The University of California. The surgery began Tuesday morning, in which the doctors have planned to insert flexible thin tubes which will help in draining the urine from the tiger

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Sumatra Wildlife and Environment Weekly News

Do Orangutans Plan? When It Comes To Travel They Do

A new research conducted by University of Zurich, shows that the night before Sumatran male orangutans travel through the forest, they often produce long, loud calls in the direction they plan to go. It provides a cue to other members of the community to plan for the trip ahead, and is the first field-observed case of primates planning for future events this far in advance.

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Sumatra Wildlife and Conservation News

Indonesian Tiger Who Survived Poisoning Returns To Zoo Home

Two-year-old Ayu, a young Sumatran tiger, sole survivor of the recent incident of poisoning, returned to her caged-in area at the Taman Rimbo Zoo in Jambi, after a week. The investigation is still being carried on to find the culprits of the incident which took place on 17 August and involved strychnine, a chemical which is highly controlled in the country. The zoo visitors

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