TELUPID, (Feb 18)) — Thirty wild elephants went on a rampage at the Kampung Bauto area near here last Friday, destroying crops after entering a newly-cultivated oil palm plantation belonging to the villagers.
However, the stampede did not endanger the villagers, said Kampung Bauto headman Kamilus Dian.
Speaking to Bernama today, he said rangers from the Wildlife and National Parks Department and the police monitored the movements of the elephants, with the help of villagers.
He said two of four elephants which were found to have crossed the main access road to the village, were caught about 9am today.
Kamilus said the other elephants were still in a small patch of jungle off Jalan Bukit Microwave near the plantation.
He said this was the second incident in 20 years, involving elephants trespassing the village.