Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Tamed Elephant Persuades Wild Elephant To Relocate

An elephant by the name Timur is the secret weapon for Malaysia's Department of Wildlife and National Parks. He is able to communicate with other elephants and get them to stay away from villages. 

"Trained elephants are used to accompany captured wild elephants during the relocation process from their natural habitat, which can be threatened by the close proximity of human settlements. The presence of other elephants calms the frightened elephant, making it less likely to retaliate or attack the movers."

Timur in car