InfoSAWIT, SABAH – After saving the Kalimantan baby elephant by the palm oil worker in Sahabat 54 next to Tabin Forest Reserve in April 2020, FGV Holdings Berhad (FGV) claimed that they would help the Departemen Satwa Liar (SWD) by funding the process and fund of treatment.
The two year old – Kalimantan elephant is called 'Sahabat', it was found around the palm oil plantations by the workers of FGV and while waiting for the SWD, the Wild Rescue Unit (WRU) made the temporary shelter for the elephant.
The workers did extra prevention because of corona virus and helped the SWD and WRU persons to check the elephant. Eventually they knew that the eyes of the elephant were severely infected that might influence its sighting and caused Sahabat away from the pack.
They made special shelter to transport it for further treatment in Lok Kawi Wildlife Park in Kota Kinabalu, about more than 500 km from the plantations.
“The mission to save Sahabat spends 6 days and we are happy that Sahabat is in good men. We are happy too to adopt it and would spend the treatment, food, and other costs during the treatment,” Chief Executive Officer, FGV Group, Dato Haris Fadzilah Hassan said, as in the official written statement to InfoSAWIT, Friday (10/7/2020).
Dato Haris Fadzilah Hassa thought that the total expense to adoption program for three to six months would be about RM 16.000, it depends on the recovery status and its readiness to be let in the wild.
“This is the same with the regulation in Malaysia to protect the endangered and as part of our commitment to RSPO and MSPO certificate,” he mentioned. (T2)