Bunta at Serbajadi Conservation Response Unit (CRU)

Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) Bunta at Serbajadi Conservation Response Unit (CRU)

† Bunta
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Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 27 years old
Dead date: 2018-06-08,
Death reason: poached: fed poison-laced bananas and mangoes
Location:Serbajadi Conservation Response Unit (CRU)
ArrivedSerbajadi Conservation Response Unit (CRU) 2016-01-00
Born:1991 unknown
Capture: 2006, North Aceh
Document updated2018-06-12: new record, death report
A male elephant was found dead from poisoning in East Aceh, Aceh, on Sunday. One of its tusks had been removed.

Bunta, 27, was part of the Conservation Response Unit (CRU) elephant team, which wards off wild elephants trying to enter the area. Bunta and three other elephants had been stationed at CRU Serbajadi in Bunin village, Serbajadi district, East Aceh, Aceh, since January 2016.

Bunta was the main police elephant at CRU Serbajadi, which was visited by Hollywood actor Leonardo Di Caprio in March 2016.

Bunta was originally a wild elephant captured by BKSDA Aceh in 2006 in North Aceh.

Sources, among others

  • http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2018/06/11/elephant-killed-for-ivory-in-east-aceh.html
  • https://steemit.com/esteem/@zamzamiali/rip-bunta-good-bye-and-thanks-for-your-all-over-7add76e439c1f

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