|ID nr:||Chip id Number; 985000360200941|
198 in Database for Captive Elephants in Sumatra -
|Sex and age:||Male ♂ 29 years old||Dentition:||tusker|
|Dead date:||† 2018-06-08|
|Death reason:||poached: fed poison-laced bananas and mangoes|
|Location:||Serbajadi Conservation Response Unit (CRU)|
|Arrival||Serbajadi Conservation Response Unit (CRU) 2016-01-00|
from Aceh unspecified location
|Born:||* 1989 wild|
in Aceh unspecified location
|Capture:||2006 , Alue Embang, North Aceh|
|Document updated||2018-06-12: new record, death report|
2020-04-29: Sumatra DB records added
|1993: The four tame elephants placed in CRU Serbajadi belong to the Natural Resources Conservation Center (BKSDA) of Aceh. They are named Bunta, Lilik, Lia and Nonik.|
2018: 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.
Reference listKoehl, D., (2020). Bunta, an Asian at Serbajadi Conservation Response Unit (CRU) in Indonesia. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 31 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=11745. (archived at the Wayback machine)
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