† Bunta is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Serbajadi Conservation Response Unit (CRU), in Indonesia, of poached in 2018-06-08. Official death reason described as fed poison-laced bananas and mangoes. (see detailed list).
Bunta was born wild 1989 at Aceh unspecified location, captured 2006 , captured at Alue Embang, North Aceh.
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.
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