Borneo Company Ltd (BCL) in Malaysia

Borneo Company Ltd (BCL)
First elephant1938

1938: Borneo Company Ltd (BCL) brought in two cow elephants together with their Thai riders, for use in forest operations above the Pelagus rapids in Upper Rejang.
1951: The company bought five beasts, aged 11 to 17 years, from Chipperfield’s circus in U.K. After 52 days at sea, including trans-shipment at Singapore, these unfortunate animals were slung ashore at Sarikei, and promptly swam across the river and got bogged on the opposite bank (Longhurst, 1956: 109-110).
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