Borneo Company Ltd (BCL) in Malaysia

Borneo Company Ltd (BCL)
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Founded1856
First elephant arrived1938
PlaceKuching?
ProvinceSarawak
RegionBorneo
CountryMalaysia
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Borneo Company Ltd (BCL) , in Kuching?, Malaysia, was founded in 1856 and the first elephant arrived in 1938.


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1938: Import of elephants with origin from Thailand: 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: Import of elephants with origin from Sri Lanka: 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).
Origin of elephants in Borneo


References for records about Borneo Company Ltd (BCL)

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2021). Borneo Company Ltd (BCL) , Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=1639. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Origin of elephants in Borneo, by Earl of Cranbrook, J. Payne and Charles M.U. Leh


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