Borneo Elephant Sanctuary (BES) in Malaysia

Borneo Elephant Sanctuary (BES)

First elephant arrived2013
Address Lot 8, Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary
Place Kinabatangan
District Sandakan Division
Region Borneo
Country Malaysia
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Borneo Elephant Sanctuary (BES), located at Lot 8, Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary, in Kinabatangan, Sabah, Malaysia , was founded in 2012 and the first elephant arrived in 2013.

Living elephants

At the Borneo Elephant Sanctuary (BES) lives 1 elephants with records in this database: (detail list)
  1. unknown

Comments / picturesSabah Wildlife Director Dr Laurentius Ambu said 2,000 hectares of land has been reserved for the sanctuary, known as the Borneo Elephant Wildlife Sanctuary, in Kinabatangan. "We do not intend to house all the (rescued) elephants there. We will keep the animals there for treatment and then we will release them back into the Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary," he told reporters after the opening of the Sabah Wildlife Conservation Colloquium 2012 here Monday.
Sanctuary For Rescued Pygmy Elephants To Begin This Year

Funded largely by the Malaysian Palm Oil Council.

References for records about Borneo Elephant Sanctuary (BES)

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Koehl, Dan (2023). Borneo Elephant Sanctuary (BES), Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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2020-11-28Female elephant found dead & bleeding from its mouth in sabah, believed to be poisoned - orphaned wild elephant relocated to borneo elephant sanctuary - Elephant News

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