This Beloved Pygmy Elephant Was Being Closely Monitored – But Then The Unthinkable Happened

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Images: Facebook/Danau Girang Field Centre / Facebook/Danau Girang Field Centre
Images: Facebook/Danau Girang Field Centre / Facebook/Danau Girang Field Centre

Thanks to his unusual tusks, Sabre was one of the rarest elephants around. After he was found by wildlife authorities, then, the majestic animal was transported to a tranquil patch of forest and given a satellite collar so he could be monitored. But, unfortunately, it seemed that nothing could keep this exceptional elephant safe.

Image: Facebook/Danau Girang Field Centre
Image: Facebook/Danau Girang Field Centre

Sabre the Bornean pygmy elephant was first discovered in the summer of 2016. He was found in Sabah – a region in the Malaysian part of Borneo that is known for its diverse array of wildlife. And while there are thought to be at least 1,000 elephants in the area, there was something special about this one.

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Image: Facebook/Danau Girang Field Centre
Image: Facebook/Danau Girang Field Centre

In particular, when the Sabah Wildlife Department located Sabre the team immediately noticed his unusual tusks. Rather than pointing outwards and up like most elephants, his were turned down. And his saber-toothed tiger-like appendages would help earn him his name.

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