Conservation works to save threatened elephants in Malaysia


Only about 1,200 wild Asian Elephants, also known as Elephas Maximus, are left in Malaysia -- but one conservation is looking to change that.

The National Elephant Conservation Center in Kuala Gandah, the only organization set up to relocate these displaced pachyderms, rescues elephants from all over Malaysia and provides them a safe sanctuary in the wild.

The animals are at risk due to the increasing human population in Asia which has greatly affected their dense, but diminishing, forest habitat.

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