Photo Gallery: Pygmy Elephants at Risk in Borneo

Photo Gallery: Pygmy Elephants at Risk in Borneo
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Tailiwas, left, shown here with her calf, is one of five Borneo pygmy elephants tagged for satellite tracking by WWF and the Sabah Wildlife Department.

Named for the river where she was collared, Tailiwas and her herd of about 45 elephants normally move up to 1.2 miles (2 kilometers) a day. However, increasing encroachment on the elephants' habitat caused the herd to move 3.9 miles (6.4 kilometers) on a single day in September.

During a year of observation, Tailiwas and her family entered villages twice and were often chased away from crops by villagers using loud noises and fireworks.

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—Photograph ) WWF/Cede Prudente
 
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