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Road users plying East-West Highway urged to be careful of elephants' presence

25/01/2023 11:54 PM

IPOH, Jan 25 (Bernama) -- The Perak Wildlife and National Parks Department (Perhilitan) has urged the public using the East-West Highway connecting Gerik to Jeli, to be cautious due to the presence of elephants in the area.

Its director Yusoff Shariff said this came following a video recording showing an elephant going after a multi-purpose vehicle in Gerik was made viral recently.

"The presence of elephants in the area is a common occurrence and road users are urged not to provoke but instead try to drive their vehicle away from the animals.

"It is better to turn back in such a situation.

"Road users should be aware of the possibility of encountering elephants along the route as Perhilitan has installed several warning signs," he said when contacted by Bernama here today.

He said the site is a wildlife habitat and the elephants in the area are used to the presence of humans and vehicles.

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