“Mom, wake up!”

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These are the words from a three-months old elephant calf trying to wake up his dead mother.  The mother elephant was found dead at the Gunung Rara Forest Reserve in Sabah.

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Suspected being poisoned under mysterious circumstances, a total number of ten endangered Borneo pygmy elephants were found dead in the forest.

“We highly suspected that it might be some form of acute poisoning from something that they have eaten but we are still waiting for the laboratory results of the chemical analysis from samples taken from the dead elephants to confirm the diagnosis” said the authority.

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“It looks like these animals are from the same family group, as the carnage took place on the same time and space.  It was a very sad sight to see all those dead elephants, especially one of the dead females who had a very young 3-month old calf.  The calf was trying to wake the dead mother up.” Said Dr Sen Nathan, Senior Veterinarian for the Sabah Wildlife Department.  The baby calf was very distressed and had to be rescued.  It is now being hand-raised by wildlife rangers at Lok Kawi Wildlife Park.

“Mom, wake up!”  I heard the voice wandering in the woods….

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72 thoughts on ““Mom, wake up!”

    beyondlisbon said:
    April 12, 2013 at 12:22 am

    Very sad 😥

    tiny lessons blog said:
    April 12, 2013 at 12:24 am

    This is tryly very sad. I hope the little orphan will be doing fine after being rescued from that environment.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      April 12, 2013 at 1:00 am

      Yes, I really hope so! 🙂

    Rexlin Victor said:
    April 12, 2013 at 12:33 am

    Too sad!!!

    Life&Ink said:
    April 12, 2013 at 12:36 am

    Couldn’t hit the like button so I am leaving a message instead.

    “Mom, wake up!” I heard the voice wandering in the woods….

    Those are very powerful words.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      April 12, 2013 at 1:03 am

      Thanks, but I know is sad! 🙂

    Subhan Zein said:
    April 12, 2013 at 12:58 am

    Extremely sad 😦

      Sydney Fong responded:
      April 12, 2013 at 1:03 am

      So sorry about it! 🙂

    keiththegreen said:
    April 12, 2013 at 1:47 am

    It is sad, and even more so, if it turns out they were poisoned. The senseless killing of animals lowers us as a species, and to kill by poison just prolongs the agony of the animals.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      April 12, 2013 at 7:34 am

      Yes, indeed! This is a sad world in certain way! 😦

    Clowie said:
    April 12, 2013 at 1:54 am

    It’s heartbreaking.

    Don said:
    April 12, 2013 at 2:17 am

    So deeply tragic.

    Animalcouriers said:
    April 12, 2013 at 2:25 am

    Why oh why oh why?

      Sydney Fong responded:
      April 12, 2013 at 7:35 am

      History always repeat by itself! 😦

    angelasommers said:
    April 12, 2013 at 2:41 am

    This is so very sad – and yet, I am happy the little elephant got rescued – can you please update us how he is doing? I would love to know

      Sydney Fong responded:
      April 12, 2013 at 7:36 am

      Sure! I’m sure the rest of them like to know too! 🙂

    myfoodandflowers said:
    April 12, 2013 at 2:45 am

    Oh, that poor calf… so sad! 😥

    renxkyoko said:
    April 12, 2013 at 3:01 am

    That baby elephant trying to wake up its mother…… omg, that just made me cry.

    Patty B said:
    April 12, 2013 at 3:59 am

    So sad – elephants are such beautiful noble creatures.

    theINFP said:
    April 12, 2013 at 6:28 am

    😦

    thebookybunhead said:
    April 12, 2013 at 7:46 am

    Heartbreaking.

    nightlake said:
    April 12, 2013 at 8:30 am

    this is sad and painful to read..Some chemical substances mixed with what they eat apparently…

      Sydney Fong responded:
      April 12, 2013 at 10:09 pm

      Who knows is not murder? 😦

    ryan said:
    April 12, 2013 at 10:01 am

    why they poisoned them?
    it’s so sad read and see the pic. the calf trying to wake up its mom… 😥

      Sydney Fong responded:
      April 12, 2013 at 10:10 pm

      Is still under investigation, it could be kill by other reasons! 😦

    chris13jkt said:
    April 12, 2013 at 10:03 am

    It is indeed a very sad story, Sydney 😦

    Gretchen Del Rio said:
    April 12, 2013 at 10:50 am

    Brings tears to my eyes

      Sydney Fong responded:
      April 12, 2013 at 10:11 pm

      So sorry about it! 😦

    gita4elamats said:
    April 12, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    Why?! 😦

    The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap said:
    April 12, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    Hard to read, hard to look at. Makes me heartsick. I have a book, Why does the Elephant Weep, that talks about how emotional elephants are and never forget. I feel for that poor baby. I feel for all the needless torture of these beautiful animals. Thank you for posting to bring awareness to it and maybe our energy here can do some good. Who know?

    JoJo Kelmer said:
    April 12, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    oh my, this is so sad…

      Sydney Fong responded:
      April 12, 2013 at 10:13 pm

      I got to apologize to bring a sad Friday to you all! 😦

    yinyin said:
    April 12, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    > – < there are too many things ,too many silent voices, too many gazes…. I can only have my eyes and ears closed at those moments,Sydney, I can only do that – powerlessly!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      April 12, 2013 at 10:14 pm

      It is very sorrowful! 😦

    utesmile said:
    April 12, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    So sad and poor elephants, poor little one. People should leave elephants and wildlife alone. They don’t do us any harm, why do humans have to interfere all the time?????

      Sydney Fong responded:
      April 12, 2013 at 10:17 pm

      We all know why but just forget to know! 😦

    Emily Rain said:
    April 12, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    i’m touched by the story. aww.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      April 12, 2013 at 10:19 pm

      We always touches the heart by sad moment! 🙂

    sachemspeaks said:
    April 12, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    The person or persons that did this need to be shot on sight, NO TRIAL!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      April 12, 2013 at 10:20 pm

      Haha! You say it! 🙂

    edithlevyphotography said:
    April 12, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    That is so sad. I hope they find who did this and punish them to the fullest extent possible. Just heartless.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      April 12, 2013 at 11:36 pm

      So far is under investigation…:(

    Allie said:
    April 13, 2013 at 9:25 am

    Gosh, I’m not sure if I press “like” or not… Very sad… I’m thinking that it’s us human beings who need to wake up. Yes, humans, wake up! Wake up, our heart. Wake up, our soul. Wake up from stupidity and cruelty.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      April 13, 2013 at 10:20 pm

      And we will never wake up! And we will repeat and repeat those ignorant actions! 😥

    tchistorygal said:
    April 13, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    This is a heart-rending post. There are no words for this. Have you read the Elephant Whisperer? That makes this even sadder!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      April 13, 2013 at 10:29 pm

      I heard about that! But just no chance to gobble it!
      You take care and have a great day! 🙂

    h0tchocolate said:
    April 13, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    it’s just the beginning, the worst is yet to come.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      April 13, 2013 at 10:31 pm

      Wow! You sound like you know something behind!
      But I’m not to hear that! 😦

    wildsherkin said:
    April 14, 2013 at 1:53 am

    Heart-breaking story. I hope they find some answers.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      April 14, 2013 at 10:02 pm

      I hope too, at the same time I’ll keep you’ll posted!
      Thank you! 🙂

    kelihasablog said:
    April 15, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    h that just breaks my heart! I hope they are able to solve the mystery before it happens to any more : (

    BeWithUs said:
    April 15, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    😦 human….

    Loca Gringa said:
    May 10, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    Heartbreaking to see the calf at it’s mother’s side.

    JK Bevill - Lost Creek Publishing said:
    May 11, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    Reblogged this on lost creek publishing.

    shazza91321 said:
    May 11, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    Sniff, sniff.

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