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14th Borneo pygmy elephant poisoned

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A fourteenth rare Borneo pygmy elephant has been found dead of suspected poisoning, Malaysian officials said Thursday, the latest in a series of fatalities that has shaken conservation efforts. 

Wildlife department officials measure a dead pygmy elephant in the Gunung Rara Forest Reserve, in Malaysia's Sabah state, Januray 29, 2013. A fourteenth rare Borneo pygmy elephant has been found dead of suspected poisoning, Malaysian officials said Thursday, the latest in a series of fatalities that has shaken conservation efforts.

Meanwhile, an official warned that a three-month-old baby elephant, poignantly photographed trying to nuzzle its dead mother, was losing weight fast and may not survive.

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