Ten endangered Borneo pygmy elephants have been found dead in a Malaysian forest under mysterious circumstances.
The wildlife department in Malaysia's Sabah state on Borneo island fears the animals were poisoned. It says the carcasses were found near each other over the past three weeks at the Gunung Rara Forest Reserve.
In one case, officers rescued a three-month-old calf that was trying to wake its dead mother.
Sabah environmental minister Masidi Manjun said on Tuesday that if they were intentionally killed, "the culprits would be brought to justice".
The WWF wildlife group estimates there are fewer than 1,500 Borneo pygmy elephants. They live mainly in Sabah and are known for their babyish faces, large ears and long tails.