EXIM Bank continues its CSR commitment in the area of elephant conservation, education and elephants’ welfare at the Kuala Gandah National Elephant Conservation Centre (NECC) by adopting a handicapped baby elephant named Elly.
Last year, EXIM Bank refurbished and redesigned the educational materials for Kuala Gandah NECC as well as funding a custom-made prosthetic leg for a 14 year old female elephant, ‘Selendang’.
This year, EXIM Bank goes one step further by adopting the two year old baby Elly and providing her with a prosthetic leg, a new portable paddock for daily mobility exercise and a one-year supply of multivitamins and other supplements. She lost her front lower right foot from a trap laid by illegal hunters and was found unconscious at Kg. Sokut Toku, Tanah Merah, Jeli Kelantan. Elly was then rescued by Tereangganu’s Elephant Conservation Centre to receive its early medical treatment before being transferred to NECC for her recovery process.
On hand to launch the adoption program at Kuala Gandah was EXIM Bank’s President/Chief Executive Officer (P/CEO), Puan Norzilah Mohammed witnessed by En. Nasharuddin Othman, Head of Kuala Gandah NECC, followed by a tour around Kuala Gandah NECC and video presentation on the elephants.