TEMERLOH, Dec 4 (Bernama) – Thanks to a contribution of two prosthetic legs (one spare) by Export-Import Bank of Malaysia Bhd (EXIM Bank), two-year-old Elly has a new lease on life.
EXIM Bank president and chief executive officer (CEO), Norzilah Mohammed, said the corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative is the bank’s way of encouraging an appreciation and love of elephants to protect them from going extinct.
"With RM50,000 allocated, Elly also gets a year’s supply of medication and vitamins," she told Bernama after launching the EXIM Bank CSR environmental programme at the Kuala Gandah National Elephant Conservation Centre (PKGK) today.
Last year, EXIM Bank donated eight infographics to PKGK’s information centre and prosthetic leg for 13-year-old female elephant, Selendang.
EXIM Bank heard about Elly early this year when visiting Selendang.
The calf was found passed out with her leg caught in a trap in Jeli, Kelantan. She received treatment at the Terengganu Elephant Conservation Centre before being transferred to PKGK.
"We hope that with the new leg, Elly will be able to move around like other elephants," Norzilah said of the young elephant which has been adopted by EXIM Bank.