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Teluk Intan in Hilir Perak, Negeri Perak, Malaysia
 

Elephant Memorial

 
 
Elephant Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, 2017
1. Elephant Memorial
Inscription.  There is buried here a wild elephant who in defence of his herd charged and derailed a train on the 17th day of Sept. 1894.
 
Erected 1894 by the British government.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker memorial is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsRailroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Believe It or Not series list.
 
Location. 4° 1.41′ N, 101° 2.717′ E. Marker is in Teluk Intan, Negeri Perak, in Hilir Perak. Marker is on Lorong 14 east of Lorong 4, on the left when traveling east. Located 100 feet north of Lorong 14. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Teluk Intan, Negeri Perak 36000, Malaysia. Touch for directions.
 
Regarding Elephant Memorial. It is said the train had struck and killed a young elephant earlier that day.
The railroad was built in 1893, and was removed by Japan during WWII.
 
Elephant Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, 2017
2. Elephant Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 25, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 116 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 25, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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