Elephants are known to go into caves, the most famous example being the Kitum Caves at Mount Elgon in Kenya. In Taman Negara, Malaysia many years ago I was camping alone in Gua Kepayang Besar and when I left in the morning there was a steaming pile of elephant dung in the cave entrance. I later saw an elephant as I was trekking.
In Merapoh in Sept 2012 we found elephant dung in Gua Gajah Marah
and in Gua Putera Mandi in Nov -
Whilst visiting to Gua Hari Malaysia in Sept 2012 we found elephant bones both downsteam and upstream of the cave.
This is the tooth of an elephant -
When we visited Gua Hari Malaysia in Feb 2013, we found a lower jaw and a leg bone from an elephant. I wonder if all the bones came from the same elephant.
The leg bone
The bones were taken back to the Merapoh hostel
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