26 Oct ’16 – Sumatran elephants eat grass, leaves, twigs, tubers and sometimes fruits. At least 69 species of plants that can be used as feed elephants. The plant consists of 29 groups of grasses and 40 groups of non-grass plants. Sumatran elephants are known to prefer grasses.
The efficiency of the digestive system is very bad elephant. These animals can dispose of faeces every hour. It is no wonder if the day Sumatran elephants require food up to 230 kg, equivalent to 5-10% of body weight. As for the drink takes 160 liters of water every day. In the dry season the Sumatran elephant could dig water riverbed dries up to a depth of one meter.
Therefore, RSF planting fodder for elephants located in Forest Gutters that are in Duri-Riau. Land clearing activities have been carried out during the 15 days which will ditergetkan be completed within 5 days.
Clearing land conducted by a team of four people, work with synergy and mutual cooperation.
In addition to planting feed of the elephants, RSF also make a tree house as the monitoring of wild elephants will eat fodder on the land.
RSF thanked the Rainforest Action Network, which has supported the planting of elephant feed. Support is very significant for the survival of the next program of the RSF to preserve the existence of Sumatran elephants in Riau.