An elephant, “Sabre-tooth,” is discovered in Malaysia with its tusks facing the wrong way

A rare dwarf elephant whose tusks evolve downwards instead of upwards to look like a saber-toothed tiger has been found in Malaysia.

A group of wildlife experts found this elephant on a palm oil plantation in the Malaysian state of Sabah on Borneo’s island on Thursday.

“It’s scarce,” Sabah Wildlife Department’s assistant director Sen Nathan said on Friday.


“We’re not sure exactly why the tusk is, but it could be a congenital disability or possibly from inbreeding.”

Sabre Tooth Elephant Is Discovered In Malaysia With Its Tusks Facing The Wrong Way

Nathan said a similar elephant was recorded on camera a few years ago and in 2015 in Sabah.

The wildlife ministry plans to send the animal to an elephant sanctuary in Sabahon on Saturday until a suitable area in the wild can be released with a tracking device.

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“The tusks resemble prehistoric saber-tooth tigers, but of course, they are not related,” said Andrew Sebastian, co-founder of the Malaysian Ecotourism Association.

“It could make wildlife viewing in Sabah more interesting.”

But Sebastian warns that reversed rare elephant tusks could cause problems jostling with other elephants.

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A study done a decade ago found that there were about 2,000 elephants in Sabah. Wildlife officials say a new study will be underway soon.

Nathan said the biggest threat to elephants in Sabah is not poaching but habitat loss due to human modernization and population growth.

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Canidae Pet Food Reviews: An In-Depth Look

Choosing the right pet food is crucial for the health and well-being of our furry friends. In this blog post, we'll delve deep into Canidae pet food, a popular choice among pet owners, and provide an in-depth review based on various sources.

Canidae is a well-known brand in the pet food industry, offering a range of products designed to cater to pets of all ages, breeds, and sizes.

Product Range:

  • Canidae All-Life Stages (Dry): This vet-formulated product suits dogs of all ages, breeds, and sizes. It's available in both dry and wet formulas.
  •  Canidae Pure: A limited-ingredient diet crafted for dogs with food sensitivities. Each recipe typically includes 7 to 10 ingredients.

Key Ingredients

The Canidae All Life Stages Multi Protein Formula, which represents the brand's product line, contains ingredients like chicken meal, turkey meal, brown rice, peas, oatmeal, and barley. Chicken meal, the primary ingredient, is a meat concentrate with nearly 300% more protein than fresh chicken.

Recalls and Safety

Canidae has had recalls in the past. It's essential to stay updated with the brand's recall history to ensure your pet's safety.

Customer Reviews

The Canidae Dog Food product line has earned an overall rating of 4.5 stars from The Dog Food Advisor. The Canidae All Life Stages Dog Food has received the Advisor's second-highest tier rating of 4.5 stars.

Pros and Cons:

  • Pros: High protein content, suitable for all life stages, contains beneficial ingredients like flaxseed and taurine.
  •  Cons: It contains some controversial ingredients, and not all minerals are chelated, which might affect absorption.


Canidae All Life Stages is a grain-inclusive dry dog food that uses a notable amount of named meat meals as its primary source of animal protein. With an above-average protein content and a profile suggesting a significant amount of meat, it comes highly recommended for pet owners.