Mutiara, which means pearl in the Indonesian language, was collared in February 2019 and is part of Anna’s core family group.

Mutiara and Anna are members of a herd of up to 30 elephants and they share much of their time and home range with Ginting, Indah, and (to a lesser extent) with Cinta. There are several babies and juveniles of all ages in the herd indicating healthy natural population growth.

The Mobile Education and Conservation Units (MECU) observed that Mutiara’s GPS collar, which was planned to be replaced in May 2023, had detached itself in the LAJ Block 4 area. Currently, Anna and Mutiara’s herd is spending considerable time with Ginting and Indah’s herds. The ECMU continued to observe Mutiara from their monitoring of the Ginting and Indah herds. A member of the Anna/Mutiara herd will be collared as soon as possible to assist with their monitoring and protection.

Thank you to our Anna adopters for helping to keep her and other elephants safe and protected in the Bukit Tigapuluh Ecosystem.

(Program run by Ministry of Environment and Forestry and Frankfurt Zoological Society).

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