MEXIM’s Chairman, Datuk Mat Noor Nawi feeding ‘Selendang’ the handicapped elephant during the World Elephant Day Programme
Selendang, also known as Miss Tripod at the Kuala Gandah NECC suffered a permanent disability after walking into poachers’ wire snares 10 years ago. The unfortunate animal received its first prosthetic leg in 2012 and so far, has used six of such legs because the leg needs to be changed as she grows bigger. On World Elephant Day 2017, MEXIM sponsored her seventh prosthetic leg, costing RM9,000, which was fitted amidst much fanfare. Her well wishers were happy when the 12-year old Selendang moved easily and her body language showed that the prosthetic leg fitted her well. The Bank is committed to follow Selendang’s development and step in again as sponsor when the leg needs to be replaced as she gains more weight over the years.