Crocodile Sightings Near Tunku Abdul Rahman Park and Dawan Island Spark Concern

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Recent Sightings Raise Alarm in Sabah

Crocodile Sightings Near Tunku Abdul Rahman Park and Dawan Island Spark Concern
Crocodile Sightings Near Tunku Abdul Rahman Park and Dawan Island Spark Concern

Videos capturing sightings of crocodiles around the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, as well as waters claimed to be off Dawan Island in Sabah, have emerged over the week, stirring concern among residents and authorities alike.

Sabah Park’s director, Dr. Mclarin Lakim, has acknowledged the reports, stating that they are aware of the sightings and are taking necessary measures to address the situation. He reassured the public that continuous monitoring of the waters around the islands within the park is underway to ensure the safety of visitors and locals alike.

Vigilance and Precautions Implemented

Dr. Lakim revealed that coastal officers and rangers have been deployed to keep a vigilant eye on the area. Additionally, warning signs have been strategically placed at certain locations to alert the public about the potential presence of crocodiles in the vicinity.

Regarding Dawan Island, Dr. Lakim affirmed that they are collaborating with state wildlife authorities to effectively address the issue and mitigate any risks posed by the presence of crocodiles in the area.

The emergence of these sightings underscores the importance of maintaining caution when venturing into waters known to be inhabited by crocodiles. Authorities urge residents and visitors to adhere to safety protocols and remain vigilant while enjoying the natural beauty of Sabah’s coastal areas.

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