Another Baby Elephant Died Despite Intensive Care

AKP Phnom Penh, January 20, 2020 —

A skinny baby elephant, found late last week by forest rangers in Phnom Prich Wildlife Sanctuary, died early this morning, despite emergency rescue and intensive care from the rangers, in cooperation with partner NGOs.

According to a press release from Mondulkiri Provincial Department of Environment, the sick and exhausted baby elephant, female, aged about a week, died at around 3:00 am, on Jan. 20, 2020 after it was discovered alone in the forest on Jan. 17 under a hot weather.

This is the second baby elephant found dead in the northeastern part of Cambodia this month.

The first baby elephant has been found dead in O’ Leav River in Rattanakiri province by a group of rangers. The death was initially thought to be caused by drowning.

Based on the record of FFI Cambodia, there are currently between 400 and 600 wild elephants in Cambodia, with the main concentration located in the Cardamom Mountains in south-western part of the country, and the eastern plains of Mondulkiri province.

By Khan Sophirom