Rescued elephant being treated at conservation centre

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Rescued elephant being treated at conservation centre

Post by Nereus » Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:03 pm

It is not surprising that the weather forecasts are so wrong. It seems it is also difficult to tell the sex of elephants.
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Jumbo on rocky road to recovery

https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/genera ... o-recovery

Vets have given a wild elephant that plunged into a canal in Phitsanulok a 50% chance of survival.
The pachyderm was rescued on Wednesday. She was found to have severe injuries to both her back legs, a veterinarian says.

Chances she will return to normal again are slim given the jumbo's age, said Thawichok Angkhawanit, veterinarian at National Elephant Institute in Lampang where the elephant was sent yesterday.

Fifteen-year-old Phang Chomphu, the nickname he was given by rescue workers when they thought it was a male elephant, was washed down by flash floods into the Chomphu canal in Phitsanulok's Noen Maprang district. She tried without success to struggle to the canal bank and was left in the water for about 40 hours.
Rescuers managed to lift her to safety on Wednesday.

Officials said Phang Chomphu looked better after being given a saline solution and she began to eat some bananas and cane.
"She can eat now. If you have bananas or sugarcane, please bring them to officials," Bunchana Khlongphuk, head of Chomphu Tambon Administration Organisation, said.

Villagers paid much attention to the elephant and renamed her Tara.
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Rescued elephant being treated at conservation centre

https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/genera ... ion-centre

LAMPANG: A wild elephant saved in a dramatic rescue from a boggy canal in Phitsanulok arrived at the National Elephant Institute here on Friday for treatment of his injuries.

The young bull elephant was transported on a 10-wheeler from Noen Maprang district in Phitsanulok to the elephant centre in Hang Chat district, and looked exhausted after the overnight trip.

Thaweephok Angkhawanich, a veterinarian at the institute, said on Friday the elephant will be kept in an area near the forest rather than in a nursery kraal, because it is closer to his natural habitat.

The elephant, said to be aged 10-15 years, was swept into a steep-sided canal by a flash flood in the early hours of Tuesday morning and remained trapped and struggling until he was pulled from the mud by rescuers around mid-morning on Wednesday.

The youngster was exhausted and injured, and has barely been able to stand on his feet since then.
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At least IT has been saved!
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