Saturday, October 22, 2016

Injured baby elephant saved from hunters in Chanthaburi, mother’s whereabouts unknown

A baby elephant with an injured leg was rescued from Chanthaburi hunters on Wednesday night. Now, forestry officers and locals are looking to find the calf an adoptive mother since the whereabouts of his own mom are unknown.

The baby elephant, just three-months-old, had been injured by a trap. It was found  in the Khaeng Hang Maew jungle by Wandee Dokdin, Moo 12 chief, and four other village people, reported Bangkok Post. 

The rescuers brought the baby from the jungle and took it by pickup truck to a Chachoengsao wildlife office early on Thursday. The elephant’s wounds were treated by veterinarians. It was also fed milk and a wildlife official said that the calf’s health was getting better. They have named the baby “Jam.”

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