Sunday, November 06, 2016

Nong Nooch rescues orphaned elephant

Nong Nooch Tropical Garden is nursing back to health a baby elephant abandoned in the wild by its mother.

Park Director Kampol Tansajja said the Najomtien elephant park recently took in 3-month-old Fa Jaem after it was seen wandering alone on Khao Anglanai in Chachoengsao Oct. 19. It finally was captured by residents of Chan­thaburi, but not before the baby pachyderm’s legs were injured by a trap.

The animal was taken to a veterinarian in Chachoengsao, but doctors transferred Fa Jaem to Nong Nooch for better care. It was welcomed and named at a ceremony Oct. 25.

Kampol said the female juvenile will be under the care of vet Padej Siridamrong and is being suckled by two cows who recently had miscarriages.

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