Elephant Trapped in Mud Pit Dies After 10-Day Struggle in Mondulkiri, Cambodia

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Elephant Trapped in Mud Pit Dies After 10-Day Struggle in Mondulkiri, Cambodia

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Cambodia News (Mondulkiri): The Deputy Director of the Mondulkiri Provincial Department of Environment, Din Bunthoeun, expressed deep regret over the loss of a female wild elephant that succumbed to severe injuries in the Ou Krak area of the Phnom Prich Wildlife Sanctuary.

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The Deputy Director confirmed that the department's experts, in collaboration with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), had exhausted all efforts to save the elephant. He explained that the elephant had likely been trapped in the Ou Krak mud pit for an extended period before being discovered by local residents, making it extremely challenging to restore its health. He emphasized the department's tireless efforts to rescue the animal.

The Phnom Prich Wildlife Sanctuary team had found the female wild elephant trapped in the mud pit in the Ou Krak area on April 30, 2024. Despite their rescue attempts, the elephant tragically died ten days later.

The rescue team, consisting of members from the Mondulkiri Provincial Department of Environment, WWF, experts, and the Lim Royal Company, worked for three days at the incident site to save the elephant, which was stuck in the mud pit and had injuries to its left front leg and abdomen. The team then transported the elephant to the Royale Central Station in the Mondulkiri Protected Forest for further treatment.

However, the elephant's health deteriorated day by day, and on May 10, 2024, it passed away. At 2:00 PM today, the team will prepare a burial at the Royale Station in the Mondulkiri Protected Forest, located in Memom Village, Roya Commune, Koh Nhek District, Mondulkiri Province.
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RIP. So they fixed the "mud pit" problem to prevent any future cases right ... right?
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Spigzy wrote:RIP. So they fixed the "mud pit" problem to prevent any future cases right ... right?
Yes, area has been sold and cemented over with a new wildlife ecotourism resort building built over it to protect future elephants from falling victim.

Cynical side solution, sorry.

Sad story overall.
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