Elephant deaths in Cambodia leads to extinction concerns

A local Elephant conservation organisation in Mondulkiri province has expressed concern about the declining domestic elephant population after a 53-year-old male pachyderm named Kham Khen died on Sunday from chronic abscess disease on his back.

“Since 2017, the number of domestic elephants in Mondulkiri decreased subsequently and so far the breeding of domestic elephants in Cambodia has not been successful,” said Khun Dlyon, director of the elephant conservation organisation Elephant Livelihood Initiative Environment.

Dlyon said a survey carried out by his organisation found eight elephants to have died since 2017.

In full: https://www.thestar.com.my/aseanplus/aseanplus-news/2020/07/23/elephant-deaths-in-cambodia-leads-to-extinction-concerns

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