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Dead elephant baby found in National Park

Killed by poachers; overdose of anesthesia? A baby elephant aged between 3 to 6 months old was found dead in Salakpra forest in Kanchanaburi. Villagers from Wangchan in Wangdong district who went to collect forest products found the calf, who had died only a few hours before. The baby elephant…

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Num Choke the newly rescued elephant

Num choke's trouble with her feet Num Choke, the elephant that was rescued in February 2013, has cracked feet and nails as foot care was likely neglected for a few years. Vets at WFFT trimmed and debrided her feet under sedation yesterday. We are now going to constuct a few…

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Boonmee, an elephant retires!

After 40 years of hard labor, retirement at last! Boonmee is a 55 year elephant that was rescued and retired for life today! Boonmee has worked for a while in logging and over 25 years in the tourism industry and was until yesterday working at an elephant camp in Kanchanaburi…

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The Bloody Ivory of Thailand

(WFFT forwards a message from AAA Thailand) Sadly, Thailand is one of the highest ranked countries in illegal ivory trade. Even though one of basic precepts of Buddhist is to abstain from taking life, still some Thai monks and their believers turns out to be the major consumer in this…

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Burma – Thailand elephant laundering (part 1)

Burma and Thailand elephant laundering In a series of stories about the illegal elephant trade in Thailand and the cover ups by some authorities and in particular the head of one specific department Edwin Wiek will in the months coming up to the CITES conference in Bangkok (March 2013) publish…

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The Duchess Cornwall’s brother tells how baby elephants are brutally starved and tortured

Source: The Daily Mail http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2176957/The-agonising-blows-expose-evil-secrets-Thailands-elephant-tourism-The-Duchess-Cornwalls-brother-tells-baby-elephants-brutally-starved-tortured.html?ito=feeds-newsxml The agonising blows that expose the evil secrets of Thailand’s elephant tourism con: The Duchess of Cornwall’s brother tells how baby elephants are brutally starved and tortured There are few things more adorable than a baby elephant. Little more than 3ft tall and naturally curious,…

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Duenpen, an elephant to retire soon?

WFFT to the rescue of another elephant. Meet Duenpen, an approximately 50 year elephant that has worked for the last 25 years at elephant tourist camps. Duenpen is currently receiving a health screening as she has fallen sick lately but was still forced to work anyhow to provide enough income…

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Phuket’s baby elephants under investigation – Phuket Gazette

Phuket Gazette – Saturday, February 11, 2012 11:26:00 PM (for more of the stories of the PHUKET GAZETTE follow link to www.phuketgazette.net) PHUKET: Three elephant camps in Phuket are being investigated after concerns were raised about the origins of the baby elephants in their possession. Officers of Central Investigation Bureau…

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Elephant going crazy at Huahin

Bull elephant went crazy at Huahin Wednesday morning at 09:00 Am we received a phone call from Hutsadin elephant camp in Huahin that one of their sub-adult males was on the loose and charging their staff. The almost 4 tonnes heavy bull was becoming a danger to the neighborhood and…

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Thai elephants being killed for tourist dollars

Edwin Wiek Special to The Nation (story printed in The Nation on Tuesday 24 January 2012) http://www.nationmultimedia.com/opinion/Thai-elephants-are-being-killed-for-tourist-dollar-30174341.html News on elephants in Thailand since the start of this year has been dominated by the brutal killing of wild tuskers in Kaeng Krachan and Kui Buri national parks. At least six wild…

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The unlikely tale of the two dead elephants

Bangkok Post January 19, 2012 Things keep getting fishier and fishier at the Kaeng Krachan National Park, following the slaughter of two wild elephants, one burned to cinders and the other left rotting in a field, minus their tusks and sexual organs. Scandalous? Let’s look at the news chronologically. Shortly…

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Elephant electrocuted at Kuiburi, Thailand

On Friday the 16th of December another wild bull elephant was killed at Kuiburi national park, near the WFFT wildlife rescue center. Farmers try to protect their farmland from wild elephants, however some of them use high voltage power lines instead of safe electrical fencing equipment. Again an elephant lost…

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Elephant Rescue – Hua Hin | December 2011

This elephant needs urgent rescue. Prachuab, an old female elephant that has been working at elephant camps carrying around tourists for the last 30 years needs your help! She is a very tall elephant that is way to skinny for her age and size, still at work every day at…

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