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Chocky at Phnom Tamao Zoo and Wildlife Rescue Center (PTWRC)

Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) Chocky at Phnom Tamao Zoo and Wildlife Rescue Center (PTWRC)

† Chocky
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Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂, unknown maybe about years old (estimated age)
Dead date: 2001-04-05
Death reason: disease: infection from injury
Location:Phnom Tamao Zoo and Wildlife Rescue Center (PTWRC)
ArrivedPhnom Tamao Zoo and Wildlife Rescue Center (PTWRC)
from Mondulkiri province unspecified location
Document updated2011-12-25: picture, sex
During this period, six calf elephants were captured, ranging in age from 6 months to five years old, according to provincial DFW sources. One particular young elephant that avoided the hunters was brought to the WPO Wildlife Rescue Center in Phnom Penh. During a hunt, the mother of this individual was killed, and the young animal ran into a village. It was caught in a villager's kitchen searching for food. The villagers negotiated with the DFW as they did not wish to raise the elephant. In the end, an undisclosed sum of money was paid to bring the young animal to the Wildlife Rescue Center. This young animal unfortunately died on 5 April 2001 because of an infection following an accident that resulted in a number of broken bones.

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  • Gavin Bourchier

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