|Sex and age:||Male ♂ 28 years old|
|Location:||Seoul Childrens Grand Park|
|Arrived||Seoul Childrens Grand Park 2010-07-08|
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|Born:||1990 wild Cambodia|
|Document updated||2012-03-10: name, text, picture|
One “rogue” elephant was captured in 2004 and re-housed in the Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre after causing high levels of crop and property damage and posing a direct threat to the safety of villagers. The animal was found in a palm-oil plantation in Sihanoukville province and was thought to have originated from Bokor National Park nearby. Upon closer inspection it was discovered that a huge metal spike in the animals foot was the cause of the rampage, and after its removal the elephant made a full recovery in captivity.
Current status of elephants in Cambodia, by Maltby & Bourchier (2011), Gajah nr 35, 2012. (Journal of the IUCN/SSC Asian Elephant Specialist Group)
The bull elephant was Sambat, which I captured with the head FA vet, Nhim Thy and then took up the Elephants d'Angkor, though cannot remember the year. FA sent him to Korea with a female from Ratanakiri.
Nick Marx, Phnom Tamao
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