Important message: CNN claim, in an article written by CNN journalists Kay Jones and Hollie Silvermanthe on August 3, 2020 on the website of the following: There are less than 3,500 Asian elephants left in the wild and they face extinction because of ivory poaching and habitat destruction, the zoo statement the article Baby elephant dies 27 days after his birth at St. Louis Zoo, but the article doesnt really state why ivory poaching should be an immediate threat to Asian elephants, and their claims of the world population of Asian elephants, is however also something to doubt.. Although IUCN seems to have forgotten to state the world population of Asian elephants at Their fact sheet about the Asian elephant, while the Asian Elephant Specialist Group state that there are elephants in 13 range states, but AESG seemingly also forgot to mention how many Asian elephants there are today, and on their website it is also not easy to find a record about the world population of Asian elephants, but International Elephant Foundation state on the page Elephas maximus: Endangered due to loss of habitat. Numbers are currently around 30,000 – 50,000 (one-tenth of the population of African elephants, and no mention about ivory hunting in Asia), which is a number far, or rather more than ten times higher than the claim from =There are NOT less than 3,500 Asian elephants left in the wild, as cnn claim.//Dan Koehl

Kham Bun at Vietnam Circus Federation

† Kham Bun
ID Number:
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Male ♂ 6 years old
Status:foot problems
Dead date: 2010-08-11
Death reason: disease: infection in the leg, which reached the bone
Location:Vietnam Circus Federation
ArrivalVietnam Circus Federation 2007-09-00
from Buon Don village unspecified owner
Buon Don village unspecified owner 2006-00-00
from Yok Don National Park
Born:2004 wild Vietnam
Document updated2012-04-03: text
2018-10-01: link to EleWiki submitted
2006:The foot was ensnared in a trap in Central Highland Dak Lak Province in 2006.

2007: Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung ordered Kham Bun sent to the Circus Federation in 2007 after forest rangers rescued him and treated his wound.

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