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Cat Tien National Park in Vietnam
Cat Tien National Park
Dong Nai Province
Cat Tien National Park,
, was founded in 1978.
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Nam Cat Tien National Park (Vườn quốc gia Cát Tiên).
Elephants roam the park, but their presence has caused some controversy. In the early 1990s a
of 10 hungry elephants fell into a bomb crater, created during the American War, just outside of Cat Tien. Local villagers took pity on the elephants and dug out a ramp to rescue them. Tragically, since then 28 villagers have been killed by rampaging elephants.
2006: We obtained only one male in our sample, while two subadult/adult males had been sighted during Varma et al.’s (in press) survey, implying that the minimum number of elephants in the park at the time of sampling must have been 12. A surprisingly high mitochondrial diversity was observed with three haplotypes being found in elephants from the same area.
References for records about Cat Tien National Park
Koehl, Dan (2021). Cat Tien National Park, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at
Sources used for this article is among others:
T. N. C. Vidya, Surendra Varma, Nguyen X. Dang, T. Van Thanh, R. Sukumar; Minimum population size, genetic diversity, and social structureof the Asian elephant in Cat Tien National Park and its adjoiningareas, Vietnam, based on molecular genetic analyses at
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