Sattahip chief checks on rescued elephant

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Sattahip’s district chief visited Nong Nooch Tropical Garden to check on a baby elephant rescued earlier from the wild.

Sattahip’s district chief Noraset Sritapatso visited Nong Nooch Tropical Garden to check on a baby elephant rescued earlier from the wild.
Sattahip’s district chief Noraset Sritapatso visited Nong Nooch Tropical Garden to check on a baby elephant rescued earlier from the wild.

Noraset Sritapatso and district livestock officer Sumet Janpen paid a visit to the Najomtien elephant park Oct. 30 to see the condition of 3-month-old Fa Jaem, who got its leg stuck in a trap on Khao Kang Hang Maew in Chanthaburi.

The mini jumbo was first seen wandering alone on Khao Anglanai in Chachoengsao Oct. 19 then rescued later, brought to a veterinarian in Chachoengsao and transferred to Nong Nooch for better care. It was welcomed and named at a ceremony Oct. 25.

Noraset said orphaned baby elephants have been a problem at Anglanai National Park due to the inability of mothers to provide sufficient milk. He added it was important that Nong Nooch care for the animal, as elephants are a national symbol of Thailand.

Park officials said the female juvenile is under the care of vet Padej Siridamrong and is being suckled by two cows who recently had miscarriages. They are treating the calf as their own and the baby elephant is receiving good care.