Endangered Elephant Sent Back to Forest in Southern Vietnam (Dong Nai)


Thanh Nien News

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Forest rangers in the southern province of Dong Nai on Tuesday managed
to bring a straying elephant back to the forest after finding it near
local homes.

The male adult elephant belongs to the endangered Asian elephant
species. In Vietnam it has a “critically endangered” status.

“He has recently shown up around the area for a week now,” an officer
of the local nature conservation zone told VnExpress. “He is very
friendly to humans… He’s never destroyed anything.”

The elephant was transported during the night to minimize human
contacts and released to the wild.