Domestic elephants in Vietnam province down by 93% in 40 years

August 22, 2023

The number of domestically-raised elephants in Dak Lak, a province famous for taming elephants in Vietnam’s Central Highlands, has significantly decreased by about 93 percent over time, according to the Vietnam News Agency. Tran Xuan Phuoc, head of the Dak Lak center for elephant conservation, wildlife rescue, and forest protection management, said 14 of them are in Lak District and the remainder inhabit Buon Don District. Mahouts ride elephants in Dak Lak Province, Vietnam. Tourists feed an elephant in Dak Lak Province, Vietnam. Photo: Vietnam News AgencyIt offered a buffet to the herd of domestic elephants in Lak District as part of an event commemorating World Elephant Day on August 12.

The source of this news is from Tuoi Tre News

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