Image of Chhuok before the rescue

Chhuok – The Elephant Rescue Story

In March 2007, Wildlife Alliance Director of Care for Rescued Wildlife, Nick Marx and FA head vet, Dr Nhim Thy travelled to Mondulkiri to begin an incredible Elephant Rescue story. Their task was to inspect an injured elephant calf that had been wandering alone in the forest with a severe wound to his limb from a snare.

The calf found a bull Elephant that was cared for by WWF.

All Blockquoted text in this article is from the original report by Nick Marx, present at the time.

Happy to find the company of its own kind, the calf followed the big bull back to Trapeang Chhouk, a WWF patrol station in the area.

He was in a very bad way and it seemed almost certain that the young elephant would die, he was so badly injured and undernourished.

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An Asian elephant with his trunk up.

Sadly, it used to be a common site throughout Cambodia and the rest of Asia to see the magnificent elephant in chains rather than their natural habitats. (more…)