Image of Chhuok before the rescue

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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A large tree root protruding out of the ground in Cambodia's dry forests, Mondulkiri

Despite Cambodia’s relatively small land mass, it has the largest dry forests in the whole of Indochina. Dry forests are important habitats for so many species partly because of the seasonal wetland clearings that are interspersed within the forests provide essential food and water. These wetlands in addition to the seasonally dry riverbeds provide an essential network of resources within the dry forests. (more…)

A Irrawaddy River Dolphin, Cambodia

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A temple set on the top of a mountain, Cambodia.

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An Asian elephant with his trunk up.

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