Herd of endangered elephants found in Quảng Nam Province

A herd of eight Asian elephants – an endangered species listed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) – has been found living in an elephant conservation area in Nông Sơn District, Quảng Nam Province.

Deputy head of the provincial ranger and forest protection sub-department Từ Văn Khánh confirmed on Friday that elephants had been found in a conservation zone following a biodiversity evaluation programme launched in February.

According to the report, the herd includes a mature male, one semi-mature male, three mature females and two semi-mature females, and a one-year-old calf.

It said the herd had the basic structure to grow in the south of the conservation zone in the near future.

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