WWF researchers spot herd of wild elephants in Mondulkiri sanctuary

WWF-Cambodia says researchers had a close encounter with a herd of wild Asian elephants in Srepok Wildlife Sanctuary in Mondulkiri province which is a positive sign conservation efforts are working.

A WWF-Cambodia statement on Friday said its researchers encountered the herd in mid-April, while they were monitoring wildlife in the sanctuary, which it supports under the management of the Mondulkiri provincial department of environment.

It said that WWF’s scientists said they spotted five adults, four calves and about four juvenile Asian elephants which they videoed. The calves were observed staying alongside their mothers, with some putting their trunks on the side of the cow elephants while the herd was resting in the deciduous dipterocarp forest.

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