After a period of treatment for wounds suspected of fighting with another elephant, the 34-year-old male elephant died.
On February 10, a leader of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of Dak Lak province confirmed that the elephant named Rok (SN 1989) had died after a period of treatment.
Previously, on the afternoon of February 9, after receiving the news, the authorities organized an examination of the scene to clarify the cause of the Rok elephant’s death at the Elephant Care Area in Block 4, Sub-Area 462 (China). Center for Elephant Conservation, Animal Rescue and Forest Protection in Dak Lak Province).
According to the authorities, Rok is a male elephant and was rescued by the Center for Elephant Conservation, Animal Rescue and Forest Protection in Dak Lak Province from Lam Dong Province to take care of and restore health on the 15th. -first.
According to the testimony of the former owner, Rok elephant had previously fought with another domestic elephant, resulting in multiple injuries.
Authorities organize burial for Rok . elephant
According to a leader of the Center for Elephant Conservation, Animal Rescue and Forest Protection Management in Dak Lak Province, when buying a Rok elephant for 500 million VND from an elephant owner, the unit determined that the elephant was very weak. could die at any time. However, with its functions and duties, the Center is still determined to take care of the elephants in the hope of prolonging the life of the elephants.
“Although the Center has cooperated with foreign experts to actively treat, but due to weak condition, unable to recover, the elephant died at about 12 o’clock on February 9. This morning, we cooperated with Authorities organize the burial of Rok elephants according to regulations” – this leader informed.