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Dead elephant found in Kratie province

Dead elephant found in Kratie province

LOCALS in Kratie province stumbled upon the corpse of a female elephant while foraging for fruit in the jungle last week, officials said. Provincial press officer Soeun Roth said the creature, estimated to have been between 20 and 30 years old, was found on December 29 in Sambor district’s Kampong Cham commune. According to preliminary investigations, he said, the elephant was trapped by hunters, left for days without food and died of starvation. Provincial forestry officials have brought the body in for analysis, he said, estimating that at least 50 elephants roam the area.

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