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'Floaty' home

'Floaty' home

Floaty, the Asian elephant that took a seven kilometer swim with her calf in mid-February,

is back on dry land after an island-hopping holiday to Koh Manoa and Koh Rung. Floaty

and her daughter shocked environmentalists when they headed out to sea on February

7, an action that elephant experts attributed to human encroachment in her native

national park. Floaty and child undid elaborate rescue plans with their decision

to return to the mainland of their own accord, said Chheang Dany, head of the wildlife

conservation office, albeit with some pushing from local fishermen. "The young

fishermen thought maybe the elephants were not experienced in swimming," he

said.

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