Surin elephants suffer from drought
- Published: 4 Apr 2013 at 12.45
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Surin authorities have declared a drought emergency in 16 of the 17 districts, warning that over 200 elephants at a conservation centre are at risk because of the severe water shortage.
An elephant buffet was held at an annual elephant round-up fair in Surin province in 2010. (Photo by Nopparat Kingkaew)
Thirapol Homhuan, a mahout at the Elephant Conservation Centre, said on Thursday that water is becoming more scarce. He called on state agencies to help out quickly as more than 250 elephants in the centre could die from water shortage soon.
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