A female elephant succumbed to shock and died on Thursday while trying to give birth to a calf which had died inside her womb while being treated at an elephant hospital in Hang Chat district in Lampang province.
Twenty-five-year-old Phang Thong collapsed while her mahout was leading her on an exercise walk this morning at the elephant hospital run by the Friends of the Asian Elephant Foundation.
The hospital has treated more than 20 pregnant elephants whch were sent there. It is the first time both mother and her baby have died.
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