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Most elephants living in captivity across the country suffer from work overload, malnutrition, and poor living conditions, says the Thai Elephant Conservation Centre. 

Sittidet Mahasawongkul, head of the Lampang-based centre's elephant hospital yesterday said he and his team recently conducted elephant health check-ups at several elephant camps and found most of the animals were ailing due to poor care.

There are about 2,000 captive elephants in shelters across the country.

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