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MANILA - A committee of the Philippines parliament voted Wednesday to transfer the country's only elephant to a sanctuary in Thailand. 

Mali is the only elephant most Filipinos ever see - because she is the only elephant in the country.

The House Committee on Natural Resources adopted several resolutions which would clear the way for 38-year-old Mali, a Sri Lankan elephant at the Manila Zoo, to Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary in Sukhothai, according to a report on Thursday in the Manila Standard newspaper.

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