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Government doesn't care about elephants, say conservationists

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Conservationists and mahouts greeted Thai Elephant Day with expressions of frustration that the government is making no serious attempt to keep these iconic animals safe in the jungle and at shelters that care for them. 

They emphasised it is necessary to remind people constantly of the importance of the elephant, or it could disappear from the wild.

Their warning came as authorities continued the hunt for poachers who killed a wild elephant cow in a border forest in Phetchaburi province last week, and are believed to be smuggling her calf out of the forest for sale to a dealer.

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