Regional Captive Asian Elephant Working Group Meeting
The Regional Captive Asian Elephant Working Group Meeting was held at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Chiang Mai University, June 11-12, 2015. Asian Elephant Support was delighted to be able to fund Dr. Vanthinh Pham’s attendance at this meeting. You may recall most recently AES, with the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation, sent Dr. Khajohnpat Boonprasert and two senior mahouts from The Elephant Conservation Center in Lampang, Thailand, to Vietnam to assist Dr. Pham in the treatment of the young wild bull, Jun, whose foot was badly damaged by a snare. The mahouts also helped demonstrate to the Vietnam mahouts, who had little experience with wild elephants, how to help calm and better manage Jun for safe and effective medical care.