Elephant repatriation: Thai king funds medical remedy for Sak Surin

Thailand’s Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Varawut Silpa-archa, yesterday announced the King’s monetary help for the medical remedy of Sak Surin, a 30 yr outdated elephant lately repatriated. The jumbo is presently receiving care at the Thai Elephant Conservation Centre’s Elephant Hospital in Lampang province. The elephant repatriation happened on Sunday in Sri Lanka the place it was airlifted after residing for 22 years.
According to Varawut, Sak Surin eats amply and is cellular, able to standing and resting with out help. During an preliminary examination, however, a veterinarian recognized several well being points. Sak Surin’s entrance left leg appeared inexplicably unbendable, abscesses have been current on each side of his hip, and a cataract clouded his right eye. The minister said…
“We will take good care of Sak Surin till he is robust again.”
Sak Surin’s current recuperation plan includes a necessary 30-day quarantine. During this era, veterinarians will carry out further well being assessments before the elephant might be permitted interplay with other centre residents or the basic public.
In Sri Lanka, Sak Surin’s residence had been the Kande Viharaya temple, situated in Aluthgama within the south. Allegations of abuse and neglect prompted a transfer to the National Zoological Gardens in Dehiwela last November. Animal protection organisation Rally for Animal Rights and Environment (RARE), took the initiative in securing the elephant’s rescue.
In related Refund , Thailand’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment intends to associate with the Royal Thai Embassy in Colombo to find one other relocated elephant, Pratu Pha reported Bangkok Post.
Advisor to the ministry’s technique working staff, Kanchana Silpa-archa, divulged that a team – comprised of officials from the ministry and the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) – had planned to visit Pratu Pha. The forty five yr outdated elephant had been gifted to Wat Sri Dalada Maligawa in Kandy in 1988 however had been relocated a day before the team’s scheduled go to.
Kanchana indicated their suspicions that the staff at Wat Sri Dalada Maligawa feared a possible repatriation of the elephant.
“No data concerning the abbot’s relocation of the elephant is at present obtainable, however, cooperation with the ambassador has been requested.”

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