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April 04, 2020

Two mahouts killed by elephant in musth in Bago Region

A male elephant in musth trampled two mahouts
to death on 10 January while it was being bathed in a creek in Kyauktaga, Bago Region.
The mahouts were identified as U Win Hlaing, 45, and U Kyaw Lin, 42. ‘Musth’ is described as a state when male elephants’ testosterone levels surge and they become more aggressive and are gripped by an overpowering desire to mate, according to the local police force. —MNA (Translated by Kyaw Zin Lin)

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