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December 12, 2019

Two wild elephants caught in Hlegu

The wild elephants seen near mile post (16/5) on Yangon-Mandalay expressway in Hlegu Township on 3 August. Photo: Naing Lin (Hlegu)
The wild elephants seen near mile post (16/5) on Yangon-Mandalay expressway in Hlegu Township on 3 August. Photo: Naing Lin (Hlegu)

Two elephants, that came in to cashew plantation near mile post (16/5) on Yangon-Mandalay expressway in Hlegu, were caught with tranquilizer gun in the morning of 3 August.
It was reported to the authority that 2 wild elephants were roaming about between mile posts (13/2) and (13/4) . To catch the elephants. Chief forest ranger led a group of rangers and police to track down the elephants. They were found near Zaloat Gyi village in Hlegu township. At about 8 am on August 3rd they went into cashew plantation where the group led by Staff Officer U Tin Htut Oo caught them with tranquilizer using three elephants from Tharyarwady wood enterprise at 8 am. These elephants were given antidote and sent to Bago regional north Zar Mari elephant conservation camp.—Naing Lin (Hlegu) (Translated by Alphonsus)

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