Beong Kok (Boek Ku, Bakkuk) at Putang elephant camp

Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) Beong Kok (Boek Ku, Bakkuk) at Putang elephant camp

† Beong Kok (Boek Ku, Bakkuk)
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Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂, unknown maybe about years old (estimated age)
Dead date: 2018-04-21
Death reason: disease: constipation?
Location:Putang elephant camp
ArrivedPutang elephant camp
Born: wild
Document updated2018-04-23: dead
2018-04-28: alt name, death reason?
Try Sitheng, head of the animal care section at Phnom Tamao Zoo’s Wildlife Rescue Centre, said that Forestry Administration officials, in cooperation with Wildlife Alliance, had anaesthetised the elephant in order to shackle it to a tree.
“The death is 100 percent due to a lack of care. Lack of water and food in the dry season would cause its death,” he said. “If there had been a problem caused by the anaesthesia, it should have happened on that day or a day after it only.”

Sources, among others

  • https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/elephant-mondulkiri-dies-apparent-malnutrition-after-being-shackled
  • Jack Highwood
  • http://bunongelephantproject.org/group-tour-bathing-bakkuk-happy-lucky/
  • http://bunongelephantproject.org/tour-group-bakkuk-happy-lucky/

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