† Tong Kham is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2023-06-01 at Kulen Elephant Forest, in Cambodia, . Official death reason described as suspicion Liver Fluke?.
Tong Kham was born unknown 1963 at Asia unspecified location.
Probably origin from Cambodia, transfered to Laos and then to Mondulkiri.
Appeared in the film "Two brothers": http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Two_Brothers
2023: During the second half of 2022, and 2023, the sixty-year-old Asian bull Thong Kham showed less appetite and also reduced drinking of water. Presented different kinds of diet, but he still lost weight and general condition why an intensified veterinarian supervision was initiated. Blood tests etc did not show clear signs of reason, but when he from the 1st of June 2023 had very yellow urine, the suspicion was that his condition was related to the liver, with Liver Fluke
as a possible diagnosis. His condition worsened, and an infusion was given, but on the 1st of June, he collapsed in the early morning. He was lifted up with a crane, but due to his weakness, his legs couldn't support his weight, and when there was no hope for improvement, the decision was taken to euthanize him, in order to reduce his pain.
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