Saving Laotian Elephants

I was in Laos a year ago, with friends.  I don’t believe I ever heard the word elephant — though we did have a city-park ride on one in Bangkok.  Seems like a change worth talking about…

Laos was once called the ‘land of a million elephants’ but today elephant population has been reduced to several hundreds because of poaching and illegal ivory trade. Some are dying because of overwork in logging areas.

It is estimated that wild elephants number around 300 to 600…

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