Make your Homepage | Bookmark              SERVING THE EASTERN SEABOARD OF THAILAND             Pattaya Blatt | Chiang Mai Mail | Pattaya Mail TV
Pattaya Mail Web

Two elephant cows join Nong Nooch in effort to repopulate forests

Handlers bring 2 female elephants to Nong Nooch Tropical Gardens with hopes of them becoming pregnant before being returned to the wild.

Patcharapol Panrak

Two wild female elephants are now calling Nong Nooch Tropical Garden home as the Pattaya elephant park and the Royal Elephant Reintroduction Foundation work to increase Thailandís native pachyderm population.

Premjit Hemawat, the foundationís general manager, and a team of elephant handlers and veterinarians delivered Thongkam and Doreme from the Sab Lanka Natural Forest to the park June 8. The intent is to have the two wild elephants breed with two Nong Nooch bulls, Bird, 33, and Ning Nong, 17.

Doctors checked the bullsí blood and ran other tests to be sure all conditions were right for successful breeding. It will take time for the animals to become familiar with each other. If the females become pregnant, they will be moved back to the elephant sanctuary in the Lopburi forest.

Nong Nooch is helping restore Thailandís wild elephant population by donating four of its popular pachyderms to a foundation working to release 81 elephants into nature. Two cows, yet to be selected, will act as breeders. Elephant cows average only 1 calf every four years and each pregnancy runs 22 months.

Nong Nooch currently has 41 elephants in its stables, 36 of which are female. Of those, five are pregnant.

The foundation was founded in 2007 to mark HM the Queenís 80th birthday with a pledge to collect 81 elephants to release into the wild.

HEADLINES [click on headline to view story]

More rain, more flooding

Pattaya police step up efforts to combat illegal guns

Pattaya plants 1,400 trees for World Environment Day

Chonburi drug-prevention program to expand to 3 Pattaya neighborhoods

Pattaya to fill 2 vacant city council seats in July 10 election

Thai women with foreign husbands learn legal rights

Two elephant cows join Nong Nooch in effort to repopulate forests

Taxi driver jailed for assaulting head of traffic police

Bargirl steals 960,000 baht Irishman stashed in kitchen drawer

Sriracha man dies as car crashes, burns

Alleged police payoffs fail to prevent gambling den raid

Icy bum lands Nigerian in jail

Pretend cop ticketed by real officers

2 injured as Burmese, Cambodians brawl at labor camp

Palang Chon leaders hit the road to get candidates elected

Grandmother collects trash to keep her family together

Puea Thai looks for votes in military-strong Sattahip

Bricks in a puddle does not a proper road make


  Property for Rent
  Condos & Apartments
  Bungalows - Houses - Villas

  Property for Sele
  Condos & Apartments
  Bungalows - Houses - Villas
  Articles for Sale/Rent
  Business Opportunities
  Computers & Communications
  Services Provided
  Staff Wanted
  Vehicles for Sale / Rent: Trucks & Cars


 Local News
  Travel & Tourism
  Our Community
  Our Children
 Auto Mania
  Dining Out
  Book Review
  Daily Horoscope
PM Mike Franklin
Classic Charity Golf
PM Peter Cummins
Classic International
Current Movies
in Pattaya's Cinemas

 Sophon TV-Guide
 Clubs in Pattaya
News Access
Subscribe to Newspaper
About Us
Had Yao News
Pattaya Mail TV
 Pattaya Blatt
 Chiang Mail Mail

E-mail: [email protected]
Pattaya Mail Publishing Co.Ltd.
370/7-8 Pattaya Second Road, Pattaya City, Chonburi 20150 Thailand 
Tel.66-38 411 240-1, 413 240-1, Fax:66-38 427 596
Copyright © 2004 Pattaya Mail. All rights reserved.
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.