In 2007, orphaned baby elephant Chhouk was found wandering alone in the forests of Mondulkiri Province, Cambodia. Badly emaciated and separated from his mother, this endangered Asian elephant had lost his left front foot due to injuries sustained from a poacher's snare. He was rescued by Wildlife Alliance, and brought to Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center for rehabilitation.
Now his lifestyle has improved with the help of a prosthetic foot. Today, Chhouk is a healthy bull elephant, able to take long walks in the forest, frolic in the pool, and play with his adopted big sister Lucky. He is trained with positive reinforcement only, and is thriving at the Center.
To learn more about Chhouk, Wildlife Alliance, and to make a donation to Chhouk's care, please visit our website at wildlifealliance.org
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