Tame elephant dies after stabbing

Update: January, 08/2011 - 10:09

DAK LAK — A tame elephant that was stabbed dozens of times by poachers two months ago has died, Le Thi Thanh Ha, director of the Ban Don Eco-tourism Company, said on Thursday.

Poachers inflicted 217 cuts to the Pak Cu elephant's hind legs and tail.

Ha said the male elephant had long and valuable tusks. The eco-tourism company spent VND50 million (US$2,500) trying to treat the elephant's injuries.

On the same day, three wild elephants died in mysterious circumstances in the Tay Nguyen (Central Highland) province of Dac Lak's Ea Sup District._VNS