Palin Kanthaya elephant camp receives 340 times of food buffets online amid pandemic

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Elephants enjoy their feedstuff buffets.

Elephant lovers from across the country are feeding the elephants in Palin Kanthaya elephant camp online during the pandemic period, said U Saw Wah Wah, the camp supervisor.
The Palin Kanthaya elephant camp is located near the west Palin village beside the Myingyan-Pakokku Road in NyaungU township, Mandalay region.
“The camp was opened by the Myanmar Timber Enterprise of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation. The camp was temporarily shut down on 25 March 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbreak. During the pandemic period, elephant loves from across the country are buying elephant food buffets online and feeding the elephant. The number of people feeding the elephant buffet has increased to over 340 times. Some booked online to feed the elephant,” he added.
There are a total of 22 elephant camps in states and regions. The elephant feeding can be done by contacting the elephant camps’ pages. The buffet includes sugarcane, grass, banana, pumpkin, watermelon, cucumber, mango, coconut and corn and seasonal crops. It costs K30,000 to K50,000 per meal, and K100,000 can be donated for seven elephants a day.
Those who would like to donate can contact the assistant manager via phone number: 09 793820532. The elephant camps set up for the development of town-based tourism are in short supply. Elephants in forest and mountain camps are not difficult to find feedstuffs and water, U Saw Wah Wah clarified.
The camp was reopened on 25 May 2021. — Ko Htein-KPD/GNLM

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