People donate elephant feeds during pandemic period

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People feeding elephants. The feeds were donated by well-wishers across Myanmar during the pandemic period. Photo: Ko Htein (Ngathayouk)
People feeding elephants. The feeds were donated by well-wishers across Myanmar during the pandemic period. Photo: Ko Htein (Ngathayouk)
People feeding elephants. The feeds were donated by well-wishers across Myanmar during the pandemic period. Photo: Ko Htein (Ngathayouk)

People from across the country donated the elephant feeds for Palin Kanthayar elephant camp, which was closed temporarily during the coronavirus pandemic period, said Daw Tin Lay Nwe, Forest Department head of Palin Kanthayar elephant camp. Palin Kanthayar elephant camp was opened beside Ayeyawady River near Ah Nyunt Palin village, Nyaung U township, in Mandalay region.
A total of 22 elephant camps of Myanma Timber Enterprise (MTE) under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Conservation were suspended starting from 25 March in order to prevent and control coronavirus. So, the elephants from the camps need the food. Although the elephant camps opened in the forest do not need to worry about the food, the elephant camps opened near the tourism town need the food. So, the elephants are eating the food donated by the elephant lovers.
The elephant lover from Myingyan donated over 1,600 sugar canes worth K500,000 to the Palin Kanthayar elephant camp on 14 May while the elephant lovers from Yangon region donated the elephant buffet worth K50,000 on 10 May. Moreover, the elephant foods were also donated by the people from Kyaukpadaung town on 6 May, those from Tamu town on 6 May, Nyaung U on 4 May and Monywa town on 16 April, said Assistant Manager U Myo Min Ko from Palin Kanthayar elephant camp.
During the coronavirus period, the elephant lovers donated the elephant feeds for 22 elephant camps belonging to the MTE. —Ko Htein (Ngathayouk) (Translated by Hay Mar)

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