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Elephant’s death in central Vietnam remains a mystery

A dead wild elephant was discovered on Thursday afternoon in Chau Phong Commune, Quy Chau District in the central province of Nghe An.

Secrets of the Elephant King's stilt house

The unique architecture of stilt houses has been inextricably linked with Central Highland culture and tradition for thousands of years. Ethnic minorities in the region have built their houses with designs suitable to their customs and living habits.

A dying breed: Dak Lak elephants set for better welfare

More elephants in the Central Highlands of Vietnam are set to retire from their laborious and controversial work in tourism from 2022, amid growing concern over the welfare of this extraordinary animal that is on the brink of extinction.

Wild elephants re-appear in Gia Lai province

A herd of three to five elephants has re-appeared in several communes in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai’s Chu Prong district in recent days.

Villagers supported after elephant rampage

More than 100 households in Dong Nai Province have received financial support after their crops and property were damaged by wild elephants.

Last domesticated elephant in northern Central Highlands dies

The last domesticated elephant in the northern Central Highlands region of Vietnam has died at the age of 50.

Life differs from lore for elephants

Vietnamese children begin to associate elephants with images of mountainous the Central Highlands from a young age, through a popular song called The Little Elephant in Don Village.

New-born wild elephant joins herd in Dong Nai

The Dong Nai Provincial Forest Ranger Department on September 2 announced that a newborn elephant has been spotted in a forest in Dinh Quan District.

Botswana: Lab tests to solve mystery of hundreds of dead elephants

Some 350 elephant carcasses have been spotted in Botswana's Okavango Delta since May.

Dak Lak makes plan to rescue injured elephant

Authorities in Dak Lak Province are planning to rescue an injured elephant that can't return to the wild.

Herd of elephants spotted in Quang Nam forest

A herd of eight elephants have been seen in the central province of Quang Nam.

Tourism elephants released into national park

Authorities in Dak Lak Province have released two elephants which were used in the tourism industry.


Dong Nai needs more electric fence to protect residents’ fields

 VietNamNet Bridge – Elephants in Dong Nai are destroying crop fields and damaging farmers’ buildings – despite a 50-kilometre electric fence built to keep them out.

Will Dak Lak have elephants in the future?

VietNamNet Bridge - According to the Elephant Conservation Center, in 1980 Dak Lak had over 1,000 domestic elephants, but the figure dropped to 100 in 2015.

Tourists rescued by elephants from flooded Nepal safari park

 Elephants were pressed into service to rescue hundreds of foreign tourists trapped in a Nepal jungle safari park, officials said on Monday, as the death toll from flash floods and landslides 

Dak Lak tourism hit by hydropower needs

Since hydro-power plants were built on the Serepok River, the 20km segment running through Daklak Province – the kingdom of tamed elephants in Vietnam – has dried up, causing problems for the local tourism industry and local people.

The man who owns the most elephants in Central Highlands

VietNamNet Bridge - In Le Village, situated on the romantic Lac lakeside in Lien Son Town of Dak Lak, there is a man believed to have the most elephants in the Central Highlands.

Vietnam's elephants on brink of extinction

 VietNamNet Bridge – Experts and conservationists are calling for increased funding and efforts to save the dwindling number of elephants in Viet Nam.

Elephant-minders at Yok Don National Park work to preserve remaining herd

VietNamNet Bridge - Workers at the Dak Lak Elephant Conservation Center in Yok Don National Park describe themselves as ‘elephant-minders’.

Domesticated elephants in danger in Central Highlands

Another household-raised elephant in Dak Lak Province has died because of overwork. Scientists and environmentalists are concerned about the fate of the remaining elephants.