Elephant Mek Bunga calls it quits

Mek Bunga at her present enclosure at the Elephant Conservation Centre in Pahang.
Mek Bunga at her present enclosure at the Elephant Conservation Centre in Pahang.

2006-11-11 - TEMERLOH, Malaysia , LISA GOH

After 33 years of service to the Kuala Gandah Elephant Conservation Centre, it's finally time for Thai elephant Mek Bunga to retire. Mek Bunga, 68, who has gone blind in both eyes since almost two months ago, is in need of a proper shelter to protect her from the environmental elements. Conservation centre volunteer Mohd Razali Mohd Noor said Mek Bunga arrived at the centre in the 1970s from Thailand, and has been serving the centre since.

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