Dutch veterinarian Dr. Willem Schaftenarr is pictured with his colleagues taking care of the herd at the Dak Lak Elephant Conservation Center.

Dutch vet seeks to save near-extinct elephants in Vietnam

2017-01-26 - Buon Don, Vietnam.

A seasoned veterinarian from the Netherlands has been a lifelong ally of the shrinking herd of elephants in Vietnam’s Central Highlands.
Dr. Willem Schaftenarr, 63, has been a household name among elephant conservationists, mahouts, and the pachyderms themselves in Ban Don (Don Village), which is nestled in the namesake district in Dak Lak Province.

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Female elephant H’Tuk receives an ultrasound scan from experts

Vietnam uses ultrasound to determine virility of domestic elephants

2016-12-06 - Buon Don, Vietnam.

Domesticated elephants in Vietnam’s Central Highlands are receiving ultrasound scans by international experts to check their fitness for mating.
In the heat of the afternoon inside Ban Don Village in Dak Lak Province, a group of vets from Dak Lak Elephant Conservation Center (DECC) waited alongside Dutch elephant expert Dr. Willem Schaftenaar for H’Tuk, a female elephant who lives at a local ecotourism resort.

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Delegates tour on domesticated elephants at Buon Don Tourist Site in Dak Lak Province on June 8, 2016.

Diplomats explore culture of Vietnam’s Central Highlands

2016-06-09 - Buon Don, United States.

Over 20 diplomatic and business delegates enjoyed touring Dak Lak Province in Vietnam’s Central Highlands on Wednesday afternoon, getting a close-up look at local culture.The delegates observed domesticated elephants, visited traditional stilt houses, crossed a wooden suspension bridge, and enjoyed traditional performances by local Rade ethnics.

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3 Headlines about Elephants from Buon Don2017-01-26 - Buon Don, Vietnam - Dutch vet seeks to save near-extinct elephants in Vietnam 2016-12-06 - Buon Don, Vietnam - Vietnam uses ultrasound to determine virility of domestic elephants 2016-06-09 - Buon Don, United States - Diplomats explore culture of Vietnam’s Central Highlands

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