11 elephants saved from mud hole
PHNOM PENH: Eleven endangered wild elephants were rescued in Cambodia, four days after getting stuck in a 3m-deep mud hole, officials said.
The chief of Mondulkiri’s environment department, Keo Sopheak, who headed the rescue team, said the elephants apparently got stuck in the mud when they went to drink water at the deep hole that was left over from the United States bombing during the Vietnam War.
He said if local villagers had not reported the incident, the elephants would have died from thirst and starvation. AP
Wild elephants were rescued from a mud-filled bomb crater in eastern Cambodia’s Mondulkiri province on Saturday after languishing in the swampy waters for four days.