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There are no more wild Asian elephants in Cambodia. The population in the country is entirely in captivity, primarily as work animals in the logging industry. Sadly, the land these elephants help clear is the same habitat they need to survive.
Thankfully, The Cambodia Wildlife Sanctuary has secured a massive 1 million acre reserve. This land is some of the last unmined jungle in the country, and is safe haven for countless species. Last year, CWS moved two female Asian elephants to the reserve, with hopes of one day creating a new sustainable herd of wild Asian elephants in Cambodia.
The next step is moving bull elephants like Adam, pictured here, to the land. Adam is a particularly large 25-year-old bull elephant who is enslaved in a Cambodian logging camp. Without aid, he is doomed to a life of of pulling stumps and dragging massive logs. He either works or is chained to a tree. In his current environment, he has absolutely no hope of freedom.
Miraculously, CWS has successfully convinced his owners to release Adam to them, and has also secured a rare permit from the government to allow his transport within the country. However, safely caring for bull elephants like Adam is incredibly difficult. They are very powerful, and without certain precautions, their strength can be dangerous to human caretakers and other elephants.
Cambodia Wildlife Sanctuary needs immediate funds to build a bull-safe enclosure to move Adam and other male Asian elephants to their land. With your help, we hope to help save this remarkable animal and others like him. We can't do it without you. Click here to donate today to help free Adam and elephants like him.
Executive Director, GreaterGood.org