Eleven endangered wild elephants in Cambodia were rescued Saturday, four days after getting stuck in mud, officials said.
Rescued elephants in Mondulkiri province northeast, home to about 250 wild elephants, officials said Wildlife Alliance Bothmroath deceit.
Mondulkiri's environment department head, Keo Sopheak, who led the rescue team, said the elephants were sent back to the woods where they normally live. He said the animal seems stuck in the mud when they go to drink water in 3-meter-deep pit remaining from the US bombing during the Vietnam War. He said if the local villagers did not report the incident, the elephant will die of thirst and hunger.