Myanmars Elephants by Ko Myo

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The wives of mahouts at Thayatsan elephant  camp express their breast  milk to provide food for  the orphaned and weakened elephant calf Mi Chaw who was abandoned by her mother.  The calf has been suffering from severe diarrhoea caused by the cheap artificial milk-powders previously fed to her by the villagers. <br />
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23 days before  a group of bamboo cutters working in the jungle of Nga Pu Taw  heard a wild elephant screaming nearby. Not wishing to accidentally run into a wild elephant they chased it away from where they were working.  It is becoming increasingly common for elephants and other wildlife  to come very close to villages  in Myanmar's forests as a result of deforestation caused by decades of industrial logging. In this case they realised too late that they had chased away a pregnant mother to be  who gave birth and left her newborn calf. The workers reported this to Dr Mhyo Min Aung the vet a the local Myanmar timber enterprise who agreed to look after her.