Elephant Wounded by Land Mine
Pa Hae Po is being treated in Thailand
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 13, 2011 6:46 PM CDT
A man looks at Pa Hae Po, a 22-year-old elephant being treated at the Elephant Hospital in Lampang province, northern Thailand.   (AP Photo/Wichai Taprieu)
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(Newser) – Bad: A 22-year-old male elephant stepped on a land mine in Myanmar and mangled its left foot, reports AP. Worse: He joins three other elephants being treated for the same thing at a facility in Thailand. The Friends of the Asian Elephant group has named the new patient Pa Hae Po and says he is expected to recover. He's the 14th elephant the group has treated for stepping on a land mine since it opened its hospital in 1993, all victims of Myanmar's decades-long fight with rebels.

 

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