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  • Tom 1:35 pm on November 28, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: Award, , , Foundation, Lampang, , Prostheses Foundation, , , weight   

    The first time in the world for a prosthesis for elephant 

    In recent incidents, two elephants have stepped on landmines causing them to lose a leg each. Although this is not a common event the Elephants Friend Foundation in Lampang province and related parties have an idea to aid unfortunate elephants.

    To leave the disabled elephants with only 3 legs would cause them a lot of distress due to the weight of elephant. Its remaining legs would not support its whole weight and their may be some deformity of the remaining legs. (More …)

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  • Tom 11:27 am on September 6, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , , , , Buddhist religion, , Chiang Dao Cave, , , , , , , , Isan, Lampang, , , , Phra Kaeow Morokot, , religion, , , , , Tha Chang, , , , , , wat, Wat Mahathat, Wat Phra Kaeow, Wat Phra Srisatdaram   

    THAILAND, LAND OF DHAMMA. LAND OF GOLD. 

    LAND OF DHAMMA. LAND OF GOLD.

    LAND OF DHAMMA. LAND OF GOLD.

    Thailand is a Buddhist country, a nation that reveres and upholds the Dhamma — the collected teachings of Buddhism. These are considered to be precious, like gold. Like the metal, this set of beliefs is regarded as an eternal symbol of brightness and prosperity. Thais think of their country as a land illuminated by the Buddhist religion.

    Buddhism first came to mainland Southeast Asia around the eighth century, and has thus been a part of the culture for well over a thousand years — evidence of how deeply Thais have come to embrace their religion. (More …)

     
  • Tom 5:45 pm on September 3, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , Bangkok streets, , , , , Lampang, , Thai elephant, Thai elephants, , timber   

    Artificial insemination projects to increase elephant population 

    photo: Bohdan Szcześniak

    photo: Bohdan Szcześniak

    The elephant population in Thailand has decreased to less than 5,000 as they have been abandoned and left uncared. Concern authorities have made efforts to increase the huge animal’s population through artificial insemination projects.

    Phang Sommai is the latest casualty at the Elephant Conservation Centre in northern Lampang province. Her palms were seriously injured and she cannot walk.

    Phang Sommai’s injuries highlight the plight of Thai elephants. Some lost their legs after stepping on landmines while dragging timber in the forest. Many others were wounded by cars while roaming Bangkok’s streets as a result of their mahouts’ exploitation. (More …)

     
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