The famous elephant in my homeland, Cambodia, to retire after offering rides to tourists for 3 decades

Xinhua — Sambo, the internationally famous elephant known for years as one of capital Phnom Penh's most famous attractions, will retire to northeastern Cambodia's Mondulkiri province this week, an owner and officials said Tuesday. The 54-year-old female elephant will go to live at the Elephant Livelihood Initiative Environment (ELIE), situated inside the Seima Protected Forest in Mondulkiri province on Saturday.


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  1. Jayesh Thakkar

    November 26, 2014

    Why the word "freedom" is applicable only for the human being ? Very pathetic. Good morning Jendhamuni Sos.

  2. Carlos Bation

    November 26, 2014

    Hi female elephant so cute ..Ingat my dear my Love

  3. jai kannan k

    November 26, 2014

    Wish her a happy retired life…

  4. Eve Zucker

    November 26, 2014

    Sambo will always be in so many of our memories. I hope she has the retirement she deserves.

  5. Charles van Dijk

    November 26, 2014

    Just remember the trunk taking pineapples gently from my hand. You deal with a real spirit and personality.

  6. Ratanak Phirun

    November 26, 2014

    Name Asambo to natural forest at Modulkiri province

  7. H,. Highlander

    November 26, 2014

    May God bless you motherly elephant (Sambo) for having a freedom life from human.
    May you live a free life in the ELIE
    and SPF in Mondulkiri with peace….

    And to you dear Jenny thank you
    for info. may God bless you dear
    Jenny and your Mom and family.

  8. TheRosepetal33

    November 26, 2014

    Finally, some happy positive news about the treatment of elephants! Keep up the good work.

  9. tina shelly

    November 26, 2014

    they are such beautiful creatures

  10. Raghav panday

    November 26, 2014

    Good morning and have a blessed day with Ur wish lua ,,,,,

  11. Larry Gayle

    November 26, 2014

    Life is good stay up love love

  12. Dave Lavis

    November 26, 2014

    Great news huge smiles from me.:o))

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