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Famous Cambodian Elephant Set for Retirement, Resettlement

Phnom Penh’s only Asian elephant is returning to the jungle after 30 years of service in the Cambodian capital. Large crowds gathered Tuesday to celebrate the retirement and resettlement of the beloved Sambo, who has been a well known resident of Phnom Penh for half a century.  A Buddhist religious ceremony was performed to mark her official release from captivity. With support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the 54-year-old elephant is set...

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