A young elephant calf was found alone and very lost in the Phnom Prich Wildlife Sanctuary, Mondulkiri province, by Ministry of Environment park rangers.
Environment Minister Say Sam Al, in his face book post said that the ministry suspected that the calh had probably strayed from its herd.
Elephant care experts and park rangers have been caring for the baby pachyderm while planning out a course of action to reunite it with the herd.
According to the Environment Minister, after finding the elephant, experts have been feeding it and giving care in the hope that the herd will return to find and take back the pachyderm.
The young elephant was found within Phnom Prich Wildlife Sanctuary, a a 2,218.18 km2 protected zone between Mondulkiri Protected Forest to the north and Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary to the south.
A few days ago a dead young elephant was found to the north on the provincial border with Ratanakiri while another was found dead in a river.
They are coming under increasing threat from loss of their natural habitat and poaching, something which the Ministry of Environment is working hard to prevent and eliminate.