Elephants at Melbourne Zoo Reunite To Help Man Jai Learn

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A 7-year-old elephant named Man Jai learns to behave around female herd at the Melbourne Zoo. Thus, seven elephants reunite to help the development of their youngest bull, Man Jai.

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Man Jai, who is 7-years-old learns the skills from the 11-year-old Luk Chai. Luk Chai, on arriving at the zoo rushed to embrace the other. The incident consisted of clasping of trunks, flapping ears, and some they even trumpeted loudly.

The older elephant’s arrival gives way for Man Jai to have a wonderful learning experience. The 7-year-old is likely to learn from how Luk Chai wanders around the female elephants (the women!).

Elephants

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Female elephants at the Zoo move in a closely knitted manner. Whereas, the breeding bulls Luk Chai and the little Man Jai are usually strolling independently. This is regular practice with elephants where the female herds travel in a cohesive manner and the males roam around freely.

Asian Elephants were at one point the most widespread. However, due to human activities, like palm oil production, have cost them their homes. In addition to this, report by WWF show that Asian elephants are facing the threat of habitat loss and fragmentation. The rise in population in Asia has led to people encroaching upon the areas which belonged to the elephants.

Melbourne Zoo

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Moreover, fear about the magnificent creature being wiped out is arising as their population is becoming smaller and smaller. Additionally, a very serious threat to the species is poaching. Although elephant ivory trading is banned, it continues at some places, where illegal international trade still exists.

Melbourne Zoo is a part of a regional breeding program for the Asian Elephants. These elephants are termed endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List.

Elephants

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The initiatives taken by Melbourne Zoo speak mountains and their efforts must not go unnoticed.

Luk Chai and Man Jai are the real studs of the Zoo after all.

By: thekoalabears.com

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