A baby elephant that was rescued from a cesspool pit in Bueng Kan, has been transferred to an elephant hospital in Surin for treatment of infected wounds.
Wildlife officials moved the young elephant, named Chabakaew, from Bueng Kan's Bungkla district and it reached the elephant hospital in Surin on Thursday morning.
A team of veterinarians from the National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department, decided to move the baby elephant after they examined the infected wounds on its head, back, buttocks and navel.
The vets said although the wounds had started to improve, the calf should receive better treatment at the hospital.
They said the officials would later discuss the efforts to integrate the calf back to its herd after it is completely healed.