Vets from the National Institute of Elephant Research tested ten elephants in Trang to determine if they being misclassified or not.
It is believed that some scrupulous people are classifying wild elephants as working elephants, so they can remove and sell their tusks on the black market.
Wild elephants are also more likely to attack and injure people they come in contact with.
So far, 53 elephants have been tested in Trang, which is home to 100 domesticated animals. These are used mainly for pulling timber or in the tourism trade.
Eleven provinces in the south are regularly checked, to prevent the illegal trading in ivory.
Source : Thaivisa
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