Sak Surin”, an elephant donated to Sri Lanka more than two decades ago, is expected to be brought back to Thailand in June to receive medical treatment as he is ill and has poor living conditions.


Natural Resources and Environment Minister Varawut Silpa-archa said the timeframe for Sak Surin to come home has been developed in a series of meetings and after a visit by veterinarians to Sri Lanka.


“The team of vets was sent to Sri Lanka to assess the readiness for Sak Surin’s return to Thailand. After compiling the information, we plan to bring the elephant home in June,” said Varawut. Courtesy Thai BPS World