Elephant Hospital to Be Built in Lampung

By webadmin on 01:13 pm Jan 31, 2012
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Forestry Minister Zulkifli Hasan broke new ground on Monday on the construction of Asia’s first elephant hospital, to be built in the Way Kambas National Park in Lampung.

The 1,300-square-kilometer park is home to around 180 Sumatran elephants, a species that was last week listed as critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

Zulkifli said the hospital, a joint venture between the ministry, Taman Safari Indonesia and Australia Zoo, would play a key role in the conservation effort and was expected to become operational this year.