Luang Prabang Elephant Camp

A little paradise for elephants, close to Kuang Si Waterfall

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Elephant life

Wednesday 26 December 2018, by Benolaos

A wild elephant lives around 60 years in Laos. Female elephants (cows) live in family herds with their young, but adult males (bulls) tend to roam on their own.

Having a baby elephant is a serious commitment. Elephants have a longer pregnancy than any other mammal - almost 22 months. Cows usually give birth to one calf every two to four years. At birth, elephants already weigh 100kg and stand about three feet (1 meter) tall.

Asian elephants have been domesticated for thousands of years. The powerful beasts have been employed to move heavy objects, such as felled trees, to carry humans on their backs, and even to wage war.

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