Elephant tusks hoped to raise 25 million baht for conservation

If you continue to haven’t found that perfect Christmas present for that tough to store for beloved one, here’s a perfect multi-million baht present concept. A pair of ethically obtained elephant tusks might be provided on auction to boost money for the Chang Thongkhum Elephant Conservation Centre. The starting bid price? Super secret baht.
Elephant tusks are extremely prized and banned in many parts of the world. In Thailand, they are legal to promote or personal domestically, however unlawful to import or export. The ivory that elephant tusks are manufactured from can fetch as a lot as a hundred,000 baht per kilogramme, with some grownup tusks weighing as much as one hundred ten kg or extra, making a pair of tusks value about eleven million baht.
The tusks up for charity auction belonged to a 51 yr old male elephant who died last month according to the chairman of the conservation centre. The giant tusks are 189 centimetres long and 37 centimetres in circumference.
The fundraiser hopes to boost cash for a wealthy benefactor to help support the care of elephants in Thailand. The money would cover the prices of constructing a new elephant hospital in addition to increasing the stables that home elephants on the conservation centre. The money also can fund growing more grazing grass as properly as common elephant care, which may add as a lot as over 50,000 baht per elephant per thirty days.
Money may even help in the treatment of sick or injured elephants as well as elderly ones and fund the purchase of elephants from house owners that are unable or unwilling to look after them.
Currently, the Chang Thongkhum Elephant Conservation Centre is the house to about 10 elephants full time and cares for an additional 12 elephants. The workers on the centre feed and take care of them making sure they eat healthily and get exercise, but the elephants are never required to provide rides, put on exhibits, or do some other sort of work.
If you are interested in buying the elephant tusks for charity, the owner Mr Thanabadee is reachable by phone at 093-686-9016

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