Sak Surin, the elephant who recently returned to Thailand from Sri Lanka, has passed his latest medical examination with flying colors. The results of a blood analysis conducted by the Animal Health Institute and Veterinary Research and Development Centre confirmed that Sak Surin is free from any elephant-related diseases.
The examination ruled out the presence of Trypanosoma evansi, tuberculosis, herpes, leptospirosis, foot and mouth disease, and brucella abortus in the elephant. As a precautionary measure, Sak Surin will remain in quarantine until early August.
The Elephant Conservation Center in Lampang province reported that Sak Surin’s health assessment is currently at Level 3 out of 5. The elephant has a regular diet of 120-200 kg of grass and fruit, including tamarind, along with salt intake. His digestive system is functioning normally, and he sleeps twice a night for approximately 3 hours each time.
The conservation center is fully committed to providing the necessary care and attention for Sak Surin’s successful reintegration into his new environment. A follow-up medical examination will be conducted in 15 days to ensure the continued well-being of the elephant.