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Home to more than 800 species of wildlife, the Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex has substantial tropical forest ecosystems to provide a viable habitat for the long-term survival of these species

, ALONGKOT CHUKAEW & PHILIPPA MITCHELL

Take the elephant for example. Nobody can call it a fussy eater _ its feeds on grass, leaves, fruits, vines, bark, roots and young shoots. The Wild Elephant Research and Rescue Fund (WERF) in Khao Yai has found that elephants eat at least 103 different species of plants, although they are known to have a preference for bamboo, most plants of the ginger family, banana trees and rattan. Finding enough food to feed an animal this large is no easy task _ about 300kg per day for a fully grown pachyde...



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