There is an urgent need for medical care and welfare for the more than 1,000 domestic elephants living in the region of Phuket, Phang Nga, and nearby provinces.
To serve this need, new Species360 member Southern Thailand Elephant Foundation (STEF) is building the first dedicated elephant hospital in Phang Nga province — and expecting to open by end of year. Meanwhile, STEF is beginning to provide mobile veterinary care in the region.
“The Species360 membership ensures that all members of our veterinary team can easily and securely access information from any of their physical locations in Southern Thailand. ZIMS for Husbandry and ZIMS for Medical provide a great platform for keeping records of each elephant that we provide treatment for, including reference of test results.” – Pattarawan Phumpanna, Veterinarian, Southern Thailand Elephant Foundation
As a member of nonprofit Species360, STEF veterinary and care teams will use the Zoological Information Management System (ZIMS) to access medical resources and record data on elephants in their care.
“On behalf of everyone at Southern Thailand Elephant Foundation, I would like to personally thank Mazuri for their very generous sponsorship of our Species360 membership. Without this financial support, membership would have been difficult for our small conservation center,” said Pattarawan Phumpanna, Veterinarian, Southern Thailand Elephant Foundation.
Species360 would like to extend our thanks to Tan Kit Sun, Senior Conservation Officer at Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden, Hong Kong, for helping to connect STEF with the Species360 community, and to Mazuri Animal Nutrition for sponsoring the membership of Southern Thailand Elephant Foundation.