Wednesday, February 1, 2012
An image you won't see again, Sambo on his daily walkIf you haven't heard, Sambo the elephant, one of Phnom Penh's most popular moving landmarks, has given his last ride to visitors at Wat Phnom. He's been struggling with a leg injury for a while and the walk to and from Wat Phnom, along Sisowath Quay, hasn't helped, even though it made for a good photo opportunity. The elephant's health and welfare is far more important than a photo in a holiday album, so time has been called on the elephant's activities. Retired to his new home in a quieter part of the city, medical care will be given to aid his rehabilitation by the EARS foundation. Sambo, who is as old as I am, had been a fixture at Wat Phnom since 1993. I wish I could retire. PS. Sambo is a lady I've been reliably informed.