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Cambodian Elephant is hailed as Healer

Issued: 15 December 2002

An 87-year-old elephant, named Yey Prahao is believed to be a healer with her magic water. Her mahout says that she is now the oldest elephant in Cambodia. It is also said that she knows how to stir water and put magic in it, and how to choose a spot for her house as well as sort out problems between a man and a wife. 

Undoubtedly to Cambodians, she is not only a doctor but also architectural planner and marriage guidance counselor. She is very clever as well according to her owner. When her owner gets sick or get drunk and falls asleep in the sun, she keeps him in the shade then gives him a massage. There is always a crowd of believers come to receive a magic treatment by this elephant.


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