In Myanmar, as well as other parts of Southeast Asia, every elephant counts. Asian elephants are currently listed as endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN). Threats include habitat destruction, poaching and human-elephant conflict.
Saving Eyeyarmay's life won't be easy. What she really needs now is milk, but Chailert said it's difficult to get elephant formula in Myanmar - and because the orphanage is new, it doesn't have the funding to import the formula from another country.