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Burma's retirement home for elephants becomes tourist attraction

17 August 2012 Last updated at 16:56 BST

A camp in Burma's Shan State is serving as a retirement home for sick and ageing elephants, providing them with a safe refuge which tourists can still visit.

The Green Hill Valley camp was founded by a Burmese couple in 2011 with the aim of providing what they called responsible tourism - where tourists learn to see elephants not just as creatures for entertainment.

Hoang Nguyen reports.