U.S. TV channel to shoot elephant-featured documentary in Myanmar

13:43, November 17, 2009      

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A famous United States television channel, the National Geographic, will shoot a documentary film in Myanmar later this month, featuring elephant, the local weekly Flower News journal reported Tuesday.

The film, directed by two directors from French "Compass Falim"company, will be shot in the country's Bago division, the report said.

The National Geographic of the United States, a world famous TV channel and magazines featuring extraordinary events in nature and history around the world, started magazine business in 1888 and TV broadcasting in 1997.

There is an elephant sanctuary in Myanmar called Po-kyar in Bago division and located 346 kilometers north of Yangon.

The Po-Kyar zone is accommodating 86 elephants of different ages ranging from 1 year old to 68 years' as well as various kinds of rare bird species, 100-year-old tress and wild butterflies.

Most of the elephants take sanctuary in country's Bago Yoma andRakhine Yoma mountain ranges and some inhabit in Taninthaye division as well as in mangrove forest of Mainmahla (beautiful woman) island in Ayeyawaddy division.

Source: Xinhua
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