6 elephants die trying to save each other

first_imgSix elephants died while trying to save each other from a waterfall at the Khao Yai National Park in Thailand on Saturday. Three hours later, the body of athree-year-old elephant was spotted near the base of Haew Narok, and fiveothers were discovered nearby. Around 7,000 Asian elephants remain inthe country, with more than half living in captivity.(BBC) The Department of National Parks,Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) said officials responded to the areaaround 03:00 local time on Saturday (20:00 GMT on Friday) when a group ofelephants was blocking a road by the waterfall.  A herd of eight elephants died afterfalling in 1992, in a case that brought national attention.center_img THAILAND – Six elephants died whiletrying to save each other from a notorious waterfall. Officials said the incident occurredafter a baby elephant slipped over the waterfall in central Thailand’s Khao YaiNational Park.   Khanchit Srinoppawan, chief of thenational park, said the two remaining elephants were being monitored.   last_img

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