Eleven Elephants Died In An Attempt To Save A Young Elephant

Wed Oct 09 2019 18:01:18 GMT+0530 (IST)

In a quick turn of events, while plunging from the top of a waterfall Eleven Wild elephants lost their lives in Thailand.

This horrifying incident took place in an attempt to rescue a three-year-old calf while it had slipped into a valley, where the herd is heading to cross a river.

The officials said that only two elephants were found to be survived from the fall.

With the help of the drones, the officials found bodies of five elephants near the Haew Narok fall in Khao Yai National Park and the search for the other elephants continues, the officials told.

While the elephants were trying to cross the river, the young elephant was swept away by a strong channel, added the officials.

The Governer of Nakhorn Nayok province, Nattaapong Sirichanam told the reporters that, the Wildlife officials have sent small drones for further investigations as the area is too rough for hiking.

 He said that they have flown the drones at the height of 15 meters above the ground as there is no chance of walking there to confirm the casualties.

After analyzing the footage, they were able to identify five more bodies in addition to the six previously reported.

 Mr. Sirichanam said that, they were assuming that the herd consists of 13 elephants and two of them survived. We are very sure that two of them are alive as some of the officials spotted them going out in the search of the food.

Around 3 am on Sunday the officials heard elephant cries coming from the waterfall and brought the army to help them.

Thailand has only about 3,500 to 3,700 wild elephants left nationwide, according to the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation.

According to the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conversation Thailand is home for merely 3,500 to 3,700 elephants.

The officials said that they will take measures to not repeat this sort of incident.