Six elephants have fallen to their deaths in Thailand after seeking to save every different from a infamous waterfall.
Officers mentioned the incident befell after a toddler elephant slipped over the waterfall in southern Thailand’s Khao Yai Nationwide Park.
Two different elephants had been noticed on a cliff edge within sight, and Thai government are seeking to transfer them.
There were identical incidents up to now on the identical waterfall, recognized in the community as Haew Narok (Hell’s Fall).
A herd of 8 elephants died after falling in 1992.
Thailand’s Division of Nationwide Parks, Natural world and Plant Conservation (DNP) mentioned officers had been known as to the scene on Saturday at 03:00 native time (20:00 GMT on Friday) when a bunch of elephants used to be blocking off a highway by means of the waterfall.
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3 hours later, the frame of a three-year-old elephant used to be noticed close to the bottom of Haew Narok, and 5 others had been found out within sight.
Edwin Wiek, the founding father of Natural world Pals Basis Thailand, mentioned any elephants left within the herd can have problem surviving because the animals depend on every different for cover and discovering meals.
The incident will even take an emotional toll, as elephants had been recognized to show indicators of grief.
“It is like dropping part your circle of relatives,” Mr Wiek informed the BBC.
“There is not anything you’ll do, it is nature sadly,” he mentioned.
Round 7,000 Asian elephants stay in Thailand, with greater than part residing in captivity.