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Bull elephant kills mahout at camp north of Phuket

PHUKET: A mahout has been attacked and killed by a male elephant at an elephant camp in Kapong district of Phang Nga, north of Phuket.

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Bangkok Post

Saturday 27 August 2016, 09:01AM


A tourist gets friendly with an elephant at Win Elephant Camp in Phang Nga. Photo: Vladimir Bezrukov Facebook
A tourist gets friendly with an elephant at Win Elephant Camp in Phang Nga. Photo: Vladimir Bezrukov Facebook

The attack occurred at Win Elephant Camp in tambon Rommanee, said Col Wasant Banluephuet, a deputy investigation chief at Kapong police station. The incident was reported at around 5:30pm on Thursday (Aug 25). 

The elephant, Plai Seedor Mongkhol, flew into a rage and attacked mahout Sornchai Kerdsommart, 38, when he went to unchain him from a wooden post he was tethered to at the camp.

The animal then fled into the nearby jungle, camp staff told police.

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Sornchai received major injuries to his right arm and face and his skull was fractured. He died on the spot, Thai media reported.

Livestock officials joined other mahouts in the jungle hunt for the escaped elephant, which was tracked down by Thursday night, tranquilised and recaptured.

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Rorii | 28 August 2016 - 15:21:58

nemrut, farang refers to white tourists, as we all know, or should know, many tourists are not white, you should also understand, not all countries/people have the same animal welfare understanding/laws as other countries do. What allows these places to operate, it's simple, the authorities and the laws of Thailand, perhaps you should "picket" these places, it would be interesting to see how you go... probably feet first.

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nemrut | 28 August 2016 - 13:48:18

Farang tourists should know better.  Theyre the ones enabling these places to operate and the captivity of such intelligent creatures.

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Ed Sanders | 27 August 2016 - 17:05:35

I like to hear stories like this.  These mahouts are heartless punks that have never had any problems beating and abusing these beautiful animals.  When I see these punks and their metal pick-axes, I can only wish them the worst.

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Kurt | 27 August 2016 - 10:48:36

Obviously this bull elephant was angry.
All the time we are told that elephants are very intelligent, we also know that the 'family setting' among elephants is very strong. 
Elephants like to be close to each other, socialize, touch each other.
Standing long nights 'in chains', isolated from each other, can build up anger in a elephant, specially a bull ( he even not need to be in a must period).
Elephants, in their free time, should be able to to move free around together.
Like at that new Phuket elephant sanctuary retirement home..

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