Kata Rocks
BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
The Phuket News Novosti Phuket Khao Phuket

Login | Create Account | Search


Drone spots 5 more dead elephants at Khao Yai waterfall

Drone spots 5 more dead elephants at Khao Yai waterfall

BANGKOK: Five more dead elephants have been spotted in Khao Yai National Park as officials struggle to remove the carcasses of six others that perished in the same area.

animals
By Bangkok Post

Tuesday 8 October 2019, 03:22PM


A park official shows the location where six wild elephants were found dead in Khao Yai National Park on Sunday. The bodies of five more were spotted in the same area on Tuesday. Photo: Wichan Charoenkiatpakul / Bangkok Post

A park official shows the location where six wild elephants were found dead in Khao Yai National Park on Sunday. The bodies of five more were spotted in the same area on Tuesday. Photo: Wichan Charoenkiatpakul / Bangkok Post

Nakhon Nayok governor Natthapong Sirichana today (Oct 8) announced the discovery of five more dead elephants in Haew Narok waterfall near the location where six others were found dead on Saturday. A drone flying over the area spotted their bodies in the waterfall, he said.

The gruesome discovery brings the toll to 11, one of the biggest losses to Thailand's wild elephant population in recent memory. Officials believed all were from the same herd, but the reason they plunged into the strong current remains unknown.

Khao Yai straddles Saraburi, Nakhon Ratchasima, Nakhon Nayok and Prachin Buri provinces. The area where the elephants died is in Pak Phli district of Nakhon Nayok.

Drones are being used to search for two surviving animals that apparently returned to the forest.

Thanyapura Health 360

Park officials and rescuers are hoping to trap the carcasses of the dead elephants in a large net capable of handling up to 40 tonnes they have rigged downstream from the waterfall near the Khun Dan Prakan Chon dam in Nakhon Nayok.

The net is intended to prevent the carcasses from polluting the reservoir. The dead elephants will be examined for clues to their deaths before burial.

 

Read original story here.

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

CAPTCHA

BigA | 08 October 2019 - 16:55:17

Bravo Thailand!!

 

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Phuket beach cleanup nets 40kg of trash

This is trash carelessly tossed on the ground by Thais like my neighbor, making its way to the ocean...(Read More)


Phuket’s latest COVID cases deemed inconclusive as doctors report ‘dead virus’

@ Skip. When it is as you wrote here about testing, than the Governor is not informing us correct ab...(Read More)


Malls set to open for longer

What about opening Phuket’s beaches?...(Read More)


Phuket’s latest COVID cases deemed inconclusive as doctors report ‘dead virus’

Tbird...yes, I was told this too when I was beamed to the mothership for a briefing as well. ...(Read More)


Phuket’s latest COVID cases deemed inconclusive as doctors report ‘dead virus’

The article is just nonsense and non scientific point of view. Maybe, also, a bad translation? ...(Read More)


Xi defends China’s virus response, offers vaccine when ready

Better put your focus on the US, the notorious lying world police and warmonger No. 1 on this planet...(Read More)


Xi defends China’s virus response, offers vaccine when ready

I really do not see how the politicians of "The New World Order" can continue to deal with...(Read More)


Phuket’s latest COVID cases deemed inconclusive as doctors report ‘dead virus’

With the current PCR test, they are not testing for the virus. They are testing for exosomes, a norm...(Read More)


Phuket’s latest COVID cases deemed inconclusive as doctors report ‘dead virus’

Oh, and just to state the obvious: My previous comments referred to the Global Agenda...not just lit...(Read More)