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Sat Oct 5, 2019, 10:16 PM

Six elephants die trying to save each other at Thai waterfall

Source: BBC

Six elephants have fallen to their deaths in Thailand while trying to save each other from a notorious waterfall.

Officials said the incident occurred after a baby elephant slipped over the waterfall in central Thailand's Khao Yai National Park.

Two other elephants were also found struggling on a cliff edge nearby, and have been moved by Thai authorities.

The waterfall, known as Haew Narok (Hell's Fall), has a history of similar incidents.



Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-49944885

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Response to BaronChocula (Original post)

Sat Oct 5, 2019, 10:39 PM

1. One of the stories on this had a comment to the effect that the elephants were only following....

One of the stories on this had a comment to the effect that the elephants were only following each other, since elephants form tight groups that stick together.

I don't know, I wasn't there, and obviously there is no video. Apparently it was at a treacherous crossing near the top of the waterfall. Perhaps the water was higher than they were used to.

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Response to Rollo (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 6, 2019, 08:00 AM

5. The article said a baby elephant slipped and fell

and the others tried to save it and also slipped

It looks treacherous. And the article said this happened before where another herd of elephants slipped to their deaths.

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Response to BaronChocula (Original post)

Sun Oct 6, 2019, 01:09 AM

2. If anyone has video of this event,

 

please do not post it!

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Response to BaronChocula (Original post)

Sun Oct 6, 2019, 06:44 AM

3. How tragic! Those poor souls.

Elephants are just special people with hearts as big as our beloved dogs.

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Response to BaronChocula (Original post)

Sun Oct 6, 2019, 07:53 AM

4. How sad! Elephant 'families' will often work together to

protect or attempt rescue of a young one.

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Response to BaronChocula (Original post)

Sun Oct 6, 2019, 11:36 AM

6. Ohhh.....crap

Such a great loss. There are too few elephants left in the wild.

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Response to BaronChocula (Original post)

Sun Oct 6, 2019, 10:48 PM

7. i hope they (thai "authorities") are able

to create some sort of guardrail or blockage so this doesn't continue happening.

how terribly tragic

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