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Six Elephants Fall to Death

#1  Postby Spearthrower » Oct 05, 2019 1:03 pm

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

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

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

Two other elephants have been spotted on a cliff edge nearby, and Thai authorities are trying to move them.

There have been similar incidents previously at the same waterfall, known locally as Haew Narok (Hell's Fall).

A herd of eight elephants died after falling in 1992.



Such a tragedy, particularly from a wild population that probably doesn't surpass 1000 individuals.
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Re: Six Elephants Fall to Death

#2  Postby Fallible » Oct 05, 2019 3:36 pm

:(
John Grant wrote:They say 'let go, let go, let go, you must learn to let go'.
If I hear that fucking phrase again, this baby's gonna blow
Into a million itsy bitsy tiny pieces, don't you know,
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#3  Postby Alan B » Oct 05, 2019 4:05 pm

Poor sods! :(
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#4  Postby Ironclad » Oct 05, 2019 4:32 pm

Baby elephant rescue gone wrong :(
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#5  Postby aufbahrung » Oct 06, 2019 2:30 am

That's the domino effect writ large then?
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Re: Six Elephants Fall to Death

#6  Postby Spearthrower » Oct 08, 2019 10:10 am

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-49968836

Thailand elephant deaths: Drone spots five more victims

The number of elephants that died after falling down a waterfall in Thailand has increased to 11.
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