Posted: Oct 05, 2019 1:03 pm
by Spearthrower
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.