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Six elephants perish in Khao Yai’s ‘hell’s abyss’ waterfall

By THE NATION

 

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Prachi Buri National Park officials reported that no fewer than six wild elephants drowned after a group of the animals fell into Haew Narok Waterfall in Khao Yai National Park, Prachin Buri, Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation chief Thanya Netithamkul said on Saturday.

 

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“On Friday October 4, officials herded a large group of wild elephants along Highway No 3077 [leading to Prachi Buri city] back to Khao Yai forest,” he said. “However, early this morning [Saturday], park rangers heard elephants bellowing from the creek leading to the waterfall.”

 

The officials rushed to the scene to find a baby elephant aged around three years drowned on the top layer of the waterfall. They also noticed two adult elephants, which were frantically trying to advance into the flowing water to save their young, looking extremely exhausted.

 

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“After investigating the lowest layer of the waterfall, park rangers found five more elephants, all of which had drowned,” said Thanya.

 

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“I have ordered the national park to close the area to tourists, and assigned an elephant rescue team and veterinarians to help the two elephants as fast as possible from falling down the waterfall.”

 

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Haew Narok/Heo Narok Waterfall – which literally translated means “hell’s abyss” – is famous for being a tourist attraction, where wild elephants are frequently sighted. The waterfall got its terrifying name for being extremely high and steep, that elephants and other animals often fall to their deaths.

 

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Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30377112

 

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I wonder if there is a name for the evil spirit that lured the baby elephant to the top and caused the others to follow?  anyone know?

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23 minutes ago, IraqRon said:

I wonder if there is a name for the evil spirit that lured the baby elephant to the top and caused the others to follow?  anyone know?

Hydra.

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10 hours ago, rooster59 said:

Haew Narok/Heo Narok Waterfall – which literally translated means “hell’s abyss” – is famous for being a tourist attraction, where wild elephants are frequently sighted. The waterfall got its terrifying name for being extremely high and steep, that elephants and other animals often fall to their death

But is open to the public ?

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5 hours ago, Old Croc said:

Hydra.

is that the many headed beast in Greek mythology?

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13 minutes ago, IraqRon said:

is that the many headed beast in Greek mythology?

No, I think it's the name of his mother-in-law......

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3 hours ago, hotchilli said:

But is open to the public ?

Yes, I have visited this waterfall and it is dangerous with no proper health & safety protection (railings etc.)

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Very sad indeed. This managed to get broadcast on BBC World News!

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17 hours ago, IraqRon said:

I wonder if there is a name for the evil spirit that lured the baby elephant to the top and caused the others to follow?  anyone know?

co2

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Drones used to find two elephants which climbed out of Haew Narok waterfall ravine

 

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Park officials have deployed drones to search for two wild elephants, which climbed out of the ravine at Haew Narok waterfall in Khao Yai national park, after officials delivered a truckload of bananas for the pachyderms to eat and regain their strength.

 

Meanwhile, officials have also strung nets across the creek to prevent three dead elephants from being washed further downstream by the strong currents.  Three other dead elephants were found to be trapped among boulders.

 

Mr. Vichai Poralisaengsuwan, head of the Prachin Buri conserved area management office of Khao Yai national park, said that, at about 5am this morning (Sunday) park officials could not see the two elephants, which were trapped beside the creek, and thought they might have climbed out of the ravine and headed into the jungle.

 

Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/drones-used-to-find-two-elephants-which-climbed-out-of-haew-narok-waterfall-ravine/

 

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time to erect a fence to stop elephants going near this area

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19 minutes ago, smedly said:

time to erect a fence to stop elephants going near this area

No, it's time for rangers to use their brains. The rangers chose to deliberately herd the elephants to this dangerous spot. Without all the great thinking and meddling with wildlife, the poor elephants would still be just fine.

 

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20 hours ago, IraqRon said:

I wonder if there is a name for the evil spirit that lured the baby elephant to the top and caused the others to follow?  anyone know?

yeah, stupidity is  its  name just  like the tar pits  of  old, its  just there and it  happens, anything else is c raap

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