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11 elephants died, 2 survived Khao Yai waterfall

By THE NATION

 

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Drones have located the bodies of 11 elephants that fell into the water at Haew Narok falls in Khao Yai National Park on October 5, while only two of the herd have survived.

 

A barricade will be erected to prevent other wildlife from falling in, said Natural Resources and Environment Minister Varawut Silpa-archa.

 

“At this point we can confirm that this herd had 13 elephants, 11 fell into the waterfall and died, while only 2 survived and are back in the forest,” Varawut said. Five elephant bodies were found on October 5, with another five later located by the drones along the river.

 

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A press conference confirming the extent of the tragedy was held on Tuesday morning at Khao Yai National Park’s Nern Hom checkpoint, hosted by Nakhon Nayok governor Nattaphong Sirichana and Prachin Buri governor Phibun Hatthakitkosol, along with officials of Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation as well as the Disaster Response Association.

 

The park spans Prachin Buri and Nakhon Nayok provinces.

 

Varawut expressed his sadness about the herd’s drowning, but viewed the danger posed by the falls as beyond anyone’s power to control.

 

“I have therefore ordered the construction of a barricade to prevent wildlife from falling into the waterfall,” he said.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30377191

 

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-- © Copyright The Nation Thailand 2019-10-08
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This seems to happen on too many occasions in different parts of wild Thailand. Maybe the well-organised elephant sanctuaries is a safer option,

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in the movie the beach was it not this Khao Yai waterfall that they jumped off and survived?

also when i went on a tour called jungle adventure were we not taken to the same waterfall and told that some falangs had jumped off this waterfall? we were invited to do the same but i respectfully declined.

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19 minutes ago, jobsworth said:

in the movie the beach was it not this Khao Yai waterfall that they jumped off and survived?

Sorry no. That was the Haew Su Wat Waterfall. Different from Haew Narok Waterfall which is located further down south.

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