Sunday, July 23, 2017

An elephant found dead, believed electrocuted, in banana orchard

A male elephant was found dead, believed to be electrocuted, in a banana orchard in Bo Rai district of Trat province on Thursday.

A team of police and forest officials who went to the banana orchard in Tambon Nong Bon found many fallen banana plants next to a dead elephant, aged between 10-15 years old.

They also found electric wire with its plastic cover peeled off, suggesting that the elephant might have been electrocuted.

The officials said they would have to wait for the arrival of a veterinarian to determine the real cause of the animal’s death.

It was reported that there are still 3-5 elephants foraging for food in the area.

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