Ballistics experts called in after elephant found shot dead in Kuiburi National Park

Ballistics experts called in after elephant found shot dead in Kuiburi National Park

 

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Picture: Thai Rath

 

Kuiburi district chief Chatree Janwirachai has ordered that ballistics experts trace those responsible for killing a wild elephant in the national park in Prajuab Khirikhan province.

 

The 20 year old male elephant was found on Friday. It had been shot with both a shotgun and a rifle believed to be an M16.

 

It was not a case where poachers had killed the elephant for its tusk said Chatree and was more likely because the animal was eating crops.

 

An internal examination of the elephant showed it may also have been poisoned.

 

It was also found mutilated.

 

Thai Rath reported that over the years wild elephants in the area had died due to electroction from fences as locals growing crops and the wild beasts came into conflict.

 

The district chief, police, military and other local officials carried out Buddhist rites yesterday at the scene to assuage the effects of the death of the elephant.

 

Source: Thai Rath

 
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