Wellknown one-tusk elephant killed, believed electrocuted, in pineapple plantation

PUBLISHED ON MON, APR 16, 2018 5:48 PM

Wellknown one-tusk elephant killed, believed electrocuted, in pineapple plantation

 

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A 30-year old bull elephant wellknown among villagers in Tambon Pluang Thong of Chon Buri’s Bo Thong district for its single ivory tusk and shortened tail was killed, believed electrocuted, at a pineapple plantation in Village Two of Tambon Pluang Thong on Sunday(Apr 15).

 

Officials of the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plants Conservation based in Si Racha district were alerted of the jumbo’death by villagers in Tam,bon Pluang Thong and a team was immediately sent to the scene to investigate.

 

Mr Yu Senatham, head of the Si Racha office, said officials had collected samples of vital organs of the dead elephant to be sent to the department’s laboratory for examination to determine the cause of its death.

 

But he said he suspected the elephant was electrocuted and a complaint would be lodged with Bo Thong police to look for the perpetrator.

 

A one-minute clip posted in the social media by officials of Ang Runai wildlife sanctuary after Sunday’s tragedy shows the animal of being friendly and good- tempered and a familiar figure in Chon Buri and Rayong.

 

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