Wildlife rangers capture aggressive elephant that killed a villager

An aggressive elephant wanted for killing an elderly lady and raiding plantations in Prachin Buri has been caught and brought back to a sanctuary after an effort involving around one hundred fifty forestry and wildlife rangers as properly as volunteers.
The 25 12 months previous hot-tempered elephant had been inflicting extensive injury to orchards and farms for months, and stomped a 73 12 months outdated lady to death as she was picking fruit and veggies. Replicate for the immediate seize of the elephant, named within the doc as “Sidor Noke,” had been signed final week by the deputy chief of the National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department.
Rangers attempted to lure the elephant to the Khao Ang Rue Nai Wildlife Sanctuary, where he got here from, however the elephant returned to the village within the Krabin Buri district, probably looking for meals. The return of the elephant even prompted villagers to place up an indication – despite the actual fact that the animal cannot understand – telling the elephant to keep away from the group.
In another try to deliver the elephant back to the sanctuary, a hundred and fifty forestry and wildlife rangers from Protected Areas Regional Offices 1 and a pair of, as properly as volunteers, labored together to track the animal. Once they discovered the elephant, tranquilliser darts had been fired to safely seize the elephant. A backhoe was then used to load the animal onto an army truck and drive to the wildlife sanctuary in the Sanam Chai Khet district of Chachoengsao, which borders Prachin Buri.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

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