A wild elephant calf was found dead in a pond of a local farm in Tha Takiab District of Chachoengsao on Monday, August 15th, presumed to have drowned while swimming with its herd on Sunday night.
Thakiab district chief Rasmin Pruksathorn along with wildlife conservation officers arrived at the scene this morning after being notified by a local villager of the body of a baby elephant floating in the pond on their farm.
Farm owner Kraisorn Dusadee, 47, told officials that local residents heard dozens of elephants coming to swim in the pond but all of them were afraid to come out and witness the incident. They waited until the morning and discovered the calf floating in the water.
According to the initial examination, the male calf was aged about 6 to 7 months and was expected to be stomped on by accident by the other elephants and eventually drowned. The body would be delivered for an autopsy at Khao Ang Rue Nai Wildlife Sanctuary in the following step.
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