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Elephant is caught on CCTV trampling monk to death in Thailand

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  • Phra Prachon Suksingh, a 66-year-old Buddhist monk, was trampled to death by a wild elephant in Chanthaburi province, Thailand, on Saturday.
  • Another monk discovered Suksingh’s body outside on the temple grounds at 5 a.m. the next morning.
  • Staff confirmed that an elephant was responsible for the monk’s death after reviewing surveillance footage and finding footprints at the scene.
  • Wildlife rangers have reportedly been deployed in the area to keep elephants away from villages.

A wild elephant was captured on surveillance footage killing a Buddhist monk in eastern Thailand.

Phra Prachon Suksingh, 66, was trampled to death by a wild elephant in Chanthaburi province at around 9:20 p.m. local time on Saturday.

Viral video shows safari driver keeping his cool in the face of a charging elephant

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  • A video of a disgruntled elephant charging a safari jeep has gone viral.
  • The incident allegedly occurred at the Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • In the video, the driver quickly puts the vehicle in reverse and drives backwards.
  • The elephant eventually walks away towards the forest.
  • The video, shared to Twitter on Thursday, has garnered over 291,900 views and 9,773 likes since being uploaded.

A video of an angry elephant charging a safari jeep full of tourists has gone viral.

The video, shared to Twitter by Indian Administrative Services officer Supriya Sahu, shows a male elephant trumpeting loudly as he charges towards a Mandira safari jeep. The driver puts the vehicle in reverse and quickly drives backwards to escape. 

Overworked elephant rips Thai owner in half

  • A 20-year-old male elephant named Pom Pam reportedly ripped his owner, Supachai Wongfaed, in half using his tusks in the Thai province of Phang Nga on Wednesday.
  • Supachai’s remains were recovered after authorities called Phang Nga Provincial Livestock officers to help them sedate the towering animal.
  • During their preliminary investigation, Takua Thung Police Station officers suggested that the hot weather on Wednesday drove the elephant to “go crazy” while it was forced to carry wood.
  • Rescuers reportedly used a dart gun to tranquilize Pom Pam and retrieve Wongfaed's body, which was later handed to his relatives for his funeral.

An annoyed elephant has reportedly ripped his owner in half using his tusks in the Thai province of Phang Nga after being forced to work under hot weather.

Officers from Takua Thung Police Station responded to a call about the elephant owner’s death at around 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday in the Tha Yu subdistrict.

Elephant at Chinese zoo filmed returning shoe to child

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  • A video has gone viral of an elephant returning a child’s shoe after it fell into its enclosure at a zoo located in eastern China.
  • In the video, the elephant grabs the shoe with its trunk and reaches up to the child, handing him back the shoe.
  • The video has garnered over 2.5 million views and 14,000 likes since being uploaded on Wednesday.

An adorable elephant in Shandong province of eastern China was caught on video returning a little boy’s shoe after it fell into his enclosure at a zoo.

The video, uploaded to Twitter on Wednesday by Now This, shows the elephant grabbing the tiny shoe with its trunk and carefully reaching up to the boy as the child grabs his shoe back. 

Video of elephant giving birth in Kenya reserve goes viral

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  • A video of an elephant giving birth in snowy conditions went viral on Monday, garnering over 8.5 million views in a day.
  • The one-minute clip posted on Twitter was reportedly taken at the Masai Mara Reserve in Kenya and shows an elephant rocking back and forth, pushing out the baby.
  • The video begins with the baby’s bottom already visible, poking out from the mother’s body.
  • As the female elephant swings back and forth, even raising her trunk in what appears to be an effort to push harder, the baby comes tumbling out, surrounded in its afterbirth.
  • The video concludes with a stampede of elephants coming to the mother and baby: the family unit is known to form a circle around the female as she gives birth, to protect her during labor.

On Monday, a video of an elephant giving birth in snowy conditions went viral, garnering over 8.5 million views in a day.

The one-minute clip posted on Twitter was reportedly taken at the Masai Mara Reserve in Kenya and shows an elephant rocking back and forth as it pushes out the baby. 

Viral video captures elephants springing to action to save calf drowning in pool

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  • In a video posted to Twitter on Saturday, two elephants can be seen rushing to save a drowning baby elephant.
  • In what appears to be footage from Seoul Grand Park Zoo in South Korea’s capital, a calf can be seen falling into a large pool of water.
  • An adult elephant who is thought to be the baby elephant’s mother begins to panic, and another adult elephant rushes over.
  • The two adults enter the pool from the shallow end while the calf struggles to keep its trunk above water.
  • Keeping the little elephant between them, the adults lead it safely out of the water.
  • The clip has gone viral since it was uploaded, already garnering more than 2.3 million views.

In a video posted to Twitter on Saturday, two elephants can be seen rushing to save a drowning baby elephant.

In what appears to be footage from Seoul Grand Park Zoo in South Korea’s capital, the calf can be seen falling into a large pool of water. 

Viral video shows elephant sticking its trunk into woman’s hotel room and poking her awake

  • A woman sleeping in a resort in Chiang Mai, Thailand, was woken up by a curious elephant who stuck its trunk through the window of her room and gently poked the woman.
  • The viral video uploaded to Instagram describes how the resort’s elephants blow air and wake you up “instead of the reception call or your alarms.”
  • The video has garnered 64 million views and 2.6 million likes since being uploaded on July 19.

While sleeping at a resort in Chiang Mai, Thailand, a woman woke up to a curious elephant poking its trunk through the window of her room.

On July 19, content creator Sakshi Jain shared a video of the adorable moment on Instagram. 

Dramatic rescue video shows trapped elephant calf and mother saved from manhole in Thailand

  • In the pouring rain on Wednesday, Thai veterinarians and nearby staff rescued a mother-calf pair of elephants from a roadside drainage hole using a boom lift.
  • The incident took place in central Nakhon Nayok province where a one-year-old elephant fell into a large man-made crater.
  • The distressed mother initially stood guard over her calf but was shortly sedated after so rescuers could get to the baby. She too, however, fell in.
  • After the mother was successfully put back down above ground, using a truck-mounted boom lift, several park staff gently bounced on the mother’s limp body to try to resuscitate her in a form of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
  • A digger proceeded to move some of the dirt around the squealing, panicked calf so it could climb out. It immediately returned to its mother’s side and began suckling.

In the pouring rain on Wednesday, Thai veterinarians and nearby staff rescued a mother-calf pair of elephants from a roadside drainage hole using a boom lift.

The incident took place in central Nakhon Nayok province where a 1-year-old elephant fell into a large man-made crater. 

Elephant kills woman in India — then returns to trample her corpse at her funeral

  • An elephant in India made headlines for not only killing a woman, but for crashing her funeral to trample her corpse as well.
  • On June 10, onlookers were horrified to see the same elephant that had attacked and killed 70-year-old Maya Murmu, which grabbed her dead body from the pyre before trampling on it.
  • Murmu had been fetching water in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district in India when she was attacked.
  • Though elephants are typically gentle, majestic beasts known for their stellar memory, they can be dangerous to people when threatened, provoked or abused.
  • Human-elephant clashes are not particularly rare in India: with their sophisticated cognitive abilities, elephants have been known to carry out acts of revenge.

An elephant in India made headlines for not only killing a woman, but for crashing her funeral to trample her corpse as well. 

On June 10, onlookers were horrified to see the same elephant that had attacked and killed 70-year-old Maya Murmu, which grabbed her dead body from the pyre before trampling on it. The giant threw her body once more before leaving the site of the funeral. 

An award-winning photo of an elephant swimming has reignited a fierce debate on animal welfare in Thailand

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An image of a young elephant performing for an audience while submerged in a tank in Thailand has reignited conversations on the issue of animal welfare. 

Award-winning photo: Taken at Khao Kheow Open Zoo, Australian photojournalist Adam Oswell’s winning entry for the Natural History Museum’s (NHM) prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year (WPY) award for Photojournalism attracted international attention in October this year, reported CNN

The groundbreaking legal fight to free Happy the lonely elephant by granting her the same rights as a person

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Animal rights activists are hoping New York’s highest court can finally grant freedom to Happy, the female Asian elephant who has been held in captivity in the Bronx Zoo most of her life. 

The pursuit of Happy’s happiness: Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP), the animal rights group leading the fight for Happy’s freedom, is relying on the New York Court of Appeals to recognize the elephant’s “personhood” in a last-ditch effort to save her, reported Time.