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More dead wild elephants found at Thai waterfall; toll at 11

/ 05:54 PM October 08, 2019
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Two elephants are seen stuck on the edge of the Haew Narok Waterfall in Khao Yai National Park, Nakhon Nayok in central Thailand. (Department of National Parks via AP)

BANGKOK — Wildlife officials in Thailand say they have discovered the carcasses of five more wild elephants downstream from a waterfall where the bodies of six other elephants were found last weekend.

National Parks spokesman Sompote Maneerat says the carcasses were discovered by a drone being used to investigate how the first six elephants plunged to their deaths at the Haew Narok — Ravine of Hell — waterfall in Khao Yai National Park in northeastern Thailand.

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Park officials say the first group of elephants evidently died when trying to reach a dead calf.

Sompote said Tuesday that the death toll of 11 is the highest number of elephants to die in a single incident in Khao Yai.

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The elephant population at the park is estimated to be about 300.

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TAGS:  Khao Yai National Park, Elephants, Haew Narok, Thailand, wildlife
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