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14:25  08 october  2019
14:25  08 october  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Wildlife officials in Thailand have discovered the carcasses of five more wild elephants downstream from a waterfall where the bodies of six other elephants Maneerat said the death toll of 11 is the highest number of elephants to die in a single incident in Khao Yai, where the elephant population is

Six elephants have fallen to their deaths in Thailand after trying to save each other from a The incident will also take an emotional toll , as elephants have been known to display signs of grief. Six wild elephants found dead at "Haew Narok Waterfall " in Thailand , at the same place where it

In this Oct. 5, 2019, photo released by the Department of National Parks, two elephants are seen stuck on the edge of the Haew Narok Waterfall in Khao Yai National Park, Nakhon Nayok, central Thailand. A herd of wild elephants was swept away by raging waters in Thailand's national park, drowning six, while rangers helped steer two animals out of a deep ravine. (Department of National Parks via AP) © Provided by The Associated Press In this Oct. 5, 2019, photo released by the Department of National Parks, two elephants are seen stuck on the edge of the Haew Narok Waterfall in Khao Yai National Park, Nakhon Nayok, central Thailand. A herd of wild elephants was swept away by raging waters in Thailand's national park, drowning six, while rangers helped steer two animals out of a deep ravine. (Department of National Parks via AP)

BANGKOK (AP) — Wildlife officials in Thailand said Tuesday 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.

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Six wild elephants have died after falling into a waterfall at the Khao Yai National Park in Thailand . Two others were saved in the incident on Saturday (Oct About The Straits Times: The Straits Times, the English flagship daily of SPH, has been serving readers for more than a century.

The number of elephants that died after falling down a waterfall in Thailand has increased to 11 . The dead elephants included a three-year-old calf, park officials said at the weekend, according to According to the Bangkok Post, the new death toll makes it one of the biggest losses to Thailand 's

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, said Sompote Maneerat, spokesman for the National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department.

In this Oct. 5, 2019, photo released by the Department of National Parks, two elephants are seen stuck on the edge of the Haew Narok Waterfall in Khao Yai National Park, Nakhon Nayok, central Thailand. A herd of wild elephants was swept away by raging waters in Thailand's national park, drowning six, while rangers helped steer two animals out of a deep ravine. (Department of National Parks via AP) © Provided by The Associated Press In this Oct. 5, 2019, photo released by the Department of National Parks, two elephants are seen stuck on the edge of the Haew Narok Waterfall in Khao Yai National Park, Nakhon Nayok, central Thailand. A herd of wild elephants was swept away by raging waters in Thailand's national park, drowning six, while rangers helped steer two animals out of a deep ravine. (Department of National Parks via AP)

Park officials said the first group of elephants evidently died when trying to reach a dead calf. The new victims are thought to have come from the same herd.

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Six elephants were found dead in Thailand on Saturday. Six wild elephants have died after falling down a waterfall called Haew Narok (Hell's Fall ) at the Khao Yai National Park in Thailand . The dead elephants included a three-year old calf, said park chief Kanchit Srinoppawan.

Six elephants have fallen to their deaths after trying to save each other from a waterfall in Thailand , authorities said. The incident occurred at Khao Yai National Hours later, a three-year-old elephant was found dead near the base of the Haew Narok waterfall , and five others were found dead nearby.

The ravines usually fill up with gushing water during the rainy season.

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Sompote said that the death toll of 11 is the highest number of elephants to die in a single incident in Khao Yai. Eight elephants died at the same waterfall almost 30 years ago.

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

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