Elephant dies a week after shotgun attack (Thailand)


Narong Nuansakul, The Nation

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A female elephant shot by a villager after going with her family to eat fruit at mountainside orchards in Narathiwat’s Ra Ngae district last week has died of her injuries, officials said yesterday.

 The wounded mammal was found Thursday near a creek by Maotae Mountain in Tambon Mareu Botok, 200 metres from Ban Bra Eng Moo 2.

Chaloem Phra Kiat Sirinthon Wildlife Sanctuary head Wiroj Siri-umakul and chief of the 45th Ranger Regiment, Colonel Isara Janthakrayom, then called in a vet from Protected Area Regional Office 6 (Songkhla) to treat the elephant, whose head and broken left hind leg were riddled with shotgun wounds.