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Thailand’s Khao Yai National Park witnessed a horrible tragedy on Saturday, October 5 when six elephants fell to their deaths around the waterfall area.
Two other elephants were struggling to hold on to the ground near the cliff and were rescued by the authorities.
Edwin Wiek, the founder of Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand, said the pair that was rescued showed signs of emotional distress as they may have seen their kind falling to their deaths.
It’s like losing half your family. There’s nothing you can do, it’s nature unfortunately.
There are approximately 7000 elephants in Thailand. More than half are believed to be captives tortured for various benefits.