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Sanook reports that the head of the Kaeng Krachan national park in Phetchaburi is warning us to take care after a video showing an elephant in ‘musth’. An elephant in musth can have up to six times greater reproductive hormones running through their veins.

According to the national park chief, elephants can become dangerous to their own kind as well as humans during this period that can last for many weeks.

The video showed a violent altercation between two elephants – one a bull elephant the other of unspecified gender – on the “Nong Plub – Huay Sat Yai” Road in the national park. Mana Phermphoon is warning the public to be on the lookout as his staff try to help the situation by isolating the animal.

Sometimes elephants in musth are denied food and water in an effort to calm them down. Many zookeepers have been killed and animals in the wild also present serious problems.

SOURCE: Sanook

ต้นปีก็ชนปลายปีก็ชนสันนิษฐานเบื้องต้นเนื่องจากเป็นช้างโทนทั้งคู่ ไม่ใช่ช้างโขลง อาจจะชนกันเพื่อแย่งถิ่นอาศัย แหล่งอาหาร แต่สุดท้ายก็เหมือนเดิมคือโดนไล่เข้าป่าคลิปจากเจ้าหน้าที่ชุดไล่ช้างของอุทยานแห่งชาติแก่งกระจาน

Posted by อุทยานแห่งชาติแก่งกระจาน (Kaeng Krachan National Park) on Sunday, September 30, 2018

 

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