CHUMPHON: A wild elephant calf named “Ai Duan” by locals in the area, has been rescued from a muddy swamp area below a very steep cliff which it is said to have fallen from.
Vetrinarians arrived quickly to administer first aid to the pachydern, and locals brought fruit and grass to visit the calf, -despite the fact it was well known to invade their farmland.
More here: from Bangkok Post.
The bull elephant, aged around 2 years, was spotted lying in a muddy swamp at the foot of a mountain in Ban Chan Rane of tambon Tako on Friday by a patrol team of national park and wildlife officials.
The calf appeared to have suffered back injuries and was struggling hard to lift itself from the swamp, about 3-4 metres wide and 60-70cm deep. The animal was believed to have fallen from the steep mountain
1-2 days ago before it was found. The officials immediately called the Ngao Waterfall National Park, Thai media reported.