Two Jumbos Were Seen Raiding Sugarcane And Sacks Of Salt From Passing Vehicles

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Deanna Rivera in World News

Last updated: 27 February 2020, 04:34 GMT

Thai elephant is the official national animal of Thailand. Thai elephants are classed as Indian elephants, they are small, short front legs and thick body.

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Today, there are 3,000 to 4,000 elephants in Thailand, around half live in the wild in national parks while the rest are domesticated.

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On Friday, February 21, two huge animals blocked the road in Chachoengsao, eastern Thailand, thought to be father and son.

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He appeared to be teaching his son on how to steal food from passing cars. He grabbed several pieces of sugarcane from one of the vehicles. They caused traffic that made the motorists waited anxiously.

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They caused traffic to stop as cautious motorists waited anxiously for the pair to pass.

On a footage, it captured how one elephant snatched several bags of TRS Salt from the back of Toyota Hilux pick up truck before slinging them across the road.

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But the sweet-toothed elephants seemed uninterested in these snacks - and chose instead to munch their looted sugarcane.

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The footage was captured by Amnouy Artchula, a wildlife ranger, near the Khao Ang Rue Nai Wildlife Sanctuary, a national park which is home to hundreds of wild elephants.

Amnouy said it seems that older elephant was teaching his young apprentice on how to search food for a trade.

She added:

“The elephants know very well how to stop the passing cars to get food, even if they are not given permission from the drivers.”

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“In this case, the older elephant was showing the smaller elephant how to get food from cars.

"It was probably his son or another juvenile in the herd.”

Wild elephants like to wander around forests, near the national park, but occasionally stumble on the road when they are looking for food.

Amnouy continued:

"The animals are nice to humans, if humans are nice to them. That is why we ask all drivers not to harm any wildlife, we should live together peacefully."

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