Elephant calf & # 39; collapses with exhaustion & # 39; while chained to his mother giving attractions to tourists in Thailand
- The clip shows the animal, believed to be the oldest, attached to the mother at the length of the rope
- Elephant calf rolled to the ground when the temperature approached 40C in Pattaya
- Incident was filmed by the concerned tourist in the tropical gardens of Nong Nooch
An elephant calf allegedly sank into exhaustion while chained to his mother as she gave rides to tourists in eastern Thailand last week.
The animal, presumably about a year old, was attached to the mother by the neck with a piece of string in Pattaya.
In the clip, filmed by a worried tourist, spectators can be heard & # 39; oh no he is tired & # 39; when the baby rolls on the floor when the temperature approaches 40C.
He then gets up and sniffs to stay with the adult in the tropical gardens of Nong Nooch.
This elephant calf, presumably about a year old, was filmed after allegedly collapsing with exhaustion
The animal was chained to its mother who was driving tourists around in Pattaya, in the east of Thailand. A worried tourist filmed the baby elephant rolling over the ground
According to the tourist, who refused to be named, the baby elephant turned out to be exhausted from walking around the area and gathering tourists who pay to ride his mother.
She said: “There are many more baby elephants tied up with their mother walking around with tourists enjoying the heat of the sun on their backs while these elephants are suffering.
& # 39; This one baby elephant was so exhausted and you can see the mother comforting and encouraging her to get up. & # 39;
The tourist is a Filipino migrant worker in Thailand's neighbor Myanmar, where she is a teacher.
She was with friends who spent their vacation in the area when the incident happened.
In the clip, he gets up and runs to keep up with the adult in the tropical gardens of Nong Nooch, who have denied that the elephant was tired or abused
The tourist added: & # 39; I am only concerned about the elephants and want to ensure that their welfare is properly taken care of. & # 39;
A spokesperson for the tropical gardens of Nong Nooch today denied that the elephant was tired or abused.
They said: & # 39; All elephants are healthy and treated very well. If there is a problem, they are treated by veterinarians. All babies & # 39; s here are healthy. & # 39;
Earlier this month, a baby elephant nicknamed Dumbo died at a show in Phuket, southern Thailand, and became so skeletal that the hind legs broke during the performance.
The three-year-old animal, which was forced to perform three times a day, looked exhausted and suffered an infection before it collapsed.
His caretakers took him to an animal clinic on April 17 where a scan showed that he had broken both his hind legs and he died three days later.
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