THE elephant which was pushed by forest runoff into Klong Chumpoo canal in northern Phitsanulok province earlier this week and pulled out by a hundred rescuers yesterday is feeling better with permission being awaited to take him for further treatment at the Thai Elephant Conservation Center in Lampang, INN News said today (Oct. 19).
Somchai Trinawong, Noen Maprahng district chief, said that the elephant’s condition is steadily improving after veterinarians gave first aid treatment and he is able to eat fruit normally.
His condition is vastly different from when he was pulled out of the canal by around a hundred people yesterday.
Officials here are currently waiting for the Director-General of the Department of Wildlife and Plant Conservation to consider moving the elephant to the Thai Elephant Conservation Center in Lampang province, also in the North, for further treatment because he cannot use both his hind legs and would have to be lifted there.
Top: The rescued jumbo is feeling much better. Photo: INN News