Lost Elephant Walked Back To The Wild By Officials After Getting Lost in Rayong
Last week, wildlife officials needed to walk an elephant they have nicknamed ‘Kaew the traveling elephant’ back to his home at Khao Khitchakut National Park, after he journeyed to visit villagers in Rayong, a province approximately 90 kilometers away from his natural habitat.
Kaew, who is estimated to be between 13 to 15 years old, was escorted on foot back to the national park in Chantaburi province after he was spotted near Klang City Hall in Rayong.
Kaew was described as an ‘intelligent, kind and free-spirited’ elephant and although he has caused some trouble for farmers by eating their fruit, people still find the teen elephant adorable because he likes to play in the canal.
Officials said this is not the first time Kaew felt liked getting out of town. In 2014, he also traveled to Rayong on his own. So it’s fair to say, he liked it enough to visit for a second time!