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Jobless Pattaya elephants begin 500km walk home

Elephants playing basketball at Nong Nooch Orchid Wonderland, Pattaya

Elephants playing basketball at Nong Nooch Orchid Wonderland, Pattaya. Photo: pelican / flickr. CC BY-SA 2.0.


CHON BURI: After waiting in vain for tourists near Pattaya for more than a year, five elephants and their owners are heading back to their northeastern home province of Surin – a 500km journey, on foot.

Members of five extended families were walking with their five elephants, with a pickup truck protecting the group in the front and the back, along the road beside the Map Prachan reservoir in tambon Nong Prue of Bang Lamung district on Tuesday.

Full story: Bangkok Post

Chaiyot Pupattanapong
BANGKOK POST