Undertoad Tuesday Aug 30 01:16 PM
8/30/2005: Elephant truck (breaks down)
Hobbs Tuesday Aug 30 02:47 PM
Jiminey Christmas. That's why I don't live over in Kenya. Everytime you turn around, there's another elephant catastrophy.
seakdivers Tuesday Aug 30 04:17 PM
A $3.2 million endeavor, yet they didn't check the weight capacity of the trailer or the truck before loading a sedated elephant onto it.
capnhowdy Tuesday Aug 30 05:26 PM
It's called geographical stupidity unofficially.
xoxoxoBruce Tuesday Aug 30 07:58 PM
Looks like a halfassed operation to me.
capnhowdy Tuesday Aug 30 09:43 PM
...or took the 3.2 mil and took care of them where they were at. Of course I don't know what it costs to take care of an elephant per diem.
Leah Wednesday Aug 31 01:48 AM
My god that poor elephant. They would had to have pump him up with more tranquilizers to keep him calm and especially from killing all in sight. If you want to see a new born baby elephant log onto elephantnaturepark.org and select news (left hand side) then baby born at park. This was the park that I was a volunteer at in Chiang Mai, Thailand. I just missed the mother being rescued and the baby elephant being born, bummer. Can't wait to get back and play with the baby.
Leah Wednesday Aug 31 01:51 AM
wolf Wednesday Aug 31 02:09 AM
My concern would be for the health of the elephant. Given their weight, they will sometimes suffocate from the pressure on their lungs if they lay down too long ... it's one of the things that makes surgery on them quite dangerous.