Chonburi, Aug. 14 – The Department of National Parks reported the preliminary results of an autopsy on the cause of the fall of "Tula", a wild elephant calving lost. Caused by severe injuries of both front femoral bones that are fractured, causing subsequent shock.
Atthaphon Charoenchansa, Director-General of the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources Acting Director General of the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation said Received a report about the autopsy results of the fall of the baby elephant "Tula" from Mr. Kongkiat Temmannan, director of the Office of Conservation Area 2 (Sriracha), that it was caused by shock at 4:00 a.m. on August 13, 2023. Veterinarians and staff at the Wildlife Rescue Center 2 (Krabokkoo) help a young elephant to stand up. After the sister sleeps at night and unable to stand up
Previously, the veterinarian found that "Tula" was ill with metabolic bone disease and therefore treated the disease. Together with the surveillance and monitoring of the symptoms of using the legs of wild elephants continuously until now.
When the baby elephant could not get up by himself, he helped by using a crane to lift himself up to help him stand up. After that, the veterinarian examined the body and found that both front legs were weak and swollen.
All day yesterday, “Tula” was unable to use her legs to help her stand up, so she had to lie down and rest, with the staff closely monitoring her symptoms.
Until 6:00 p.m., the baby elephant's breathing slowed down, the tongue became pale, and the heart stopped beating. The veterinarian and staff then performed CPR to induce breathing. but no response and later departed
The veterinarian concluded that the initial cause of the fall was Severe injury of the front thighs of both legs (Humerus fracture) resulting in shock (Pain shock)
Today, the veterinarian will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause and collect samples for laboratory tests to confirm the exact cause of the fall.
last night The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation has invited monks to perform a ceremony to send the soul to "Tula" a lost baby elephant that brings happiness, smiles and laughter. Including instilling a sense of love and care for animals to Thai people throughout the 10 months since they strayed into the Marine Corps Ranger Base at Thung Krang Base. In Khao Soi Dao Wildlife Sanctuary Chanthaburi Province on October 9, 2022
Mr. Padet Laithong, Director of the Office of Wildlife Conservation together with a team of veterinarians to conduct an autopsy to determine the cause and collect samples for laboratory examination to confirm the cause of death, it appears that the main cause of death Caused by the condition of thin bones throughout the body Especially in the forelegs (top) on both sides, bone resorption was found. This causes the bones to fracture finely and deformed, which is the cause of the symptoms of not lying down. and play with the nanny as usual internal organs found Bowel abnormal redness And the veterinarian has collected all organ samples, including bones, sent to the laboratory. Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Kasetsart University Kamphaeng Saen Campus Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Chulalongkorn University Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Mahidol University and Eastern Veterinary Development Center, Department of Livestock Development.
The wild elephant "Tula" is a lost baby elephant. at the marine ranger Found at Thung Krang base in Khao Soi Dao Wildlife Sanctuary, Chanthaburi province on October 9, 2022. At that time, it was about 1-2 weeks old. The officials jointly named this wild elephant calf “Chao Tula” according to the month it was found. meet while the baby elephant was found to be weak Veterinarians must be closely supervised. and received support from 4 mother elephants who had just given birth from the Nong Nooch Tropical Garden, Pattaya, for the baby elephants to eat as well as close supervision from a team of veterinarians and caretakers The veterinary team conducted a health examination of a wild elephant calf (October) and found that the wild elephant calf (October) was infected with Elephant Herpes Virus (EEHV). initially As a result, October became healthy, healthy, and became a better-tempered, playful elephant, becoming the favorite of animal lovers.
Later, on February 13, 2023, the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, along with a team of veterinarians and relevant staff Joined in moving the baby elephant “Tula” from Khao Soi Dao Wildlife Sanctuary, Chanthaburi Province to the Wildlife Rescue Center 2 (Krabok Khu), Chachoengsao Province because the Wildlife Rescue Center 2 (Krabok Khu) has a suitable area. In the past, the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation organized a team of veterinarians, staff and nannies to closely monitor the condition of the wild elephant "October" for up to 10 months and eventually passed away. – Thai News Agency
Source: Thai News Agency