Five more bodies have been discovered in Khao Yai National Park, the grim discovery just three days after a drone spotted five bodies brings the total to eleven.
Park rangers worked tirelessly to retrieve the bodies from the heavy waters located just a kilometer from the Haew Narok Waterfall.
Kanchit Srinoppawan, Khao Yai National Park Chief, said Tuesday, “We assume that they all are from the same herd. We’re investigating what caused their deaths,”
Drones were used to monitor the two remaining elephants, believed to be a mother and her calf who have so far survived the flash floods that have decimated the herd.
Park officials have helped supply food hoping the elephants can regain their strength and possibly climb back into the nearby forest.
They were assisted by park officials who tossed food to help them to regain strength and climb back into the forest. Drones were used to monitor the condition of the two surviving members of the herd.