Elephants are are a national symbol of Thailand, but lately these beloved animals have been generating some negative press. In the past few weeks, there have been numerous reports of wild elephants running amok in national parks, attacking cars and shops. In recent months there were also a couple cases of domesticated elephants turning on their mahouts. In one such incident, a large bull elephant trampled its handler to death and then ran off into the jungle with a couple of terrified tourists perched on his back throughout the ordeal. While the latest attacks involve a hormonally charged male jumbo in Khao Yai National Park humping a Mercedes Benz until it’s nothing but scrap metal. Luckily no people were hurt this time around—the same could not be said for these cars:
Khao Yai is Thailand’s largest national park, but it is also just a couple hours drive
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