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25 Nov 2020 15:46 #5520 by wvwv
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They dont seem to like monks. Wonder if its the orange.

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26 Nov 2020 08:52 #5521 by Paul T
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I suspect its down to a couple of things .... a) the tradition of "forest monks" and "forest retreat", you would be surprised how many monk in groups we have caught on camera traps over the years and b) they are out early (still dark) in rural areas for alms.
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01 Dec 2020 07:03 #5524 by INFO
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Another monk is found dead. A young Buddhist monk was found dead on a mountain in the Northern province Kamphaeng Phet. Reports say the 21 year old was killed by a wild elephant while he was meditating.


thethaiger.com/news/northern-thailand/yo...ant-while-meditating

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12 Dec 2020 14:02 - 12 Dec 2020 17:50 #5531 by INFO
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Sadly yet another death by elephant in Thailand, this time a DNP Park Ranger of Kui Buri National Park was killed by an elephant on the border of the park and local farms. The story is covered by the local press.....

www.prachuppostnews.com/archives/12599

www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/203...njured-wild-elephant

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31 Jan 2021 06:11 - 31 Jan 2021 08:41 #5581 by INFO
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Sadly yet another person killed by wild elephants, this time in the Hua Hin district of Prachuap Khiri Khan Province. This year is off to bad start for HEC related deaths already. The area noted is close to Pa La-U in the areas being cultivated for farming.


www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/205...at-temple-in-hua-hin

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29 May 2021 19:57 #5644 by INFO
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A ranger has been killed by wild elephants in the Phu Khieo wildlife sanctuary. The ranger was walking inside the HQ area of the sanctuary at night.

thethaiger.com/news/northern-thailand/wi...hum-sanctuary-worker

 

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19 Jul 2021 13:33 #5652 by scott marr
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Here in Nakhon Nayok there are elephants roaming nightly. Over the past few weeks they have come into our garden around 10 times. This is what I found this morning when I checked why the dogs were barking. I've been living here for over 10 years, for the first few we only heard rumours they were in the area. Then a few years ago they started to become common. Is it similar in other parts of the country? 
   
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24 Jul 2021 10:45 - 24 Jul 2021 11:44 #5657 by wvwv
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If you are close to the forest edge it seems to be common. You probably know wangbon reservoir? Have a walk around there once it's open again and you can find a lot of signs of elephant activity and that's right on the edge of the forest. I think they are coming out because there is fruit growing everywhere. Some protected areas and farmers are coordinating to put up electric fences to keep the animals out. Kui buri national park is a good example of this. On the road in you will see electric fences around most of the fields. It's not just the elephants, it's the gaur too in many places. If you are ever at huai narok waterfall in khao yai national park they have a display under a shelter in the carpark and it shows where elephants have been tracked (i assume gps collars). They have a map with dots all over it and some are outside the boundary of the national park/forest.

 

the red line is park boundary, the bright green is grassland.
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03 Sep 2021 13:09 #5665 by scott marr
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We are on the south eastern border of the park, which looking at the map has a decent concentration. Rather than electric fences, I just put the plastic bag along the wire. Apparently the elephants are associate this with electricity and keep away. Certainly working so far. I remember my first trips into the park in 2009 we never saw elephants, now it's common. I read numbers had doubled in the ten years between 05 and 15. Below is a video taken last year in Royal Hills golf course. It's got to the stage where I have to be careful walking the dogs.

It's definetely seasonal, with more in the hot and early rainy season. I haven't seen any for weeks, however I still here the fireworks for when they are chasing them away.
 
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