Elephant Roadkill: Thailand Grapples With Pachyderms on the Pavement

Elephant Roadkill: Thailand Grapples With Pachyderms on the Pavement

A three-tonne elephant attempted to cross the road in mid-August in Chonburi Province just two hours outside of Bangkok when she was struck by an 18-wheeler. Her back broken, a crane lifted her into a truck to transport her to a hospital in Nakhon Pathom. She was seven years old. With only 3,000 wild elephants left in the Land of Smiles, losses like this are tragic — though perhaps preventable. …