Except for the elephant-ᴅᴀᴍᴀɢed wall, which will cost the family $1,578 to repair, no one was ɪ.ɴjᴜʀᴇᴅ in the process.
In Thailand, a hungry elephant b.a.s.ʜ.ᴇᴅ its head through a family’s kitchen wall in the middle of the night to steal a sack of rice. Plai Bunchuay, a hungry wild elephant, was ʜᴜɴᴛing for something to eat and rummaged through the kitchen ᴅʀawers, knocᴋɪɴɢ pans over and scattering everything to the floor, according to The Guardian.
When an adult elephant named Plai Buchuay managed to locate the food, Rachadawan Phungprasopporn and her husband were sound sleeping in their home. Rachadawan and her companion were both startled awake as the elephant ʙʀᴏᴋᴇ into their home, and they dashed to the kitchen. They were taken aback when they discovered an elephant with massive ivory tusks digging through their cupboard with its lengthy trunk.
Plai Buchuay, according to the Daily Mail, snatched a bag of rice and stuffed it into his mouth before the owners arrived. The duo photographed the bizarre scene before ᴄʜᴀsɪɴɢ the animal away. It eventually vanished into the woods nearby. This elephant is apparently well-known for its ᴍɪsᴄʜɪᴇf, but this is the first time it has ᴄᴀᴜsᴇd ᴅᴀᴍᴀɢᴇ to property. “This elephant is well known in the area because he ᴄᴀᴜsᴇs a lot of ᴍɪsᴄʜɪᴇf,” said Rachadawan. “He came to the house about two months ago and was looᴋɪɴɢ around, but he didn’t ᴅᴀᴍᴀɢᴇ anything then.”
“Repairing the wall wɪʟʟ cost around 50,000 Baht (Rs 1.16 lakh).” It was amusing to watch the elephant in that state, but I’m ᴄoncerned he might return,” she continued.
The most plausible reason for this event, according to conservation ᴏffɪᴄᴇʀ Supanya Chengsutha, is that the elephant scented the food and wanted to eat it. He claimed it wasn’t because the elephant was sᴛᴀʀᴠɪɴɢ because the jungle’s food supply had remained constant.
There are around 2,000 Asian elephants in the wild in Thailand. There is frequently tension when they come into contact with humans in communities or on routes. Officials from the country’s National Park, a protected wooded region where elephants live, believe that these massive animals have modified their attitudes toward human food.
Elephant feeding habits have also evolved as a result of increased human contact. They’ve developed a taste for the stuff that people consume. It’s also possible that the elephant’s movement out of the deep forest and closer to communities has been i.m.peded by ʜᴜɴᴛers and traps in the jungle,” Chengsutha speculated.
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