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Drought pushes wild elephants into pineapple fields

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National park officials in Thailand's southern province of Prachuab Khiri Khan Province are seeking urgent measures to ensure that wild elephants living in the Kuiburi National Park are not harmed by local pineapple farmers during the coming dry season.

Mr. Boonlue Phoonnil, the park's head, warned today that the current drought
conditions were likely to push the 150-plus elephants out of the jungle and
into local pineapple fields in a desperate search for food.



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