Baby elephant taken in by authorities after alleged smuggling to Phuket

Baby Sukjai, found chained to a tree.
Baby Sukjai, found chained to a tree.

2013-10-26 - Phuket, Thailand
Kathu district chief officer Veera Kerdsirimongkol visited a coconut farm yesterday afternoon (October 25) in Baan Bangthong, Kathu, following a complaint. Here Mr Veera found a one-year-old baby elephant, named Sukjai, chained to a tree. The elephant is believed to have been smuggled to Phuket without any permit. At the scene was Prasop Jerkaew, 37, who is understood to have brought the elephant to Phuket from Phang Nga two days ago, and did not report it to authorities.

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