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He"s back! Hungry wild elephant smashes into the same kitchen in Thailand

2021-07-27 - Hua Hin, Thailand.

A hungry wild elephant in Thailand has smashed his way through the same kitchen wall a month after his first raid. The 40-year-old bull named Plai Bunchuay rammed his head through the concrete building to steal a bag of rice on June 20 in Hua Hin, southern Thailand. Shocked residents recorded the carnage before the damage was repaired by officials.


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Thailand: A woman heard loud noises in her kitchen. She found an elephant looking for food.

2021-06-21 - Hua Hin, Thailand.

A woman in Thailand made a startling discovery when she heard loud noises coming from her kitchen: There was an elephant that appeared to be looking for snacks. The incident occured in Hua Hin in southern Thailand around 2 a.m. Saturday. The kitchen belonged to resident Ratchadawan Puengprasoppon, according to The Guardian. The elephant, named Boonchuay, poked its head through Puengprasoppon's kitchen wall and proceeded to open drawers and knock down pots and pans as Puengprasoppon filmed it all...


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Elephant bones linked to wildlife trafficking

2017-01-04 - HUA HIN, Thailand.

A task force on wildlife trafficking has unearthed the bones of five elephants which they suspect are linked to the merging of wild animals into domestic populations. The Phaya Sua task force excavated a site in Moo Baan Chang (elephant village) after it received a tip-off that dead elephants had been buried there without the knowledge of concerned authorities.


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Accused elephant killers arrested

2013-06-06 - Hua Hin, Thailand.

Two men suspected of killing two elephants in Kaeng Krachan National Park were arrested on Thursday, police said. Sanya Tuansap, 37, and his brother, Veerapong, 25, were caught in Hua Hin district, Prachuap Khiri Khan. They face charges of illegally killing the elephants inside the borders of the park in Kaeng Krachan district of Phetchaburi, police said.


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King"s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament In Thailand Raises $100,000 For Conservation

2011-09-19 - Hua Hin, Thailand.

Tell most Americans you spent Sunday watching some large creatures chasing a ball around a field and they will assume you went to an NFL football game. But say that to someone in Thailand and they might assume you attended the King´s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament in the town of Hua Hin. The annual event raises money for the Thai Elephant Conservation Center in Lampang, Thailand, which cares for more than 60 elephants and their "mahouts," the people who drive the lumbering giants.


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Thailand: Play ball

2011-07-31 - Hua Hin, Thailand.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament is on Sept. 5-11 in the seaside town of Hua Hin. Returning to its original venue, the annual charity tournament has become one of the country’s largest tourist events. It has raised more than $300,000, primarily for the National Elephant Institute, which provides medical care, sustenance, employment and mahout training for Thailand’s elephant population


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Scots Win Hua Hin Elephant Polo Tournament 2005

2005-09-11 - Hua Hin, Thailand.

The 5th King's Cup Elephant Polo came to a dramatic end on the 11th as the Chivas Regal Scotland team clinched the title from Mullis Capital after a sudden death play-off. The final match of this colourful tournament, hosted by the Anantara Resort and Spa, was played before the representative of His Majesty the King. Both teams fought hard in the first half, with Mullis taking advantage of a two-goal lead from handicap and soon extended the score to 4-1 with two goals from Khun Tat, playing for ...


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Whacky polo tees off jumbo fun

2004-10-05 - Hua Hin, Thailand. AP

With the crack of clashing mallets and the thump of jumbo feet shaking the earth, the game is under way. Tense commands are shouted by pith-helmeted players tied firmly to their two-ton mounts. Soon there is a muddle in the middle. The beasts collide and the ball disappears in a forest of elephantine legs, raising some dust and much laughter. It’s a classic scrum in the whacky sport of elephant polo.


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Scotland have lost 5-3 against Germany in the elephant polo world cup final.

2003-09-21 - Hua Hin, Thailand.

The Scottish Chivas Regal squad and Germany's Mercedes Benz met in the King's Cup in Hua Hin, Thailand, on Sunday. The Chivas side disposed of local team Nokia Thailand 8-2 in the semi-final, while the Germans beat Australia's Sandalford Winery. Money raised from the tournament is being used for a new elephant conservation centre in Lampang.


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9 Headlines about Elephants from Hua Hin2021-07-27 - Hua Hin, Thailand - He"s back! Hungry wild elephant smashes into the same kitchen in Thailand 2021-06-21 - Hua Hin, Thailand - Thailand: A woman heard loud noises in her kitchen. She found an elephant looking for food. 2017-01-04 - HUA HIN, Thailand - Elephant bones linked to wildlife trafficking 2013-06-06 - Hua Hin, Thailand - Accused elephant killers arrested 2011-09-19 - Hua Hin, Thailand - King"s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament In Thailand Raises $100,000 For Conservation 2011-07-31 - Hua Hin, Thailand - Thailand: Play ball 2005-09-11 - Hua Hin, Thailand - Scots Win Hua Hin Elephant Polo Tournament 2005 2004-10-05 - Hua Hin, Thailand - Whacky polo tees off jumbo fun 2003-09-21 - Hua Hin, Thailand - Scotland have lost 5-3 against Germany in the elephant polo world cup final.

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