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This Elephant Walked Through A Kitchen Wall In Search Of An Overnight Snack.

How many of us have been assaulted by nighttime hunger and headed to the kitchen for a snack? We’ve all done it, but none of us had the courage to break down a wall because of hunger. But elephants, we know, are incredibly intelligent and just as funny: Boonchuay is a male elephant who lives in Kaeng Krachan National Park. In the early hours of a Saturday morning, the big elephant smashed through a kitchen wall in search of an overnight snack.

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Ratchadawan Puengprasoppon is a woman who lives in Hua Hin District, Western Prachuap Khiri Khan Province, Thailand. She said she woke up to loud noises. She got up to see what was going on and saw the head of a large elephant sticking out of her kitchen wall. The elephant, Boonchuay, seemed to be looking for food. With his long trunk, he rummaged in the kitchen, knocking over pots, pans, and utensils. Meanwhile, Ratchadawan, undecided on what to do, was filming the scene with his phone.

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However, this is not the first time that the big elephant has visited the village. Indeed, the park manager claims that elephants often come to visit houses, especially when there is a local market, as they can smell the food . Elephants have also traveled to cultivated fields to eat sugar cane or corn. Although they are funny and sweet, with their long proboscis moving around in search of something to eat, they are a problem for farmers as they ravage the fields. As this phenomenon is frequent, farmers want to find a way to put an end to this situation.

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According to experts, “These incidences are on the rise in Asia and are likely due to a decrease in available resources and an increase in human disturbance of elephant habitat. If the food needs of elephants are not met, water and other resources in their natural habitat (or if we make sure they have them elsewhere), they will find ways to bypass disincentives and access villages or farmland in search of these resources. ” Boonchuay caused some damage to the woman’s kitchen, but this incident highlights a much bigger situation that worries locals.

source used: theguardian

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