Officials have deployed drones to search for two wild elephants, which climbed out of a ravine at Haew Narok Waterfall in Khao Yai national park after officials delivered a truckload of bananas for the pachyderms to eat and regain their strength.
Meanwhile, officials have put strings across the creek to prevent the strong currents of elephants from being washed further downstream.
Mr. Vichai Poralisaengsuwan, head of the Prachin Buri conserved area management office of Khao Yai national park, said that at about 5 a.m this morning, park rangers could not locate a pair of elephants; they thought the two had gone into the dense jungle.
He said that drones had been deployed in search of them to make sure they were safe, or if they had been hurt, any attempts would be made to treat them.
To prevent elephants from slipping and falling into the ravine when the Haew Narok waterfall gets too narrow, Mr. Vichai said officials would make emergency repairs to the barricade.
It is thought that the baby accidentally fell into the ravine first, and the rest of the elephants fell one after the other as they tried to help the youngster.