Trapped elephants in Thailand
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Thai floods trap baby elephants

Flooding has left 17 domesticated elephants, nearly half of them babies, stranded for several days on a small concrete island in the Thai city of Ayutthaya.

Reliant on food brought in by boat, the young elephants are too small to wade through the 2m flood waters.

Tropical storms and unusually heavy monsoon rains have caused Thailand's worst flooding in decades.

Dimitri O'Donnell reports.

  • 01 Nov 2011
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