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Teen mahouts deny harming elephant

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SURIN : Two teenage mahouts filmed attacking a juvenile elephant on a street in Ubon Ratchathani last week have denied mistreating the animal. 

Rung-arun, a four-year-old elephant seen in the video clip circulated online last week being assaulted by his two teenage mahouts, lies on the ground as local authorities and wildlife officials observe the animal’s behaviour and physical condition yesterday at his owner’s home in Surin’s Chumphon Buri district. NOPPARAT KINGKAEO.

Local authorities and wildlife officials yesterday visited the home of Sarayuth Khamkonyai, 50, the owner of the four-year-old elephant shown in the video clip which was circulated online last week.

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