Wild elephant dies from septicaemia
A bull elephant died on Sunday in Kanchanaburi after suffering from septicaemia.
The animal had been found in a forest in Si Sawat district the previous day, a wildlife official said.
The elephant, about 15 years old, was found lying still in the forest near Mong Krathae village in tambon Tha Kradan by villagers.
A team of veterinarians from Protected Areas Regional Office 3 in Ban Pong, Phetchaburi province were sent to the site. They found the elephant had a large, swollen wound in its front right foot caused by septicaemia, which is a blood infection from bacteria.
The elephant has been buried.
- antiseptic: a substance used for cleaning injured skin and preventing infections - ซึ่งฆ่าเชื้อโรค
- conservation (noun): the protection of plants and animals, natural areas, and interesting and important structures and buildings, especially from the damaging effects of human activity - การอนุรักษ์ธรรมชาติ, การป้องกันความสูญเสีย, การสงวนไว้
- forensic science: the use of scientific methods to solve crimes or to find out why something happened - นิติวิทยาศาสตร์
- organ: a part of the body that has a particular purpose, such as the heart or the brain - อวัยวะ
- pachyderm: a type of animal with a very thick skin, for example, an elephant - สัตว์หนังหนาและมีกีบเท้าเช่น แรด ช้าง
- saline solution : a liquid containing salt - น้ำเกลือ
- septicemia (also septicaemia): infection of the blood by harmful bacteria - ภาวะเลือดเป็นพิษ
- still: not moving - นิ่ง
- swollen: larger or fuller than normal - ขยายใหญ่,พองตัว,บวม
- veterinarian: a person with a medical degree trained to take care of the health of animals - สัตวแพทย์
- wildlife: animals, birds, insects, etc. that are wild and live in a natural environment - สัตว์ป่า