Odd News Roundup: Santa rides elephants to Thai town, bearing gifts of face masks; Thai baby elephant hit by motorcycle survives after receiving CPR

Mana was called into action while off duty on a road trip late on Sunday, successfully reviving a baby elephant struck by a motorcycle while crossing a road with a group of wild pachyderms in the eastern province of Chanthaburi.

Devdiscourse News Desk | Updated: 24-12-2020 02:37 IST | Created: 24-12-2020 02:28 IST
Odd News Roundup: Santa rides elephants to Thai town, bearing gifts of face masks; Thai baby elephant hit by motorcycle survives after receiving CPR
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Thai baby elephant hit by motorcycle survives after receiving CPR

Thailand's Mana Srivate has performed dozens of resuscitation attempts in his 26 years as a rescue worker, but never before on an elephant. Mana was called into action while off duty on a road trip late on Sunday, successfully reviving a baby elephant struck by a motorcycle while crossing a road with a group of wild pachyderms in the eastern province of Chanthaburi.

Santa rides elephants to Thai town, bearing gifts of face masks

Santa Claus gave his sleigh and reindeer a break on Wednesday and rode elephants in Thailand during a special Christmas visit aimed at raising awareness about the threat of the coronavirus. White-bearded handlers in floppy hats and Santa outfits sat atop elephants decked out in tinsel and trunk masks in the central province of Ayutthaya, distributing protective masks in baskets to schoolchildren, motorcyclists and drivers passing by.

(With inputs from agencies.)


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