Watch More Than 50 Elephants Hold Up Traffic As They Cross The Road

April 23, 2020

This is the breathtaking moment a herd of elephants held up traffic to cross a road in Thailand.

The family of more than 50 jumbos emerged from the jungle and stomped across the highway in Chachoengsao province on April 9, 2020.

Spectacular footage shows how dozens of locals gathered on either side of the road to watch the placid creatures.

Several police officers also arrived to ensure the elephants made it safely to the neighbouring area of jungle.

Wildlife rangers had been tracking the elephants through the wilderness during the day then quickly blocked off the road to prevent any accidents.

The filmer, Pratya Chutipat Sakul, said:

"More than 50 wild elephants crossed the highway. They were moving together from one part of the jungle to the other. The wildlife officers had been following the elephants for the last few days. When they saw that their path was moving towards the road, they called the police and urgently closed the road.

Policemen arrived to ensure that the elephants crossed smoothly and there were no accidents. Nobody minds waiting for the elephants, as the most important thing is that they're safe.

The elephants were all so calm and barely noticed the humans. I feel very lucky to have seen such an amazing sight."

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