Elephant Drops Dead From Exhaustion After 15 Years
This is one of the saddest stories you’ll see today.
Sambo the elephant has collapsed and died roadside while carrying tourists to an ancient Cambodian temple.
The elephant, who is believed to be aged between 40 and 45 years has been made to work in 40 degree heat and is believed to have collapsed after a fatal heart attack.
At the time of collapse, she had been working 40 minutes in scorching heat that had reached 40 degrees, and a veterinarian concluded that she had died of a heart attack ‘due to high temperatures, heat exhaustion and lack of wind that would have cooled her.’
Now, animal lovers are demanding an investigation as to why the elephant was forced to carry tourists with temperatures so high and with no wind, according to a report on the Daily Mail.
Rambo had worked for the Angkor Elephant Company since 2001, said manager Oan Kiri, adding: ‘We’re all very sad to have lost her.’
A photo that was posted on Facebook by user Yem Senok, showing the elephant lying dead on the ground has been shared more than 8,000 times.
And now a petition calling for the end of elephant riding to the famous temples has already gathered more than 10,000 signatures.