Thursday, December 10, 2009

Baby Hippo Found!

In Courtesy of Thairath

CHIANG MAI – The baby hippo that mysteriously disappeared from Chiang Mai night Safari was finally found dead and rotting in a sewage drain.

After a two day search by safari staff, police teams and several hunting dogs, a safari staff member found something stuck in the sewage drain of the animal clinic building.

The staff member discovered the putrescent body of the baby hippo, which had been dead for no less than 4-5 days.

The safari supervisor, Narong Thananuwat, said that it was very strange because the sewage drains where the hippo was found had already been investigated a few days earlier during a big search. Narong claimed to be extremely happy that the hippo was finally found (despite it being dead) within the safari, after being bombarded by rumors and comments that the area supervisor wasn’t doing a good job of zoning animals.

“When we found the dead hippo in the drain, I was really glad, just a relief you know,” he said.

Writer: Adrian Tse & Chet Chetchotisak