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Updated December 28th, 2023 at 16:34 IST

VIRAL: Elephants stopping sugar cane trucks to snatch a tasty snack | Best of 2023 Video

Elephants have discovered a novel technique to sate their sweet tooth in areas where sugarcane is farmed.

Pritam Saha
Viral Video: Elephants halt trucks to steal Sugar Cane
Viral Video: Elephants halt trucks to steal Sugar Cane | Image:Instagram
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Since elephants are naturally intelligent and clever, some of these amazing animals in Thailand have developed exceptionally advanced problem-solving abilities. Elephants in Thailand have reportedly been observed to be using their right of way to halt sugar cane trucks in order to strategically grab a good snack. Republic presents the best video of 2023, guaranteed to make you laugh. 

Thailand: Home of Elephants

In many parts of Thailand, elephants can frequently be seen, as the country is well known for its abundant wildlife. There are still elephants that walk freely in the wild, but the majority of them reside in sanctuaries where they are looked after and safeguarded.

Novel Technique To Steal

Elephants have discovered a novel technique to sate their sweet tooth in areas where sugarcane is farmed. The trucks carrying the produce, loaded with sugar cane, frequently drive on small country roads close to elephant habitats. Elephants have started to deliberately stand in the way of approaching sugar cane trucks so as to obstruct their passage. The elephants take advantage of the moment when the trucks stop in order to avoid running into these enormous creatures to harvest sugar cane from the cargo, enjoying a tasty and nutrient-dense lunch. 

Awareness of Human Traffic Patterns

Elephants are remarkably adaptive and capable of addressing problems, as seen by their behavior. It also demonstrates the profound awareness of human traffic patterns and their own right of way that these sentient animals have developed. These enormous beings have noticed that, when they stroll down the same routes, cars usually yield to them and respect their right of way. 

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The new habit of stealing sugar cane does, however, come with some risks. Despite their obvious resourcefulness, this could put both human drivers and the elephants themselves in potentially hazardous positions when driving. For the public's and the elephants' safety, authorities and environmentalists are keeping a careful eye on the situation.

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Published December 28th, 2023 at 11:53 IST

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