The Dubai Crown Prince pans the mobile phone to show scores of tuskers making a journey. One elephant can be seen really up close to Sheikh Hamdan.
Video on Derana Television of Saturday night's pageant in Kotte, near Colombo, showed an elephant in a procession suddenly running forward.
A skeletal 70-year-old elephant has been withdrawn from a high-profile annual Buddhist pageant in Sri Lanka following a social media firestorm against parading the feeble animal.
The chief custodian of the Temple of the Tooth — which organises the event — Pradeep Nilanga Dela said Tikiri would not be part of Wednesday's grand finale, involving dozens of jumbos.
Singapore said on Monday it will impose a blanket ban on the domestic sale of elephant ivory and products from 2021 as the government tightens its campaign against illegal wildlife trade.
The dead elephants included a three-year-old calf, said park chief Kanchit Srinoppawan. The waterfall has been closed temporarily following the incident.
An emaciated 70-year-old Elephant that caused a social media outcry after being forced to take part in an annual Buddhist pageant in Sri Lanka has died, officials said on Wednesday.
The male elephant, dubbed "Laden" by locals after the late Al Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden, killed the people on Tuesday night in Assam state, villager Rajen Rabha told AFP by phone.
A lot of the animals are going into nearby communities to search for food and water. According to the parks agency, 33 people have died from conflict with animals in 2019.