The 15-year-old had stood in the river ostensibly to soothe its mouth and tongue after the powerful firecracker in the pineapple exploded.
Mystery surrounds the "completely unprecedented" deaths of hundreds of elephants in Botswana over the last two months, a media report said.
Elephants dressed as Santa Claus gave out presents and candy to students in Thailand in an annual Christmas tradition in the mostly Buddhist country. The Christmas celebration at the Jirasartwitthaya school in Ayutthaya,
Underfed and chained up for endless hours, campaigners warn many elephants working in Thailand's tourism sector may starve, be sold to zoos or shifted into the illegal logging trade as the coronavirus decimates visitor numbers.
The city-state, a nautical way point in shipments of banned animal products between Africa and Asia, is destroying tusks worth an estimated S$18 million ($13 million) including a record 8.8 tonne seizure last year which authorities said came from nearly 300 African elephants.
Friday turned out to be a tough day in the office for the forest department in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu's Dharmapuri district, as they were confronted with a herculean task of pulling out a female elephant, who fell into a well.
"I am so proud he is here," she said, after greeting Kaavan through an opening at the base of the crate. "He's going to be really happy here," said Cher, adding that she was hopeful his ordeal was over.
In the video, Yindee the baby elephant was seen playing with the dog named Milo at Thailand’s Elephant Nature Park.
The animal is only a few inches long, resembling a mouse, and it was lost to science for at least half a century, until being rediscovered in the Horn of Africa.
Fourteen adult elephants were found dead by villagers on Thursday, and another four bodies were found scattered on the foothills of the Kundoli reserve forest area of Assam, 160 kilometers from the state capital of Dispur, local wildlife official M.K Yadava told Reuters.