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Baby elephant tries to hide behind light pole after getting caught while eating sugarcane

The actions of an elephant calf in Thailand has left viewers in awe after it was caught eating sugarcane in a field.

It was pictured hiding behind a light pole after realising that humans had caught him eating sugarcane in a field. Despite its big size, the calf believed it could hide behind the narrow pole.

The incident took place in Ching Mai, located in the northern part of Thailand.

An estimated 2,000 elephants are living in the wild in Thailand and a similar number in captivity. In the wild, they roam through the deep jungle and in the country’s protected national parks.

Elephants are known to have contributed to Thai culture for many centuries and that’s why they are the national animal in Thailand. Tuskers found in Thailand are subspecies of Asian elephant and have smaller ears when compared with their African counterparts.

Elephants are a protected animal in Thailand and killing them carries a maximum prison term of up to three years and a fine of 1,000 baht.