www.explorersweb.com [everest] [K2] [oceans] [poles] [space] [tech] [weather] [statistics] [medical] [SPANISH] Some text
www.mounteverest.net

Elephant heroes in tsunami disaster
image story



Jan 3, 2005 15: 14 EST
Swedish media reports that Thai elephants rescued several tourists before the tsunami hit. The elephants are used for tourist rides.

At the morning of the tidal wave, the animals became restless, "they sounded as if they were weeping" said the care takers who managed to calm the animals at first.

But just before the wave hit, the elephants took off running up to the hills. Tourists still straddling their backs followed involuntarily. Other elephants were tied up but took after their running mates, breaking free from their chains. On their way up, the animals picked up people with their trunks; placing them on their backs and saving their lives.

Image exzooberance.com.
Feature Stories Latest News more news



2004 BEST of EXPLORERSWEB
 
 
1. Magic Line   
K2
2. Russian Jannu Exp.   
Jannu North Face
3. Over Everest - Richard
      Over Everest - Angelo   
Everest Ultra light
4. Dominick Arduin   
North Pole
5. Spaceship One   
Space
6. Central North Wall   
Mount Everest
7. Russian Extreme Pr.    
Amin Brakk BASE jump
8. Fiona & Rosie    
South Pole

Special mention:

Edurne Pasaban
Juanito Oiarzabal
K2

Henk De Velde
North West Passage

Pavel Rezvoy
Atlantic

Nawang Sherpa
Everest

The Spirit of Adventure

Mount Everest Expeditions  •  Mount Everest Technology  •  Mount Everest Weather  •  Mount Everest Medical  •  Mount Everest Guide  •  Mount Everest News  Mount Everest Video  •  Mount Everest Trekking Agencies  •  Mount Everest Climbing Permits#8226;  Mount Everest Statistics  •  Mount Everest Expedition List  •  Mount Everest Resources  •  Mount Everest Community