The authorities today are searching for one of two African fugitives attempting to escape captivity that was described as an unusually tall vegetarian measuring 7 meters in height.
Volunteers, zoo workers and national park officials today are looking for a giraffe who escaped from the truck that was taking it to a new zoo opening in Prachinburi province. A second giraffe that attempted to escape that miserable fate was quickly recaptured.
Motorists were freaking Tuesday afternoon at the Bang Khla intersection when they spotted the two long-necked, yellow-spotted creatures sauntering off the large truck and into the road. The animals temporarily slowed Highway 304.
The giraffes – one towering 4 meters and the other 7 meters – were being carried in an enclosed truck from Suvarnabhumi Airport and to Prachinburi’s Si Maha Phot district, where a zoo is set to open. It was when the truck stopped at the intersection that driver Monthon Mongpetch looked in his rear-view mirror and saw the two giraffes make a break for it.
They managed to take down the smaller giraffe with an anesthetized dart. But the larger animal somehow evaded capture and can’t be found despite a search on foot and by drone.
Keep running, you wild beautiful thing.