This is the incredible moment a massive herd of over 50 elephants stopped traffic in Thailand to cross a highway. Drivers couldn’t believe what they were seeing as the majestic creature crossed the road peacefully.
A police unit was dispatched at the scene to make sure the elephants will make it safely to the jungle, after the elephant family has been tracked earlier that day by a group of park rangers. The spectacular scene was captured on camera by one of the drivers!
It didn’t take long for the herd to cross the road. The elephants, led by their strong matriarch, crossed the road and into a wild area in less than 40 seconds. The elephant family, including young calves, provided a spectacular sight for those gathered there.
“More than 50 wild elephants crossed the highway. They were moving together from one part of the jungle to the other,” said Pratya Chutipat Sakul, who filmed th.e moment. “The wildlife officers had been following the elephants for the last few days.”
Wildlife officials and park rangers kept an eye on the elephants for a few days, and when they realized their path would take them over the road, they contacted local authorities to ensure everyone’s safety.
“When rangers noticed that their path was heading towards the road, they immediately called the police and closed the road,” Sakul told MailOnline. “Police officers arrived to ensure that the elephants crossed safely and without incident.”