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However, with the onset of Covid, such events had dried up. Mr Surachai decided that with classes re-opening after many months, he would liven up the boys’ first day on June 14 by taking them to school. They happily climbed on the elephant’s back for the short trip down the road. He escorted the elephant as traffic police cleared a path for them.
The clip shows the elephant stopping outside the school to pay respects to a teacher by lifting one front leg and putting it across the other. The teacher responds by giving the elephant a wai.
Inside the school, Seedokhunngern bends down so the boys can slide off its back. Later Mr Surachai took the animal for a wander so the other kids could play with it.
Amporn Sornboonchu, the headmistress, said it was the first time an elephant had dropped children off at the gate.
Mr Surachai said Seedokhunngern is good natured and loves kids. In Tha Tum district where he raises the beast, it was nothing unusual to see mahouts take their elephants along local roads to the fields.
“They come back in the evening, travelling in a straight line even when there are many of them. There is no need to ride on their back, you can just guide them with a motorcycle, as they are raised almost as part of the family,” he said.
The school was along the route he would normally take his elephant so asked the kids if they wanted a ride.
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