Truck-hit gaur dies of internal bleeding

A male gaur which was hit and seriously injured by a truck in Nakhon Ratchasima’s Pak Chong district on Monday (Dec 4) has died from internal bleeding, according to a team of veterinarians of the National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department.

The gaur, which weighed about one tonne, was hit by a truck early on Monday on the old Mitrapap Highway in front of the army’s ordnance depot in Pak Chong district.

The animal had strayed about 40 kilometres out of Khao Yai National Park.

After being hit, the gaur hid in a roadside bush. Park officials gave the animal a tranquilising shot and brought it out for medical treatment.

The veterinarians revealed that the gaur died on Dec 5 from internal bleeding.  An autopsy showed its lungs had been torn up from the violent impact.