By The Thaiger
Kamtan had become a favourite and was popular with visitors to the camp.
The camp owner Eakkachai Uenghok said: “The elephant was at our camp for eight years. Many tourists loved him as he was very nice and never attacked anyone.
“Three months ago he was in musth. So we moved him out from the other elephants.”
Musth is a periodic condition in bull elephants, characterised by aggressive behaviour and accompanied by a rise in reproductive hormones.
Krabi livestock officials say the elephant may have had anå underlying or undetected problem.