By THE NATION
The post displays a picture of a wild elephant named by officials as “Deu” (literally ‘stubborn’). Deu is around 35 years old and is known to enjoy playing with and teasing small cars passing its natural trekking route.
The list of do’s and don’ts is as follows:
1. Keep a distance of least 30 metres between you and the elephants and back away when they start approaching your car.
2. Always keep the engine running.
3. Keep the lights on at night but never use flashers.
4. Never get out of the car and approach the elephants.
5. Elephants have good hearing; if you turn off the engine they will approach the car to use their other senses instead, such as smelling and touching.
6. When the car in front of you is backing up or slowing down, follow suit and maintain space in case of emergency.
7. If the elephants are surrounding you, slowly move your car towards the direction where fewest elephants are.
8. Do not stop the car to watch or take photos of the elephants.
9. Never use your horn or make any loud noise.
10. No flash photography.