Police have been asked to locate an irresponsible tourist who has been filmed tormenting and provoking an elephant.

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The video of the incident depicts the man “screaming and shouting” at the animal in an attempt to goad it in The Khao Yai National Park.

The unnamed tourist, who appears to have taken the video himself could have found himself in trouble had the animal decided to charge at him or worse, the elephant could have become a danger to other tourists.

Mr Pattharaphol Manee-on, a veterinarian at the park said the elephant, known as Yoyo, was capable of being enraged and that an angry elephant, could pose a considerable threat to people in the area. He also added that goading an elephant was nothing to be proud of and displays a lack of responsibility.

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