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Thai elephant attack: N.Y. woman's remains suggest brutal elephant attack

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A Thai elephant attack is believed to be the cause of death for a New York woman, whose severely injured body was found in a wildlife park in Thailand. Lily Glidden of Freeville, New York, was in Thailand to take pictures and explore Kaeng Krachan National Park, a Thai park known for its large natural habitat for elephants, according to ABC News on Jan. 25.

Glidden left the campground in the park and was missing for five days until park rangers came upon her body. Glidden’s remains suggests that she was a victim of an elephant attack. The New Zealand Herald reports today that the condition of Glidden’s body is indicative of elephants trampling the woman to death.

Glidden’s family released a statement saying that she was very aware of the dangers of wildlife and she would not have taken any risks when it came to putting herself in harm’s way. The 24-year-old was a biology major whose interests were focused on animals and nature. She was a 2012 graduate of Tufts University.

Glidden’s camera was looked at by investigators, who were hoping to find clues in what happened to the biologist. She did have some pictures of elephants in her camera, but nothing that would indicate that she was attacked by the animals. Her Facebook page shows Glidden in pictures working with snakes and wolves and she appears to be comfortable with the wildlife.



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