Schools may be closed to a lot a students due to the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, but apparently, a wild elephant in Perak did not get the memo.
A over-one-minute video of the female elephant, aged between 30 and 35, stomping through the grounds of Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) RPS Kemar in Gerik, last Tuesday, is going viral on social media.
In the video, the elephant can be briefly seen charging at a person recording the episode on his mobile phone, but it retreats without acting aggressively.
Bernama (NST) quoted Perak Wildlife and National Parks Department (Perhilitan) director Yusoff Shariff saying that the elephant wandered onto the school grounds after damaging an electric fence.
"Our staff went to the school to repair the fence and increased the voltage on the charger to 9.1, which together with the blue LED lights, should be able to scare off elephants," he told the national news agency.
He added that the electric fence was installed around the school in November last year to prevent wild elephants from entering the premises.
It's commonly said that education crosses borders, but it seems that education crosses the species barriers too.
Watch the elephant's trip to school below:
Photo & video source: M.A Haris Youtube
Fri Jan 22 2021