If like me, you are an animal lover, then you will probably also feel a bit of heartache each time you hear about an animal as majestic as an elephant being killed.
For example, we feel the rage and anger every time we hear about a “hunter” slaying an elephant just so their deficient and defective ego can feel good about itself for a few seconds.
But elephants do not just have to worry about hunters and poachers as they try to survive in their natural habitats.
A 15-year-old elephant recently died in India after it ate a pineapple that had been packed with fireworks.
The majestic creature had ventured into a village in Kerala’s Silent Vally Forest looking for something to eat.
The pineapple had been placed where it was by a farmer who wanted to use it to scare off wild boar.
According to the New Zealand Herald, the elephant did not die straight away. Instead, the damage caused to its jaw meant that it could not eat and so it died of hunger.
Wildlife officials confirmed that the mother-to-be was found nearby in a river.