A 45 year old female elephant named ‘Sambo’ has died.
According to Daily Mail, a female elephant collapsed and died at the roadside while carrying tourists, an investigation has now been launched.
According to reports, the elephant collapsed of a fatal heart attack after ferrying two tourists – one at a time – to a temple in the famous Angkor Wat complex.
Apparently, she had been working for 40 minutes in temperatures reaching 40 degrees.
A veterinarian concluded that the animal had died of a heart attack “due to high temperatures, heat exhaustion and lack of wind that would have helped to cool her.”