Event or an event that occurs very dangerous, Saturday (02/13/2016) afternoon behind the District Office Pinggir, District Pinggir, Bengkalis, Riau-Indonesia . Where dozens of residents willing to defy death , to take a photograph wild elephants at close range.
“The distance people watching a herd of wild elephants, about 20 meters. That category is pretty close. Very dangerous. Moreover, there were brought children. Later, if it falls victim who will be blamed” said Chairman Hipam (Himpunan Penggiat Alam) Duri – Riau , Zulhusni Shukri told reporters Sunday (02/14/2016).
He explained, the elephant running speed reaching 60 kilometers per hour, while the ordinary people (not athletes) reaches 50 kilometers per hour.
“So do not take the risk. Just wanted to take a photo or selfie with wild elephants, lives at stake,” he said.
He also describes, where wild elephants psychological condition is difficult to guess. Especially when lust, let alone wild elephants, tame elephants will become aggressive.
“Moreover, in the course of following the path of cruising always on popcorn fireworks and cannon. It could be their ( wild elephants , red) panic, because the feeling of urgency to attack humans,” he ended the explanation.