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[VIDEO] This Is How Elephants Are Transported On Malaysian Roads

"Are they going to an open house?"

Cover image via Malaysian Wildlife & @lelakiyangsendu (TikTok)

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A TikTok video has gained the attention of netizens for showing the way elephants in Malaysia are transported

TikTok user @lelakiyangsendu uploaded the video earlier this week, which has garnered over 76,000 views and over 6,500 likes as of writing.

The recording took place on a highway and shows two Wildlife and National Parks Department (Perhilitan) lorries, each carrying an adult elephant.

In the 29-second clip, the two elephants can be seen standing in the lorries with their ears flapping in the wind

TikTok users found the mammals cute and were amused to see them being transported this way.

One person commented, "No need to be tired from walking, they have drivers to drive them around."

Image via TikTok

Another one said, "They're enjoying the fresh air, the wind is strong too."

Image via TikTok

"Are they going to an open house?" another user joked.

Image via TikTok

However, there were some who were slightly worried seeing the elephants swaying their heads from left to right repeatedly

One user wrote, "I heard that if an elephant does that (head swaying) it doesn't mean they are enjoying it, but it's [because of] stress."

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According to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), an elephant that displays this type of behaviour means it is under psychological distress.

It is not certain where these elephants are being transported, but this method is commonly used by Perhilitan to evacuate the animals to a safer location or to move them from one conservation to another.

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