Elephant comes across a boom-barrier—instead of crashing it, he uses a ‘trick’ to lift it up

An elephant in India thought of a way to get across a railway line. Though it took him some time to come up with a solution, the idea he had was a good one!

This tuskless male elephant, known as a Makhna, is from Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary in West Bengal, India. He came across the railway crossing, but instead of gate crashing—that he easily could have—he found a way to pass by the gate in a more “civilized” manner, without doing any damage to the official property!

And when he reached the other side of the tracks a new idea occurred to him, so he put that into play.


Though such tricks are risky, luckily, this elephant was clever and quick enough to cross the boom barrier!