Herd of wild elephants emerge from forest and cross road

This is the spectacular moment a herd of wild elephants emerged from a forest and crossed the road in northeastern Thailand.

Footage shows giant tuskers travelling in a group near Khao Yai National Park’s irrigation in Nakhon Ratchasima province on March 15.

Drivers who were about to take the path were told to stop and let the elephants cross first to avoid the danger.

One of the witnesses said in the video: ‘That was such a big herd. They are extremely majestic.’

Thailand has an estimated 2,000 Asian elephants living in the wild but there is often conflict when they come into contact with humans on roads and in villages. A similar number of elephants are kept captive where they work in zoos and are hired out for religious festivals and weddings.