The two-week rescue of the Thai ‘Wild Boars’ Youth Soccer Team, completed successfully overnight, has been celebrated with a gorgeous Thai cartoon, representing the many international experts involved in the mission.
Animals swimming through a cave tunnel have been used to represent the different experts involved. The now-famous Thai Navy Seals posted the cartoon on their Facebook page yesterday, with a whimsical interpretation of the meanings of each of the animals below.
“White Elephant : The governor Narongsak
Wild Boars : The children and coach
White horse : All heroes who’ve involved in the mission. You are the knight in shining armour riding the white horse to help us!
Seal : of course … Thai navyseal Hooyah!
Hope 103.2 is proudly supported by
Frog : all world-class divers
Lion : rescuers from England
Kangaroo : rescuers from Australia
Panda : rescuers from China
Crane : rescuers from Japan (Sorry for the flood disaster. Thai people wish things will get better soon)
Moose : rescuers from Sweden
Tiger : rescuers from Myanmar
Brown Elephant : rescuers from Loas
Dog : K9 unit (cute!)
Martin : climbers from Libong Thailandddd
์Naga (Dragon) : water pumping team (can I include Drilling team too?)
Eagle : rescuers from USA
Iron man : thank you elon musk
Birds : media
Crow : just some bad comments/ people/ obstacle. No-need to pay much attention.”
The rescue of the Wild Boars has drawn international attention to the Thai Navy Seals, who fast became heroes as the international media focussed on the rescue mission.
One former Thai Navy Seal, Saman Kunan, who returned to service to help with the rescue, tragically died in his efforts to save the boys after being overcome by a flash flood in the caves.