A large number villagers, mostly children, came out to have a glimpse of an elephant calf, which was separated from its herd in Tarajuli Tea Estate in Assam’s Sonitpur district on Wednesday.
According to information, the elephant calf was separated from its herd when it fell into a deep drain in Tarajuli Tea Estate.
The locals later rescued the elephant calf and informed it to the forest officials.
The elephant calf, after being separated from its mother, has reportedly been in trauma.
The elephant calf, surrounded by a large number of village children, was marched with a gashed trunk
The forest officials reportedly said the calf is being treated by veterinarians at Dolabari under Western Assam Wildlife Division.
It may be mentioned that a twelve-day-old elephant calf was rescued from dense jungle of Phulbari area near Sapongaon Forest Office under Dhansiri Forest Division in Udalguri district on September 7.
It has been reported that the villagers after spotting the jumbo informed the forest officials.
On being informed, a team forest personnel rescued the elephant calf with aid of troops of 37 Bn Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) from the jungle along the Indo-Bhutan border.
The jungle falls under the territorial division of Bhutan province as per the claims of forest officials of the kingdom.
“The calf has been handed over to the forest officials of Bhutan following all departmental procedures,” informed a forest official of Sapongaon Forest office.
An elephant calf in trauma, separated from herd after falling into deep drain in Tarajuli Tea Estate in #Assam's #Sonitpur district, being marched with a gashed trunk; forest officials said calf being treated at Dolabari @abaruah64 @the_hindu pic.twitter.com/gou4b61Ahh
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