Two full grown elephants that got stuck in a wetland in Assam’s Tinsukia district were rescued by the officials and personnel of the forest department on Wednesday. 

Both the elephants, while passing through an area got stuck in the wetland under Margherita West Range Forest office of Digboi Forest Division. 

“Both the elephants got stuck in a wetland on Tuesday night. They were passing through the wetland in search of food. The elephants started to trumpet after getting stuck on the wetland. The villagers immediately informed the forest department,” a forest official said. 

TC Ranjith Ram, Divisional Forest officer of Digboi Forest Division visited the spot and applauded Margherita West Range Forest office staff for rescuing the elephants. 

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Taking to Twitter, Assam Chief minister Himanta Bisawa Sarma applauded the forest staff for the effort to save the elephants. 

“I applaud officials of Digboi Forest Division for the humane touch in rescuing elephants stuck in a wetland near Dehing Patkai NP a few hours back. I also thank the local people for their support in this operation – signifying our tradition of man-animal coexistence,” Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted. 

Avik Chakraborty

Avik Chakraborty is Northeast Now Correspondent in Dibrugarh. He can be reached at: babs8oct@gmail.com