Tamil Nadu, Kerala Forest Departments Conduct Searches to Treat Ailing Wild Elephant

A number of groups from the Tamil Nadu and Kerala forest departments have began a joint search operation to find an ailing wild elephant that was seen on August 15 close to the interstate boundary in Tamil Nadu’s Coimbatore metropolis.

Fifty forest employees in 4 teams have carried out searches within the Kerala forest space, in accordance with Biju, the ditch forest ranger, however they haven’t but noticed the wild elephant.

All groups are making efforts to catch and deal with the wild elephant roaming round unwell circumstances with mouth accidents within the Anaikatti space, bordering Tamil Nadu and Kerala, subsequent to Coimbatore.

A complete of 11 groups – seven groups within the Tamil Nadu forest space and 4 groups in Kerala – are engaged in trying to find the elephant.

Biju acknowledged that the searches are underway and no wild elephants have been sighted within the Kerala forest up to now. In the meantime, the wild elephant estimated to be round eight-year-old was final seen on August 15 close to the Kodungarai River, whereas native villagers have been requested to contact the forest division if they arrive throughout the animal.

In response to complaints concerning the delay in treating the animal on account of jurisdictional considerations with Kerala, the DFO stated, “The animal had been introduced below watch ever for the reason that entrance line workers first noticed it. Because the animal wanted to be monitored initially, there was no delay in therapy. In accordance with vets’ suggestions, it was fed jackfruit and guava. The animal ate them, fled at evening, and is now untraceable.”

The hunt would contain two ATR kumkis and veterinarians from Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve and Anamalai Tiger Reserve (ATR). In keeping with officers, the animal is most certainly collapsed from hunger because it suffers from mouth wound.​

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