COIMBATORE: An injured, three-month-old elephant calf, abandoned by his mom within the Kargudi forest vary in Mudumalai Tiger Reserve (MTR) died on Monday night.
The calf was noticed earlier within the day in a extremely dehydrated situation. It had suffered a deep wound on the brow, sources stated. “We dressed the wound and tried to rehydrate the calf orally. We also took efforts to reunite it with its herd. We also planned to bring it to the camp if the animal could not be reunited,” stated KK Kaushal, discipline director of MTR.
“The calf had an injury on his forehead, probably caused when a sharp stick pierced him. The wound got infected and the animal was unable to breathe,” the forest vary officer of Kargudi Sivakumar stated. A submit mortem was performed and the carcass was left within the open for carnivores to feed.
NS Manokaran, former joint director of animal husbandry division, stated the character and severity of the wound and trigger was not clear.
Shankar turns aggressive
Meanwhile, a video of untamed elephant Shankar lifting logs within the krall at Abhayaranyam forest in MTR went viral on social media. Forest vary officer Dhayanandhan stated the animal turned aggressive when people approached it and that it was widespread with wild animals in krall.
Asked concerning the stability of the krall, Kaushal stated two everlasting kralls can be constructed the following monetary yr for future circumstances. Shankar will probably be managed with this non permanent krall, he added.