From a Correspondent
Bokajan, Dec 13: An emaciated female elephant calf was rescued by a team of WTI and forest officials from the Lahorijan PRF area along NH 36 in Assam-galand interstate border on Wednesday. The two-year old calf, separated from its herd, was rescued after villagers spotted her trapped in a marsh land inside the forest. “We will attempt to reunite the estranged baby elephant with its herd soon. If accepted, she will move with the herd or else she will be shifted to the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation, Kaziranga,” said a forest official.
“I believe that the elephant calf was separated from its herd since quite some time and was starving in the wild. She is incredibly thin and was dehydrated when located. She is now under care of WTI and is responding well to medication. She will be nursed back to health and then moved to CWRC, Kaziranga,” said a WTI veteririan.