Assam: People Try to Scare Away Wild Elephants with JCB in Numaligarh
The herd was spotted entering water and mud because of the scorching heat near an inhibited region near a tea garden.
NUMALIGARH: The ongoing heatwave has become a major problem not only for humans as well as the animals of the region. In the recent heat wave, wild elephants were forced out of the forest area in search of water.
A huge herd came out of the forest region in search of water in this heat. The herd has been roaming around in the inhibited regions of the region in search of food and a respite from the heat. This triggered fear among the workers of the tea gardens of the region who tried their best to chase out the wild elephants. Some locals even used loaders to chase away the wild elephants while others tried to chase them away by shouting.
The same herd was spotted playing in water and mud in the scorching heat near an inhibited region near a tea garden. They were spotted entering the ponds and bogs located in the region. This herd was also spotted moving from one location to another in search of food, water and some respite from the heat.
The Indian army has generated a unique ecosystem for peaceful co-existence with wild elephants by aiming to mitigate the human-elephant conflict in the Amchang Wildlife Sanctuary. According to the Indian Army and Assam forest department, there are around 90 wild elephants living in the Amchang Wildlife Sanctuary who often visited the military station. In the area of the military station, the Indian army has created several ponds and planted fruit trees and grasses for wild elephants. The army personnel of the military station have made clear paths for the free movement of elephants.
Major General RK Jha, General Officer Commanding (GOC) of 51 Sub Area at Narengi told that, first we should understand that, it is their home and we have intruded.