Month-old elephant dies after falling into pit in Guwahati


A month-old wild elephant died after falling into a mud pit at Rani on the outskirts of Guwahati.

The tea garden labourers on Thursday pulled out the elephant calf from the pit and cremated it. (Picture credits: India Today)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A month-old wild elephant died after falling into a mud pit at Rani on the outskirts of Guwahati
  • The elephant calf had come from the nearby Rani Reserve Forest
  • The tea garden labourers pulled out the elephant calf from the pit and cremated it

A month-old wild elephant died after falling into a mud pit at Rani on the outskirts of Guwahati. The elephant calf had come with a herd of elephants from the nearby Rani Reserve Forest but fell into the pit and met a tragic end.

According to a local villager, “The calf came with a herd of wild elephants and fell into the pit but could not come out as it was very young. The calf got stuck in the mud and eventually died.”

(Picture credits: India Today)

(Picture credits: India Today)

The tea garden labourers on Thursday pulled out the elephant calf from the pit and cremated it.

NOT THE FIRST INCIDENT

This is the second such incident in the Rani Tea Estate situated along the Assam-Meghalaya border.

Another elephant calf had died in a similar way a couple of months ago in the area. Wild elephants often stray into the human habitat in search of food due to fast depletion of the forests. Meanwhile, rampant illegal felling of trees has also been reported in the Rani Reserve Forest.

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