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Jumbos damage house to rescue calf

Published: 15th December 2012 09:43 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th December 2012 09:44 AM   |  A+A-

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A herd of elephants reportedly damaged a house at Munda Kunnu in Marapalam near Gudalur in an apparent bid to rescue a calf that strayed into the house on Thursday night.

When the calf entered the tiled house by pushing open the door on Thursday night, the occupants, a widow, Jayalakshmi, and her children managed to escape through the back door.

They then raised an alarm and ran to the safety of a neighbour’s house. Within minutes, a herd of elephants stormed into the house and left the spot accompanied by the calf.

Female Elephant Found Dead

A 15-year-old female elephant was found dead on a private estate in Pakkanna village in Bitherkaud range near Gudalur on Friday.

The jumbo was among a herd that strayed into the estate on Thursday night, Forest Department sources said. After getting stuck between a narrow gap between two trees, it struggled and fell dead.

Its body was found by estate workers on Friday morning and they subsequently informed forest officials. Ranger Ganesan and veterinarian N S Manoharan rushed to the spot and conducted a postmortem, following which, the carcass was buried there.



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