All through the day, the teams kept a close watch on the wandering animals and tried to drive them closer to forest areas.
Chandru, a resident of Hosakadu, is said to have installed an electric fence across his farmland to protect the crops from wild animals. However, it was installed with an illegal connection.
Captive elephants, too, need an outing. And that’s what the authorities of the Konni Elephant Camp are planning.
The Mathigodu Camp elephant Kunthi was called in for the rescue mission. A rope was tied around the neck of the calf and it was pulled out by Kunthi.
After two days of waiting, postmortem was performed on the calf elephant, which died in a swamp, on Monday.
Sources said that since Saturday night, as many as ten elephants joined the two cow elephants near the Gudalur Thaluk Muslim Orphanage located between Gudalur to Sulthan Bathery road.
The carcass of the eight-year-old female elephant was found on private land in Kantamila village under the Hindol range.
A 5-yr-old calf shows fluctuating temperature, other calves isolated
Caught in gunfight between smugglers and forest guards, elephant killed in Dehing Patkai National Park
The patrolling staff visited the spot the next day, Tuesday, and detected a carcass of a female elephant, aged about 18, they said.
Forest officials told The New Indian Express that anti-poaching staff, anti-depredation squads and kumki elephants will all be guarding Rivaldo, who will be fitted with a GPS-enabled radio collar
The postmortem was conducted by veterinary doctor Dr Chittiyappa who confirmed that the elephant might have suffered a heart attack.
The study was part of an intensive elephant conflict monitoring system to assess, understand and develop site-specific and season-specific conflict mitigation strategy.
PCCF (Wildlife) Shashi Paul said the exact cause of the deaths can only be ascertained after examining the samples.
The decision was taken after veterinarians and ecologists found that the trunk injury, which Rivaldo was carrying for nearly a decade, became a permanent disability and he has learnt to live with it
The police handed the adult female jumbo named Dulumoni and its eight-month-old calf Lakhimi to the Kaziranga National Park authority after registering a case.