Over 1,600 elephants are wandering in and around Bandipur Tiger Reserve (BTR), as per an internal survey conducted by forest officials of the reserve.
The zoo’s experts thought it made sense to see if could also help their animals, including giraffes, rhinos and polar bears.
Vertical barriers are making life hell for elephants, especially calves, when they cross roads and highways in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.
The death of six jumbos in just 10 days led the wildlife activists began raising questions over the alleged negligence shown by the state forest department.
The practice was stopped after an elephant named Gangaram went berserk and trampled a devotee.
It is suspected that the elephant was electrocuted in the trap laid for poaching boar.
The three-day annual testing of the elephants concluded on Saturday on the outskirts of Jaipur, which is home to more than 110 elephants.
IFS officer Parveen Kaswan shared the visuals of an elephant herd passing through a forest stretch on a foggy morning.
The Lumding division of the NFR has several elephant corridors but official sources said the location of Friday’s incident was not an elephant corridor.