On Friday, forest department officials in Chhattisgarh’s Gariaband district saved a newborn elephant calf that had become trapped in a marshy field.
A forest official in the district of Jharkhand’s Fingeshwar forest range said a herd of 21 elephants has been roaming there for the last few days.
The Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Mayank Agrawal stated, “Around 5 a.m., we were informed that an elephant in the herd had given birth to a calf in Bangawa village, and the newborn was trapped in mud.”
“We were immediately rushed there, but we could not carry out a rescue operation because the baby elephant’s mother was standing very nearby,” he said.
We started our operation as soon as the mother elephant retreated into the jungle. With the assistance of locals, we removed the calf at 8 a.m.
The calf was taken to a veterinarian, who discovered it healthy and normal.
Officials were attempting to reunite the calf with its herd and it had entered the forest.