On Wednesday, forest officials in Karnataka pulled a 30-year-old tusker out of a cattle-proof trench at the MM Hills Wildlife Sanctuary.
According to reports, after becoming trapped in a trench near the Arkanalla settlement, a number of locals gathered around the animal.
The tusker struggled to extricate himself from the trench, and the locals immediately informed the forest authorities. They arrived at the site promptly to level the ground.
After the ground was leveled, a path was created for the elephant to exit. However, due to exhaustion, it was unable to do so.
The excavator was used to nudge the elephant forward so it could get up and leave the trench.
The disoriented tusker finally managed to stand after repeated nudging and walked out of the trench.
After the rescue, emergency service workers sprayed the animal with water and created a pool for it to drink.
The forest officials followed the animal from a safe distance in order to ensure it didn’t get harmed. Fortunately, they discovered no injuries.
V. Yedukondalu, Deputy Conservator of Forests, shared a video of the rescue on Twitter and thanked the forest front-line workers and fire department for their assistance.
“Rescued the tusker which fallen accidentally near Arkanahalla, MM hills WLS, forest frontline staff, and fire department helped a lot, ” V. Yedukondalu wrote on the micro-blogging site.
Rescued the tusker which fallen accidentally near Arkanahalla ,MM hills WLS, forest frontline staff and fire department helped a lot.— Yedukondalu V IFS (@ifs_yedukondalu) August 26, 2020
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