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Mother found dead: Stranded Elephant calf roam in Kerala: Video

A day after the wild elephant calf got separated from its herd at Chinnakkanal near Munnar, the mother elephant of the calf was found dead at Marappalam near Chinnakkanal on Thursday.

A baby elephant was found roaming in Kerala’s Chinnakanal village early this week. In a video captured on cell phone, the 5-month-old calf which separated from its herd on Tuesday is seen running around drawing a curious crowd of onlookers. The calf said to be just 5 months old, initially seemed to be frightened of the unfamiliar surroundings.

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Source: TOI

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The forest department rescued the elephant and was put in a temporary cage and given liquid food. On Wednesday, the calf fled to the forest, twice, but returned to the cage later. Dr Abdul Fathah, a veterinary doctor from Periyar Tiger Reserve, reached the spot and checked the calf to ensure it was healthy, Times of India reported

Officials have reportedly shifted the jumbo to Konni Training centre raising serious concern from environmentalists. Elephant training centres are infamous for their harsh treatment where elephants are forced into a life of misery. 


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