A 50-year-old elephant that twisted its leg and strayed into a village in the outskirts of the city was escorted back to Savandurga forest by officials on Thursday.
The tusker was spotted by foresters near Dodderi (close to Big Banyan Tree) off Mysuru Road on Tuesday. The elephant was reported to have sprained its leg during its journey from Savandurga forests to Bannerghatta National Park.
The elephant was tranquilised and attended to by a veterinarian on Wednesday. Having giving the tusker the night to recover, officials undertook the task of driving the docile animal back to Savandurga.
More than 30 officials and one tamed elephant from Bannerghatta National Park were involved in the operation which ended only late in the evening.