Even as the forest department draws its plan to capture “Rowdy” Ranga, said to be the leader of the elephant herd that have found themselves in a conflict situation with humans in the region between Bannerghata National Park and Tumakuru, an online campaign has been kick-started against the move, on Friday. The Facebook campaign page titled “Save Ranga – The elephant” calls upon wildlife lovers to speak against the ongoing elephant capture operation. “Captivating elephants won’t help and causes huge loss to the ecosystem. These pachyderms are a reason why the forests are still alive helping in propagation of many species of trees in the forest hereby keep the forest alive.
A similar online was launched earlier to save injuring elephant Sidda, which ultimately succumbed to injuries at Manchanabele dam in Magadi.