Tusker still stuck at Amchang sanctuary (Assam, India)


The Assam Tribune

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GUWAHATI, May 23 – An elephant that got stuck in a marshy wetland in the Amchang Wildlife Sanctuary for the past several days is struggling to survive.

Forest sources said that they got information about the tusker struggling on the shallow wetland on Sunday, following which a team of Forest and Veterinary officials started treating the animal.

“The elephant has signs of injury on its behind part, preventing it from using its full strength to get out of water. However, following our treatment and feeding, it seems to be recovering and we are hopeful that it would be able to emerge out of water on its own,” a Forest official said.

The team is also contemplating tranquilising the tusker to treat it in a better manner. “Since the water is shallow, it has no chance of getting drowned. We will visit the animal again tomorrow and see what steps can be initiated to rescue it,” the official said.