Wild tusker, which killed man, captured at M.M. Hills (India)


The Hindu

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A wild tusker, whose “aberrant behaviour” had resulted in the killing a man in the past month, was captured at M.M. Hills Sanctuary on Friday.

The order to capture the elephant was given by the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife) on February 24. Malati Priya, Deputy Conservator of Forests (Kollegal division), said the order was given after a man was killed in the area last week.

“The elephant is around 30 years, and its behaviour was aberrant, and was pacing through three divisions of the sanctuary,” she said. The tusker had also reportedly stomped a villager to death at the adjacent Satyamanagala Forests in Tamil Nadu.

Four elephants from Nagarahole and Dubare were then brought in to capture the elephant.