Elephant calf rescued after falling into well in Dhenkanal

KalingaTV News Network

Kamakhyanagar: In the latest incident of elephant incursion in Dhenkanal district, a pachyderm calf fell into an abandoned well in Jamujhara village under Kamakhyanagar West Forest Range last night. Forest officials rescued the baby elephant after two hours of Herculean effort.

The incident came to light this morning after some locals heard elephant trumpets and found the calf inside the well after reaching near it. They immediately called up forest officials and informed the matter.

The baby elephant could have been separated from an elephant herd which was seen near the village last night and later disappeared into the forest, said a local. The calf appears to be aged around 2 years, he added.

As per the final report the calf has been rescued from the well with the help of forest officials. It was later released into the Pandua forest after necessary treatment.

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