|A female elephant fell into a pit at Chinna Thadagam |
in Coimbatore and was rescued by forest department staff.
Anti-poaching watchers heard an elephant’s trumpet in the reserve forest on Wednesday. Later in the evening, they found an elephant trapped between two rocks near Manpari area.
According to forest ranger M. Nazeer, the female elephant must have entered the cave to drink water. She got trapped in the gap, as it was slippery and deep. We performed the rescue operation on Thursday, Mr Nazeer said.
The forest team said they first fed banana, sugarcane to give energy to the jumbo for the climb. “Then we filled stones, sand and other stuffed rocky materials inside the gap and formed a platform for the elephant to step on and come outside the rock. The rescue operation lasted more than four hours,” the forest team said.
Source: Deccan Chronicle