West Bengal: Elephant Herd Stranded In Canal Rescued

Forest officials rescued a herd of seven elephants, including two calves, after they were stranded in a canal for close to an hour in West Bengal’s Jalpaiguri city. The elephants got stuck in the Teesta river canal, while they were heading towards Baikunthupur forest and the water level rose suddenly. The herd was noticed by locals who immediately informed forest authorities. Divisional Forest Officer P.R. Pradhan said that the elephants often come close to the river barrage to graze on the lush grass. He added that the elephants were no longer in danger.

 

 

Forest officials rescued a herd of seven elephants, including two calves, after they were stranded in a canal for close to an hour in West Bengal’s Jalpaiguri city. The elephants got stuck in the Teesta river canal, while they were heading towards Baikunthupur forest and the water level rose suddenly. The herd was noticed by locals who immediately informed forest authorities. Divisional Forest Officer P.R. Pradhan said that the elephants often come close to the river barrage to graze on the lush grass. He added that the elephants were no longer in danger.