Updated: November 18, 2021 10:42:21 am
While it’s no surprise to see how intelligent elephants are, a latest video showing a tusker successfully crossing over a fence has left many baffled and impressed at the same time.
In the video widely being shared across social media platforms, a tusker is seen standing outside a cordoned forest area. While the gate appears to be closed, instead of trying to knock it down, the elephant simply tries to mount on one of the railings and manages to cross it.
While one may think owing to its size, it might struggle, the small clip shows, it crossing over one leg at a time. Although it did find it hard for a few seconds to find balance, the animal used its trunk as a support and moved on to the other side to enter his abode and walked away, leaving all surprised.
Watch the video here:
— Supriya Sahu IAS (@supriyasahuias) November 17, 2021
Although the video started doing rounds and people said it is from Banidupur, it was actually from Nagarahole near Mysuru. Talking to indianexpress.com Mahesh Kumar, Director of Nagarahole Tiger Reserve confirmed the video was recorded in the Veeranahosally Range. “The incident happened yesterday (Tuesday) morning when the animal was returning to the forest after crop raiding,” Kumar added.
While the video reminded many about a sad incident few years back when at Nagarahole an elephant lost its life trying to cross the fence, Kumar said this elephant was “safe”.
The short clip created a huge buzz online, where many were impressed but others wondered if there’s a simple way to ensure their passage without jumping fences.
One of the most intelligent living being 🐘🐘🐘 https://t.co/JowskrF2tJ
— Dr Deepak Sharma (@deepak0533) November 17, 2021
Where the determination is, way can be found !! https://t.co/Ya1uApVBxj
— Mohan Krishnan (@pv_mk) November 17, 2021
Wow. Never seen anything like this. https://t.co/8cdMy1j64v
— Akash (@starlingbloom) November 17, 2021
Elephants choose path by instinct or by their childhood memory. Engineering design must be taken into consideration while giving sufficient crossings for wild and also considering public safety so that none of them will suffer. https://t.co/ku7D3FOTcm
— Vikas Kshirsagar (@3817cdbd4565487) November 17, 2021
Where there’s a will, there’s a way! 😁
— sanjai velayudhan (@v_sanjai) November 17, 2021
Break d rules … 😂
— யாரோ இவன் !!! (@yaro_evan) November 17, 2021
This seems to be a pacifist elephant. I am sure it could have easily broken right through the fence…
— Rajesh kumar (@firstsilhoutte) November 17, 2021
I thought exactly the same
— Shantanu Nandan Sharma (@shantanunandan2) November 17, 2021
But sad isn’t it..the barriers we create..
— prerna singh bindra 🐘🐅🐾 (@prernabindra) November 17, 2021
Yes,why is that fence there? I am wondering as to why it can’t move freely,but had to struggle like this?
— Ramasarma Adivarahasarma (@ImRam_87) November 17, 2021
All elephant corridors must be restored at the earliest .
— Laura (@frankel_laura) November 17, 2021
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