Wild elephants rescued from Assam mud traps in 24 hours

GUWAHATI: The forest officials in western Assam rescued 11 elephants of two separate herds from mud traps in 24 hours.

Villagers living near the area informed the Forest Department officials and the police after they found elephants stuck in the mud trap. The elephants had came to the area in search of food.

On 3rd December, a Forest official said that they have rescued six elephants in the morning and five others from another herd were stuck yesterday.

Officials said the villagers helped them in operation. Elephants were guided to a nearby jungle, Golpara district had a history of human-elephant conflict leading to damage of houses and crops.

“NF railway has made cautions during train movement,” said the statement from the railway zone.

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