Sunday, December 23, 2012
A two months old wild elephant calf (male) was rescued which had been found near Assam-Arunachal border on December 17. According to information the Sarkari Gaonburah of Sikaridanga village informed forest officials of Mazbat Range Office about the presence of a lone wild elephant calf in the morning of December 17. A forest rescue team headed by MP Sarma, ACF, Dhansiri Forest Division rescued the calf on the same day at 12.30 pm. Another rescue team headed by Dr.Abhijit Bhawal of Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre,(WTI) Kaziranga arrived at Mazbat in the evening to take care of the calf. According to them the calf could have been accidentally sliding down from Arunachal hills. Rescue team unsuccessfully tried to reunite the calf with its mother in the night and in the morning hours of December 18 at Dimachang and Sikaridanga near Arunachal hills. Neither its mother nor its herd could be located. Finally the calf was taken to Kaziranga Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre of WTI in the afternoon of December 18. Dr.Rathin Barman,Director,of the rescue centre told this correspondent on December 22 that the baby elephant was in good health responding to its treatment.