Thursday, December 21, 2017

Wild jumbo electrocuted in Udalguri

In a very tragic incident one male wild elephant has been electrocuted in Udalguri district last night on December 20.According to information the 25 years old male wild elephant died at Singrimari village near Khagrabari in Udalguri district (Assam) when it had come into contact with loosely hanging 11 KV power line while it was being chased away by villagers.So far several wild elephants have been killed in Assam due to electrocution posing threat to wild elephant population.In most of the villages the high tension live wires hanging loose at just eight to ten feet height are like death traps not only to wild elephants but to human beings also.Wildlife activists of the district expressed anger at the frequent deaths of wild elephants and human beings for the irresponsible attitudes of ASEB. Wildlife activists of the district and Udalguri District Journalist Union demanded Forest Department to lodge FIR against ASEB for their faults.Its need mentioning that so far 11 wild elephants died in this district during 2017 only.Dr.Jahan Ahmed,a Guwahati based veterinary expert presently in Udalguri said that the elephant was in musth which was unnoticed.

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