Videograb of toddler playing with elephant in Assam

A toddler girl in Assam’s Golaghat district drank milk from an elephant, a video of which went viral on the social media.

The video, which went viral, shows three-year-old girl playing with their domestic elephant at their courtyard and drinking its milk.

According to the video, the girl was asking the elephant to move to allow her drink milk and the jumbo complied and allowed the little girl to consume its milk.

The girl’s elder sister and her other family members witnessed the happening and encouraged the girl. According to the neighbours, the toddler calls the elephant ‘Binu’ and is often seen playing with it.

The incident comes at a time when man-animal conflicts, especially of human-elephant, are rising in different districts of Assam.

According to the official record, over 100 people died in 2021 due to elephant attacks while 71 elephants have died in different districts of Assam due to various causes including electrocution, poisoning, being hit by speeding train, and ‘accidental’ deaths including plunging into ponds and ditches, or lightning strikes.

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