Six wild elephants rescued from muddy pond in Assam’s Goalpara

Assam forest department officials, with the help of locals, rescued six wild elephants after getting trapped in a muddy pond in Goalpara district.

According to the reports, six wild elephants including a calf got stuck in a muddy pond near Lakhipur area in Goalpara district on January 28 evening.

According to the reports, a herd of wild jumbos came down to the area from nearby hills from Meghalaya side in search of food and six among the herd got stuck in the pond.

When some local villagers noticed the incident, they immediately informed local forest department officials and police.

“When we have received the information that six elephants got stuck in a pond, our team immediately reached the spot. At least 10 wild jumbos had gone down to the pond to take bath and out of them four elephants had managed to come out, but six elephants got trapped. Later, we used two JCB earthmovers to rescue the six jumbos,” a forest official of Goalpara district said.

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Hemanta Kumar Nath is a Guwahati-based journalist. He had worked with India Blooms News Service (IBNS), Meghalaya Times, Global News Network among others.

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