Elephant shot at near Nagarahole Park

Elephant shot at near Nagarahole Park

A 10-year-old female elephant was found injured with gun shot at Mettluhola near Nagarahole National Park.

It is suspected that farmers on the edge of Veeranahosahalli range might have fired at the animal. 

According to Dr Srinivas, treating the injured animal, the bone of the fractured leg was exposed and there was remote possibility of jumbo’s survival, Deputy Conservator of Forests Vijayaranja told Deccan Herald over phone.

Succumbs to injury

Lakshmana, a 47-year-old tusker, succumbed to injuries sustained in an attack by rogue elephants, at Dubare camp in Kodagu. The pachyderm had sustained fracture of the left leg.

A team of doctors from Forest Department was treating Lakshmana for the past one-and-a-half month. With the death of Lakshmana, the number of tamed elephants in Dubare has come down to 19. A jumbo had died barely 15 days ago at the camp.