Forest officers in India’s southern Tamil Nadu state mentioned they used a crane to drag an elephant from a properly after working for greater than 12 hours to rescue the animal.
The elephant, which strayed right into a village bordering a forest in Tamil Nadu’s Dharmapuri district, fell into the properly that was coated with bushes and didn’t have a fence or wall round it, Rajkumar, the district forest officer, mentioned.
Two different elephants have fallen into such wells up to now 12 months within the space.
Destruction of forests, speedy urbanisation and rising village populations have led animals to enterprise near human settlements in India.
“It was a deep and slim properly,” mentioned Rajkumar, who goes by one identify. “We had been knowledgeable by locals early on Thursday and had been in a position to retrieve the elephant solely late within the evening.”
Forest officers first began by clearing the bushes across the properly after which tried to pump water out. However the elephant attacked the pipes pumping out the water, in accordance with Rajkumar.
“Ultimately, we sedated the animal with the assistance of medical doctors and used a crane to carry it out of the properly,” Rajkumar mentioned.
“It was discovered to be wholesome and lively once we monitored it for 3 hours after the rescue.”