A wild elephant known to feed on rice fields has killed at least six people in southern India. He was immobilized with sedatives that it turn it into a reservelocal media reported this Sunday (30).
known mammals Arecompan (rice-loving elephant) became popular for robbing granaries in the southern Indian state of Kerala. One A team of 150 guards captured the elephant on Saturday (29). India Express reported that it took five shots of darts to calm the animal.
finally, Arecompan He was transported on a truck with the help of four other Kumki elephants – animals trained to catch other members of their kind. Before releasing him into a reserve, the team attached a GPS tether to locate him.
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This is not the first time that the authorities have tried to capture this elephant, which is estimated to be about 30 years old. Arikumban managed to escape in 2017 despite being hit by several tranquilizer darts.
Environmentalists attribute the increasing conflicts with animals to the rapid expansion of human settlements in forests and wildlife corridors.
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