A feminine elephant that fell right into a effectively close to Palacode in Dharmapuri on Thursday was rescued late within the night time, after an almost 14-hour battle.
According to officers from the Forest Department, the elephant, aged about 25 years, fell right into a farm effectively owned by Venkatachalam in Ellikundanoor round 4.30 am On listening to the cries of the animal from the effectively, the farmer alerted officers.
The water within the effectively was at a low degree. The elephant had been roaming with two different elephants within the space for the previous few days, the officers added.
District Forest Officers S. Prabhu from Krishnagiri and Rajkumar from Dharmapuri oversaw the rescue operations and over 50 officers from the Forest Department, the Fire and Rescue Services and the police have been concerned within the course of.
According to officers, the effectively was about 55-feet deep and water from the effectively was pumped out. Two JCB machines, vans and cranes have been used to tug the elephant out from the effectively. Coconut tree leaves have been dropped into the effectively to feed the elephant. A crew, led by wildlife veterinarian Prakash, administered three darts, two of which hit and tranquilised the animal. The personnel then lifted the elephant out. According to officers from the Forest Department, the elephant shall be launched into the Hosur forest space, from the place it had come right here.