A Pregnant elephant was looking for food to feed her baby in the womb in Silent Valley Forest, Palakkad district, Kerala on May 27. She was offered a pineapple, which was filled with powerful crackers. After she chomped on it, it exploded inside her body and started bleeding severely. She was running around the village in search of food to control the pain and injury. But she could not find anything to feed her 18-20 months of the baby in her womb.
She was looking for human assistance; as she was not ready to believe that human betrayed her by this. She didn’t harm anyone while running on the street. Finally, she walked up t the Velliyar River and emerge her mouth with trunk in the water to get some relief from the unbearable pain. She was trying to avoid insects that could infect her body injury and will bring up the infection.
The forest department came to spot to rescue her, but as per the circumstances were visible to her, she refused to rescue and passed away by standing amid water at 4 m on May 27. Kerala is the highest educated state among the nation and such brutally in God’s own country is not justifying the gesture towards the innocent animal at all. The forest officer Mohan Krishnan brings two elephants to rescue the mother, but she didn’t help them to do anything.
She was rescued after her demise and the officers bring her to the land where she grew up and used to play. The doctor post-mortem her body and discovered her 18 months old dead baby, who appeared as with flossy pink in colour. The mother deserves a respectful farewell and the forest department cremated her in a pyre and bowed before her.
But it was not the only one incident that comes to the light; there was another young female elephant, who suffered the same pain on April in Pathanapuram forest range area under Punalur division in Kollam district. She was founded with a severe wound in her mouth that couldn’t let her eat anything.
She was alienated from her herd and her jaw was broken for the cracker explosion. The forest officials rescued her, and she was treated properly with the required medicines. But fate is something that is painful to bear for that young blood. She succumbed with the wound and passed away. The forest officials started an investigation over these incidents.
As per the officials, it doesn’t seem easy to gather information about the location. Wild elephants travelled a lot in search of food. Both of the elephants were alienated from their herd and the forest department comes to know about it after two-three week, which is too late to identify. Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife) and Chief Wildlife Warden Surendrakumar stated that the culprits will be punished for hunting the elephant.