Friday, July 30, 2010

Efforts to save tusker on

KALPETTA: Efforts are on to save a wild tusker trapped in the marshes at Chettyalathur, an isolated settlement inside the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary since Wednesday night.

Forest personnel and settlers in the village on Friday used a crane to shift the animal as its hind legs were paralysed owing to concussion of the vertebral column.

The rescue team shifted the animal to an elevated ground near the marsh after a strenuous task lasting four hours.

�We are trying our best to save the animal and treatment was started by a team of forest veterinary surgeons and veterinary science experts from the veterinary colleges at Mannuthy and Pookode, K.V. Sreevalsan, wildlife warden of the sanctuary, told The Hindu over the phone

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