Sheragada, Feb 2 (LocalWire):Earlier this morning, an elephant calf, which was stuck in a well at Alarigada, near Sheragada, was rescued by the forest officials and fire fighters after a three-hour long rescue operation.
Amlan Nayak, the divisional forest officer, Berhampur, informed LocalWire, “We have dug another way for the elephant near the well.
The baby elephant easily walked out of the new way and managed to flee into the nearby jungle without any physical harm.”
The Forest Department officials told our team that they were alerted by the villagers who found an elephant calf inside a well on the outskirts of the village. The Forest staff and fire brigadiers rushed to the spot and started the rescue operation at about 7 A.M. which went on for about three hours before the elephant was rescued, he added.
A herd of 15 elephants was roaming in the area for the last few days in search of food.
The forest officials suspect the herd to have migrated from the Baragad forest to the area near the village.
Edited by Meenal Singh