Ooty: Elephant calf reunited with mom

Ooty: The near two-day battle for the two-month-old male abandoned wild elephant to reunite with its mother came to an end on Tuesday as it made its way to reunite with its mother.

The baby elephant which accidentally fell into a trench along the forest fringes in Houndale area in Gudalur in Nilgiris border was found abandoned on Sunday night and the foresters rescued the animal on Monday.

They have embarked on efforts to reunite the baby with its mother and herd, which is believed to be roaming around the area and expected to come in search of the young one.

As foresters' efforts to find its mother and herd in the nearby jungle vicinity went in vain on Monday, they set up a temporary kraal in the jungle fringes and lodged the baby elephant there.

On Tuesday around 5.30 am its mother came near the kraal and rescued the baby elephant and took it along with it and vanished inside the woods, Mr Ganesan, Forest Range Officer at Gudalur said.  The forest team which was  on duty near the Kraal watched this and informed the higher ups, he added.

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