WILD ELE­PHANTS KILL CAT­TLE

Business Bhutan - - Ntaion -

Wild ele­phants killed three calves and a cow at Gaden vil­lage un­der Um­ling Ge­wog in Sarpang. The ele­phants also de­stroyed ba­nana and areca nut trees. The in­ci­dent oc­curred at night when vil­lagers spot­ted four ele­phants with a calf in the vil­lage. Lo­cal res­i­dents sus­pect the in­ci­dent to have oc­curred af­ter the ele­phants failed to res­cue its calf which had fallen into the ce­mented cow dung pit. The ele­phants had left the spot in the morn­ing leav­ing be­hind the calf in the pit. With the help of for­est of­fi­cials, the vil­lagers res­cued the ele­phant calf and re­leased it into the for­est.

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