Sunday Express - - TAMIL NADU / SOUTH -

Coim­bat­ore: A day after For­est depart­ment en­gaged two Kumki ele­phants to drive away wild tuskers - Vi­nayaga and Chinna Thambi - dam­ag­ing crops near Chinna Thadagam, walls of vil­lages sported posters of an ele­phant spray­ing sand on it­self. This clar­ion call to save the jum­bos came from the tribal res­i­dents, who were wor­ried that the an­i­mals would be re­lo­cated. ‘For­est is our habi­tat’ and ‘Let us (ele­phants) live’ were the quotes on the posters. ENS


Posters seek­ing to save wild ele­phants were seen in vil­lages around Chinna Thadagam. For­est of­fi­cials, how­ever, said they had no plans to cap­ture the an­i­mals as of now |

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