Tusker with trunk problems to be taken to elephant camp

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Udhagamandalam, Feb 2 (PTI) Efforts are on to trace a tusker with injuries on its trunk in the Singara range in Nilgiris district, officials said on Tuesday.

The tusker named Rivaldo, whose injuries were treated some six years ago, has been roaming close to human habitat foraging for food for more than 10 years, they said.

Since the pachyderm found difficulty in grazing in the wild due to trunk problems, the forest department decided to tame it and take to the Theppakkadu elephant camp to maintain it properly.

Operations to locate it started Tuesday morning following an order from the Chief Wildlife Warden, officials said.

It was learnt that the elephant has not not gone into the forest and was moving in and around Vazhathottam. PTI COR NVM ADMINISTRATOR COR NVM ADMINISTRATOR