Elephant rescued from ditch in Chattogram dies

Sun Online Desk

10th November, 2019 04:43:45 printer

Elephant rescued from ditch in Chattogram dies

An elephant which was rescued by forest officials from a ditch in the remote hilly area of Lohagara upazila in Chattogram on Friday afternoon passed away on Saturday night.

Confirming the news, Monzur Alam, range officer of Chunati Wildlife Sanctuary in Lohagara, said the 70-year-old female elephant had a wound on her leg which turned into gangrene after being stuck in the muddy ditch for a long time resulting in her death.

Some eight companions of the elephant encircled her till Sunday morning barring forest officials from approaching the dead body.

The elephant was provided with food and treatment after she was rescue on Friday afternoon, Monzur Alam said.

But the wound in her left leg had already gotten severely infected ultimately leading to her death yesterday night.