GUWAHATI, Nov 22 - A one-and-a-half-year-old elephant calf which was abandoned by its herd, was brought to the Assam State Zoo on Wednesday.
The animal is severely impaired on its eyesight as it has been suffering from bilateral corneal opacity, a zoo official said.
It also had a swelling on a leg.
The animal was spotted walking alone in an abnormal manner in the Amchang Wildlife Sanctuary, following which it was brought to the zoo.
The elephant calf, now being named Rongmon, is being treated by a team of veterinarians.
�We are hopeful of curing its eyesight. Eye drops are being administered,� the official said.
Injured wild animals are sometimes abandoned by herds and even mothers.