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Rescued elephant calf adopted

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KAZIRANGA, Nov 28 - Moved by the tragic death of an adult female elephant at the Patanjali project site at Tezpur, singer Simanta Shekhar had voluntarily come forward to adopt the elephant calf for one month which was rescued from the Patanjali construction site and at present is under the care of Wildlife Rescue Centre of Wildlife Trust of India at Kaziranga. Dr Pranjit Basumatary, one of the veterinary doctors of the Centre informed this correspondent that singer had donated a cheque of Rs 50,000 to the officials of the rescue centre for the upbringing of the rescued elephant calf.

�The calf is now fine and has been kept along with other elephant calves so that it can adjust with the existing ambience of the centre and forget its attachments with the mother,� said Dr Basumatary. He further informed that even though bottle milk had been administered, but care was taken that it did not suffer from any kind of ailments including dehydration.

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Rescued elephant calf adopted

KAZIRANGA, Nov 28 - Moved by the tragic death of an adult female elephant at the Patanjali project site at Tezpur, singer Simanta Shekhar had voluntarily come forward to adopt the elephant calf for one month which was rescued from the Patanjali construction site and at present is under the care of Wildlife Rescue Centre of Wildlife Trust of India at Kaziranga. Dr Pranjit Basumatary, one of the veterinary doctors of the Centre informed this correspondent that singer had donated a cheque of Rs 50,000 to the officials of the rescue centre for the upbringing of the rescued elephant calf.

�The calf is now fine and has been kept along with other elephant calves so that it can adjust with the existing ambience of the centre and forget its attachments with the mother,� said Dr Basumatary. He further informed that even though bottle milk had been administered, but care was taken that it did not suffer from any kind of ailments including dehydration.