TEZPUR, July 11 - In a successful rescue operation conducted by Forest Department personnel assisted by noted environmentalist and wildlife activist Saurav Barkataki, a two- year-old stranded elephant calf was rescued last night from a wetland near Kaliabhumura Bridge under Bhumuraguri Forest Beat office here.
Saurav Barkataki informed that the elephant calf was separated from it�s mother following floods in Kaziranga National Park. The calf was subsequently washed away by strong currents of the Brahmaputra and remained confined to the wetland for a long time.
Barkataki further informed that after strenuous effort by a forest team led by the DFO of Sonitpur, Diganta Barbora, DCF Ramesh Gogoi, ACF Jeshimuddin Ahmed and Tezpur Police, the elephant calf was finally rescued and later sent to the Kaziranga Rescue Centre.
Before capturing the elephant calf, it was sedated and full care was given thereafter. He also informed that the ill-fated elephant calf is now out of danger since every possible treatment has been given to it by a veterinary team accompanying the rescue team. Free artificial limb and caliper camp held.