Sanis youth, Green-SONS volunteers rescue elephant calf

Sanis youth, Green-SONS volunteers rescue elephant calf
Elephant calf rescued by Green-SONS and Sanis youth volunteers.
DIMAPUR, APR 7 (NPN) | Publish Date: 4/7/2019 11:55:34 AM IST

Volunteers of Green-SONS and youth from Sanis town in Wokha district on Sunday rescued an elephant calf that had strayed from its herd in the area.

Green-SONS chairman Jess Murry said a loud electrical spark was heard around 8:30 pm on Saturday. Immediately thereafter, the trumpeting of fleeing elephants was also heard, he added.
When local youth and Green-SONS team went to inspect the area the next morning, he said they found the calf wandering alone, being separated from its herd. 
Murry, in a press release stated that the herd might have abandoned the calf during the electrical spark. It is also suspected that adult elephants may have been electrocuted as well, though this could not be confirmed as there is risk associated with inspecting the spot at the moment.
According to Green-SONS chairman, the calf was taken to Sanis town, adding the department concerned has been informed and that it was initiating necessary steps.
It may be mentioned that the same power grid line from NEEPCO project in Doyang to Dimapur had electrocuted two elephants on October 24, 2018.
Meanwhile, Green-SONS has urged North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Limited (NEEPCO), Doyang to initiate urgent measures to minimise risks associated with its power lines and take necessary precautionary measures to avoid human and animal eventualities “before any serious uprising unrest arises against the company,” it cautioned. 

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