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Odisha: Chandaka Elephant ‘Jashoda’ To Help In Elusive Sundari’s Tranquilization


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03 November 2018

Diptanshu Dash


Angul: Royal Bengal Tigress ‘Sundari’ is nowhere to be found. Following the death of two villagers and the subsequent hue and cry to relocate the big wild cat, repeated attempts to tranquilize Sundari has failed.

According to forest officials, the ‘intelligent’ tigress has retreated further back into the dense jungle in the last few days. Thus now, all eyes are on Jashoda- a jumbo that has been transferred from Chandaka to Satkosia to help in Sundari’s tranquilization process.

On Friday, the mammoth was taken in a truck along with four mahouts to control it. The team from Chandaka has reached Angul and is all set to begin the process from Sunday (November 4) onwards, said sources.

The special teams from Kanha and Pench tiger reserves were acclimated to the elephant today as the teams will mount on Jashoda’s back to carry out the tranquilization process tomorrow.

Notably on October 25, the two special teams were roped in to expedite the process of tranquilizing the Bengal tigress after three consecutive tries by the team present here.

Odisha Forest and Environment Department Minister Bijayshree Routray has already said that the ‘intelligent’ creature is likely to be brought out of Satkosia and relocated to Nandankanan Zoological Park in Bhubaneswar, once captured.

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