Drunken Elephant Rampage

Drunken elephants have trampled at least three people to death, including a four-year-old boy, on a rampage through a village in the northeastern Indian state of Assam.

The report say

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It was the latest in a string of incidents over the past fortnight, which wildlife experts have attributed to human encroachment on the elephant’s natural habitat in the region. Assam has India’s biggest population of elephants, estimated at 5,300. Until recently, they lived in relative seclusion in the dense forest that covers much of the region near India’s borders with Bangladesh, Burma, Bhutan and China.

But as those forests have shrunk, the elephants have strayed into villages, destroying crops, raiding granaries and attacking humans.”

As far as I know Elephants are very sensible these, gentle, intelligent giants.

Main cause for the increasing number of elephant attacks is the shrinkage of their natural forest habitat. The devastation of the animal’s natural habitat is party to blame for the problem. Unfortunately innocents and children are among the victims of this terrible incident.

Unfortunately in retaliation, poor villagers have often killed elephants by electrocuting them, shooting them with poison-tipped arrows or leaving out poisoned food spikes.

Elephants have killed 239 people in Assam, while 265 elephants have died.

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