Saturday 1 February 2020

Jharkhand Elephant Rescue

A quick one to celebrate the efforts of Jharkhand's forest department to rescue an elephant stuck in a well, by using the Archimedes' principle of buoyancy. The well was filled with water using motor pumps and a ramp was dug for the elephant to push itself out. While this elephant survived, many wild animals lose their lives drowning in uncovered wells in the night, specially in areas where habitat encroachment is pushing wildlife to the edges of human settlements, and the covering of open wells is an urgent step that needs implementation. 

Congratulations to the Jharkhand Forest Department and the DFO of Gumla, under whose supervision the operation was carried out.

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