Female elephant deployed to tame violent wild tusker in Nepal

KATHMANDU (PTI): After failing in their efforts to tame a violent wild tusker which has so far killed six persons, Nepalese forest authorities hope a female elephant would do the job for them.

The Chitwan National Park authorities said they have released a female elephant around the protected area with the help of signal shown by radio collar to mate with the wild elephant called Dhruve which has already killed six local villagers.

The female elephant was released at the western part of the Park as the radio collar signal indicated that the wild elephant was in the area, said Bishnu Thapaliya, a ranger.

Earlier, hundreds of security personnel and game scouts were mobilised to control the wild elephant.

Local people and the political activists of Chitwan distrct, situated some 200-km south of Kathmandu, have launched protests saying the park management failed to take the wild elephant under control neglecting the demand of locals of Madi area of the district.

The UCPN-Maoist, Nepali Congress, CPN-UML, CPN-Maoist, Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal, Rastriya Janamorcha, among others have participated in the protests that took place today against the havoc created by the wild animal.

Normal life in Chitwan district has been affected for the past four days due to agitation launched by locals, demanding that wild elephant be killed.

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