A lone elephant that suffered injuries after falling into a ditch at Ramohalli village near the Indian city of Bengaluru has been sighted by people, limping about near the Manchanabele dam, Times of India reports.
The elephant was first sighted in August and was treated for injuries to the leg, stomach and shoulder by veterinarians from Nagarhole Tiger Reserve and Bannerghatta Biological Park. However, the wounds are still swollen and forest department officials have said they have done everything they could.
“What happened was ‘natural’. People are unnecessarily getting excited about the incident.Things like this happen all the time in the wild and we have done everything we could,” Times of India reported, citing B.J. Hosmath, principal chief conservator of forests (wildlife).