Sad Departure for Elephant

   Posted by: admin   in Wild Life

Finally it had to be done.  The forest officials had to administer a tranquiliser first and once over-powered, the elephant was loaded onto a specially prepared truck to be taken back to the forests lower in the plains – maybe Madhumalai.  The poor beast was looking haggard and weak but put up a small token resistance before entering the truck by digging his snout into the side and avoiding being pushed in for a while.  I am sure he will recover soon once he reaches his home-ground but I am also sure he will come back with the herd and many more in the years to come.   At Acres Wild they are welcome though we have to learn how to co-exist while they are around.

Elephant chained

Drugged and chained.

Elephant being pulled towards truck

Elephant being pulled towards truck.

Elephant resisting going into truck

Last bit of resistance to enter truck.

Elephant being pushed into truck

Some pushing needed to get him in the truck.

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6 comments so far


What an amazing experience! Thank you for sharing it with us. The photographs too are great! Especially of the lady being chased by the elephant – i sure dont envy her! 🙂

August 14th, 2009 at 7:20 am

Fado at Bhoomi Shanthi referred me to your website, raved about your cheeses and suggested I contact you for cheese. Your blog is incredibly interesting. We had seen pictures of the tea worker being chased by the elephant in the newspaper. Didn’t realize it was your place. We are here in Coonoor and look forward to meeting you.

August 15th, 2009 at 1:17 pm

I am glad I managed to see your blog. What an incredible experience! Your pictures are very eloquent… It seems like an extremely close call and it is good that this case and your pictures may help create awareness. Will be checking your other blog entries and the rest of the site soon. You’ve got some really cool and tolerant cows. 🙂

August 28th, 2009 at 12:53 am

i too feel lucky to find your website.My heart is close to you when it comes to nature and sustainable living.Infact i want my kid to be raised in such environment.But right now my financial muscle is not that much strong to take such actions.I am very happy atleast you got such a life.Actually i want to talk a lot.If u find time please mail me.(bcos no where ur contact number or mail id is mentioned)

September 8th, 2009 at 10:45 am

Thank you for sharing these pictures… Very sad, but necessary I guess… The eternal human-wildlife conflict 🙁

September 14th, 2009 at 10:07 pm
Ajay Kulhare

Leopard, deer, bison, elephants….its like passing through a wild life sanctuary in acres wild !!…what an amazing experience it would be to sight atleast one of them while living in this heaven…i visited acres wild alongwith my wife & son on 17th May’15 with an prior discussion with Mansoor…this visit was an eve opener for me..i have no word for appreciating Mansoor’s courtesy & his passion for the subject on ecological crunch,sustainable living & limited natural resources..you are an eco- ecomonist, “third curve” is a must read book.

May 22nd, 2015 at 9:18 am

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