Thursday, January 24, 2013

Jumbo herd strays into aviation institute

Cuttack: A herd of 13 elephants, including five calves, entered the Aviation Research Centre (ARC), Charbatia, under Choudwar police limits on Wednesday. According to forest officials, the herd was on its way to Athagarh from Chandaka when they got confused and entered Choudwar.
"The elephant herd ventured into a few villages in Choudwar but when the people irritated them by showing lights and making unusual sounds, the pachyderms got frightened and barged into the ARC premises by breaking a boundary wall," said a senior forest official.
The herd, however, did not cause further damage to property or human life in the area. There are huge trees on the ARC premises, under which the herd has taken shelter. The wild elephants have not affected the operations of ARC either.
24/01/13 Times of India