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Attempt to save injured elephant in Asom

Written by: Staff

Guwahati, Dec 5 (UNI) Veterinary surgeons are working overtime to save an eighteen-month-old elephant "Rinki", who broke her spinal chord in a road accident on Sunday.

According to State Veterinary College surgeons, the baby elephant was on sedative after her spinal chord injuries. She was wounded after being hit by a speeding mini bus on NH 37 on Sunday. Her mother "Jonaki" and elder sister "Pinki" survived unhurt in the mishap. She had been strayed to the middle of the road and got hit by the bus. She was thrown away for more than ten feet by the vehicle.

The vets from Wildlife Rescue Centre of Bokakhat referred her to the Asom veterinary College as the injury was very serious. The Attending doctors said that it was 50-50 chance for her survival as she had been in severe pain and weeping constantly.

The mahouts and the attendants were assisting the vets trying to feed the pachyderm, an animal of the Asom government.


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