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Baby wild tusker succums to injury in Udalguri

A badly injured six years old wild tusker has succumbed to death yesterday evening on May 23 after battling for life since May 18 at Ganeshghat village in Udalguri district.The injured wild tusker had been very weak while entering the remote village near Majuli tea garden with other two wild elephants on May 18.Villagers could see several injury marks on its body and blood was seen oozing out from a deep injury on its fore head.Unable to cross a small stream, the tusker fell to the bottom of the streamlet. A team of forest personnel along with Vets had started treating the baby since May 19.Even top level Vet specialists from Guwahati treated the tusker,but there was no positive response.Senior Managers of Nonaipara and Majuli tea garden also offered support but nothing more could be done and the baby tusker had gone to coma.The incident drewn world wide attention in social media.Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal even personally requested PM Modi and Environment Minister Prakash Javedkar for the treatment of the tusker.But the tusker had breathed its last on May 23 evening before any support reached.

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