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Medical care to be given to an injured baby elephant, assures CM Rahul | Latest India News


Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai responded to Congress Leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday regarding the latter’s letter regarding an injured elephant calf in the forests of Nagarhole, saying that all medical care will be provided to the animal.

Bommai said he “appreciated” Gandhi’s concern for the calf the latter saw while on safari in Kabini where he and his mother, Sonia Gandhi, spent two days before joining the Bharat Jodo Yatra.

“I asked the same of my officials. It is noted that the baby elephant may have been attacked by wild animals. He is currently totally dependent on breastfeeding from his mother. My officials are closely monitoring the mother and baby,” Bommai said in her letter on Thursday.

“Experts believe that separating the baby elephant from its mother at this stage of treatment may not help solve the problem and may lead to it being made worse. Therefore, I advised my officers to give the necessary medicine to the baby elephant at the present time, constantly monitor its health and take the medicine in a timely manner,” he added.

A day ago, the congressman wrote to Bommai seeking his intervention for timely treatment of a seriously injured elephant calf at the Nagarhole Tiger Reserve. He said he encountered the injured calf during his visit to the reservation, along with his mother and Congress leader Sonia Gandhi. Nagarahole, spread over Mysuru and Kodagu, covers an area of ​​847,981 km2.

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