Death of a Kochi temple tusker

Ayyappan, a 36-year-old temple elephant panicked during a festival and ran into a swamp in the Kumbalam lake in Kochi. Though the ten-hour rescue effort to pull it out of the mire was succesful, the tusker died minutes after the rescue from injuries sustained during the operation. Photos: Thulasi Kakkat

Every festive season elephants die .Which is common .Cant stop the festival hence cant stop the animal from tortured.Some how the animal die in panic or by torture .It has been a cliche

from:  vivek
Posted on: Mar 11, 2014 at 14:40 IST

Imagine the fate of a child or even an adult human in the situation ! Why wasn't the swamp covered by a surrounding wall or fence ? Pure negligence on the part of the community/authorities. Will action be taken to prevent recurrence of such tragedies ?

from:  Dr. Sundara Rajan
Posted on: Feb 7, 2014 at 21:05 IST

Really sad to see. The people in charge of the animal should have taken more care.

from:  Athul Jayachandran
Posted on: Feb 7, 2014 at 18:56 IST

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