Four wild elephants which had got trapped in an abandoned well inside a cashew farm near Joranda in Odisha’s Dhenkanal district were rescued by Forest officials after much difficulty on Thursday evening.
According to reports, two 10-12 year-old female elephants with their 5-year-old baby tusker and a one-year-old female baby were found moving inside a cashew farm owned by one Gopinath Samal of Kendupada village two days ago when one of them fell into a large abandoned well. The other three elephants, in their bid to rescue it, also got trapped inside the well. They could not get out because the well was full of slush.
A cattle grazer of the village found these trapped elephants on Thursday afternoon and informed the villagers.
Following information, the local Forest officials rushed to the spot with a JCB machine. Later, they dug out a portion of the side of the well, thus enabling the elephants to come out.
The herd later left the area.