Reported By: Prabhakar Tamilarasu
Edited By: Pathikrit Sen Gupta
Final Up to date: March 17, 2023, 21:46 IST
Bomman, who reached Theppakadu on Thursday morning, was glad to take care of the brand new elephant calf. File picture/Twitter
The tribal couple from Tamil Nadu featured within the award-winning quick documentary are actually caring for one other rescued elephant calf
Days after The Elephant Whisperers gained an Oscar, the tribal couple Bomman and Bellie featured within the quick documentary are pampering one other elephant calf. The animal was rescued from an unfenced effectively close to Pennagaram within the Dharmapuri district of Tamil Nadu round 5 days in the past.
Raghu, one of many two calves featured in The Elephant Whisperers, was orphaned after his mom was electrocuted within the Krishnagiri district in 2017. The calf was first taken care of by the tribal couple earlier than it was shifted to different camps.
Days after Bomman and Bellie that includes ‘The Elephant Whisperers’ gained the oscar, the couple is now given one other elephant calf, rescued from an unfenced effectively in Dharmapuri district in Tamil Nadu to maintain. pic.twitter.com/BQj6rxX09C— Prabhakar Tamilarasu || பிரபாகர் தமிழரசு (@pkr_madras) March 17, 2023
On Wednesday, Tamil Nadu chief minister MK Stalin felicitated the couple and gave them a money prize of Rs 1 lakh.
A day after they returned from Chennai to Theppakadu Elephant Camp in Mudumalai Tiger Reserve within the Nilgiris district, the state forest division despatched one other elephant calf to be attended to by the couple.
After preliminary remedy, the calf was despatched to Theppakadu Elephant Camp on Thursday night the place it reached early on Friday.
Bomman, who reached Theppakadu on Thursday morning, was glad to attend to the brand new elephant calf. He stated that he would maintain the calf like his youngster. “That’s why I used to maintain any calf or elephant that reached the camp,” Bomman stated.
Forest division officers stated that the newly rescued calf was but to be named. “We are actually concentrating on the well being of the calf. As soon as it’s totally recovered, we’ll have a look at naming the calf. Since Bomman and Bellie have expertise, they may maintain this calf as effectively,” a forest division official within the Theppakadu camp stated.
Bomman has been caring for the elephant calf ever because it reached the camp and onlookers informed Timesof24 Tamil Nadu that he didn’t even have breakfast within the morning.
“How do you anticipate me to have meals, when the calf is drained?” he requested the reporters in Theppakadu, who had been ready for his response after the assembly with the chief minister.
In keeping with the forest division officers, the calf was handled within the Dharmapuri district for 4 days earlier than being delivered to the camp. “Within the camp, the calf is being handled with glucose and different eatables to make it steady. Because it travelled for greater than six hours, it appears drained,” an official from the camp informed Timesof24 Tamil Nadu.
Together with Bomman, Bellie too has been attending to the calf since Friday morning, whereas medical doctors have been monitoring it usually.
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