Monday, 5 June 2017
Elephant which killed 9 people is captured and sent to rehab
An elephant that attacked and killed nine people has been captured and sent off to undergo rehabilitation. The 40-year-old male elephant has attacked and trampled villagers for three years, leaving them terrified whenever it roams nearby. The animal, captured near Attapadi Hills, in Palakkad district of Kerala, India, was taken to the Kodanad Elephant Training Centre for rehabilitation. According to Reuters the animal first killed a farmer in April 2014, and this year trampled a woman in March and another man in April. Forest officials said the elephant had killed nine people in total, and injured two others, before it was captured on Tuesday last week.