Presence Of Elephant Herd Sparks Panic In Odisha’s Sundargarh

Sundargarh: People of Tiladoga village and nearby areas in Sundargarh district have been spending sleepless nights for the last few days after a herd of 17 elephants sneaked into Budalia forest of Sadar range from neighbouring Chhattisgarh on Friday.

The herd reportedly consists of adult female elephants and a few calves.

Presence Of Elephant Herd Sparks Panic In Odisha’s Sundargarh

A few days ago, a herd of six elephants was seen roaming around the village. It had taken a month for the forest officials along with local volunteers to drive away the elephants. The presence of this new herd has become a new worry for the officials as well as the villagers.

Meanwhile, the Forest department has formed teams to monitor the movement of the elephant herd and appealed to the villagers to cooperate with them for safe passage of the jumbos.