Jumbo parade: Elephants hit the road as people stay indoors during lockdown in IndiaRecord ID: 1467695
- Title: Jumbo parade: Elephants hit the road as people stay indoors during lockdown in India
- Date: 5th April 2020
- Summary: WAYANAD, KERALA, INDIA (APRIL 05, 2020) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) ELEPHANTS STUCK IN POND EXCAVATOR DIGGING/ELEPHANTS IN POND RESCUE OPERATION UNDERWAY ELEPHANTS IN POND ELEPHANTS IN SWAMP COMING OUT OF POND ELEPHANT COMING OUT OF POND VARIOUS OF ANOTHER ELEPHANT TRYING TO COME OUT OF POND /ELEPHANT WALKING AWAY
- Keywords: India Kodagu animals coronavirus elephants elephants rescue forest health
- Reuters ID: LVA002C87R9LB
- Location: KODAGU, KARNATAKA/ WAYANAD, KERALA, INDIA
- City: KODAGU, KARNATAKA/ WAYANAD, KERALA, INDIA
- Country: India
- Duration: 00:00:58
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Topics: Environment,Nature/Wildlife
- Story Text:A herd of elephants were seen taking a stroll in India's southern Kodagu district on Saturday (April 04) as people stayed off roads and remained indoors during the 21-day coronavirus lockdown.
Animals in many parts of the country have taken over the streets after the lockdown was imposed till April 15 Prime Minister Narendra Modi to stop the pandemic that has infected 3,030 people and killed at least 77.
The elephants along with calves walked freely on empty roads as officials recorded their movement on their phones.
Meanwhile, two wild elephants that had fallen into a pond in southern Wayanad district were rescued by forest officials with the help of an excavator on Sunday (April 05).
India has more than 50 percent of Asiatic elephants however, its population has been dwindling due to frequent poaching for its ivory. They often stray into human settlements in search of food and end up killing people, destroying crops or getting killed in turn.
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