Travel Guides – Bangladesh elephants rescued after fleeing into Bay of Bengal

The elephants have been trapped on the seaside after which swam into the Bay of Bengal

Two elephants have been led to security after practically dying at sea off the coast of Bangladesh.

The pair grew to become separated from their herd in Myanmar, waded throughout a river into Bangladesh, and have been pushed on to a seaside by scared native residents.

After 4 days caught by the ocean surrounded by onlookers, the elephants swam into the Bay of Bengal.

Authorities then rescued the animals with assist from native fishermen, utilizing ropes to convey them again to shore.

The elephants have since been given meals and might be taken to a close-by forest, native official Syed Ashiq Ahmed advised United News Bangladesh.

Fazlul Haque, a councillor within the seaside city of Teknaf, advised AFP information company that native residents had been intimidated as a result of folks had been killed in earlier encounters with elephants.

The forest habitats of elephants within the area are more and more threatened by logging, farming, and fires.

Villagers gather at a beach to lead a wild Asian elephant, believed to have entered Bangladesh from Myanmar by wading a river, near Bangladesh's southern coastal town of Teknaf. June 29, 2021

The elephants have been led to security by ropes

In latest years, a serious elephant migration route has additionally been blocked by camps housing 1000’s of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar.

As a consequence of this encroachment by people, elephants have usually been pressured to enterprise exterior their ordinary routes in search of meals.

Raquibul Amin, a regional chief of the International Union for Conservation of Nature, advised AFP that this was the fourth such incident this 12 months.

He referred to as for larger co-operation between Myanmar and Bangladesh to observe elephants and take steps to “reduce human-elephant conflict”.

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