Finally the ordeal of Sidda, the elephant who had suffered injuries at leg and shoulder after falling into a stretch of water and was unable to walk, has been able to stand up to it’s feet after a joint operation conducted by the Karnataka forest department, the Indian army and the NGO Wildlife SOS (WSOS).
For this the elephant was put in a specially designed chamber so that it would make easier for the veterinarians to treat him.
Sidda had fallen into a ditch after being chased by the villagers on August 30 in Dodderi on the outskirts of Bengaluru. A month after the incident the 35 year old large mamal again fell into the Manchanabele Dam. This time it suffered serious injuries including a fractured foreleg. Though the wild tusker managed to grab itself out of the water but collapsed later on.
According to Wildlife SOS the sight of this big mamal suffering from bone chilling pain had brought the habitants of the village to tears who are now bringing in fruites and balls of ragi.