Human/animal conflict is helping the demise of the Indian elephant

While humans encroach on land naturally inhabited by wild animals, I don’t know what the answer is, collisions with trains & cars ~ high voltage electric fencing …………. but as a follower of The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, it seems to me a ridiculous amount of baby elephants fall into wells & in this article an adolescent has fallen into one in India ~ whilst I don’t know the answers to the other problems ~ SURELY to god there is some way we can get wells covered & made safe

Graceful even in death, this young elephant fell into a deep, open well one night in Palakkad, Kerala. The photographer suspects the elephant emerged from the nearby forest to feast on fruiting jackfruit trees in the village. Open wells are a serious but little-recognised threat to wild animals, including Gujarat’s famed Asiatic lions, a few of which fall to their deaths every year. Photo credit: Aneesh Sankarankutty

Graceful even in death, this young elephant fell into a deep, open well one night in Palakkad, Kerala. The photographer suspects the elephant emerged from the nearby forest to feast on fruiting jackfruit trees in the village. Open wells are a serious but little-recognised threat to wild animals, including Gujarat’s famed Asiatic lions, a few of which fall to their deaths every year.

Photo credit: Aneesh Sankarankutty

https://scroll.in/magazine/896261/heartbreaking-images-that-exemplify-how-india-is-slowly-killing-its-elephants

 

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