Stray elephant to get shelter at Bangabandhu Safari Park
The Indian elephant Banga Bahadur will be tugged by two elephants of Bangabandhu Safari Park to the road, which is 1km away from his present shelter at Koyra village in Sarishabari upazila of the district.
Later, Banga Bahadur will be boarded on a truck and taken to Bangabandhu Safari Park in Gazipur, said Ashit Ranjan Paul, chief conservator of forest department.
The strategy will be used at a suitable time as the elephant tore of the nylon ropes tied to a mango tree and took a dip in a nearby pond. He came out of the pond at around 4:00pm yesterday.
Now only his back legs are shackled. The rescue team has placed traps of long iron chains on the ground to tie him to a tree to bring him under control.
The rescue team expressed concern about bringing Banga Bahadur under control as they could not tie him as of 5:30pm yesterday. If he breaks free he will go beyond control, said Ashish. Banga Bahadur got separated from his herd in Assam of India and entered into Bangladesh territory on June 27 through Chilmari upazila of Kurigram, floating with the currents of the Brahmaputra River.