Nine jumbos travel 2700 km along with 16 mahouts to reach Corbett from Karnataka

  • | Sunday | 26th February, 2017

NAINITAL: Nine elephants from the Bandipur National Park in Karnataka reached the Corbett Tiger Reserve on Saturday after a journey of more than 2700 km. The elephants had started on their journey by road on Tuesday in a convoy of seven trucks accompanied by 16 mahouts. "The elephants will stay in an interim facility for three months during which they will get acclimatised to the new climate . The tiger reserve had identified a dozen elephants to be brought in from Karnataka but one died, one contracted TB and another is too small to be transported to any other territory. Therefore, only nine pachyderms were transported, officials said

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