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Crop-raiding tusker Chinna Thambi to live in wild

CHENNAI: Crop-raiding tusker Chinna Thambi, whose fan following is rising on a regular basis, will remain within the wild because the state government has dropped plans to cultivate him as a kumki (a camp elephant used to tame and teach other elephants).

Responding to an animal welfare activist’s PIL within the Madras prime courtroom opposing the proposal to make Chinna Thambi a kumki, advocategeneral Vijay Narayan stated the government sought after the elephant to live in its herbal habitat. But, apprehensions of the general public will have to even be taken be aware of, he stated regarding Chinna Thambi’s raids on farms close to the forests.

A bench of Justice S Manikumar and Justice Subramonium Prasad took up the PIL filed through activist Arun Prasanna simply hours sooner than operations to capture the tusker were scheduled.

The advocate-general advised the judges that elephant expert Ajay Desai and other wooded area officers had long gone to push Chinna Thambi back into the wooded area from the Amaravathi house.

The judges made it transparent that Chinna Thambi will have to not be put to any physical discomfort when being chased into the wild. They then directed the wooded area division to document a counter affidavit through February 11.

‘To make him kumki will probably be ultimate lodge’

Earlier, the principal chief conservator of forests advised the bench that each one elephants could not be used as kumki. “We have planned first to ship the elephant into Mudumalai wooded area house and there's no thought to make him a kumki. Such a choice would be the ultimate lodge,” he stated.

After Chinna Thambi became a cropraider, the wooded area division had relocated him in a wooded area 90km from his house vary. But, within a few days he had walked greater than 50km out of the wooded area and back into human settlements and resumed crop-raiding. His waltz through a tribal hamlet was captured on video and earned him numerous fans who opened a Facebook web page dedicated to him.

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