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Tiger takes a swim, insensitive people chase it

  Tiger takes a swim, insensitive people chase it Sumesh Rajan January 26, 2021 A couple of boatsmen taking tourists across an estuary in the Sundarbans in West Bengal state of India, sight something floating in the water. As they close in, they realise it is a tiger swimming across the river, and raise an alarm, shouting bagh, bagh (tiger, tiger) in Bengali. While the locals egg the boatman to take the chase the tiger, the tourists can be heard blurting ‘ Wow…Oh my God… ’ in apprehension.   While some shout directions to the boatman to go close to the tiger and one of the tourists exclaims ‘ Nice… ’, the annoyed tiger at one point turns its head towards the boat and growls.   The video shot by one of the tourists in the boat has gone viral on the social media since it was posted on January 23.   However, many on the social media have criticized the group for their insensitiveness in chasing the tiger for a few minutes of fame, and thereby irritating the wild animal in its

Elephants swim to safety amidst strong river currents

Elephants swim to safety amidst strong river currents

VIDEO LINK:- https://youtu.be/-8XuvuS4fQs

By:- Sagaya Fernando




Though elephants are adept swimmers, a herd trying to cross the Mahanadi River in Odisha, 
India, on October 15, was caught in the strong currents of the river and seen struggling to 
stay afloat. After almost a day’s struggle, and human intervention, all of them walked out 
safely. 

The whole incident was captured on video by the local villagers. 

“A herd of seven elephants including two young elephants came out from the Athagarh forest 
division in the early morning and were heading towards Chandaka forest across the Mahanadi 
River near the Mundali barrage. While the two young elephants turned back into the Athagarh 
forest, the remaining five entered the river to cross over and were caught in the strong river 
current. While two of them eventually swam to safety around 10.30 am and went back into the 
Athagarh forest, three got swept away in the swirling waters,” informed Assistant Conservator 
of Forests (City Division) Mohammed Jamil. 

He further added, “The forest department was informed about the plight of the elephants by the 
local villagers. Taking stock of the situation, it was decided to close four gates of the 
barrage to reduce the flow of the water. The three elephants had been swept away almost 15 
kilometers downstream. Elephants are excellent swimmers and can keep themselves afloat. 
Finally after the water level got reduced, the elephants walked out of the river safely and 
entered the Chandaka forest at around 4.30 pm.” 

Crossing the river is normal for these pachyderms, but on October 15 the swift currents – as 
the Mahanadi River is in spate following cyclone Titli triggered rains – made it a struggling 
task for them.

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