A herd of elephants strayed into a village in Uttar Pradesh's Lakhimpuri Kheri, causing damage to crops. There are 2730 tuskers in the herd. In a video shared by news agency ANI, the elephants tramp on crops in an agricultural field as local residents watch on.
#WATCH | UP: Elephants ruining crops in Lakhimpur Kheri— ANI UP/Uttarakhand (@ANINewsUP) September 24, 2022
They come every year, stay for 4-5 days & leave. But this time it's been over a month, they're spoiling farms. It's a herd of 27-30 elephants. They've just had a baby, will hopefully leave after it can walk: DFO SK Vishwal pic.twitter.com/ePVZnW3C4p
"They come every year, stay for four to five days, and leave. But this time it's been over a month and they're spoiling farms," Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) SK Vishwal was quoted as saying by ANI.
According to the forest official, a newborn elephant is part of the herd and the tuskers might leave once it is able to walk.
"They've just had a baby and will hopefully leave after it can walk," DFO Vishwal said.