Govinde, the unruly elephant, administered sedative to calm down

Himalaya Times
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The Chitwan National Park (CNP) has administered sedative to Govinde, a wild elephant in western area of Chitwan. CNP used the drug to 'calm down' the tusker after it killed a woman in Meghauli area.

CNP's information officer Ganesh Prasad Tiwari said a technical team deputed by the Park office for camera-trapping in the area since December 18 administered the sedative to the elephant. Tiwari shared that the elephant has been darted with the sedative drug with the suspicion that it might attack humans, coming out of the park.

"Govinde is not of the aggressive type, but still we have administered the sedative, in case it strays out of the park and starts attacking people," he said, adding that Govinde was calm now.


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