Bhubaneswar: A wild elephant destroyed 20 feet of the boundary wall of Nandankanan Zoological Park (NZP) in the wee hours of Friday and attacked two elephants at the zoo.
According to sources, the security personnel at NZP were able to scare away the animal using lights and noise makers. Two zoo elephants – Chandan and Basanti –sustained minor injuries in the attack.
“Hearing the loud noise, our security staff rushed to the spot and used lights and noise to scare the animal away. The animal later left the premises through the same way. Two of the zoo elephants sustained minor injuries,” said NZP deputy director Jayanta Kumar Das Following the incident the zoo authorities have decided to intensify night patrolling in and around the zoo premises to prevent any such incident in future.
“Since the boundary wall is long and old, predicting such kinds of incidents at any specific location is difficult. However, we have taken measures to ensure safety.
Meanwhile, we have also decided to intensify the patrolling and take measures to strengthen the boundary walls. The strengthening of boundary will be done in phases with precautionary measures in place to prevent any such incidents,” added Das.
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