Athagarh: Locals rescued an elephant calf was spotted laying at a farmland in Khamara Nuagaon under Khuntuni Forest Division in Athagarh area of Cuttack district today.
According to reports, a herd of jumbos had entered into the area in search of food last night along with the baby elephant. However, the calf remained abandoned in the field when the herd ventured into forest.
Some locals, who were into the fields, spotted the elephant calf and rescued this morning. Later, it was brought to the village and the matter was informed to the forest department.
On being informed, forest officials reached the spot and took the mammal for treatment.