Authorities in Nepal capture, remove tusks from killer elephant

Nepalese villagers gather around the body of an elephant at Sunsari District, some 350kms east of Kathmandu
Nepalese villagers gather around the body of an elephant at Sunsari District, some 350kms east of Kathmandu

2006-11-19 - Kathmandu, Nepal
A rouge bull elephant in Nepal's east was tranquilised and his tusks cut after 12 deaths were attributed to a three-month rampage by the endangered animal, a park ranger said. "On Saturday the team shot the elephant with tranquiliser darts. The elephant's tusks have been removed," said Shiva Kumar Budhatoki, a ranger from Sunsari district forestry office.

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