In a first in state, Thrissur prepares data bank on tuskers
Athirappilly: The social forestry division here has prepared a data bank on the 130 elephants in the district after detailed examination.
The details such as their health conditions, treatment, details of owners and mahouts, microchip and pictures were collected.
16 elephants were identified and referred for expert treatment and care. An expert panel was formed including district chief veterinary officer Dr Usharani, Dr David Abraham and veterinary college associate professor TS Rajeev to treat these tuskers.
The range officers concerned will ensure the elephants’ care.
This is for the first time in Kerala, a database on elephants was created, said social forestry assistant conservator PM Prabhu.
The information collected on each elephant was submitted to the chief wildlife warden and the district collector who is the district monitoring committee chairman.