Skip to comments.Tusker elopes with circus elephant
Posted on 08/31/2007 8:28:44 AM PDT by DancesWithCats
30 Aug 2007, 0135 hrs IST,Debajyoti Chakraborty,TNN
RANIGANJ (WB): He was tall, dark, handsome and wild at heart. She was city bred, not all that coy. And it was love at first sight.
A huge tusker, straight out of the jungle, raided a circus in the wee hours of Wednesday, freed a female elephant and eloped with her to make a cosy home by a pond in Raiganj. This tale of untamed love has yet another bizarre twist: a second female elephant, said to be "very attached" to the one that fled the circus, has broken down and is grieving for her "mate".
The 26-year-old tusker had entered Chittaranjan town a few days ago, triggering panic among the residents. Wildlife officials were called to drive him out but the beast had other plansits the mating season and he was lonely. Early Wednesday, he raided Olympic Circus, which had set up camp in Kumarbazar area of Raniganj, smashed through the tin walls and stormed the stable, where four female elephants were confined. His eyes rested on Savitrifour years older to himand goaded her into fleeing with him.
The city-bred Savitri apparently fell for his wild charms and followed him like a lamb. Residents have seen the couple roaming together, much in love. The tusker led her to the home he had already chosen, a pond in ward number seven of Raniganj Municipality.
The "abduction" has shattered Chandranath Banerjee, manager of Olympic Circus. Savitri is worth Rs 4 lakh, he says. "The elephant show has been cancelled because another female jumbo, Gayatri, is pining for Savitri, her mate. She has stopped eating," said Banerjee. "We have never seen anything like this. No one could have thought that a wild tusker would come and snatch a female elephant," said another circus official.
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Just a nice story. Hope it has a happy ending and NOT dead wildlife managers tossed all over the jungle and the male elephant killed!! Poor things.
Ha ha ha!
Lesbian elephants? We need Rosie ODonnell to help out here. She could fill in for Savitri.
LOL I thought that, too, but then ... that part of the world ‘mate’ means best friend. LOL But then ... elephants? Who knows?
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