IFS Officer Shares Beautiful Pics Of Elephants Patrolling Jim Corbett National Park!

by Shreya Rathod
IFS Officer Shares Beautiful Pics Of Elephants Patrolling Jim Corbett National Park!

There is nothing more amazing than watching the white-tusked elephants roaming around. Since ancient times, elephants had a relationship with humans and have been of use in war. As of today, there are more than 30 elephant reserves in India. In fact, they are the largest existing land animal! Recently, an IFS officer shared beautiful pics of elephants patrolling the Jim Corbett National Park.

Look At Elephants Patrolling Jim Corbett National Park!

An officer of the Indian Forest Services shared pics of elephants patrolling the Jim Corbett National Park. In his tweet, he mentioned embracing the monsoon with the majestic elephants! He remarked that during torrential rains, there is no way to travel by road. Hence, elephants become guardians of the Jim Corbett National Park, a tiger reserve located in Uttarakhand.

He further stated that these elephants facilitate vital patrolling in inaccessible areas and help safeguard wildlife. He also calls for celebrating the harmonious alliance between elephants and humans that protect our wildlife.

Using elephants to patrol the forest areas was a useful decision since roads cannot access every area. In fact, the decision to introduce elephant patrol was made back in 2013-14. The purpose was to combat animal poaching in the areas and the department had set up anti-poaching camps (ACP).

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Accessing The Inaccessible Areas With Elephants

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Credits: Dheeraj Pandey, IFS/ Twitter

Shedding light on the matter of forest patrolling, Bangalore Mirror reported that in tiger reserves, several APCs are situated in challenging terrain. Even trying to get there on foot is impossible during the rainy season. Despite the fact that forest guards are offered automobiles, they are not weather and terrain-proof.

And if they get caught in the middle of nowhere, getting them back from there would cost us twice as much. In some cases, staff members must physically carry the ration and other necessities for these APCs on their backs because they are unable to transport them using contemporary vehicles.

The department was prepared to give them elephants because it is difficult for them to travel through dense woodlands during heavy rain and the sweltering summer. Guards and Watchers rode on an elephant’s back.

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In national parks like Jim Corbet in Uttarakhand and Kaziranga in Assam, patrolling on elephant back is a successful technique.

Cover Image Courtesy: Dheeraj Pandey, IFS/ Twitter