The elephant is believed to have sustained the harm two months in the past by the hands of a ‘kaavadi’ (assistant to the mahout), for not obeying his instructions.
Forest Department employees are treating the captive elephant, Cheran, whose eye was injured by a employees tasked with caring for the elephant lately.
The elephant is believed to have sustained the harm two months in the past by the hands of a ‘kaavadi’ (assistant to the mahout), for not obeying his instructions. The animal had already had impaired imaginative and prescient within the different eye. The most up-to-date harm it was feared, would have an effect on his high quality of life even additional.
Following the incident, the Forest Department introduced in specialist veterinarians from the Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (TANUVAS), to determine the extent of the harm to the animal’s left eye.
Speaking to The Hindu, senior Forest Department officers stated that eye drops and eye ointments are being administered 5 instances a day to the animal. “The injury seems to have healed slightly over the last month, but it is still unclear if the elephant will regain complete vision in the injured eye,” stated a senior forest official.
Officials added that treating an elephant for an harm to its eye was troublesome because the animal is commonly uncooperative. “The Forest Department staff are administering medication to the animal. We are still unclear as to how badly the injury is affecting its vision, so we hope the injury heals and can be reassessed in a few months,” stated the official.