Sidda made it! Wounded tusker stands on his legs

Sidda made it! Wounded tusker stands on his legs

Submitted by alvin on Thu, 2016-11-10 13:40 Bengaluru: After nearly two months of struggle, tusker Sidda has stood up, albeit with the support. What was considered impossible by ‘wildlife experts’ who had been making negative predictions, Sidda has made it possible with his sheer spirit to live. Credit must also go to a few wildlife lovers, forest department staff, locals and MEG members who have been camping over there to support the tusker. Sidda is now comfortably feasting on food offered by villagers and forest department staff. In its earlier attempt, the forest department had failed to lift the tusker to enable him to stand on his legs. However, two days ago, the defence personnel volunteered themselves to save this mighty beast by building a concrete structure for him. Once the structure was completed on Wednesday night, the defence personnel decided to shift the jumbo. After a laborious six hours of efforts, which began at 10 pm on Wednesday night, the elephant has now been able to stand up on its own with a support. He has been supported with swing which allows him to sleep like in a cradle, if he wants to. "He is having normal food. It is indeed a miracle. I am happy that our efforts have paid off," said Kiran, who along with his wife Savitha Baramagoudar have been relentlessly carrying out the Save Sidda campaign.