Four daily wage labourers and the impossible task of saving a herd.
Wildlife by Prerna Singh BindraApr 21, 2016
Raha, Raha, Raha!”
urges Panchanan Nayak. The hoarse, urgent whisper from the short, wiry man
makes the eight-foot tall elephant, the matriarch of the herd stop in her
tracks. She grinds to a halt, then extends her trunk to encircle her young son,
in her attempt to contain him. She is a wild elephant, even if Panchanan calls
her by the name “Lakshmi”. Her herd of 25-odd-elephants have paused—
impatient—just short of the busy Bhubaneswar-Athgarh highway (Odisha) and the
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Prerna Singh Bindra
is a conservation journalist. She is a former member of the National Board for Wildlife.
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