Displaced and starved by devastating floods in both East and West Midnapur Districts of West Bengal, elephants are circling the relief camps set up for flood-ravaged people in those two districts ostensibly in search of food.
In one such camp set up at Deulbar village school, some 200Km from
As per Kharagpur divisional forest officer Milan Kanti Mondal, flood has hampered movements of the elephants and they were not getting enough food. He added, “Elephants are ‘Very Intelligent’ and whenever they sense that a group of people have assembled somewhere, they know there will be food. The three camps had about 200Kg of molasses whose smell is intoxicating to the animal. They can inhale it from a kilometer away.”