Jamshedpur: Tourists gathering the beautiful Dalma wildlife sanctuary, some 30 km from Jamshedpur, are missing out on the ‘huge’ photo. Elephants, the greatest draw throughout the peak traveler season, are no place to be seen.
Forestauthorities stated the jumbos, which were yet to return from neighbouring Bengal, had actually robbed travelers going to the stretching 192- sqkm sanctuary of its piece de resistance. A couple of elephants which had actually returned last month, have actually ambled back to the jungles of West Midnapore and Bankura.
A herd of around 28 elephants, consisting of 4 calves, which had actually been identified at Katagoda jungles near Patamda in East Singhbhum, some 15 km from the sanctuary, have actually supposedly been driven back to Bengal by villagers.
Anotherherd, which was on its method to the sanctuary from Patamda 5 days earlier, was likewise repelled by villagers who feared that the jumbos would harm standing crops.
“The elephants damaged some crops in Patamda villages recently. They were on their way home but were driven back to Bengal jungles by the villagers,”stated Dalma variety officer R.P. Singh.
Theelephants, which leave for Bengal in August-September, return house in between mid-JanuaryandMarch Although some had actually left Bengal for house, they have actually once again returned to the jungles of West Midnapore and Bankura.
“Majority of the 157 elephants are still anchored in Bengal. However, some must be on their way to Dalma, but we are not sure,”Singh stated.
RetiredDalma forest guard Kaleshwar Bhagat likewise stated he had not identified a single elephant. ” Hathiyon ke bina Dalma suna lagta hain. Log toh yahan hathi dekhne ke liye aate hain (Dalma is silent without the elephants. Tourists visit the sanctuary to see them),” Bhagat.
“Elephants are moody. Some were in the periphery of Dalma but have gone back to Bengal,”Bhagat stated.
Dalma travelers miss out on jumbos by: Farah Grimm published: