The Assam Kaziranga University

The Assam government has agreed to move 15 elephants from Assam to Madhya Pradesh, according to reports.

Madhya Pradesh has six tiger reserves and ten national parks, each of which requires 50 elephants.

Madhya Pradesh Forest Department officials had already visited Assam two times to discuss this.

Another team of Madhya Pradesh Forest Department officials is scheduled to visit Assam to conduct health checks on the 15 elephants that will be moved.

“Other legalities of bringing them to MP will also be accomplished during this visit,” stated JS Chauhan, Chief Wildlife Warden of Madhya Pradesh.

L. Krishnamurthy, director of Satpura Tiger Reserve, stated, “The 15 elephants from Assam will help the forest workers to reach the tigers hiding in the bushes. Tigers can be detected and traced in the remote forest canopy (out of reach of vehicles), or when they are injured and hiding in bushes, then treatment is also carried to them with the help of elephants.”

The Assam Kaziranga University