India’s first elephant sanctuary would soon come up in a fenced forested space at Bengaluru as an extension of Bannerghatta National Park, a rights group declared on Thursday. Elephants will be roaming freely in a fenced, forested land rather than be chained in place.
The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India and the Bannerghatta Biological Park in Karnataka, have teamed up to create the 49.5-hectare sanctuary using the solar electric fence. It is designed by PETA India consultant and elephant expert Carol Buckley.
Knowledge is Wealth
- Elephant is the National Heritage Animal of India.
- Indian Elephant is the National Animal of Laos.
- Indian Elephants has been listed as Endangered by IUCN.
- Indian elephants have smaller ears, but relatively broader skulls and larger trunks than African elephants.
- The GOI launched Project Elephant in 1992 to protect elephants, their habitat & corridors, to address issues of man-animal conflict, and for the welfare of domesticated elephants