Patna: Amid the dying of an elephant in Kerala in extraordinarily tragic circumstances, this episode comes as heart-warming. An animal lover in Bihar has bequeathed his whole wealth to 2 elephants. He says one in all them had saved his life from a felony.
Mohammad Akhtar (50) from Janipur in Phulwari Sharif close to Patna has two elephants aged 20 and 15 years. Moti and Rani dwell with him.
Akhtar says elephants got here to him as household heritage, and that Moti and Rani are the “children” of these elephants. “I have lived with them since my childhood. The two are my family members,” he stated, including there are individuals who would love him to care for the animal introduced by them.
Akhtar can be chief of the Asian Elephant Rehabilitation and Wildlife Animal Belief (AERAWAT), an NGO. “I gave my 6.25-acre land to the two elephants to ensure that when I am not alive, the animals do not suffer hunger,” Akhtar instructed IANS.
He additionally revealed how Moti saved his life. “Moti had gone along with a mahout to Bhojpur district’s Shahpur area, where he fell ill. I had to rush there to treat him. One day, while I was asleep there, I was woken up by Moti’s roar. I saw one man pointing his gun just outside the window. I ran away to save my life,” remembers Akhtar.
He alleged that a few of his family members had joined palms with animal smugglers and had been making an attempt to promote the elephant by killing him.
Akhtar says he nonetheless fears for his life from his family members as a result of he has registered his land for the 2 elephants. He has written to Chief the Wildlife Warden and Patna police chief alleging menace to his life from his relations.
The elephant lover additionally trains mahouts. He says if the federal government doesn’t intervene to guard the elephant, “the time is not far when we would see the elephant only in books”. He says the elephants are headed for villages seeking meals.
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