Assam: Herd of wild elephants at Brahmaputra islands draws curiosity

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Wildlife enthusiasts have tracked a herd of wild elephants that moves around in the river islands of Brahmaputra in Assam that has peculiar behavioural traits.

According to experts, the behaviour of this herd of elephants is very different from other herds frequenting the long Siamese elephant trail stretching from jungles of Northern Thailand to the Bhutan foothills.

Assam and Arunachal Pradesh fall in this trail.

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Unlike other herds of wild elephants which reacts aggressively on human contact and keep out other elephants, this herd seems be accepting ‘outsiders’.

Elephant watcher Abhra Bhattacharya, who has followed this herd for years, says this herd consisted of mere 20-25 elephants when it was first spotted on the river islands of Brahmaputra between Dibrugarh and Tezpur in 2001....

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