Viral News: Kerala man saving baby elephant from flood, what's the actual story?
In the news a young man can be seen carrying the baby elephant over his shoulder, in an attempt to save the life of the animal. The photo of him along with baby elephant has gone viral on the social media. People are now sharing the picture of Kerala man by calling him as Bahubali of Kerala. The message along with photo of baby elephant is spreading like wildfire across the globe.
New Delhi : Kerala, the God's own country is suffering due to devastating effect of floods. Described as worst phase in the state in over 100 years, the death toll is increasing each new day. Flood is not just destroying the lives of human beings but wild animals are also being washed away in the flow of water. Recently, a resident of Kerala became the hero of the country by saving a baby elephant from the flood.
Along with local newspapers and media channels, the viral news of Kerala man saving baby elephant is being covered by big newspapers along with the photo of the real-life hero. The photo is gaining great attention among the picture of Kerala floods, but, the truth behind the picture is something else.
Actually, this viral picture of baby elephant rescued is not from Kerala but taken in Ooty hill station in Tamil Nadu. It is a picture taken in the year 2017 in Mettupalayam, 50km from Ooty where the elephant's child was separated from his mother and fell into a gutter.
The incident happened when the Forest Guard Palanisamy Sarathkumar was returning from his duty. He was informed that an elephant blocked the path near the Wanbhadra Kaliyamman temple.
When the forest guard Sarathkumar vacated the blocked road with the help of firecrackers, he thought that another elephant could possibly be trapped there. Then, he along with other officials started searching the area. In the meantime, Sarathkumar showed the elephant's child trapped in a small groove, after which he was rescued.