Mother Elephant And Her Calf Attacked With Firebombs As Deforestation Drives Them Into The Paths Of Humans

Here, some angry residents in India attacked a mother elephant and her calf with firebombs in a bid to stop the confused animals wandering onto their crops. These images are taken by Bishnupur, India depicts the extreme lengths the inhabitants go to tether elephants from damaging their property.

Some men are hurling firebombs at these two animals with the flames causing the panicked animals to run across a road. There’s another image which shows villagers launch stones at a herd passing their area. There’s also a heartbreaking image which a family of elephants attempting to navigate a railway line built straight through their habitat.

An increasingly common occurrence amid deforestation across India is elephants wandering into villages and communities.

In this image, a mother and a small calf are being chased away by angry villagers using at least four firebombs as the people go to extreme lengths to chase off these elephants.

They are chased away by the locals who repeatedly throw firebombs at the huge animals as they try to cross the road in India to take shelter.

The people use burning torches to wave at the huge beats if they do not have access to firebombs. This image shows a group of men who are chasing away a herd of wild elephants.

The villagers are taking pictures of the elephants if they are not swiping at the elephants with fiery sticks. This image shows some young men chase away the herd while brandishing their camera to record the incident.

These innocent creatures are trying to navigate the railway tracks constructed through their natural habitat. Biplab Hazra, the photographer said this image is taken to heighten awareness about the issue that elephants face with the increasing threat their habitat in under.

The elephants are walking across the road in Bishnupur, India while a group of men chase away them. With the deforestation in much of the country, elephants encroaching out of their habitats are increasingly common occurrence.

This image shows a large herd of elephants cross a railway track that has been built across their natural habitat in Bishnupur, India. ‘There are many elephant corridors in human habitations’, said the photographer Biplab Hazra, who took this heartbreaking images.

An angry elephant chases a group of men across farmland and they run through knee-deep water and high crops. ‘This happens because the villagers have to save their crops,’ said Mr. Hazra.

Mr. Hazra said, ‘I try to show and spread my photos to increase public awareness on the matter’ by showing a picture of a mother elephant and a small calf who try to navigate the railway tracks constructed through their habitat in Bushnupur, India.

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