Striking images of the Indian elephant in its natural environment
Dec 06, 2017, 16:03 IST

Indian forestry officials ride a domestic elephant during a wild elephant census in Garumara National Park in Jalpaiguri district . The forest department of the eastern Indian state of West Bengal and other north-eastern states have been conducting a wild elephant census, held between March 27-29, estimating numbers based on dung density and direct sightings

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Asian elephants are listed as endangered animals. As the human population increases the natural habitat of the elephants get destroyed and they are forced to move in farming areas where causing damage to crops