A wild elephant took a stroll through Samdrup Jongkhar town this morning at around 6:45 am. Residents of the town said that the wild elephant was seen at Charkilo, near New bridge yesterday.

Residents believe that the wild animal was trying to cross the Indo-Bhutan border this morning.

The elephant followed the Dungsam chu to reach Samdrup Jongkhar town.

After the forest department was informed about the incident, a team of officials visited the site and it was found that the elephant had exited the town and moved into the forest towards Motanga. The same elephant was found yesterday by the team of forest officials at 3-4 Km from the town. It is found that the elephant followed the Dungsam chu to reach Samdrup Jongkhar town.

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One of the residents of the town, Sonam, said that while it is scary when wild animal enter into human settlement area, “it is lucky that the elephant did not harm to human.”

As of now, there have been no reports of any damage done by the elephant according to the Thromde Tshogpa Selden. The elephant had previously tried to enter the town two years ago,

The wild elephant was seen at Charkilo, near New bridge.

The gateway to eastern Bhutan, Samdrup Jongkhar is situated in the southeastern region of the country and shares borders with Assam. 

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