Wild jumbo that entered zoo returns to forest

Bhubaneswar: A wild pachyderm that strayed into Nandankanan Zoological Park’s elephant safari two days ago has returned to forest, said sources at the zoo.

The jumbo used the same path, which it took to enter into the safari, to go back to the nearby forest, they added.

Further, sources added authorities of the zoo have started construction work of the damaged boundary wall that was demolished by the pachyderm.

Meanwhile, it is not the first instance of a wild animal entering the zoological park which is close to Chandaka forest.

In 2013, a wild male tiger had strayed into the zoological park in search of a mate while putting the authorities of the zoo on toes for a considerable period.