Never did it cross our mind that a female elephant is known as a cow. A fact known to many and unknown to many a people.
Fact: A female elephant is known as a cow.
Tourists visiting the Amer Mahal in the City of Jaipur entertained themselves and took a tour of the path and the Mahal on the female elephant Champakali (Champa). On Friday, June 3, 2016, Champa the elephant, that was said to be of an age of 40 years passed away. The elephant received no aid for her pain and lost her life.
The elephant passed away of a heart stroke before a doctor could provide her aid for her pain. The doctor came on site from the Khor village for aid which is about 12 kilometers from the Amer Mahal. A medical team comprising of three people performed a postmortem on the cow and buried her dead remains.
Owner and mahout of the cow, Salim Khan stated that he was taking the Champa towards the Kunda. On the way to the Kunda, Champa lost control and fell down. Salim Khan saved his life for Champa had become uncontrollable. Salim Khan with the help of other mahouts tried to control Champa.
There is no veterinary doctor in Hathi Gaon. After the cow was in pain, doctors from help in suffering (HIS) were called from Khor Gaon. These doctors took about 30 minutes to arrive. Had there been a veterinary doctor in Hathi Gaon, they would have reached within 5 minutes to provide aid to the suffering female elephant. Other elephants of Amer are also giving a medical check- up by the doctors of help in suffering. It has been found out that there has been a requirement given for a veterinary doctor.
According to the people who witnessed the event of the female elephant and the chaos caused by it, they express that the elephant who carried the number “86” for its identity left Amer Mahal to reach the Kunda.
Soon after it left, at a distance, the elephant lost control which led to a chaos in the nearby area. Shopkeepers left their shops and left to save their lives.
Amidt all this, the female elephant fell down. After rising up again, it squashed down a motorbike standing nearby and then entered a farm near the Navlakha stadium where it broke down a wall near the farm.
Mahout Salim Khan with the help of other mahouts, tied the feet of the female elephant with ropes to bring it under control.
The secretary of the Elephant Owner Association Rashid Khan stated that such instances where the elephant loses control suddenly have happened a few more times in the past. Before one can assume the reason for such uncontrolled behaviour and provide help to the animal, the animal passes away.
In the medical treatment it has been found out that the intestines of the elephant twirled suddenly which led to a sudden stomach ache to the animal. After this a heart stroke led to the animal’s death.