He also noted that it was evident from his first observation that the elephant would not have survived the incident.
Upon finding out about the animal’s condition, other forest officials brought in two Kumki elephants, named Surendran and Neelakantan, to help pull the injured mother back to shore.
A forest officer from Nilambur, Mohan Krishnan, first spoke about the injured animal on Facebook, being part of the Rapid Response Team tasked to rescue her.
A pregnant wild elephant died after eating a pineapple which was filled with firecrackers in Malappuram, India.
Meanwhile, another forest official stated that other elephants have also lost their lives due to similar traps with firecrackers.