epa06139724 A baby elephant at Winga Baw Elephant Conservation Camp during the ceremony to mark World Elephant Day at Bago Region, Myanmar, 12 August 2017. Winga Baw Elephant Conservation Camp, 34-hectare former timber camp for logs located in Bago Region, currently has 14 elephants and was opened for recreation for locals as well as for tourists. World Elephant Day is marked annually on 12 August. EPA/LYNN BO BO

A rogue elephant, who trampled 15 people to death in eastern India, has been shot dead in an elaborate hunt involving forest guards and sharpshooters.
The wild elephant, believed to be about 25-years-old, had killed four people in Bihar in March before it crossed over to neighbouring Jharkhand state where it crushed 11 people to death.
Forest authorities recently signed shooting orders for the tusker, which had so terrorised the locals that they fled their villages in the hilly forests of Jharkhand.
“In a challenging operation amid heavy rains, dense forests and low visibility, our team comprising 50 staff finally managed to track down the elephant on Friday evening,” state chief forest wildlife conservator Lal Ratnakar Singh said.
“An expert hunter and sharpshooter was given the task to take the perfect aim, as we want to avoid a painful death for the animal. He fired the first shot on its forehead, and after it …
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