It is a sight that highlights the increasing man-animal conflict in India. An elephant calf in Assam mourned the death of his mother and refused to leave her side. On Wednesday morning, the calf had run out of an elephant herd towards a construction site in Assam's Sonitpur district and was followed by his mother and another elephant calf. The mother elephant, who suffered injuries after falling in the pit, died 19 hours later on Thursday. While one calf was able to come out of the pit, the other stayed with the mother's body, and had to be rescued by locals.
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