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Water holes built for the survival of wildlife in dried up regions


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Water holes built for the survival of wildlife in dried up regions


The forest department constructs artificial water holes in many forested areas and replenishes them on a regular basis during the dry season.


As the temperature rises, natural water sources in forests dry up, making it difficult for wildlife to survive. To facilitate access to water, the forest department frequently constructs artificial water holes throughout the forest, which they regularly replenish. These watering holes attract wildlife and provide a consistent source of water for a variety of animals. On Sunday, Parveen Kaswan, an Indian Forest Services officer, shared a video of a small herd of elephants cooling off in one of these artificial water holes.


The video shows two young elephants splashing water all over their bodies with their trunks. Kaswan captioned the video, "That calf is having some best moments." During the dry season, these water holes are their only source of survival. We created one of these."

Since it was posted on Sunday, the video has received over 1.4k views. A Twitter user thanked the forest department for building the water holes, writing, "Very kind of your team." "Excellent initiative," said another. A Twitter user asked the authorities to build more water holes, writing, "Can something be done for the elephants in Odisha?" Even wild elephants are threatened in the area. Every day, they die."


Susanta Nanda, an Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer, had shared an adorable video of a tigress and her five cubs lounging in a man-made waterhole earlier in June.


The human race's survival is dependent on the sustainable use of natural resources. The Delhi Forest Department shares the public's concern about the increasing pressure of urbanization on Delhi's forest cover and seeks to educate, sensitize, and bring the civil society closer to the vision of restoring the glory of the past.



More information and the video: https://indianexpress.com/article/trending/trending-in-india/elephants-cool-off-at-water-hole-8146096/