Panel to study existence of Pygmy elephant in Kerala forest
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 1 : The Kerala Government appointed an expert committee to study a report regarding the existence of Pygmy elephants ('Kallana'-- a five-foot-tall elephant) in the Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary in the state.
Talking to newspersons here today,Forest Minister K B Ganeshkumar said the Committee would conduct a scientific study to prove the existence of Pygmy elephants in Kerala.
Sources said the study would cover various features of Pygmy, including DNA test before, coming to a final conclusion on its presence in the Kerala forest.
It was reported wildlife photographers snapped a few pictures and video of a five-foot-tall elephant in Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary a few days ago, sparking speculation over the existence of the Pygmy elephants in Kerala.