Jorhat, July 18: The elephant, which was injured on Monday night after being hit by a train outside Gibbon wildlife sanctuary under Mariani forest range in the district, continued to be critical.
A team of veterinarians from the College of Veterinary Science, Guwahati, reached here today to treat the animal.
The team was accompanied by veterinarian Abhijit Bhowal from the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation, at Borjuri village near Kaziranga National Park.
Assistant conservator of forests Biren Dutta told The Telegraph that the team treated the female calf, aged about two years, for about four hours.
Dutta said the team found the elephant’s condition “critical” as it could neither move nor stand up.
The train hit the animal from behind and it caused serious internal injury leading to paralysis.
Dutta said the team believed that chances of its survival were bleak.
The elephant, which did not eat anything yesterday, today had some banana leaves.
Dutta said the animal was kept under round-the-clock observation.
A tarpaulin shed was put up at the site to protect the animal from the sun. Last year, two elephants died of their injuries in the same area after they were hit by trains.