Mother elephant with calf attacked with firebombs as deforestation driven them into a village

Because of deforestation in India, many elephants can be found traveling around communities and villages.

Many animals in India have been left no choice but to encroach on human habitats in order to find shelter and food. They eventually end up walking through villages or crop fields in  desperation to find somewhere they can fit in and make a new home.

However, in order to protect their properties and crops, people go to extreme ways in order to stop these animals from coming.

Photos have emerged from the moment when residents of Bishnupur started launching firebombs at an elephant and her child in order to stop them from coming into their crops. The animals start panicking and began running across the road in terror.

Most of the times, the villagers burn torches and wave them at the elephants in order to chase them away.

There have been many young people that are taking pictures of the elephants and record such terrifying incidents. There have been photos showing the mother elephant and her calf trying to navigate the railway tracks which were built through their natural habitat.

Some of these heartbreaking images were done by the photographer Biplab Hazra. His goal is to raise the awareness of the state that the elephants are in because of their endangered habitat.

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