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Villagers chase wild elephant in India

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Indian villagers chase a wild elephant through Dhimalbasty village area, some 40 kms from Siliguri on December 21. A wild elephant created panic as it destroyed homes after it wandered into the village. Asian elephants are listed as endangered - as the human population increases, the elephants' natural habitat is destroyed and they are forced to live in the farming areas where they cause damage to crops.

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