Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and others mourn the agonizing death of pregnant elephant in Kerala

Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and others mourn the agonizing death of pregnant elephant in Kerala
Rohit Sharma. (Image Source: Twitter)

Amid worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, super cyclones hitting the shores of India, another disheartening report surfaced, this time from Kerala.


One of the pregnant elephants, in search of food from a nearby national park, ingested a pineapple laced with firecrackers.

The fruit burst in the lower jaw of the animal, who went through excruciating pain in her final moments. Even while taking her last breaths, the mammal did not go rogue by attacking houses or villagers, instead died standing in water, to tend to her injuries.


Reportedly, the incident occurred on May 27 near Malappuram, and it came into light recently after the Forest Officer revealed the shocking details of the case through his Facebook post.

It remains unknown whether any hooligan fed the fruit deliberately to the pregnant elephant or the animal ate the pineapple mistakenly which was kept for the wild boars which destroy farms.

“She trusted everyone. When the pineapple she ate exploded, she must have been shocked not thinking about herself, but about the child, she was going to give birth to in 18 to 20 months,” forest officer Mohan Krishnan, wrote on Facebook. He was also part of the Rapid Response Team for the rescue of the elephant.


Nevertheless, the poor elephant, which appeared malnourished, paid the ultimate price in search of food, succumbing to hunger.

As soon as the post went viral all over social media, Indian cricketers, namely, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and many other prominent Indian cricketers condemned the incident, demanding an end to the animal cruelty.

“Appalled to hear about what happened in Kerala. Let’s treat our animals with love and bring an end to these cowardly acts,” Kohli’s post on Twitter captioned.



“We are savages. Are we not learning? To hear what happened to the elephant in Kerala was heartbreaking. No animal deserves to be treated with cruelty,” Rohit tweeted.

Let’s have a look at how the Indian cricket fraternity reacted to the unfortunate incident:

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