As reported in the media on the 25 th of March, the Secretary to the Ministry of Wildlife and Forest
Conservation announced that 83 wild elephants had been killed in as many days. As at the 29 th of March, and as per media reports, this number has now risen to 87. These are the number of carcasses that have been counted. Others may have crawled into the depths of the jungles to die, far away from the prying eyes of their tormentors.