In a rare and surprising encounter, a viral video shows two wild elephants taking a stroll inside an army hospital in Jalpaiguri, West Bengal.
Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer Susanta Nanda shared a captivating close-up shot of the elephants exploring the Binnaguri army camp hospital, playfully captioning the post as “Elephants in the room…From Jalpaiguri Cantonment.”
The video shows one of the elephants gracefully entering the hospital through a door and navigating its substantial frame through the narrow corridors.
Captivated staff members can be seen snapping pictures while the elephant pauses in the corridor briefly before continuing its curious adventure.
The post by Mr. Nanda has garnered significant attention, amassing 1,610 likes and 138 retweets on social media.
As news of the elephants’ escapade spread, Twitter users expressed their amazement and offered humorous comments. One user pondered, “I think this happens when you occupy their habitat and build structures.
It’s their land, and they want it back.” Another playfully asked, “Did anyone address the elephant in the room?” while a third user humorously speculated, “Here for a medical checkup.”
Meanwhile, a fourth user quipped, “It was a surprise inspection visit to check if everything is well in the hospital; that’s what I understand!”
While the encounter brought amusement and wonder to those witnessing it online, it also highlights the importance of preserving natural habitats to ensure the harmonious coexistence of humans and wildlife.
The fascinating and lighthearted video of these elephants exploring the hospital has captured viewers’ hearts worldwide, reminding us of the unpredictability of nature and the need to respect and protect the wildlife that shares our planet.
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