Lovestruck elephant breaks through wall to be with his captive female

2015-01-06 21:30
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Cape Town - A wild bull elephant in India has been named the Casanova of the animal kingdom after he broke through the enclosures of a zoo to be united with a captive female elephant named Heera, on whom he's had his eye for some time.

The loverboy had spotted Heera from outside the zoo, from a neighbouring sanctuary, reports India News.

Nandankanan Zoological Park's officials in Odisha, India, said that on Tuesday night the lovestruck male elephant broke through the park's wall to unite with Heera. There-after, disregarding the zoo's efforts to chase him away from the captive elephants and, especially Heera, the two elephants mated.

Officials eventually managed to remove the wild bull from the enclosure by using fire-crackers to frighten him away. 

According to officials at the zoo, the wild elephant posed an imminent threat to the captive elephants and visitors, and the zoo had to be temporarily closed until the threat was removed.

Male elephants in musth, a period marked by a surge in reproductive hormones, are particularly aggressive and can become violent towards humans and other elephants in their drive to mate.

After Romeo was shooed away, he gazed melancholically upon Heera before walking away. 

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