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The Musth stage is a condition bull elephants go through but it poses serious risks for animals and humans alike.

A Wild Bull Elephant In Musth Chasing A Bull Giraffe

A Wild Bull Elephant In Musth Chasing A Bull Giraffe (Photo: Jacques S Gerber/Wikimedia Commons, cc 2.0)

In its modern usage in Indian languages, the word “musth” actually means a state of pleasure, enjoyment, or gratification experienced by humans or even other creatures. But that’s far from the case with elephants.

In fact, it’s a particularly painful, periodical change that manifests in the behavior of a bull elephant. It could last for weeks or months.

Also, it’s peculiar to only male elephants. And it doesn’t matter the species: both

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Indian Elephants are killing people in an unprecedented and alarming manner. Why?

Villagers Running From An Elephant: Indian Elephants Killing People.

Villagers Running From An Elephant (Photo: YouTube)

The elephant is one animal you can’t help but notice while in India.

They are highly revered in Indian culture, history, and religion  and you’ll easily notice images and statues of them in many temples and palaces too.

But though these animals form an important part of Indian culture and beliefs, recent events point to a situation that can best be described as critical and out-of-hand. 

In recent times, Indian elephants have been implicated in the death of many people. In fact, statistics released just this month from India’s Environment Ministry show that the death toll is 1,144 people between April 2014 and May 2017.

That translates to at least one human fatality every day over the last three years!

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