20-yr-old female elephant found dead with injuries (Madukkarai, India)


Times of India

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A 20-year-old female elephant was found dead with injuries in its abdomen and instestines partially gored out in Madukkarai range here.
Forest officials said the carcass was spotted by employees of a private firm in revenue landoutside the forest at Mathipalayam Karadu, a hillock in Madukkarai.

“The injuries could be due to a fall as the terrain is rocky and elephant are susceptible to such injuries when they fall in places like this. There is a possibility of the female elephant being attacked by a male elephant during mating,” said a forest officer.

Clarity on the cause of the death would emerge only after the postmortem on Wednesday, he said.