Carcass of Wild Elephant Found in PVT Rubber Estate (Kochi, India)


The Times of India

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The carcass of an elephant was found inside a plantation owned by a private person inside Malayattoor forest division.
The dead elephant was found inside a rubber plantation, which is situated about 1km away from Kunthirimudi forest.

The carcass is about 10 days old. The rotten carcass was first spotted by women, who had gone to the plantation for collecting fodder grass.

The plantation is owned by one Kalappurackal Shaji.

Forest officials who visited the spot said that the deceased female elephant is about 65-year-old.

Malayattoor forest range officer P M Abdul Rasaq said that the elephant was weak due to age-related ailments. The elephant was also unable roam in search of food and water in the forest.

The carcass was buried in the forest after conducting a postmortem by forest veterinary surgeon.