Decomposed carcass of 15-year-old elephant found in TN (Tamil Nadu, India)


The New Indian Express

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UDHAGAMANDALAM: The highly decomposed body of a 15-year-old elephant was found near Thengumarada, some 60 km from here today.

Villagers at Kookkalthoraihalla spotted the carcass and informed forest department officials.

The officials, along with a veterinarian rushed to the spot and carried out a post-mortem, department sources said.

A preliminary investigation suggested that the death of the pachyderm could be due to lack of food and water, they said.