Female elephant found dead in Sambalpur (India)


The New Indian Express

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SAMBALPUR: THE carcass of a female elephant was found in Haldi village under Rengali forest range in the district on Sunday. According to sources, the villagers spotted the carcass in a mango orchard and informed the forest officials, who rushed to the spot and started investigation. Rengali Forest Range Officer Harihar Patra said the age of the elephant is around 12 years. 

Sunstroke is suspected to be the reason behind its death but the actual cause can be ascertained only after the autopsy report is received, he said.The carcass was buried at the spot after autopsy, he added.