Jumbo death (Midnapore, India)


Sugar Khanrai, Times of India

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An elephant, that got separated from its herd and was captured by the forest department in Lalgarh, died while undergoing treatment at Jhargram zoo Monday. “The elephant had an injury on its head. Post mortem report will reveal the cause of the death of the five-year-old elephant,” said DFO of Jhargram Basaba Raj.

According to officials, a herd of 120 elephants had strayed from Dalma forest. While 80 of them have returned, the rest are still roaming around the forests of Midnapore.