Male elephant found dead in Erode (India)


Times of India 

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A three-year-old male elephant was found dead near Andhiyur in Erode district on Wednesday.

According to forest officials, they were alerted by the local villagers on Wednesday morning about the elephant’s death. “The elephant carcass was found at Palaru Beat in Sennampatty forest division at Andhiyur,” said M Nagarajan, Erode district forest officer.

Forest officials rushed to the spot with veterinarians and performed an autopsy on the spot. During the autopsy, veterinarians found it had suffered a serious head injury. “It is possible that the elephant fell into a 15m gorge from a canal,” said the district forest officer. It may have come to the canal to drink water.

The forest officials buried the carcass in the forest area after the autopsy.