A she elephant that was found dead in a check-dam in Nayattukundu forest, near Kodakara, two days ago died due to internal bleeding, according to a post-mortem report.
According to the report submitted by senior veterinary officer Jayakumar, the 40-year-old elephant, which was pregnant, suffered bleeding from the uterus.
Body of the elephant was found in the Ambazhakundu check-dam in the forest area.
Forest officials found the body while patrolling the area.
The body of the elephant was buried in the forest after the post-mortem.