Elephant found dead in Valparai

Coimbatore: A 15-year-old male elephant was found dead in a private estate in Valparai in the district.

Workers of the cardamom estate complained of a foul smell emanating from the area, following which forest officials searched the place and recovered the carcass.

Forest Department officials said its veterinarian N S Manoharan carried out an autopsy on the elephant.

They said injury marks were found on the deceased pachyderm, which indicated it might have died after a fight with another elephant.

         

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