Elephant death news

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

Elephant rescued from slush in Nilgiris district dies

Coimbatore: A 25-year old female elephant, rescued after it was stuck in slush, died today in the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve camp in neighbouring Nilgiris District, taking the number of elephant deaths in the MTR to five in the last one week. The elephant was roaming in search of water when it got trapped in the slush in Karugudi forest range on February 23. On being alerted by locals, forest department