24-Year Old Male Elephant Electrocuted in Tamil Nadu

24-Year Old Male Elephant Electrocuted in Tamil Nadu

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Udhagamandalam:

A 24-year-old male elephant was electrocuted when it came into contact with an electric fence at a garlic farm at Oratti village.

Villagers noticed the carcass of the pachyderm early this morning and immediately informed forest department officials.

Assistant Conservator of Forests, Premkumar, accompanied by a veterinarian, rushed to the spot and recovered the body, forest department sources said.

They found a deep cut on the front side of the animal's trunk, indicating that it might have tried to lift the electrified fence, some time last night.