This Article is From Mar 18, 2012

Female elephant found dead in forest

Female elephant found dead in forest
Erode: The decomposed carcass of a 12-year-old female elephant was found inside Burgur forest inthe district, forest department officials said.

They said tribals in Chellampalayam forest settlement area noticed the carcass and informed them. A veterinarian who wentalong with a team to the spot and examined it, said the pachyderm had died of natural causes.

Forest officials suspect that the elephant might have died for want of proper food and water.