Coimbatore

Injured elephant calf dies

The injured elephant, which ventured out of the forest areas at Mangarai near Anaikatti in the district on Wednesday, died on Thursday.

According officials, the male calf, which appeared to be around one-and-a-half year old, had suffered injuries in its mouth and was unable to consume food. It refused to eat the food and medicine given by the forest officials. The forest officials had difficulty in reaching the elephant initially as its herd of nine elephants was standing near it. The herd left after sometime. A forest department veterinarian performed the autopsy after which it was buried.

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