A female elephant, aged around 25 years, was found dead in a tank belonging to a private plantation (BBTC plantations) near Siddapur in Kodagu on Saturday.

The post mortem of the elephant revealed that it was in the advanced stage of pregnancy, Virajpet division Deputy Conservator of Forests, Malatipriya, told The Hindu on Sunday.

The animal which entered the tank for foraging got stuck in the slush and could not come out, she said. Heavy rains hampered the post mortem on Saturday.

The carcass was pulled out on Sunday morning and burnt after conducting post mortem, Ms. Malatipriya said.

  • The 25-year-old elephant was pregnant

  • The animal got caught in the slush of tank