The carcass of a male elephant was found deep inside the jungles in Bhavanisagar Range in Erode district on Monday.

A team of forest personnel, while patrolling, found the carcass near Uppupallam, which is deep inside the Bhavanisagar forest range. The carcass was barely intact, as the scavengers had eaten most part of it.

“The animal could have died 10 days ago due to natural causes,” District Forest Officer N. Satheesh said.

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