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Four-year-old female elephant found dead

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A four-year-old female elephant was found dead in the Western Ghats close to T.N. Puthukkudi forest area near Puliyangudi on Monday apparently due to dehydration.

Though the forest personnel termed it a “natural death”, the farmers having ranches in T.N. Puthukkudi said the extreme heat along the Western Ghats due to drought-like condition prevailing there and lack of water inside the forest, might have led to the elephant’s death.

On getting information, the forest personnel, led by District Forest Officer K. Thirumal, rushed to the spot along with the veterinarian, who conducted the post-mortem to ascertain the cause of the death.

“The animal might have dead a couple of days ago due to dehydration and allied ailments,” said a forest department official.


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