Tamil Nadu

Two elephants die of starvation

Two more elephants died in the Segur plateau, this time within the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve (MTR), and one elephant in the Thengumarada section of the eastern slope of the Nilgiris North division. The carcasses of the pachyderm were found on Tuesday and forest department officials said that the lack of ground fodder could have contributed to their deaths. S. Kalanidhi, District Forest Officer (Nilgiris North Division), said that the female elephant, believed to be around 15 years old, was found dead in Kallampalayam beat of Thengumarada section.

V. Selvam, Forest Range Officer (Kil Kotagiri), said that there were remnants of ‘seemai karuvelam’ found in the elephant’s stomach cavity.

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