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Female elephant found dead in reserve forest area

Press Trust of India  |  Coimbatore 

The decomposed carcass of a female elephant was today found in a forest area coming under Sirumugai Range in Coimbatore district, forest officials said.

Based on information from the villagers, forest department officials, including veterinarian Manoharan rushed to the spot and recovered the carcass.

Preliminary examinations revealed that the elephant, about 20 years old, could have died due to internal infection. Some remains have been sent to for further examination, department sources said.

The carcass was buried at the spot,they said.

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First Published: Mon, November 28 2016. 17:22 IST