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: Two female tuskers aged around 6 and 20 were found dead in Bhavanisagar Forest Range in the district, in two days, forest officials said today.
A female calf was found lying dead in Bhoothikuppai forest area in Bhavanisagar forest range on Thursday, the officials said adding, the calf had died of ailment and no foul play was suspected in its death.
On Saturday the officials had noticed another female elephant aged around 20, caught in the marsh and slush in the same area.
The officials along with a veterinary doctor examined the dead elephant and stated that the pachyderm while proceeding to Moyar River for water must have got caught in the slush at the river bank and as a result suffocated to death.