Rescued baby elephant dies of stomach ulcer in West Bengal

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Jalpaiguri (West Bengal), Aug 17 (ANI): A female elephant cub, which was rescued few months back from a village in West Bengal, died on Sunday due to a stomach ulcer.

The elephant cub, Aronno, was rescued from Rethi village after it got separated from its group. As it was unable to rejoin its group, forest officials of Gurumara Elephant Camp rescued the elephant cub and brought it to the camp.

The four-month old cub was under treatment since its arrival in the camp, but they were unable to save the elephant.

According to Tapash Das, the Divisional forest officer (DFO) of Jalpaiguri Wild life II, the elephant died because of its improper immunity system and an ulcer in its stomach.

" The immunity system of the elephant was not good as informed by the doctors. After the post mortem we came to know that there was ulcer in its stomach and that's the reason the elephant cub died," Das added.

Home to 60 percent of Asia's elephants, India has the highest death rate from human-elephant conflict in the world, with 200-250 people and 100 elephants killed annually. (ANI)

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