Elephant found dead

Dehra Dun, Jan 12 (PTI) Carcass of a female elephant wasfound in Chilla range of Rajaji Park near here, the parkofficials said.

The body of the 42-year-old elephant was noticed by parkguards during a routine patrolling yesterday. A postmortemof the pachyderm has revealed that it died due to an injury inits neck, they said.

In Uttarakhand, bodies of four elephants have beenrecovered in the past five days. On January seven, a tusk-lessmale elephant was killed in a fight with a tusker in Kotdwararea.

Another tusker was also killed in a similar incident onthe following day. Then on January 9, a calf elephant died ofpneumonia in Kotdwar area.

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