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Female elephant electrocuted, cub found dead at Corbett

By Pti

Dehradun, Feb 22: A female elephant was electrocuted today while an elephant cub was found dead at the Corbett National Park in two separate incidents in Uttarakhand. A 25-year-old female elephant died when it came in contact with a high tension electric wire while wading through the Kosi river, Ramnagar Divisonal Forest Officer P S Shrivastav said.

The body of the pachyderm has been sent for a post mortem, he said. In a separate incident, an elephant cub was found dead in Bijrani range of Corbett National Park. Body of the three-month-old elephant cub was recovered from Phooltaal area of the range during routine patrolling this morning, park authorities said.

A post-mortem is being conducted to ascertain the reason for the cub's death, they said.


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