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Watch: Mother elephant seen carrying carcass of her dead calf in Jalpaiguri

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New Delhi, May 28: In a heartbreaking video, a mother elephant seen carrying carcass of her dead calf in Ambari Tea Estate, Jalpaiguri. A team of Binnaguri wildlife reached there to retrieve the carcass but elephant walked away to Redbank Tea Estate. Cause of death yet to be ascertained.

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The mother of the calf picked it up with the trunk and meandered from one tea garden to another along with her herd, forest officials said.

There are 30-35 elephants in the herd, they said.

From Chunabhati, the elephants went to Ambari tea garden, Diana tea garden and Newdooars tea garden before laying the calf's carcass near a bush at Redbank tea garden, they said.

"The elephants travelled at least 7 km from one garden to another, causing panic among the people," an officer said.

Forest personnel are in the area, keeping a close watch on the situation, he said.

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