Female elephant found dead in Valparai estate
A feminine elephant was found dead close to a espresso estate at Valparai, round 110 km away from Coimbatore metropolis on Wednesday morning.
The carcass of the elephant aged between 20 and 22 years was found in a shola forest pocket near a espresso estate at Varattuparai close to Valparai. The location falls throughout the limits of Valparai forest vary of the Anamalai Tiger Reserve (ATR).
A Forest Department official stated that the carcass was about two weeks outdated and a authorities veterinarian from Valparai autopsied it.
“The carcass was found on a sloppy terrain inside the shola forest. Animals move through the area to a nearby water source. Autopsy findings suggested that the elephant could have died of a fall from a height. It could have had a natural fatal fall or it could have been pushed by another elephant,” the official stated.
The carcass was left in the wild for scavengers after the autopsy.
Vast estates with patches of shola fall throughout the limits of Valparai forest vary of ATR the place human-animal interactions are widespread.