Another jumbo dies in Odisha; delay in treatment alleged

Angul:  One more elephant in Odisha died allegedly due to delay in treatment. The incident has been reported from Tikarpada Forest Range under Satkosia Wildlife Division in Angul district.

Sources said a 5-year-old tusker was ailing for the last 10 days. Though Forest Department had spotted the calf, they failed to provide treatment as it was surrounded by a heard of elephants. Its treatment began yesterday but the male elephant died late last night

However, the exact cause behind the elephant’s deaths will be ascertained once its post-mortem report comes in, said Satokosia Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Saroj Panda.

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Earlier on June 24, Forest officials had exhumed carcass of a jumbo from Jilinda range of Satkosia Wildlife Division and arrested three watchers in this connection.

Meanwhile,  The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change on June 15 had sought an action taken report from Odisha Forest Department regarding the incident in which a male elephant was found injured with gun shots in Athagarh forest division of Cuttack district.

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