Shot by poacher, elephant dies in Odisha’s Cuttack

Cuttack: A female elephant died at Dalijoda Reserve Forest under Choudwar police limits in Odisha’s Cuttack district today. The pachyderm was allegedly shot by a poacher four days ago at a forest near Banjhiama village under Mangarajpur panchayat.

The ailing elephant had sustained bullet injuries on right leg. On being informed by locals, Forest Department officials had visited the spot.

Later, arrangements were made for treatment of the animal by some staffers of the Nandankanan Zoological Park, Bhubaneswar.

However, the jumbo succumbed to injuries while undergoing treatment today.

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