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17 Aug 2019, Edition - 1495, Saturday

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38-year-old female elephant found dead

Covai Post Network

The decomposed carcass of an elephant was found near Mayar coming under Mudumalai Tiger Reserve in the Nilgiris District today.

The body of the female elephant, about 38 years old in appearance, was noticed by anti-poaching squad on morning rounds in Avaralle beat, some 60 km from here, forest department sources said.

Senior department officials, who rushed to the spot, said the cause of the death would be known after postmortem tomorrow.

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