Representational Image | Photo: Arun Krishnankutty|Mathrubhumi
Thrissur: The state has recorded death of 45 captive elephants after completion of survey on captive elephants on November 30, 2018.
On Thursday, the death of two more captive elephants was reported in the state. As per the records, only 476 captive elephants remain in the state.
After observing an increase in the mortality rate of captive elephants, the forest department carried out the survey from January to October 2018. The survey reported the death of 31 captive elephants from January to October 2018.
Following the completion of the survey, 3 elephants died in December 2018. Death of 20 captive elephants were reported in 2019 and 2020 each. Meanwhile, two died in 2021 January.
That means 45 captive elephants died in the state within 25 months from December 2018 to January 2021.