Injured wild elephant that was under treatment in Malappuram dies
Malappuram: A wild elephant that was spotted with injuries at Arthalakkunnu in Karuvarakkundu here died while its treatment was progressing. Though a slight progress was found in its condition the other day, the elephant succumbed to injuries on Monday morning.
The wild elephant was found in the human inhabited area in Arthalakkunnu and it stayed there for about one week. The jumbo was in an exhausted state and attempts to send it back to forest failed. Following this, the forest department started treating the elephant on June 4 and deployed forest guards to observe it. As its health improved, the elephant had started drinking water.
Later, a team including Chief Wildlife Warden Surendranath and Chief Forest Veterinary Surgeon Dr Arun Sakkariya arrived at Karuvarakkundu and provided treatment to the elephant. It had sustained injuries in mouth and abdomen while fighting with other elephants. Higher officials of forest department arrived at the place on knowing the death of the elephant. The carcass will be buried after post-mortem.