Wlid elephant found dead near Peechi dam in Thrissur
Thrissur: A wild elephant was found dead in a nutmeg farm near Peechi dam in the district. The carcass of the elephant was found stuck on the electric fencing.
A rubber tapping worker informed the forest department about the incident on Saturday at 5.30 pm. The wild elephant was 15- years-old.
The cause of death has been confirmed to be electrocution caused by a heavy blow to the heart after it fell down on its chest. The post mortem of the elephant was done at the spot itself. The elephant could not get up after the fall as the impact was severe.
The Assistant Forest Veterinary Officer Davis informed that there is nothing unnatural about the death.
The post mortem was done in the presence of Peechi wildlife warden N Rajesh and assistant wildlife warden MA Aneesh.