7-year old tusker dies in Nandankanan

Bhubaneswar: In an unfortunate incident, a 7-year old tusker named ‘Jagan’ died at the Nandankanan Zoological Park here on Monday.

According to zoo sources, the elephant died this morning after its stomach swelled due to indigestion.

When media persons wanted to know the reason behind the death, the Zoo authorities said ‘Jagan’ was suffering from a stomach ailment and was being treated at the Zoo hospital since Sunday.

Despite the efforts of some experienced doctors and all medication, the jumbo’s health didn’t improve and it died this morning, they said.

Zoo authorities said the matter will be probed to find out the exact cause of the death.

The animal was brought to the zoo on December 11, 2009 after being rescued from a jungle in Sundargarh district in an injured condition.