Elephant carcass found in Simlipal

Baripada: The carcass of an elephant was recovered in buffer zone of the Similipal biosphere reserve in Mayurbhanj district.

The carcass, found at a place close to Argalbindha village in Tunguru forest area of the sanctuary on Saturday, was of a female elephant aged more than 60 years, senior forest officials said.

It seems the animal died a natural death and no injury mark was found on its body, they said.

A team of veterinary doctors from Bisoi visited the spot for autopsy and details would be known after the postmortem, they said.