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Another elephant death in Kerala due to crackers, body was found with a broken jaw

Palak Talwar

Soon after the tragic death of a pregnant elephant in Kerala fed with firecracker-filled pineapple sent shock-waves across the nation, a second elephant’s death has emerged from the state. A young female elephant died in a similar manner in the forests of Kollam district.

The post-mortem report of the elephant shows that fractures in the jaw which could have been caused while consuming something. However, there is no official confirmation on the same.

“It was very weak. When the forest officials approached, the elephant ran into the forest and joined the herd of elephants waiting there. But the next day, the elephant was again found alienated from its herd. Proper treatment was given but unfortunately it succumbed to its wounds,” a top forest official said.

Officials found her near a stream in the Pathanapuram forests.

The elephant was found alienated from the herd of elephants in Pathanapuram forest range. Its jaw was broken and it was unable to eat.

Also read:Centre, Kerala CM assure strict action against those behind pregnant elephant death; NGO offers Rs 50,000 for information

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