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Sunday, 24 October 2021 8.14 PM IST

Herd of wild elephants not leaving burial site of female elephant

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IDUKKI: A herd of wild elephants does not seem to be leaving the place where a female elephant was buried four days ago. The female elephant died of electrocution after it came into contact with an electric fence erected in Chinnakanal. Four female elephants and two baby elephants are constantly roaming in the region. One of the baby elephants is the daughter of the deceased elephant. According to sources, the elephants would spend several hours near the burial site of the elephant every night. The herd would spend the daytime near the Anayirankal dam due to the presence of humans.

Seven elephants, including a 45-year-old female, reached Chinnakanal 301 Colony on Thursday. An electric solar fencing has been installed in the area to prevent wild animals from entering the area. The accident happened when a private individual passed a high current from the power line to the solar fencing. The adult elephants did not allow the baby elephant to go near the deceased mother elephant. On the next day, a post mortem was conducted by the Forest Department veterinary surgeons. The baby elephant and other elephants were present in the area even during that time.

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