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Three elephant died in October Dhenkanal


DHENKANAL: Three elephants died in Dhenanal forest division from October 23 to October 30 raising concern among the animal activists.

Out of three dead elephants died two are females and one is juvenile male of the age 7 to8 year old. While two of the deaths are due to natural cause of  the third death is yet to be ascertained, according to a press note issued by DFO Dhenkanal Prakash Chandra Goginani.

According to the note on October 23 a juvenile male of about 8 years died in lahada reserve forest. The preliminary cause of the death is due to septicaemia caused by dislocation of hip bone.The elephant died under treatment which was provided for last three days before the death. Biological samples were sent to centre for wild life health,OUAT as per guideline issued by the government.


 Second death occurred on October 28th in the Ramei reserve forest where a 20 year old female elephant died. The post mortem conducted by the vertinery doctors couldn’t ascertain the exact cause of the death due putrification of the somebody parts. In this case samples were sent to OUAT and the report is awaited. It is expected within a week.

In the third incident a 18 year-old female elephant died in Lahada reserve forest on October 30.The preliminary cause of the death is due to septicemia. In this case also the samples collected were sent to OUAT as per the government guideline.

In a press note it is said that Dhenkanal forest department is inconstant touch with OUIAT to expedite the test so that exact cause of the death could be found.

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