Ailing elephant found dead in Coimbatore
A 25-YEAR-OLD elephant, which was treated for a large abscess on it left foreleg, was found dead early Tuesday near Anaikatti.
The body of the animal was found in a bush. The pachyderm was found struggling to walk by villagers who then informed forest department officials. The veterinarians had rejuvenated the pachyderm by feeding it sugarcane, salt and other fodder, after which they decided to perform the surgery on Monday.