Ail­ing ele­phant found dead in Coim­bat­ore

The Hitavada - - 2ND FRONT PAGE -

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.

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