Elephant dies on farmer’s land (Coimbatore)
Times of India
September 9, 2021
A male elephant aged about 15 years died on Wednesday in Perinaickenpalayam
range in the district due to illness, forest officials said.
Forest officials said that they received an information that a male
elephant was moving towards a patta land at Thirumalur near Palamalai
forests in the morning.
The elephant entered the land of a farmer identified as K Marammal, which
was located about 700 metres from the reserve forest and was remaining
stationary for a long time. When the forest officials visited the spot,
they found that the elephant was unwell. Forest officials attempted to feed
the elephant with fruits, but the jumbo was unable to eat them.
Immediately, they informed a veterinary team. Veterinary doctor from
Kovanur came to the place and administered treatment to help the elephant
“But the elephant did not respond to the treatment and died in the
afternoon despite attempts to save the animal,” a forest officer said. He
said that a postmortem would be conducted to find out the cause of death.
The officer said that the elephant migratory season has begun and lot of
elephants from Kerala were moving towards Karnataka via Perinaickenpalayam,
Mettupalayam and Bhavanisagar. This elephant could be one of those that was
migrating, he said.