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282 elephants died in Odisha in 3 years

7/09/2021 at 3:08 PM

Bhubaneswar, Sep 7: As many as 282 elephants have died in Odisha in the last 3 years, informed Forest and Environment Minister Bikram keshari Arukh on Tuesday.

Replying to a question, the Minister told the Assembly that 93 elephants died in 2018-19, 82 in 2019-20, and 77 in 2020-21.

At least 30 more elephants have died this year.

This apart, 17 leopards have died in the state, said the Minister.

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