Keonjhar, Oct 23: An ailing elephant calf died in the Bhejidihi forest under Banspal block in Keonjhar district.
The elephant calf had come with a herd of 12 elephants fell sick and was seen stranded in the forest.
Being informed about the sick elephant calf, a team of forest officials including Assistant Conservator of Forests (ACF) Ashok Kumar Das, ranger Nayankant Sahu, forester Jyotirmayee Patnaik and other others reached the spot. They were joined by a team of doctors from Banspal Community Veterinary Hospital led by wildlife doctor Brajaraj Yadav.
While the exact reason behind the death is not known immediately, the doctors have collected samples to find out the cause of the elephant’s death.