Bhubaneswar, May 16: A elephant from Nandankanan Zoo ‘Nanda’ died in Dampada Chandaka wildlife sanctuary on the outskirts of the capital city Bhubaneswar today.
Sources said the pachyderm was given a tranquilizer by the forest officials in order to shift it to the newly constructed Elephant Rescue Center in the sanctuary following which he fainted.
Meanwhile, three veterinary doctors were monitoring his health condition. However, Nanda died at around 3 am this morning.
Though the exact reason behind the death of the elephant is yet to be ascertained, further investigation is underway.
More details in this regard are awaited.