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TN forest department probe on finding elephant carcass without right tusk

- October 27, 2022

Chennai, Oct 28 (BPNS)

Tamil Nadu Forest Department has commenced probe after the carcass of a male elephant aged around 26 years was recovered on October 16 without its right tusk from Thadagam forest in Coimbatore forest range.

Another incident of the recovery of the carcass of a female elephant on October 23 found in the forest just 50 meters from the main road connecting Anakati was a clear example of forest staff not patrolling properly in the area.

A senior officer of the Tamil Nadu forest department while speaking to BPNS said, “ The forest department has commenced a probe into finding the carcass of a male elephant aged around 26 years with the right tusk missing and also the recovery of the carcass of a female elephant which was in the forest near the Anakatti main road in Coimbatore forest range.”

It may be noted that Anaikatti is an important elephant corridor connecting Manarcaud in Kerala and Sathyamangalam  Tiger Reserve in Erode.

T.K. Ashok Kumar, Forest officer while speaking to media persons said that he has already sought explanation from a forester, forest watcher, and forest guard concerned about the missing tusk and also the recovery of a female elephant carcass after around 45 days of its death.

The forest department officers told BPNS that they are still clueless about the missing right tusk of the deceased elephant.