Tamil Nadu: 3 animals seen dead in 2 days at Mudumalai Tiger Reserve
Tamil Nadu: 3 animals seen dead in 2 days at Mudumalai Tiger Reserve

Chennai: An investigation done by the Forest officials at the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve has seen that electrocution in a wire fence caused the death of a male sloth bear and Anthrax is suspected to have caused the death of a sub-adult female elephant. Both carcasses were found at different spots of the famed Tiger Reserve in Tamil Nadu, on Monday. In another incident on Tuesday, a patrolling team identified the carcass of a female baby elephant, with multiple injuries. 

Based on the postmortem of the sloth bear, Deputy Director of Mudumalai Tiger Reserve, Buffer Zone, LCS Srikanth said that the bear got stuck between an energised wire fence, and died of electrocution.

Regarding the death of the female elephant, physical evidence suggested the reason for death to be Anthrax that is a serious infectious disease caused by gram-positive, rod-shaped bacteria known as Bacillus anthracis. Anthrax can be found naturally in soil and commonly affects domestic and wild animals around the world.

The carcass of the elephant would be disposed of in line with the protocols. It is notable that pictures of the elephant’s body showed bloodstains on the ground near the trunk and the mouth of the elephant.

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