- The veterinarian and forest officials are suspecting that dehydration caused the death of a 15-20 years elephant.
- The officials suspect that the elephant moved out of the forest and reached the village in search of food.
On April 13, a male elephant died in Deviramanadoddi village in Kanakapura taluka of Ramanagara district of Karnataka. The veterinarian and forest officials are suspecting that the 15-20 years elephant died because of dehydration, a leading national daily reported.
The forest officials got a call in the morning around 7:15 am about an elephant that failed in the Deviramanadoddi village. Within half an hour the veterinarian reached the spot and examined the animal and suspected that the elephant fainted because of dehydration, the Times of India quoted Range Forest Officer (RFO), Sangam range, K Shivaram as saying.
The officials suspect that the elephant moved out of the forest and reached the village in search of food on the night of April 12. But, by the next morning, he was exhausted due to thirst and hunger.
When the officials first attended the elephant, his could move his limbs, but soon his health deteriorated, and veterinarians from Bannerghatta range had to be called. The vets took the blood sample from the elephant to examine and determine the cause of his declining health, but even before the test results could come in the elephant passed away, TOI quoted Shivaram as confirming.
Soaring temperature and water crisis is leading to difficulties for the wildlife in the state including the Sangam range. The officials have created ponds and wells in Sangam range, but they cannot create these water facilities deep in the forest due to which animals are forced to come out of the forest area in search of water.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:45 PM IST