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One-and-half-year-old elephant calf dies in Kerala, post mortem to be carried out 

The pathological report is needed to confirm if it was a viral or bacterial infection that was to blame. Earlier, many mahouts in the centre had contracted Covid-19.

Published: 28th June 2021 12:49 PM  |   Last Updated: 29th June 2021 05:37 PM   |  A+A-

The body of Sreekutty, an elephant calf which died at Kottoor Elephant Rehabilitation Centre, Thiruvananthapuram on Monday, being taken for postmortem. (Photo | Vincent Pulickal, EPS)

The body of Sreekutty, an elephant calf which died at Kottoor Elephant Rehabilitation Centre, Thiruvananthapuram on Monday, being taken for postmortem. (Photo | Vincent Pulickal, EPS)

By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: An elephant calf, aged one-and-half-years, died at the Elephant Rehabilitation Centre at Kottur in Thiruvananthapuram on Monday. The female elephant named Sreekutty was found in a collapsed state in the early hours of Monday.

The elephant had been brought to the centre after a landslip near Thenmala forest. 

The reason for the death is yet to be ascertained as the post-mortem examination is scheduled to be held in the afternoon. The pathological report is needed to confirm if it was a viral or bacterial infection that was to blame. 

A team of veterinarians and forest officers are at the Centre.

Earlier, many mahouts in the centre had contracted Covid-19.



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