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.