ANGUL: A 60-year-old tusker undergoing treatment for injuries since the last eight months succumbed at Satkosia forest here on Saturday.
Regional Chief Conservator of Forest A Pattnaik said, “The tusks are intact and there was no bullet injury on the body. The tusker had sustained injury on the left foot and the wound turned septic. He was being treated by veterinary doctors. Initially, he was found roaming but stopped in the last few days.” The injured tusker was seen on the border of Angul and Satkosia forest division a few months back.
Another Rescued in Dhenkanal
Dhenkanal: A 15-year-old elephant which had fallen into a 20 -feet well in Nabalaulei village under Sadangi forest range on Friday night was rescued on Saturday.
The elephant fell into the well of one Hemant Nath while he was roaming among a herd in a forest near the village.
Forest officials sought the assistance of the fire brigade personnel. The rescue operation started on Saturday morning. DFO PK Sahoo said the elephant was rescued unhurt during the operation.