ERODE: A 17-year-old cow elephant was found dead allegedly due to anthrax in Kurangupallam, Vadavalli in Kuthialathur reserve forest, Sathy, on Sunday.
Locals informed the forest officials that a carcass of a elephant was found in the Kuthialathur reserve forest area.
The conservator of forest D Arun and Sathy Divisional Forest Officer D Sathish visited the spot with forest veterinarian Dr Manoharan.
In the autopsy, the officials found that the animal died due to anthrax.
The officials are planning to hold anthrax vaccination to the cattle in villages adjacent to the forest area in coordination with animal husbandry department as part of efforts to prevent spreading of such disease to cattle grazing within the forest area, to wild animals, sources said.