At first, it was assumed that the calf lost its herd and accidentally reached the canal.
Last week, a one-and-half year old calf named Sreekutty died of a similar infection.
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.
After being separated from the herd, the calf was roaming alone in the forest. The cause of its death can be ascertained after postmortem.
Leaving elephant lovers in tears, Junior Surendran, the elephant calf that was brought to the elephant camp in Konni on April 21, died on Saturday.