The animal was tranquillised and relocated to the Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve after it killed three people within a span of 15 days in the Hosur forest
A five-year-old wild elephant died at Veetikundu near Kottathara in the Agali forest range of Attappadi on Saturday.
Forest Veterinary Officer A Sugumar is providing treatment to the animal for the second consecutive day on Sunday under the District Forest Officer D Venkatesh's supervision.
Meanwhile, forest officials have also collected samples from water bodies in the area to check if it was poisoned.
The death of as many as 533 wild elephants, including natural and unnatural deaths, was reported in the past five years in the forests of Kerala, which have around 6,000 elephants.
Marauding tuskers have been damaging crops in a large extent of agriculture lands in various villages of Yadamarri mandal for the past three days, causing panic among farmers and locals.
Over ten elephants from Jeerahalli forest stopped by at Mallankuzhi pond to drink water. This drew the attention of the local people and some of them threw stones at the animals.
Large number of villagers gathered to stage a protest and demanded that the jumbo be captured immediately.
However, the forest personnel, who have been ordered to capture and shift the elephant to a camp, have continued to keep vigil.