Decomposed Carcass of Tusker Found in Odisha’s Sambalpur

Sambalpur: In a concerning discovery, locals stumbled upon the decomposed carcass of a tusker at the foothill of Baliama, near a road connecting Sarada in the Jamankira range of Bamra forest division in Sambalpur today. According to reports, the elephant, estimated to be around eight years old, likely died four to five days ago following an internal conflict within the herd.

Authorities have mobilized a joint task force (JTF) from Bhubaneswar to address the situation. Upon receiving the report, the Regional Chief Conservator of Forests (RCCF) and Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) promptly arrived at the scene to launch an investigation into the unfortunate demise of the elephant.

While the exact cause of death remains uncertain, Sambalpur RCCF T. Ashok Kumar stated, “We are awaiting the post-mortem report, which will provide clarity on the circumstances leading to the elephant’s death.” He further added, “A team of veterinary experts is en route from Bhubaneswar to assist in the investigation.”

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