Berhampur (Odisha), Dec 17 (PTI) A tusker was found dead in a forest in Odisha’s Ganjam on Monday, a day after the carcass of a male elephant was recovered from Digapahandi area in the district, forest officials said. Also Read - Winged guests find new wetlands, less birds sighted in Chilika

The carcass of the jumbo, aged aound 45 years, was recovered with the tusks intact from Tarsingi jungle under Ghumusara North division, said Regional Chief Conservator of Forests (RCCF), Berhampur forest circle, Suresh Pant.

The old tusker, which was roaming in the area alone, was suspected to have succumbed TO illness, he said adding post-mortem was conducted by veterinary surgeon.

After post-mortem, the tusks were removed and the carcass was buried in the jungle, he said. The length of the right and left tusks measured 59 and 53 cms respectively, the RCCF said.

This was the second tusker carcass recovered in the last two days in the district.

On Sunday, forest officials had recovered the carcass of a nine-year old tusker on the outskirt of Meghajholi under Digaphandi forest range in Berhampur forest division. The elephant had died due to the heavy fight with another tusker, said the RCCF.

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