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    Kerala: Pregnant elephant dies after consuming pineapple stuffed with crackers

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    The incident took place on May 27 while the elephant was standing in water and forest officials said that it died standing in river Velliyar after it suffered an injury in its lower jaw.

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    The elephant was seen standing in the river with her mouth and trunk in the water, for some relief from the pain. (Image Credit: Mohan Krishnan)
    A pregnant elephant died after a local allegedly fed her a pineapple stuffed with crackers, in Malappuram.

    The incident took place on May 27 while the elephant was standing in water and forest officials said that it died standing in river Velliyar after it suffered an injury in its lower jaw.

    "First, we observed this animal on May 23 when we were informed by locals that an elephant has been roaming around in the private area of the forest. When one of our staff members went to saw the elephant, it was observed that the wound in the lower jaw area was exposed. Later, for at least 24 hours the animal was trying to look for water and on May 24 we received information that the animal has come into river Velliyar," said Wildlife Officer, Silent Valley National Park.

    "Even then the animal did not take any solid matter and only took water. It was very weak so we called a vet, he was of the opinion that it may not be possible to revive back but will see what options are available. Later we were told to observe the animal's behaviour," he added.

    The Wildlife Officer said they later planned to take the elephant out of the river but by then she had collapsed.

    "Today we thought of taking the animal to a safe spot to examine. Anyway, we had very little hope of reviving the animal because it has not been eating for many days. So, before we could take the animal out of the stream, it had collapsed and we hope it was a peaceful death," he said.

    The officer informed that two doctors are here at the spot to carry out the post-mortem and after that, the carcass will be burnt. "The cause for the death is yet to be discovered and further investigation is underway," the Wildlife Officer added.

    The elephant was seen standing in the river with her mouth and trunk in the water, for some relief from the pain.
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    26 Comments on this Story

    Sundaram Ramanathan41 days ago
    i would like to say rahulji is responsible. for other things such as locusts in india, or migrants walking or his own stomach ache cental govt is responsible as per rahul. tamil nadu and andhra and telengana corona also there no role from parivar. thank you all. good day. i suggest bjp and all opposition parties should work together for some time now. time to uplift india.
    Timir Ghosh41 days ago
    That is no more God's own Country- it is occupied by the demons called Keralite Communists- brother of Dragon Chinese communist who eat live animals in their dining table.
    Timir Ghosh41 days ago
    This man from Kerala must be punished with throwing him in a deep water stream tied with a metal chain and a 20 kg weight. If I get him close to me I won't be able to control my anger and emotion. This is typical inhuman Communist mentality of the keralites similar to eating live animals by the dragon Chinese- that is why both are communist..
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