Mysuru: A fight between two pachyderms resulted in serious injuries and deaths at two separate places in the forest within the D. B. Kuppe Wildlife range of Nagarahole National Park. A 25-year-old male was found dead in the D. B. Kuppe forest area of H. D. Kote Taluk on Tuesday December 29.
The Forest Department Officials informed that these two elephants died after fighting with another elephant. On Tuesday and last Friday, the elephants were found dead, which came to light while the Forest Department personnel were patrolling. When officials went closer to the scene, we found injury marks on the elephant’s body. The staff immediately informed the superiors.
Metikuppe Assistant Conservator of Forests Lakshmikanth visited and inspected the spot under the guidance of Nagarahole Deputy Conservator of Forests. Later, the Veterinary Dr. Ramesh conducted a post-mortem examination of the dead elephant and confirmed that it died after being seriously injured in a fight with another elephant.
The Forest Department officials said that the place is a tiger reserve and the carcass of the dead elephant was left there to feed the wild animals as per guidelines.