According to information, an elephant cub was found dead in the Nota Reserved Jungle under Kaptipada forst range in Mayurbhanj district today. Some locals first saw the body and informed forest officials, who rushed to the spot and recovered the body.
It was found that half of the body and face of the jumbo cub had been buried in the mud. While the exact reason behind the death of the cub is yet to be known, forest officials suspect that the cub might have died due to a fight between two groups.
The forest officials said the exact reason beind the death would be known only after post-mortem