Kalahandi, June 3: With no respite in sight from jumbo deaths in the State, carcass of a baby elephant was found from Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary in Kalahandi district on Thursday.
As per the report, some local residents who visited Ghusurigudi forest area early in the morning today in some work came across the body of the elephant calf. They immediately reported the matter to Forest Department officials.
Forest staff immediately rushed to the spot and recovered the carcass for autopsy to a nearby Veterinary centre.
The dead jumbo calf seems to be aged around 3-6 months.
While the cause of the death of the baby elephant could only be ascertained after the autopsy it is being suspected that it might have died of a disease.
Notably, more than half a dozen elephants have died in Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary in past few months over different reasons which have raised concern among the environmentalists.
A female elephant was found dead near a waterbody at the sanctuary on February 15 this year. Earlier to the same as many as five elephants including four female and a calf had died in the same area.
According to the 2018 census the sanctuary had 17 elephants.