Hunsur: A tusker, which was suffering from illness since about 20 days died at Kantapura Elephant Camp in Nagarahole National Park.
The 47-year-old tusker named Sidda, was suffering from swollen stomach, throat and trunk where water was collected resulting in Sidda suffering from oedema. It had stopped consuming food and had grown weak. Though Veterinarian Dr. Mujeeb Rahman was treating Sidda continuously, Sidda did not respond to the treatment and died on Saturday.
Sidda, which has created havoc in Kollegal, was captured a year ago and was brought to Kantapura Elephant Camp.
ACF Prasanna Kumar and RFO Kiran Kumar were present during which veterinarians Dr. Bhavishyakumar, Dr. Naveen and Dr. Mujeeb Rahman conducted the post-mortem of Sidda.