Hanagod: An injured wild tusker, aged between 35 and 40 years was found dead at Anechowkur Range of Nagarahole Reserve Forest on May 2. The carcass was found in the lake adjacent to the field of one Anantharamu at Channangi Beat.
It is suspected that the tusker may have died due to fight with other elephant. The dead tusker was pulled out of the lake with the help of tamed elephants Abhimanyu and Mahendra.
Veterinarian Dr. Mujeeb conducted the post-mortem in the presence of Assistant Conservator of Forests (ACF) Satish, Deputy Conservator of Forests (DCF) Channaveera Ganigera and other officials. The carcass was cremated later.