Tuesday 24, May 2022

Wild elephant found dead in Sherpur

A wild elephant was found dead near the Gazni border of Sherpur's Jhenaigati upazila early today, forest officials said.

This is the third carcass of a wild elephant found in the district in the last four months.

Quamrul Islam Akond, an officer of the Jhenaigati forest department, said the elephant was 10- to 11-year-old.

Locals first spotted the carcass in Halchatigram and informed the forest department.

"Prima facie, it seemed that the elephant died naturally. However, a post-mortem will be conducted to determine the cause of death," said Quamrul.

In November last year, forest officials recovered the carcasses of two other wild elephants in the district.

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