3-month old elephant calf, separated from mother, dies of dehydration

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Udhagamandalam, Feb 15 (PTI) A three-month old elephant calf, separated from its mother and found with head injuries, died due to dehydration in the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve in Nilgiris district on Monday, forest department sources said.

The calf was found around 8.30 AM was in a highly dehydrated condition, with deep wounds and pus formatin on its forehead, they said The veterinarians tried to re-hydrate the calf orally and dressed the wounds and tried to reunite it with the herd.

However, it died after a few hours, the sources said.

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