Ailing female elephant dies while undergoing treatment

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Mayurbhanj: An ailing female elephant which was undergoing treatment died at Dubighar forest in Podadiha section under Kaptipada range in Mayurbhnaj district on Tuesday.

According to sources, some locals had spotted the 40-year old jumbo lying in the forest a few days ago. On being informed, forest officials rescued the pachyderm and started her treatment.

The jumbo was reportedly undergoing treatment due to an infected foot. However, she succumbed this morning, forest officials said. 

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