The carcass of a 12-year-old female elephant was found Wednesday in a pit near Saranda forest in Mayurbhanj district of Odisha, a forest official said.
The pachyderm is believed to have fallen into the pit while roaming as part of a herd and died Tuesday night, he said.
Local residents saw the carcass in the morning and informed forest officials, who removed it with the help of an earth-moving machine, Rairangpur divisional assistant curator of Forest Nabin Chandra Naik said.
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