Even natural deaths should be studied in depth to find out the cause, when it is not an aged animal”.
Only 1 poaching case in 2017-18UDHAGAMANDALAM: At least 125 elephants have died in Tamil Nadu last year, marking a more than two-fold jump from the 61 deaths recorded during 2015-16.
Tamil Nadu forests account for around 2,700 elephants.
While officials blamed it mostly on natural causes, there have been numerous instances of deaths due to electrocution too in the past few years.
"The number of elephant deaths compared to the last two years has increased.
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