Ailing tusker dies during treatment in Dhenkanal

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Dhenkanal: The ailing tusker, which was rescued a month ago in Dhenkanal district, died while undergoing treatment today morning.

The elephant, which fell into a ditch in Toradanali under Mahabiroad forest range of the district was rescued a month ago. Locals had spotted the pachyderm struggling in the ditch near the village and informed the Forest officials.

A team of veterinary doctors had reached the spot along with the concerned forest officials and started treatment of the jumbo.

However, the animal succumbed to his illness today, informed the officials.

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