Assam: Carcass Of Wild Tusker Found At Rangjuli Field

A one-horned rhino was found dead at Orang National park in Assam’s Sonitpur district yesterday.
A wild tusker was found dead at Rangjuli in Assam's Goalpara
A wild tusker was found dead at Rangjuli in Assam's Goalpara

The carcass of a wild tusker was found in Assam’s Rangjuli on Friday with mystery surrounding the cause of its death.

According to reports, the carcass was found early today morning by locals at a field at Kankata near Rangjuli in Assam’s Goalpara district.

The elephant is believed to have come out of the wild in search of food. However, the cause of the death is not clear immediately.

Officials of the forest department have been informed, but are yet to reach the spot.

Further details are awaited.

It may be noted that a one-horned rhino was found dead at Orang National park in Assam’s Sonitpur district yesterday.

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The Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) present at the scene informed that the rhino died due to old age. This was also confirmed by an on-site veterinarian, sources said.

The carcass was discovered at near Pisolamukh forest area on the national park.

Earlier this year, the carcass of a rhino calf was recovered in Assam’s Orang National Park amid flash floods across the state.

According to sources, the carcass was found floating in the water at Kaitamari Galduba behind the regional forest officer's office in the national park.

It was suspected that the rhino calf was killed in a tiger attack.

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