Angul : A body of a male elephant calf was seen floating in Rengali dam in Angul district on Thursday.
According to sources, some fishermen spotted the animal’s body floating inn the reservoir and then immediately informed the forest personnel of the Barakot forest range.
On being informed, the rangers reached the spot and fished the carcass out of the waterbody.
Deogarh’s DFO, Magar Dhanaji Raoso also reached the spot to investigate the death of the calf.
After initial investigation, the age of the calf has been estimated to be around a year while it is being suspected that the calf died after getting stuck in the water bed’s mud three days ago.
However, Raoso said that the exact cause of death of the animal will be ascertained after the post-mortem.