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The scorching heat and prevailing drought conditions in Karnataka has taken its toll on the wildlife. A 15-year-old elephant has been reported dead at the Satnur range forest due to suspected dehydration telling the tale of heat wave and drought prevailing in the State.
According to forest officials, the elephant was found unconscious in Deviramanadoddi village near Sathanur in Kanakapura taluk of Ramanagara district. They said that the elephant might have entered the village in search of water. The elephant was dehydrated, which led to its death on April 13 evening.
Range Forest Officer K Shivaram said that immediately after getting the information officers and a team of doctors were rushed to the spot. But it could not be saved.
Though prima facie dehydration might have caused death, the exact reason could be ascertained only after getting the post-mortem report, officials said.
According to reports, the male elephant had wandered off to the village possibly in search of water. The elephant was dehydrated, which led to its death, hours after it was found lying unconscious.
K Shivaram said “We got a call at about 7.15 am about an elephant having fainted in the village. Luckily, we were already on the field and I rushed with doctors to the spot by7.45 am.”
The officials suspect that the elephant must have come to the village on Wednesday night in search of water, but fell unconscious after it failed to find water the whole night.
Shivaram said that the Forest Department had created ponds in Madivala, Bande-
gudu, Shivapuradoddi and Mugguru as early as October last year. However, he added that such ponds could not
be created deep in the forests.
Karnataka has highest number of elephants and tigers apart from other flora and fauna. The severe drought conditions prevailing in the State has affected the wildlife and the death of this elephant is a warning to save them.
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