Hatadihi: A female elephant was found dead at Pitanau in Hadagada sanctuary in Keonjhar district Tuesday. The animal, aged bout 20 years, was suspected to have died of anthrax.
Some forest officials while patrolling in Pitanau area found the carcass. Anandapur divisional forest officer (DFO) was informed about the incident.
A team of veterinary doctors collected samples of the carcass. After the test report arrives, the exact cause of its death will be known, said the DFO.
The carcass was later buried.