Pregnant elephant found dead in Rishikesh

A pregnant elephant was found dead in Gola beat of Rishikesh forest range, forest department officials said here today.

Last Updated: Apr 15, 2013, 14:15 PM IST

Dehradun: A pregnant elephant was found dead in Gola beat of Rishikesh forest range, forest department officials said here today.

The 55-year-old elephant was found dead yesterday about four km from Bhattowala village of the forest range, they said.

A post mortem was conducted on the dead female elephant on the spot and a 14-month-old foetus was found in its womb.

The elephant died due to liver infection, the post mortem report said.

PTI