Elephant, leopardess found dead

An elephant and a leopardess were found dead in Kumaon region of Uttarakhand, officials said on Tuesday.

Last Updated: Apr 06, 2010, 19:29 PM IST

Dehradun: An elephant and a leopardess were
found dead in Kumaon region of Uttarakhand, officials said
on Tuesday.

Forest guards spotted the carcass of the tusker, about
55-year-old, when they were patrolling in North Jaspur area in
Nainital yesterday.

All the organs of the pachyderm were intact which
indicated that it died a natural death, they said.

The leopardess was found dead near a roadside at Bhujan
area in Almora district. The preliminary examination suggested
that it might have been killed after being hit by a vehicle,
the officials said.

PTI