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Injured tusker falls from hilltop, dies

Last Updated: Sunday, January 9, 2011 - 19:49

Dehra Dun: A tusker, seriously injured in a fight with another male elephant in the jungles of Rajaji Park on January six, died after falling from a hilltop, officials said on Sunday.

The elephant, fondly called Tipu by forest officials, was undergoing treatment and was showing signs of improvement, they said.
However, Tipu, aged 45 years, fell from a hilltop in Motichur range while walking last night and died instantly.
Male elephants usually fight with each other especially during the winter considered as mating season for pachyderms.


First Published: Sunday, January 9, 2011 - 19:49
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