A wild elephant was found dead near the Gazni border of Sherpur's Jhenaigati upazila early Saturday, forest officials said. This is the third carcass of a wild elephant found in the district within four months, reports UNB.
Quamrul Islam Akond, an officer of the Jhenaigati forest department, said the elephant was 10-11 years old. Locals first spotted the carcass of the elephant in Halchatigram and informed the forest department.
"It seemed that the elephant died naturally. However, a post-mortem will be conducted to determine the cause of death," said Quamrul.
In November last year, forest officials recovered the carcasses of two other wild elephants in the district.