A one-month-old elephant calf died in the camp at Mudumalai Tiger Reserve (MTR) in Nilgiris district on Sunday. The calf was found lying in the jungles of Sirumugai in the district, left alone by its mother about 15 days ago and the Forest Department took it to the MTR Elephant Camp.
It was being fed milk daily and two mahouts were looking after the calf.
However, it died this morning, Forest Department veterinarian Dr Vijayaraghavan said.
After post mortem, the calf would be buried in the camp, he said.