The incident came to light when the female elephant which was roaming along with its 2-year-old baby elephant near Narsipuram forest, Coimbatore, fell down and died on spot.
Screen grab of YouTube video
Despite the forest department’s efforts to separate the baby from its mother the baby jumbo stuck close to its mother.
The veterinary doctor cited internal bleeding as the possible cause of her death, however, postmortem results are awaited to confirm the actual reason.
Watch the heart-wrenching video here: