Baby elephant in India grieves over body of dead mother [VIDEO]

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A three-year-old elephant, grieving over the death of its mother following a fight with another animal on Wednesday,  refused to leave her body, forest officials said.

A team of workers rushed to the site after learning the calf continued to cling to its mother’s body for more than 24 hours, reports Reuters.

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“We want to know the reason why the elephant has died,” said environmentalist Mohammad Saleem. “But until and unless the post-mortem is done, we can’t know the reason, and until and unless the elephant calf moves, the post-mortem cannot be done,”

Rescue workers were waiting for the calf to leave the body before it starts to decay.

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Md. Rafiuzzaman Sifat, a CSE graduate turned into journalist, works at News Hour as a staff reporter. He has many years of experience in featured writing in different Bangladeshi newspapers. He is an active blogger, story writer and social network activist. He published a book named 'Se Amar Gopon' inEkushe boi mela Dhaka 2016. Sifat got a BSc. from Ahsanullah University of Science & Technology, Bangladesh. He also works as an Engineer at Bangla Trac Communications Ltd. As an avid traveler and a gourmet food aficionado, he is active in publishing restaurant reviews and cutting-edge articles about culinary culture.
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