Tuberculosis — Nepal
Captive elephants of Chitwan National Park have once again started dying from tuberculosis, bringing back the memories of deaths among elephants due to TB at a worrying rate.
Three domestic elephants belonging to the national park have died so far this year . The park has confirmed TB as the reason behind the deaths of 2 elephants, while the cause of the 3rd death has yet to be ascertained. The latest casualty is also linked to TB, as the elephant had been sick for a long time and had