Dhenaknal: Decomposed carcasses of a female elephant and its calf were found in Parjang block of Dhenkanal district on Wednesday.
The two decomposed elephant carcasses were found in Raghuabola forest under Mahabiroda range in Parjang.
On being informed, Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) and veterinary officials rushed the spot and recovered the carcasses of the two elephants.
However, the exact reason behind the death of the animals is yet to be established.
The forest officials suspected that the mother elephant and the calf have died five days back.
Further investigation is on, they said.