A wild elephant was found dead near the Gazni border of Sherpur's Jhenaigati upazila early Saturday, forest officials said.
This is the third carcass of a wild elephant found in the district in the past four months.
Quamrul Islam Akond, an officer of the Jhenaigati forest department, said the elephant was 10-11 years old.
Locals first spotted the carcass of the elephant in Halchatigram and informed the forest department.
“Prima facie, it seemed that the elephant died naturally. However, a post-mortem will be conducted to determine the cause of death,” said Quamrul.
In November last year, forest officials recovered the carcasses of two other wild elephants in the district.