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Sri Lanka train kills pregnant elephant, two calves

The train was derailed and several tankers began spilling fuel, police said, adding that they set up a cordon to prevent villagers trying to salvage the oil.

published on : 18th September 2018

Elephants from Bangladesh keep officials on toes in Karimganj

Around 300 metres of the India-Bangladesh border in Karimganj’s Lathitilla area was kept open for the movement of wild elephants.

published on : 11th September 2018

Karimganj district in Assam faces wrath of Bangladeshi jumbos

The authorities in the southern Assam district of Karimganj in Barak Valley are taking a slew of measures to thwart the ‘infiltration’ of Bangladeshi jumbos. 

published on : 10th September 2018

Ahead of Vijayadashami, Arjuna has put on 400kg, but he’s not complaining

For Arjuna, the elephant which carries the howdah during Dasara festivities in Mysuru, this whopping 400 kg seems to be ideal.

published on : 7th September 2018

Five Dasara elephants reach Mysuru

Unlike previous years, when six elephants were taking part in the inaugural, five elephants were brought in this time.

published on : 3rd September 2018

Eleven jumbos from Karnataka learn Hindi in just one week

After years of running free in the forest reserves of Karnataka, the three young elephants were among 11 pachyderms shifted to Dudhwa National Park in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur district in May.

published on : 2nd September 2018

Twelve Dasara elephants to be insured for Rs 34 Lakh

The policy is taken under the name of Deputy Conservator of Forest (Wildlife). The policy is valid from September 2 to October 31. 

published on : 2nd September 2018

Spikes to drive away elephants: SC asks Karnataka to file affidavit

The apex court had a few weeks ago termed as "barbaric" the use of spikes and fireballs to drive away elephants and had directed the states to desist from using such methods.

published on : 20th August 2018

Increase in infrastructure impacting existence of elephants: UN

The increase in the infrastructure and expanse of railway network through elephant corridors have severely impacted the existence of elephants.

published on : 16th August 2018

With 10 percent conviction rate poachers roam at large 

Sadly, poaching of smaller wild animals, reptiles and birds generally goes unreported. 

published on : 5th August 2018

Boy trampled to death in Ambarudi village

Rourkela Assistant Conservator of Forest (ACF) Dilip Sahu said the incident occurred at about 9 pm when a herd of eight elephants surrounded their mud house near  Karamdihi forest.

published on : 3rd August 2018

Herd of wild elephants attack auto in Madikeri; no casualties

A herd of wild elephants attacked an autorickshaw at Bajjegolli near Siddapura in Madikeri on Sunday.

published on : 30th July 2018

The men behind the gentle giants

Amid the denserainforestss of the Western Ghats, a traditional community of elephant trainers, the mahouts, reside in Sakrebailu.

published on : 1st July 2018

Use of elephants for Sabarimala annual festival to continue 

The three-day ‘ashtamangala devaprasnam’, which concluded here on Sunday, felt the need for the continued use of elephant for the annual 10-day festival of the Lord Ayyappa temple.

published on : 18th June 2018

Anganwadis double up as ‘protection centres’ from elephants in north Chhattisgarh

Man-animal conflict has been a persistent problem in Sarguja in north Chhattisgarh, where marauding wild elephant herds have claimed dozens of lives in.

published on : 16th June 2018
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