This is the first wild elephant death due to electrocution this year and the second within three months in Coimbatore forest division
An Odia professor’s innovation may turn out to be a solution to the country’s rising elephant deaths due to train collision.
Budhram Singh Gond was attacked by the tusker at around 1:30 am when he was asleep in his hut in Ghutra Para village under Katghora forest division, he said.
Besides, the railway officials are also reluctant to slow down the speed of trains on the entire stretch to avoid delay in schedule of other trains, the forest officials said.
The jumbo was part of a herd of elephants from Bannerghatta in Karnataka that had ventured into the Jawlagiri forest range on Monday.
Satkosia DFO Rama Samy said a forest patrolling team had found the elephant lying with a calf by her side early on Sunday morning.
An elephant was mowed down and her calf was dragged for one kilometre by the engine of a goods train in a reserve forest on September 27.
The high court passed the order on a petition which alleged that the Tamil Nadu forest staff recently chased an injured elephant into Kerala forests.
A total of 461 elephant deaths were reported across the country due to electrocution from 2009 to 2017, of which 50 were in Tamil Nadu
In the last four months, 11 elephants have died in separate districts of the state due to various causes, including electrocution.
The incident took place in the core area of the elephant reserve in Saranda forest, its Divisional Forest Officer Rajnish Kumar said.
This is the third wild elephant death reported within the Pollachi division of the Anamalai Tiger Reserve this year
The Elephant Village shrouded in sadness after a female jumbo named Rani lost her life on Thursday night.
When the matter came up for hearing, SV Vijaya Prasanth, Special Government Pleader, submitted that the government was already taking steps to mitigate the problem
Forest Department officials for the first time have decided to send samples of she elephant that died on Monday by placing them in ice packs to the Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University