The forest department has ordered an inquiry into the possession of tusks by Manikandan.
In the nearly one-minute-long clip shot by a cycling enthusiast Anish Kata, a baby elephant is seen struggling for almost a minute to climb a roadside barrier.
Here, a tusker -- over 25 years of age -- has become a favourite of forest watchers. They have christened him 'Kunjikuttan'.
A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths are just statistics. This quote attributed to Joseph Stalin encapsulates the essence of our times.
The 15-year-old elephant had suffered grievous injuries when the explosive-filled fruit went off in its mouth in the Silent Valley forest.
The plea filed in the apex court has alleged that prima facie it appeared to be a 'calculated and organised' racket to kill elephants.
In a Facebook post, forest official Mohan Krishnan said the firecrackers exploded in the animal’s mouth and the elephant walked for days in pain before dying on May 27, standing in a river.
Karnataka’s forest officials assured the minister that they were taking all measures to ensure such an incident does not happen in the state.
The bench also asked the authorities concerned to submit their statement/report showing the progress of action taken.
"We came to this conclusion based on the large size of the maggots (worms) seen in the wounds," Dr David Abraham, who conducted the post mortem, said. Could the tragic death have been averted?
Investigations were on in the case, the officer said, adding six complaints have been received against her.
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Gandhi has been facing the wrath of Keralites after she tweeted that Malappuram district was known for "its intense criminal activity," especially with regard to animals.
The elephants and their mahouts offered flower petals and garlanded a picture of ‘Soumya, the female elephant who was killed brutally by explosives planted in a pineapple.
"I want to offer a reward of two lakh rupees from my personal savings to the person who gives information about the miscreants," said Srinivasan, who cultivates paddy in Medak district.
Police said the farmer, who had settled in Ambalapura for the last four years, had taken the land on lease and was engaged in farming activities.