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Viral video: Jharkhand's forest dept uses Archimedes principle to rescue elephant stuck in well

February 02, 2020 1:13 pm

Jharkhand's forest department was praised online after the rescue team used Archimedes principle to rescue an elephant calf stuck inside a well in the state's Gumla district.

Nearly 600 schools in Odisha district shut due to man-elephant conflict

January 25, 2020 5:11 am

Jajpur district education officer Krushna Chandra Nayak confirmed the closures saying, “The Collector ordered a shutdown of schools in three blocks of the district — Korei, Danagadi and Sukinda. We circulated the message immediately.”

Bandipur: Wild elephant charges towards selfie seeking young men, one injured

October 24, 2019 1:41 pm

According to police, the elephant first attacked a 50-year-old villager who was grazing cattle and later chased away a youth and his four friends who tried to take a selfie.

Herpes virus infection: No 'Jumbo festival' this year at Sakrebailu Elephant Camp in Karnataka

October 14, 2019 5:01 pm

Recently one elephant died at the camp after getting infected by the virus. As many as 24 elephants in the camp are undergoing treatment.

Karnataka govt to erect a 118 km fence along forest boundaries to avoid man-elephant conflict

October 04, 2019 6:07 pm

The state Cabinet meeting held on Thursday approved the project and sanctioned Rs 100 crore in the first phase to fence 118 km of forest land.

Elderly skeletal elephant dies in Sri Lanka, weeks after social media outrage

September 25, 2019 2:25 pm

The 70-year-old elephant named Tikiri was being forced to take part in an annual Buddhist pageant in Sri Lanka, where she was covered in a colourful costume so as to hide her malnourished body from the people watching her in the parade.

Sri Lankan elephant whose photos went viral 'collapses', minister orders investigation

August 17, 2019 2:40 pm

A Thailand-based organisation released the latest photo of the elephant named Tikri in which she was lying on her side. A Sri Lankan minister has said that he had ordered a probe into the elephant's condition.

Move to transport Assam elephants to Gujarat suspended

June 27, 2019 9:43 pm

The fresh order has come a day after an expert veterinary committee said that there was "every possibility of a heatstroke" the elephants could suffer, in case the transport was permitted

After keeping Guwahati on edge for almost a day, Maharaj is back in the forest

May 04, 2019 12:32 pm

Despite the hullabaloo, the elephant did not react or harm anyone. After an 18-hour-long rescue operation, it is now back in Amchang Wildlife sanctuary, with the forest authorities monitoring it for the next 48 hours.

Meet Binod ‘Dulu’ Borah — Assam’s 24X7 helpline for animals in distress

January 22, 2019 10:07 pm

His life’s calling came when he was seven — and sound asleep. Thirty years and 2,500 rescues later, Binod ‘Dulu’ Borah and his trusted motorbike serve as a 24X7 helpline for animals in distress.

ELEPHANT VIDEOS

Elephant calf rescued from well

March 25, 2020 3:09 pm

An elephant calf which accidentally fell in a well was rescued by locals and forest officials in Kerala's Ernakulam district.

Elephant plays the harmonica at Thekkampatti Elephant Camp

December 19, 2018 1:36 pm

In this video filmed at the Thekkampatti Elephant Camp in Tamil Nadu, an elephant trainer can be seen placing a harmonica at the tip of Andaal the elephant's trunk. The harmonica sounds loudly as Andaal breathes in and out.

Elephant goes berserk, damages vehicles

February 28, 2016 4:03 pm

Pulappata (Kerala), Feb 28 (ANI): An elephant in Pulappatta district of Kerala went berserk, damaging motorbike, auto-rickshaws. Two mahouts (elephant riders) tried to calm down the jumbo, but to little avail. The video of the incident, which took place around February 25, went viral.