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China's wild elephants seek room to roam as habitats shrink

July 20, 2021 12:21 pm

Xishuangbanna's elephants have more than doubled to about 300 in the past 20 years, a sign of success in rehabilitating herds

Chhattisgarh: Two trampled to death by elephant

June 14, 2021 4:05 pm

With the latest incident in Jashpur, a total of 19 people have been killed in separate incidents of elephants' attacks in the district over the last one year, the official said.

Karnataka: Recaptured jumbo 'Kusha' released into forest after Maneka Gandhi's intervention

June 04, 2021 10:32 pm

Kusha was originally captured from the wild more than five years ago. Later it was set free into the forest during a period of ‘musth’ and did not return for a year. The elephant was captured from the wild again and kept at the Dubare Camp.

Explained: Can a single lightning flash kill 18 elephants? Science says yes, in various possible ways

May 22, 2021 9:52 am

When current flows through the ground following a lightning strike, the electric potential (voltage) is highest at the point of the strike, and decreases with distance along the direction of the flow.

Elephant hit by train near Walayar succumbs to injury

March 18, 2021 1:54 pm

Local residents who gathered at the spot also informed the forest department. The elephant suffered multiple injuries, including one in the front leg and abdomen. The elephant was lying on its side when two veterinarians came and provided it first-aid.

‘We called him SI… he walked like a police officer,’ Irula tribal remembers the elephant killed in Tamil Nadu

January 23, 2021 1:02 pm

Bellan, a 55-year-old Irula tribal working as an anti-poaching watcher in the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve, hadn’t had any work for the past many months. But he was tasked with looking after the 45-year-old tusker which had a deep injury on its back.

Assam electric fences take toll, pregnant elephant latest casualty

December 18, 2020 8:32 am

Data shared by the Assam Forest Department show that the state saw 113 elephant deaths due to electrocution between 2009 and September 25, 2020, with several more casualties reported since.

Elephant falls into 50-foot dry well in Tamil Nadu, two cranes assist in rescue efforts

November 20, 2020 8:16 am

The district forest officer said that the animal is healthy and active, there is no major injury. He added that the rescue work might take another 2-3 hours.

World Elephant Day: Over 200 elephants in India kept in severely inadequate conditions, says report

August 12, 2020 1:20 pm

The findings are part of a comprehensive report of elephant tourism trends across Asia, released today on World Elephant Day

Three elephants, one of them pregnant, found dead; Chhattisgarh orders probe

June 14, 2020 2:17 pm

The body of the elephant who died on June 6 was found on June 10 after villagers noticed a foul smell in the forest in Balrampur district. On Saturday, four forest officials in Balrampur were suspended for not being able to monitor the region properly.


Elephant calf rescued from well

June 22, 2020 6:07 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

June 22, 2020 6:07 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.