Sunday, Sep 25, 2022



Fossilized tusk from giant ancient elephant found in Israel

September 01, 2022 12:54 pm

The 2.5 metre-long tusk from the ancient straight-tusked elephant (Palaeoloxodon antiquus) is estimated to be around half a million years old and was found in an area where stone and flint tools and other animal remains have been recovered.

Telling Numbers: Toll of human-animal conflict on tigers, elephants and people

July 26, 2022 6:06 am

Between 2018-19 and 2020-21, 222 elephants were killed by electrocution across the country, 45 by trains, 29 by poachers and 11 by poisoning.

The secret to an elephant’s trunk is skin deep

July 19, 2022 4:21 pm

The elephant's trunk, full of muscle and devoid of bone, can move in a virtually infinite number of directions and is capable of performing an array of tasks, such as tearing up foliage and suctioning up water and tortilla chips.

10 more set to arrive from Arunachal: Elephant inmates at Jamnagar care centre to cross 150

June 10, 2022 5:13 am

With this, the number of elephants at the centre, said to be the biggest such facility for old elephants, will cross 150. The RKTEWT facility is spread over 600 acres in the RIL’s Moti Khavdi co-mplex where it has an oil refinery.

Karnataka: Tourist fined after narrow escape from elephant at Bandipur tiger reserve

April 20, 2022 8:20 pm

Confirming the incident the director of the reserve, P Ramesh Kumar said, “This incident happened on April 9. Based on the information, our staff rushed to the spot and blocked the vehicle at the Moolehole check post and then levied a penalty of Rs 1,000 for getting out of the vehicle."

Delhi govt to translocate elephant to Gujarat, says L-G’s approval pending

February 11, 2022 5:57 pm

The Delhi government in 2017 had issued notices to owners of six elephants and asked them to surrender the animals on the ground that the area available for housing them is not up to the requisite standards.

‘Kaliru’: Throwing light on the human-elephant conflict that has proved costly for both man and animal

January 16, 2022 7:13 am

The 18-minute documentary by wildlife enthusiasts Santhosh Krishnan and Jeswin Kingsly provides insights into the behavioural patterns of elephant herds and explores how the human reaction to conflicts woefully fails to take the animals into consideration.

Elephant spotted near residential community on outskirts of Bengaluru

January 05, 2022 2:10 pm

🔴 The area is part of the elephant corridor, and elephants are seen taking this route annually towards Tumakuru in the month of January.

The loneliness of Delhi’s only African elephant asks troubling questions of human pride

November 23, 2021 9:22 am

This anthropocentric worldview — where the most magnificent animals are uprooted from their homes and habitats to be turned into playthings of human needs — is fortunately on its way out.

How did elephants and walruses get their tusks? It’s a long story

October 29, 2021 4:10 pm

The reason that tusks are currently limited to modern mammals lies in a specific arrangement of teeth that mammals inherited from the broader family of synapsids.


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.