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

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 Parade arrives in Mumbai, to raise awareness on conservation

Comprising 101 sculptures of elephants, each designed by an artist, designer or a prominent personality, the Elephant Parade will be on display in the city for three weeks. 

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Mumbai: Elephant dies at owner’s home

After the elephant was reported dead around 7.30 in the morning, the forest department lifted the animal with a crane and put her in a tempo for the post-mortem.

West Bengal: Man gets close to elephant for a salute, gets trampled

“It is not clear why he did not run away on seeing the elephant and kept standing, even going near it. "

Terms of co-existence

New plan to curb human-elephant conflict ticks the right boxes. The key lies in implementation

Conflict with humans an elephantine problem, so new plan in place

The strategic plan was discussed at a meeting Wednesday of wildlife wardens from five states in this region — Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal — as a first step towards better inter-state coordination to tackle over 3,000 elephants in the zone.

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At 27,000, elephant population in India ‘stable’ since 2012: Experts

Five years later, the count is 27,312 elephants based on Forest Department officials who “saw it” across four geographical regions in India. This prompted elephant expert Raman Sukumar to say on Saturday: “If I do a comparison with 2012 figures, then we have a stable population.”

Two forest staff injured in elephant attack in Coimbatore

The elephant had attacked one person last week and a special team was formed to monitor the movement of the animal.

Kerala: Elephant attacks man who tried to take a selfie with it

Human-elephant conflicts in Kerala are not new and are routinely reported by newspapers and television channels

Wild tusker runs amok in Siliguri, damages houses, flattens vehicles

The elephant was first spotted at Dabgram, Fulbari areas within ward numbers 30 and 40 of Siliguri town which falls within the limits of Jalpaiguri district.

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Elephant calf rescued from well

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

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.

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Elephant goes berserk, damages vehicles

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.

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