elephant News

Move to transport Assam elephants to Gujarat suspended

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

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

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. 

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.

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.

elephant Videos

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.


Elephant goes on rampage during holy festival at Bhagavathi Temple in Kerala

An elephant taking part in holy festivities at the Bhagavathi Temple in Pulappatta in the south Indian state of Kerala, turned against the occasion and went on a wild rampage on Thursday. According to local reports, the elephant’s rampage lasted several hours during which it smashed and overturned an auto rickshaw, a pick-up van and […]

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.