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Friday, December 04, 2020



Thailand's 'Elephant in the Zoom' initiative will let you interact with animals virtually

November 24, 2020 11:34 am

Participants can also take part in the signature Walking With Giants experience

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

Telling Numbers: 2,361 humans, 510 elephants killed in conflict in five years

February 13, 2020 9:41 am

Among elephant deaths caused in conflict with humans, electrocution is the primary cause, accounting for nearly two-thirds of the deaths (333 out of 510).

Odisha: Three elephants killed after being hit by truck

August 22, 2019 3:15 pm

The truck, which skidded off the road after the accident, has been seized, the forest range officer said, adding that the driver fled the scene abandoning the vehicle but his helper has been detained.

Elephants from Assam to endure a 70-hour journey to participate in religious function in Gujarat 

June 20, 2019 2:38 am

In the days preceding the move, the forest department reached out to several experts in the state to weigh in on the matter. Despite warnings and dissuasion, the government has given the green signal.

Elephants face 'time bomb' in Bangladesh land clash with Rohingya refugees

February 07, 2019 12:24 pm

Raquibul Amin, Bangladesh representative for the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), said as a quick fix in February 2018 they built 95 towers and trained a team to watch, raise the alarm and guide elephants out of camps.

Increase in infrastructure impacting existence of elephants: UN

August 15, 2018 10:24 pm

The increase in the infrastructure and expanse of the railway network through elephant corridors have severely impacted the existence of elephants, a senior United Nations official said Wednesday.

World Elephant Day: Five elephant facts for kids

January 18, 2019 1:14 pm

World Elephant Day: Elephants are led by a grand matriarch or the oldest and usually, the largest female in the herd, which can go from a group of eight to nearly a hundred relatives.

Phase out jumbo rides at Amer fort: Animal body to Raj govt

June 22, 2018 8:33 pm

The body said it has repeatedly highlighted the risks of tuberculosis in the Amer Fort elephants and elephants in captivity in various investigative reports.

Forest guard trampled to death by herd of elephants in Karnataka

April 26, 2018 8:51 pm

Mahadevu along with some other foresters had gone to Solaba village in that district to drive away a herd of elephants, which had entered the village and wreaked havoc.


Classical piano soothes sick elephants at Thai sanctuary

December 14, 2018 12:14 pm

Several times a week, British classical pianist Paul Barton, 57, sets up a piano against a backdrop of forested slopes and plays for his four-legged friends.

Jumbo leap: India opens first hospital for elephants

November 20, 2018 7:05 am

At India’s first hospital for elephants, opened last week in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura, 49-year old Asha placed her left foreleg on a stool for a doctor to attend to an injury while visitors filmed it all on their mobile phones.


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.