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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
March 30, 2018 5:27 am
Under the programme, a dominant female elephant will be identified. “After she is tranquilised, we will put a radio collar on her. She will then be released back to her herd. The radio will send a signal to a satellite which will enable us to track the movement of the herd," a wildlife official said.
May 08, 2016 9:48 am
Earlier, the apex court had asked the Centre and several states including Kerala and Goa to apprise it on whether a person can keep an elephant in his custody as the owner under the wildlife protection laws.
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.
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.
December 19, 2018 1:36 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.