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Happy Birthday! Pregolja in Kaliningrad Zoo is 50 years old. An older elephant with a mixed life.

2020-10-12 - Kaliningrad, Russian Federation.

We dont know if she will get any presents. Lets just hope, that there is a dedicated elephant keeper there, who will try to make her happier today, than usually. Lets also hope that this keeper actually try to do do a descent work every day, and the fact that Pregolja is still living, and getting 50 years old, is an indication that she is taken good care of.


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A zoo in Russia’s Rostov-on-Don welcomes new arrival – a calf of an endangered Asian elephant.

Calf of endangered Asian elephant born in Russian zoo

2017-02-01 - ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russian Federation.

A zoo in Russian southern city of Rostov-on-Don welcomed a new-born elephant female calf born on Wednesday (January 18) from two 11-year-old Asian elephants Sinta and Yuma. “An elephant calf stood up immediately (after the birth) and started eating. In about an hour it started eating. You can see now it is sleepy. This particular calf sleeps while standing up. Sitara used to sleep while laying down. It seems to be an individual feature,” a zoo keeper Alexei Titov told journalists on ...


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The brain of Yuka was very well preserved, and we could compare it to the brain of an African elephant

The extinct woolly mammoth was as smart as African elephant, says pioneering new brain analysis

2015-11-12 - Yakutia, Russian Federation.

Elephants are famed for their intelligence, and now it seems likely that the long-gone woolly mammoths were just as clever. Scientists from Russia and South Africa combined to undertake the first-ever comparison between the brains of the two creatures, using remains of adolescent Yuka, found five years ago close to the Laptev Sea in the Ust-Yansky district of the Sakha Republic, also known as Yakutia.


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Report Of Liquid Woolly Mammoth Blood Prompts Clone Talk

2013-06-02 - Yakutsk, Russian Federation.

Scientists in Siberia say they´ve extracted blood samples from the carcass of a 10,000-year-old woolly mammoth, reviving speculation that a clone of the extinct animal might someday walk the earth, if scientists are able to find living cells. But researchers say the find, which also included well-preserved muscle tissue, must be studied further to know its potential.


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Living Mammoth Cells Found In Eastern Russia

2012-09-12 - Yakutia, Russian Federation.

Researchers leading an expedition in the far northeastern Russian republic of Yakutia has discovered what they are calling the living cells of a mammoth Researchers leading an expedition in the far northeastern Russian republic of In a unique area at the depth of about 100 meters we discovered some rich material for reasearch – soft and adipose tissues, fur and bone marrow of a mammoth,” Semyon Grigoryev, chief of the Yana-2012 expedition, told a meeting at a university in the regio...


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Perfectly Preserved Woolly Mammoth Baby Found in Russia"s Permafrost

2011-08-19 - Moscow, Russian Federation. Michael Santo

Another, new, near perfectly preserved baby woolly mammoth has been discovered in Russia´s permafrost by a reindeer herder, authorities said on Friday. Local officials said that the carcass of the baby woolly mammoth was as perfectly preserved as Lyuba, a 40,000 year old mammoth calf discovered in the same region four yearse ago. The new, still be be "named" calf was discovered sticking out of the permafrost. Although unconfirmed by authorities, they have sent an expedition to the region, ...


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Female elephant born at Rostov Zoo

2010-12-27 - Rostov-na-Donu, Russian Federation.

Is the present new-year than miracle newly born elephant calf - Sint´s cow-elephant presented in the outgoing year to zoo. On the night on December 22 was born [samochka]. First-born Sints (so they call cow-elephant- mom) saw zoologists early in the morning. This remarkable event the specialists of zoo " hid” several days from the curious eyes for superstitious reasons. [Malyshka] was born by weight about 70 kg. now it [okrepla], she grew prettier. Like all little-ones, it is active and ...


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Zoo Sued in Elephant Death

2010-09-14 - Moscow, Russian Federation.

A Moscow woman is suing the Moscow Zoo for 4 million rubles ($130,000) after her adult daughter was stomped to death by a rampaging elephant in 2007, Interfax reported Monday. The daughter, Olga Grishina, 43, a single mother of three, worked in animal transportation at the zoo. Her mother, Tatyana Novikova, 70, said the zoo refused to compensate her for the death, claiming that it could not be held responsible for the actions of an animal. She accused the zoo of repeatedly violating wild animal ...


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Kholmogory Bone Carving

2009-10-13 - Moscow, Russian Federation.

Since long ago dwellers of the Russian North procured seal bones and walrus tusks in the polar seas and gathered fossil mammoth bones on the shores of the Arctic Ocean. The bone carvings from Kholmogory were notable for excellent craftsmanship and perfected technique. The best carving masters from Kholmogory were invited to work in the Kremlin's Armoury, which performed orders for the tsar’s court. The unique art of Kholmogory bone carving has existed for more than 400 years. The first archive...


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Scientists perform an autopsy and DNA analysis on Lyuba, a wooly mammoth.

Mammoth remains from the Russian permafrost offer up rich bounty

2009-10-11 - Yamal Peninsula, Russian Federation. Luke Harding

It was 15 years ago when Vasily Ivanovich spotted something curious poking out of the side of a lake. Scrambling down a reed-lined bank, the reindeer hunter gently coaxed the object from the mud. "It was a mammoth tusk," Ivanovich said. "It wasn't very big," his wife, Valentina, pointed out. "There are lots of them," she added.


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Humans, elephants, trees, bacteria share similar metabolic rates

2008-10-14 - St. Petersburg, Russian Federation.

Metabolic rate and body mass do not have any consistent relationship, according to a new study. Anastassia Makarieva, a researcher from Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute in St. Petersburg, Russia, says that most groups of organismsbe it a tiny bacterium, a growing tree, or a gigantic mammalfavour the same optimum metabolic rate. While it has been found in past studies that smaller species within many groups of organisms generally produce more energy within each cell than their larger counterp...


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Archidiskodon meridionalis

Ancient Bones in Guinness Record Book

2008-06-07 - Stavropol, Russian Federation.

Russian archeologists want to submit unique bones of mammoth’s ancestor to Guinness Record Book as “most credible exhibit in the world”. Last autumn employees of Stavropol state local history museum found a skeleton of a fossil mammoth’s ancestor (“southern elephant”) Archidiskodon meridionalis Nesti, which lived about 1-1.8 million years ago. Lucky researchers found about 80% of animal’s body in well state of preservation. To that moment world museums boasted only 4 skeletons of s...


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Siberia"s tusk hunters risk all in search of mammoth payoff

2008-05-13 - YAKUTSK, Russian Federation. Alex Rodriguez

Every spring, Nikolai Petrov leads a squadron of motorboats along the banks of remote channels and rivers in northern Siberia, waiting for the split second when chunks of thawing tundra plunge into the water. If luck is on Petrov's side, he will see shards of mammoth fossils protruding from the bank. He doesn't want the femurs, pelvises or shoulder blades, just the tusks. Here in the Siberian province of Yakutia, mammoth tusks are big business—a trove thousands of years old meant not for the w...


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The carcass of the 4-month-old mammoth, known to researchers as Lyuba, is seen on an examining table in a Russian laboratory in an undated photo. Russian scientists say they have obtained the most detailed pictures so far of the insides of a prehistoric

Lyuba gives scientists glimpse of mammoth insides

2008-04-10 - Moscow, Russian Federation.

Russian scientists say they have obtained the most detailed pictures so far of the insides of a prehistoric animal, with the help of a baby mammoth called Lyuba found immaculately preserved in the Russian Arctic. The mammoth is named after the wife of the hunter who found her last year. The body was shipped back to Russia in February from Japan, where it was studied using computer tomography in a process similar to one doctors use to scan patients.


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Elephant kills handler in Moscow zoo

Elephant kills handler in Moscow zoo

2007-10-10 - Moscow, Russian Federation.

A nervous female elephant at Moscow zoo killed its handler on Wednesday with a hit of its leg while being moved onto a truck. Elephant handlers at Moscow city zoo had been trying to load three African elephants onto a specially designed truck to transfer them to a zoo in Spain when the elephant killed the 40-year-old woman. It was a most unfortunate death of a dedicated zoo keeper who had worked with these animals for many years, a spokeswoman for the zoo said.


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The elephant at the exhibition

Rarest Southern Elephant Discovered

2007-09-24 - Stavropolsky, Russian Federation.

Skeleton of a southern elephant, who lived millions of years ago, was discovered in Stavropolsky region by workers in an open pit. To date scientists know only four such skeletons. One of said skeletons was discovered in the same region in 1960 and is now exhibited in regional museum, Three more elephants found home in Paris, Saint Peterburg and Tbilisi.


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Big Beasts To Roam in New City Zoo

2007-09-18 - St. Petersburg, Russian Federation. Irina Titova

At least five elephants, a herd of zebras and thousands more animals from St. Petersburg’s zoo will find a new spacious home near the Yuntolovsky reserve by 2011. A decision on the construction of the new zoo in the Primorsky district was announced by Governor Valentina Matviyenko last week at a meeting of City Hall. It should be done in such a way that the animals will be living not in ‘communal apartments’ [cramped multi-family residences common in downtown St. Petersburg] but in luxurio...


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Russian zoo insists elephant will stay despite global petition

2007-08-10 - Kaliningrad, Russian Federation.

Russian authorities rejected an international petition for an elephant being held in cramped conditions in Kaliningrad Zoo to be moved to the U.S., insisting the animal was in good health. The elephant was born at the Kaliningrad Zoo, in Russia's exclave on the Baltic, in 1970, and has lived there ever since. A spokesman for the local mayor's office said Friday: "Pregolja is the only Ceylon elephant in Russia, and this is one of the reasons why she will stay in the zoo," she said.


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The mammoth

Baby mammoth discovery unveiled

2007-07-10 - Siberia, Russian Federation. Paul Rincon

A baby mammoth unearthed in the permafrost of north-west Siberia could be the best preserved specimen of its type, scientists have said. The six-month-old female calf was discovered on the Yamal peninsula of Russia and is thought to have died 10,000 years ago. The frozen carcass is to be sent to Japan for detailed study.


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Russia to send frozen fossil of mammoth calf for studies

2007-07-07 - Moscow, Russian Federation.

A frozen mammoth found recently in Russia in unprecedented good condition is set to be sent to a Japanese university for examination, several experts said Friday. The mammoth, thought to be a 6-month-old female, was found in the best state of preservation among all frozen mammoths ever discovered, the experts said. The mammoth is expected to be sent to Naoki Suzuki, a professor at Tokyo's Jikei University, for CT scanning in December or later, according to the experts.


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Russian Villagers Plunder Unique Mammoth Skeleton in Siberia

2006-09-05 - Moscow, Russian Federation.

Two residents of a village in Russia’s Siberia found unique remnants of a mammoth, stole the tusk and threw the rest away. The dismantled skeleton, discovered several days later, proved to be a sensational find with well-preserved not only bones, but muscular tissue and sinew, as well as fragments of a brown-yellowish coat, RIA Novosti reported. After that they continued the digging, throwing what they found in a pile aside.


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Reproduction of cowpox virus strain EP-2 isolated from an elephant in primary fibroblast cultures and chorion-allantoic chick embryos

2006-03-30 - Moscow, Russian Federation. Vinogradov IV, Kochneva GV, Shchelkunov SN, Riabchikova EI.

Electron microscopy was used to study the reproduction of cowpox virus strain EP-2 from elephant in the cells of a primary fibroblast cultures (PFC) and chorion-allantoic membrane (CAM) of chick embryos (CE).


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Mammoth is the brother of the Asian elephant, and the African elephant is their grandfather

2006-02-17 - Moscow, Russian Federation.

Approximately 10,000 years after the last mammoths used to roam across the North American and Eurasian spaces, they still remain an exciting subject of inquiry for researchers. Mammoths and elephants belong to the most ancient group of mammals, therefore, when studying mammoths the researchers reveal secrets of evolutionary origin of contemporary species. Discussions continue about genetic kinship of mammoths and contemporary elephants.


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23 Headlines about Elephants from Russian federation2020-10-12 - Kaliningrad, Russian Federation - Happy Birthday! Pregolja in Kaliningrad Zoo is 50 years old. An older elephant with a mixed life. 2017-02-01 - ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russian Federation - Calf of endangered Asian elephant born in Russian zoo 2015-11-12 - Yakutia, Russian Federation - The extinct woolly mammoth was as smart as African elephant, says pioneering new brain analysis 2013-06-02 - Yakutsk, Russian Federation - Report Of Liquid Woolly Mammoth Blood Prompts Clone Talk 2012-09-12 - Yakutia, Russian Federation - Living Mammoth Cells Found In Eastern Russia 2011-08-19 - Moscow, Russian Federation - Perfectly Preserved Woolly Mammoth Baby Found in Russia"s Permafrost 2010-12-27 - Rostov-na-Donu, Russian Federation - Female elephant born at Rostov Zoo 2010-09-14 - Moscow, Russian Federation - Zoo Sued in Elephant Death 2009-10-13 - Moscow, Russian Federation - Kholmogory Bone Carving 2009-10-11 - Yamal Peninsula, Russian Federation - Mammoth remains from the Russian permafrost offer up rich bounty 2008-10-14 - St. Petersburg, Russian Federation - Humans, elephants, trees, bacteria share similar metabolic rates 2008-06-07 - Stavropol, Russian Federation - Ancient Bones in Guinness Record Book 2008-05-13 - YAKUTSK, Russian Federation - Siberia"s tusk hunters risk all in search of mammoth payoff 2008-04-10 - Moscow, Russian Federation - Lyuba gives scientists glimpse of mammoth insides 2007-10-10 - Moscow, Russian Federation - Elephant kills handler in Moscow zoo 2007-09-24 - Stavropolsky, Russian Federation - Rarest Southern Elephant Discovered 2007-09-18 - St. Petersburg, Russian Federation - Big Beasts To Roam in New City Zoo 2007-08-10 - Kaliningrad, Russian Federation - Russian zoo insists elephant will stay despite global petition 2007-07-10 - Siberia, Russian Federation - Baby mammoth discovery unveiled 2007-07-07 - Moscow, Russian Federation - Russia to send frozen fossil of mammoth calf for studies 2006-09-05 - Moscow, Russian Federation - Russian Villagers Plunder Unique Mammoth Skeleton in Siberia 2006-03-30 - Moscow, Russian Federation - Reproduction of cowpox virus strain EP-2 isolated from an elephant in primary fibroblast cultures and chorion-allantoic chick embryos 2006-02-17 - Moscow, Russian Federation - Mammoth is the brother of the Asian elephant, and the African elephant is their grandfather

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A sad message: The scientist and elephant researcher Ajay Desai passes away in Belagavi

2020-11-21 - , India.

Field biologist and wildlife conservation expert Ajay Adrushyappa Desai passed away in Belagavi on Thursday night. He was 62. Family sources said he suffered a heart attack in his sleep. Mr. Desai is ...


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Animal rights group urges court to recognize Bronx Zoo elephant as person

2020-11-19 - Bronx, United States.

Happy the elephant was the center of attention in court Thursday when five state appellate judges debated whether the beloved Bronx Zoo mammal should be recognized as a person. However, the judges wer...


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Peshawar Zoo authorities move court seeking permission to import elephants

2020-11-16 - Peshawar, Pakistan.

The authorities of the Peshawar Zoo have approached the Supreme Court seeking permission to import a pair of elephants from Zimbabwe. A three-member bench, headed by Justice Mushir Alam, has issued no...


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Juno the Elephant will undergo surgery to remove tumor no longer responding to chemo

2020-11-13 - El Paso, United States.

One of the El Paso Zoo’s Asian elephants, Juno, will undergo her seventh cancer treatment this week. In October 2016, Juno was diagnosed with a malignant mass in her right mammary gland, commonly kn...


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Elephant Sunder gets a treat at end of musth

2020-11-13 - Bangalore, India.

20-year-old male elephant Sunder was treated to seasonal enrichment to mark the completion of its four-month-long musth period at the Bannerghatta Biological Park here on Thursday. Vanashree Vipin Sin...


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The elephant, named Nga-Sun, was found collapsed on a palm plantation by villagers in Rayong province last month

Elephant shot fifteen times dies in agony after succumbing to its wounds in Thailand

2020-11-12 - Rayong, Thailand.

The elephant, named Nga-Sun, was found collapsed on a palm plantation by villagers in Rayong province last month. Vets from the local wildlife team identified gunshot wounds across the animal's buttoc...


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Lost elephant calf in Malbazar sent to rescue hub

2020-11-11 - Jalpaiguri, India.

An elephant calf was rescued from near the New Mal railway station in Malbazar subdivision of Jalpaiguri on Tuesday. Soon, a team from the Malbazar wildlife squad arrived and intercepted the calf. The...


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Cambodia Ministry says Asian elephants face threat

2020-11-10 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Soth Koemsoeun

Ministry of Environment spokesman Neth Pheaktra said the Asian elephant is being severely threatened in world sanctuaries. Airavata Elephant Foundation president Chenda Clais said on November 10 that ...


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Sreekutty the elephant had a jumbo birthday bash, these adorable pictures are proof

2020-11-09 - Kottoor, India.

Sreekutty was brought to the Kappukadu elephant rehabilitation centre on November 8, 2019. Staying in the Kappukadu elephant rehabilitation center in Kerala, the calf turned a year old on November 8. ...


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Uttarakhand weighs denotifying elephant reserve

2020-11-09 - Dehradun, India.

The Uttarakhand government is considering denotifying the Shivalik Elephant Reserve. A senior forest department official told The Indian Express, “The state wildlife board will discuss this. That ar...


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Nepalese Mahout killed in elephant attack

2020-11-08 - Nawalapur, Nepal.

A mahout has died when an elephant attacked him while grazing it inside the Chitwan National Park. The deceased is 36-year-old Hansaraj Kunmar Dhami of Chandranigahapur, Rautahat. He had been currentl...


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Five men trying to sell elephant tusks caught on Food Street

2020-11-08 - Bengaluru, India.

HM Chaitanya Swamy, DHNS, Bengaluru, NOV 08 2020, 01:34 ISTUPDATED: NOV 08 2020, 01:56 IST Police have arrested a five-member gang from Tamil Nadu that allegedly tried to sell elephant tusks on Food S...


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849 wild elephants died in Kerala forests from 2009 to 2019. The death rate of wild elephants in Kerala is high, reveals statistics shared by the forest department.

2020-11-07 - Palakkad, India.

The death rate of wild elephants in Kerala is high, reveals statistics shared by the forest department. As per the 2018 census, the wild elephant population in the state is 5,706. The death rate is h...


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Electric fence on the Indo-Nepal border puts migrating elephants and humans at risk

2020-11-06 - Naxalbari, India. AVIJAN SAHA, SAHANA GHOSH

Elephants in north West Bengal, would earlier cross the Mechi river along the Indo-Nepal border, over to Nepal, along a regular route identified as the Mahananda-Kolabari elephant corridor.
In ...


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NBC 7’s Dagmar Midcap traveled to Kenya to document efforts being made to save and protect elephants

2020-11-06 - Sereolipi, Kenya.

Nestled in the foothills of Samburu County in northern Kenya is Africa’s first community-owned elephant orphanage. This magical place of healing and hope is named Reteti Elephant Sanctuary. Reteti r...


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Kerala is all set to become home of world’s largest elephant care-and-cure facility

2020-11-06 - Kottoor, India.

With upgradation in progress, the centre will later on have around 50 elephants including the existing 16 elephants. The upgraded centre will have a veterinary hospital equipped with special facilitie...


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Tusker Vallabhan of Malayinkeezhu Sreekrishnaswamy Temple

Vallabhan waiting for tusk trimming with 1.5 metre long tusks

2020-11-06 - Malayinkeezhu, India.

Tusker Vallabhan of Malayinkeezhu Sreekrishnaswamy Temple is struggling to hold his head high literally after the tusks grew longer and heavier. He is unable to take food due to the long tusks and is ...


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Corruption of some wildlife officers and undue political and other interference are major challenges to overcome the illegal capture and domestic trade of wild elephants in Sri Lanka, a recent study has highlighted.

Report on illegal capture, trade of wild elephants in Sri Lanka

2020-11-06 - Colombo, Sri Lanka.

The research team observed that the last elephant birth in captivity was recorded in 1994. “However, the report submitted to the Magistrate’s Court by the Wildlife Conservation Department (DWC) Di...


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New $84 million elephant sanctuary to be developed at Victorias Werribee Zoo

2020-11-04 - Werribee, Australia.

Victoria’s Werribee Open Range Zoo is set to receive $84 million funding to develop a new elephant sanctuary. Announced yesterday by Victorian Environment Minister Lily D’Ambrosio, the $84 million...


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Forest department officials examine the carcass of the elephant which died in Bandipur Tiger Reserve on Tuesday

Tusker dies while trying to cross over rail barricade

2020-11-04 - Bengaluru, India.

A tusker died while trying to return to the forest after raiding crops in Bandipur Tiger Reserve (BTR) on Tuesday morning. The incident came to light when a patrolling team saw the sight of the jumbo ...


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