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6 leading activists, conservationists and scientists: Sreedhar Vijayakrishnan Age: 30, Wildlife researcher, Elephant Conservationist

2020-10-01 - Bangalore, India. Arun Janardhan

Vijayakrishnan developed an academic interest in elephants. He initially wanted to get a degree in forestry, but realised it would lead to more of an administrative job. The book, Elephant Days And Nights: Ten Years With The Indian Elephant by Raman Sukumar, inspired him to pursue a research career and get a Master’s degree in wildlife biology.


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Bengaluru Zoo Names Elephant Calf After Infosys’ Sudha Murthy

2020-08-28 - Bangalore, India. RIA DAS

A baby elephant, born in Bengaluru’s Bannerghatta Biological Park (BBP) on Wednesday was named ‘Sudha’ after Infosys Foundation Chairperson Sudha Murthy. The decision was taken to acknowledge Murthy’s contributions towards wildlife conservation.


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Bannerghatta Biological Park loses elephant Ashwathama

2017-10-14 - Bangalore, India.

The Bannerghatta Biological Park (BBP) on Saturday announced the death of Ashwathama, a male elephant aged about eight years


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Selfie attempt kills man in Bengaluru’s Bannerghatta Park, elephant tramples him to death.

2017-07-27 - Bangalore, India.

According to the Bannerghatta Police Station sub inspector Naveen, 27-year-old Abhilash, had entered the park illegally and tried to click a selfie with the elephant Sundar. The 27-year-old man had allegedly illegally entered the Bannerghatta Biological Park after consuming alcohol.


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Karnataka puts up jumbos for adoption

2016-11-25 - Bangalore, India.

Faced with growing human-elephant conflict, Karnataka is desperate to gift surplus elephants in its captivity, to states where their population is sparse. It has exhorted other states to adopt the captive elephants, reeling under food and water shortage. There are roughly 200 jumbos housed in the state´s four elephant camps, captured by the forest department after reports of rogue behaviour, raiding crops and killing people.


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Rescued Jumbos a Burden for Bannerghatta Zoo

2014-05-06 - Bangalore, India.

Sources told Express that the Forest Department had not kept its promise to release more money towards feeding those pachyderms and the additional burden has fallen on the zoo. The zoo required just three to four elephants for display purposes, but it has 15 elephants. Maintaining them has become a big problem.


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New Veerappans on the prowl? Serial killing of tuskers has forest officials alarmed

2014-02-04 - Bangalore, India.

Not since forest brigand Veerappan was killed by the Special Task Force in 2004 has the forest department been so jittery. Three young elephants have been killed for their tusks in the last six months — two of them in just a month in the ´D´ (demarcation) line between Karnataka-Tamil Nadu.


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Now, GPS collars to track elephant movement

2013-11-07 - Bangalore, India.

A Bangalore-based conservation organisation is testing GPS collars that could help tackle man-elephant conflicts. These collars are designed and developed by a team of engineers at the Department of Electronic Systems Engineering (DESE, formerly CEDT), Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. The collars will be used by the Aane Mane Foundation to track the movement of tame elephants that the state government had decided to release into the wild.


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50 jumbo attack cases a day in Karnataka; trench, solar fencing planned

2012-08-02 - Bangalore, India.

The state forest department on an average receives 50 complaints per day of elephant attacks on farm lands and villages adjacent to forests. In the previous year 17,979 cases of such attacks have been registered and in the year 2010-11 it
was 29,87, forest minister CP Yogeshwar has said.


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Elephant park at BBP soon

2012-04-25 - Bangalore, India.

The 14 elephants at Bannerghatta Biological Park (BBP) will no longer be shackled or put as display items in their enclosures. They will be left free inside the safari with no interference from human beings. In accordance with guidelines laid down by the Central Zoo Authority (CZA), the new concept called ‘Elephant Park’ is being implemented at the BBP. The CZA sent a circular to all the state governments, banning chaining and displaying of elephants in public.


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Karnataka HC appoints expert committee to study man-elephant conflict

2012-02-15 - Bangalore, India.

In the wake of increasing incidents of wild elephants entering human settlements following their shrinking habitat, the Karnataka High Court has recently appointed an elephant experts´ Action Committee to study the man-wild conflict. According to sources, environment scientist Raman Sukumar has been appointed as the committee´s chairman with experts from various fields -- Ajaikumar Desai, Sharashchandra Leele, C Basappanavar, S S Bhat, N Ravindranath Kamath, B R Deepak, M K Madhusuda...


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Save Asian elephant, urges Sukumar

2012-02-12 - Bangalore, India.

Legend has it that King Alexander did not dare cross the Ganges as there were about 6,000 elephants stationed there. And seated on an elephant, he defeated Porous in the Battle of Jhelum. And Alexander had one Indian elephant in his army! Sharing such nuggets of elephant lore, Prof. Raman Sukumar of the Centre for Ecological Sciences, IISc at the release of his book ´The Story of Asia´s Elephants -- An ecological and cultural history of the Asian elephant´, at Strand book stall...


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Experts suggest translocation of elephants

2012-01-23 - Bangalore, India.

After a daylong workshop on Saturday organised by the Forest Department, Forest Minister C P Yogeeshwara said, that the experts have suggested that the area which holds small population of elephants is not viable for conservation. They have also suggested their translocation to a distant place. “We will catch those 25 jumbos and translocate them to a distant place on an experimental basis. If they return, we will capture them and keep them in captivity,” he said.


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People running for safety when one of the elephants from the herd that strayed into a eucalyptus grove in Mantapa village near Bannerghatta on Friday charged towards them.

Elephant kills amateur lensman in India

2012-01-08 - Bangalore, India.

“Just as we were trying to get people to stay behind the perimeter, one man (Mr. Ramesh) broke the cordon and approached the elephants with his camera,” said a forest official. He was too slow to react to a charge by one of the elephants and was trampled. The crowd intervened and their howling and screaming made the animal retreat. But it was too late, said Police Circle Inspector H.S. Venkatesh.


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Elephant relocation begins in Hassan

2011-11-13 - Bangalore, India.

The forest department is all set to capture and relocate at least 30 elephants in December in Hassan district. While they await the central government´s permission for it, the forest department has begun preparations for one of the massive elephant captures of the country.


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Rescued baby elephant brought to Bannerghatta Biological Park (BBP)

2011-10-28 - Bangalore, India.

A three-month-old baby elephant, rescued from Kollegal Forest Division was brought to Bannerghatta Biological Park (BBP) on Thursday. The baby elephant is very weak, tender and suffering from malnutrition. It has been put into intensive care and is being closely monitored. With an addition of one more elephant, the total number of elephants in the BBP has gone up to 14, said R Raju, Executive Director, BBP.


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7 year old elephant gives birth to still born

2011-05-10 - Bangalore, India.

A seven year old elephant gave birth to a stillborn born baby elephant on Sunday night in Bannerghatta National Park. Nisarga (the mother elephant) went into labour at around 9.30 pm and give birth to premature 10 month old still born baby elephant. "The normal gestation period for elephants is in between 18 to 22 months, while in this case even the mother was only seven year old, as usually in elephants the right breeding age is from 14 years," Dr R Raju, Executive Director, Bannerghatta Biolog...


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Bandipur elephant census

2011-03-12 - Bangalore, India.

The Bandipur National Park landscape harbours one of the highest densities of elephants in Asia and as per the latest census reports, there are not less than 6,000 to 10,000 elephants that roam free in these jungles.


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Jumbo joy: Veda, a 12-year-old elephant, gave birth to the calf around  5.30 pm in the forest outside the park limits.

Tiger cub, elephant calf born at National Park

2011-02-23 - Bangalore, India.

A tiger cub and a baby elephant were born at Bannerghatta Biological Park (BBP) yesterday. Veda, a 12-year-old elephant, gave birth to the calf around 5.30 pm in the forest outside the park limits. The forest guards informed the BBP officers, who are expected to bring back the mother and calf to the BBP today.


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Epidemic alert sounded as bacterial disease fells 6 elephants in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu

2010-12-27 - Bangalore, India.

Death of six elephants in 15 days due to bacterial disease haemorrhagic septicaemia (HS) or Pasturellosis, has shocked forest officials and experts as they fear it may become an epidemic affecting about 5,630 elephants residing in a 9,751-sq km area.


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Killer elephant tramples one more in Bangalore

2010-12-11 - Bangalore, India.

A rogue tusker, which had killed six people in the last six months, was finally captured on Thursday in Tiptur, near Honavalli in Tumkur. The tusker on Thursday morning trampled 28-year-old Yogesh to death in Honavalli near KR Katte. According to the deputy conservator of forests, Tumkur wildlife division, UP Singh, the elephant came from Arsikere about five months back and was camping here. Yogesh had gone to attend nature’s call, when he was trampled by the tusker.


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Countdown:An elephant and its calf in Bandipur National Park near Mysore.

Will they number more than 5,000?

2010-11-06 - Bangalore, India.

The Karnataka State Forest Department is gearing up for a two-day elephant census that will be conducted across most of the State´s national parks and sanctuaries on May 15 and 16. The census will be simultaneously carried out in the three other southern States — Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Tamil Nadu.


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Teen tuskar shot dead

2010-09-03 - Bangalore, India.

A 13-year-old tusker was killed on Friday following crop raids by a herd of elephants. The tusker was shot at by villagers in Periyapattan range. "Villagers killed the elephant in a rage after the herd raided the crops. We are compensating all crop raid cases. Yet there is so much anger among people," principal chief conservator of forests, B K Singh said.


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Training over, elephant census begins today

2010-05-15 - Bangalore, India. Bosky Khanna

Volunteers for the elephant census that will begin on Saturday were imparted training on Friday afternoon on how to identify an adult, sub adult and juvenile elephant based on the height, skin colour, and tusks in case of a bull elephant. They were also given directions on how to collate information in data sheets regarding the total number of elephants in a particular season, pachyderms in various age groups, members of each sex and tuskers in the adult and sub adult categories.


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Anti-poaching camps for Bannerghatta

2009-12-27 - Bangalore, India.

The recent poaching of two elephants in the Bannerghatta National Park has prompted the Forest Department to set up two anti-poaching camps in the national park near the inter-State border with Tamil Nadu. This is the first time that the anti-poaching camps are coming up in the area. Two tuskers were found shot dead in the Harohalli range of the Bannerghatta National Park near the Karnataka-Tamil Nadu border on Saturday. While the tusks of one elephant were removed, those of the other were intac...


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Wild elephant was shot dead near BNP

2009-11-30 - Bangalore, India.

Autopsy has revealed that the 30-year-old elephant found dead near Bannerghatta National Park (BNP) on Sunday, was, in fact, shot dead, sending shock waves among conservationists and forest officials. Speaking to DNA, principal chief conservator of forests BK Singh said that one bullet was recovered from the female pachyderm's brain and another from the back. Alibis suggest that the first bullet might have hit her back, and the second bullet the forehead, killing her on the spot, he said.


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Enraged farmer kills elephant near Bandipur

2009-08-26 - Bangalore, India.

How angry can you get at an animal? Though human-animal conflict is a regular event with more and more wild habitats being encroached, wrath like this is rare. A farmer near Bandipur reserve shot a young elephant dead when she was about to enter his farm on Wednesday. Even while crop compensation packages have almost been tripled, fear and intolerance still persist among farmers who live on the border areas.


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Attaboy! BBP cheers new elephant calf

2009-08-04 - Bangalore, India. Bosky Khanna

It’s a boy! Before the feminists among you protest, there is reason for special cheer in this birth. On Saturday night, Suvarna (19) gave birth to Gajendra. This is the first time in the history of the Bannerghatta Biological Park (BBP) that a male elephant calf has been born in captivity.


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Rogue tuskers fall in line

2009-02-10 - Bangalore, India. T G Prem Kumar

The Forest department has just concluded an operation to capture wild elephants in the Kodagu forests. With this, the department has succeeded in capturing three rogue elephants that wreaked havoc on crops in Dubare, Maldare, Avaregund, Karadigodu, Anekadu, Meenukolli, Attur and villages bordering the Jenukallubetta Reserve Forest limits.


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Kyata may stay in kraal for life

2008-11-19 - Bangalore, India. Preethi Nagaraj

The rogue elephant 'Kyata' which crushed his mahout Bora to death recently, has been sent to kraal – a place where wild and restless elephants are tamed – in Moorkal, within Nagarhole forest range. The nine year old Kyata after killing his mahout, had stood guard of the body for nearly 12 hours without food and water. It was only after many attempts that Bora's body was lifted and cremated.


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Range-wide mtDNA phylogeography yields insights into the origins of Asian elephants.

2008-11-18 - Bangalore, India. Vidya TN, Sukumar R, Melnick DJ., Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science

Recent phylogeographic studies of the endangered Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) reveal two highly divergent mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) lineages, an elucidation of which is central to understanding the species's evolution. Previous explanations for the divergent clades include introgression of mtDNA haplotypes between ancestral species, allopatric divergence of the clades between Sri Lanka or the Sunda region and the mainland, historical trade of elephants, and retention of divergent lineages du...


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Elephant deaths: HC seeks report by Dec 9

2008-11-16 - Bangalore, India.

The High Court of Karnataka on Friday directed the state and Central governments to submit by December 9, 2008 a comprehensive report on the spate of elephant deaths in the Nagarahole-Bandipur belt, especially the alleged killing of four pachyderms in Nanjangud taluk of Chamarajanagar district on November 5 last. Hearing a suo motu public interest litigation, a division bench comprising Chief Justice P D Dinakran and Justice V G Sabahit said: "It is most unfortunate and inhuman. We should be ash...


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Cyanide did the jumbos in, says govt

2008-11-14 - Bangalore, India.

Even as the government confirmed "cyanide poison in ragi balls" as a cause for the elephants' death, the Karnataka High Court on Friday directed the Forest Department to find out the culprits behind the episode in Kappasoge village near Nanjangud and submit a report before December 9. After registering a suo motu case on the elephants’ death, the division bench comprising Chief Justice P D Dinakaran and Justice V G Sabhahit said “It is an inhumane act, we call them animals, we should be asha...


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TRAGIC END: villagers noticed that four elephants were dead and the carcasses were floating in the Kabini canal.

Karnataka HC orders inquiry into elephants" deaths

2008-11-07 - Bangalore, India. Deepa Balakrishnan

The Karnataka High Court has ordered an inquiry into the increasing number of unnatural elephant deaths in Mysore. On Wednesday four elephants were badly wounded after getting electrocuted near the Kabini canal. Soon some villagers noticed that all the four were dead and the carcasses were floating in the canal. "We come by this canal everyday and suddenly saw these carcasses floating in the canal. We called the police to see what can be done," a villager Siddaraju said.


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Most wanted poacher in net after long pursuit

2008-10-05 - Bangalore, India.

After a long and tedious hunt, Venkat, one of Karnataka’s ‘most wanted’ poachers, was arrested on Saturday morning while selling tiger nai
ls at Taraka village near Nagarahole National Park. According to Sunil Panwar, assistant conservator of forests of Nagarahole National Park, Venkat was involved in various poaching and smuggling activities including ivory theft cases.


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25% temple elephants suffering from TB

2008-09-27 - Bangalore , India. Nirmala Ravindran

In a study that revealed alarming statistics, it has been discovered that one in four temple elephants in south India suffered from tuberculosis. The study was spread across the four southern states and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and covered 387 captive elephants and looked at over 45 parameters. The recently-concluded study was led by principal investigator Jacob Cheeran, an expert on elephant studies and commissioned by Asian Nature and Conservation Foundation. It is understood that lack ...


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Deccan Herald did not bother to find a photo of an asian elephant

TWISTED TERRIBLE BEAUTY. In the 1970s and 1980s elephant poaching had about 1.3 million elephants, dead in Africa alone...

2008-08-01 - Bangalore, India. Kamala Balachandran, Deccan Herald

It is said that in his lifetime Veerappan killed hundreds of elephants and made enormous profit from the tusks. So now that he is gone, are the elephants in the Nilgiris Mountains safe? No, because, in the place of Veerappan there are perhaps, many more, equally audacious, poachers on the prowl. And if there is one thing that anyone can say for sure, it is that there will never be a day when we can say that the last of the poachers is dead. That is because there will never be a day when people w...


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Mangalore: Two wildlife traders held, ivory seized

2008-04-02 - Bangalore, India.

Four months after train services resumed between Bangalore and Mangalore, wildlife traders seem to be using the new train as a safe means to smuggle wildlife. On Monday night, the forest mobile squad of CID forest cell caught two persons who were carrying a pair of ivory worth Rs 45 lakh. The accused, Ibrahim (40) and Suresh (34), both hailing from Kodagu, are now being interrogated about the tusks' origin. The duo was arrested at the Mangalore railway station and handed over to Pandaveswara pol...


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Wandering out of the wild

2008-01-15 - Bangalore, India. Jayalakshmi K

The single largest global population of Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) can be found in Bangalore's backyard. In a stretch extending from Bannerghatta to MM Hills and further across BRT, Bandipur to Nagarhole and Wayanad (part of what is called Mysore Elephant Corridor), one can find over 6,000 elephants. But foolishly, we fail to see them as we eye the jungles as potential real estate to build our homes and lay our crops.


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Safe Passage for Endangered Elephants. Karnataka Corridor given to Government

2007-12-23 - Bangalore, United States.

More than one thousand wild elephants have been given a right of passage today, with the safeguarding of a wildlife corridor that links two reserves in Karnataka, Southern India. The land was handed over by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and the Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) to forest officials in a ceremony in Bangalore – the first time land has been bought by a non-profit wildlife organisation and signed over to the government to prootect the habitat of the endangered Asian...


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Submit action plan on Project Elephant: official

2007-12-22 - Bangalore, India.

All the States that come under the centrally sponsored Project Elephant scheme will henceforth have to submit an action plan about conservation and other measures to get the annual financial assistance, Inspector-General of Forests and Director of Project Elephant A.N. Prasad has said. Mr. Prasad said the action plan to be submitted for a period of five years should contain “monitorable” targets. “For example, a scheme related to elephant corridors should have the number of corridors to be...


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New jumbo flight path

2007-12-21 - Bangalore, India.

ELEPHANTS will get a clear run between two forest reserves in southern India after an "elephant corridor" is set up. More than 1000 elephants will gain passage through the corridor linking the Edayargalli and Doddasampige reserves when land deeds are handed over to the Karnataka state forest department yesterday. India is home to an estimated 25,000 wild elephants, the most in Asia, but their numbers have been vastly depleted by poaching and habitat loss.


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An elephant passes by an effigy of the demon king Ravana in New Delhi

India"s endangered elephants boosted by "corridor" opening

2007-12-20 - Bangalore, India.

An "elephant corridor" linking two forest reserves is being opened in southern India, giving the endangered animals unrestricted movement to feed and breed in the region, officials say. More than 1,000 elephants are set to gain right of passage through the corridor linking the Edayargalli and Doddasampige reserves when land deeds are handed over to the Karnataka state forest department on Thursday. India is home to an estimated 25,000 wild elephants, the most in Asia, but their numbers have been...


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India contains large numbers of Asian elephants

Indian elephant corridor scheme

2007-12-19 - Bangalore, India.

More than 1,000 wild elephants have been given a corridor that links two reserves in the southern Indian state of Karnataka, wildlife officials say. The land was handed over by the animal welfare groups to forest officials in a ceremony in Bangalore. They say that it is the first time that land bought by non-profit wildlife groups has been handed over to a state government to protect wild elephants. They say the corridors are vital to ensure their survival.


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Elephants plunder fields near Bangalore

2007-12-06 - Bangalore, India. Team Mangalorean

The outskirts of Bangalore city today resembled an African Safari. A large herd of pachyderms roamed about freely trampling on the gardens, fields and chasing curious onlookers who came out of their houses. There were some calves also which were found in a bamboo grove near the village Jigani of Anekal Taluk in Bangalore Urban area. The herd lingered there for more than six hours since Thursday morning.


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Elephant population dips in Karnataka

2007-10-24 - Bangalore, India.

Karnataka hosts a healthy population of the gentle giants. That's the finding of the agency which recently conducted a study of the elephant population in the state. The census carried out by the state forest department in May deduced that Karnataka has an estimated elephant population of 4,035. This is less than the 4347 in the 2005 census. Experts state that this is not a cause for worry, for the numbers tend to vary as elephants migrate from one state to another continuously. Also, this figur...


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Elephant day, Knowing more about elephants

2007-10-06 - Bangalore, India.

It will be all about elephants on the third day of the wildlife week celebrations at the Bannerghatta Biological Park on Saturday. Children can debate, meet wildlife experts and also interact with villagers who encounter these animals often. As part the elephant day, the Forest Department is organising programmes to generate awareness about the animal. Programmes include pick-and-speak competition, quiz contest and question-and-answer session. The Forest Department has made arrangements at Arany...


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Elephant Kingdom: Sculptures from Indian Architecture

2007-09-17 - Bangalore, India.

The book, Elephant Kingdom (published Aug 2007, Mapin) was launched last week in Bangalore. Elephant Kingdom traces the myriad stories and symbolisms behind India's much-loved animal throug its depictions in architectural sculpture. At the heart of the study is a collection of over sixty color photographs from a diversity of antique sett ings, many of them in remote parts of the sub continent.


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The ivory being sold in Bangalore gray market is worth Rs 3 lakh.

Ivory racket worth lakhs busted in Bangalore

2007-09-12 - Bangalore, India.

Ivory worth lakhs of rupees was recently recovered from an antique dealer in Bangalore. CNN-IBN Special Investigation team along with the Karnataka Police unearthed one link in the illegal trade in ivory. On Monday morning, the teams managed to get a confessional statement out of one of the accused Murthy. “I was selling the ivory on someone else's behalf,” he said. Murthy was arrested by the Karnataka Police's Wildlife cell on Wednesday morning. Just a day before, he was accosted by CNN-IBN...


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Dead and posing a danger to wildlife. The earlier practice was to burn the carcasses. It was stopped and the carcasses were left for wild boar

Carcasses in Bandipur park pose risk to wild animals. Eight elephants were found dead in the park between June 2006-June 2007

2007-09-12 - Bangalore, India. Raghava M.

Flouting well laid-out guidelines enunciated by the Supreme Court, forest officials at the Bandipur National Park have left the carcasses of wild elephants as food for other animals, an official inquiry has revealed. Eight elephants were found dead at the park between June 2006 and June 2007. The State Police (Forest Cell), which is inquiring into the elephants deaths, found that the carcasses were left in the forest without either being buried or cremated.


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Poachers luring elephants to swallow bomb: forest officials

2007-09-04 - Bangalore, India.

The Forest cell of Karnataka police has stumbled upon evidence of poachers luring elephants to swallow bombs, concealed in their food. The tectic is aimed at killing them. According to Superintendent of Karnataka police’s Crime Investigation Department (Forest Cell) S.D. Jawaharlal, the post-mortem report of at least two elephants, who were found dead under mysterious circumstances in the Bandipur wildlife sanctuary, had revealed that the jumbos had chewed explosives that had exploded in their...


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Now, jumbo love spreads to Bangalore

2007-09-02 - Bangalore, India.

It's the season of jumbo love, and the elephants in the Bannerghatta Biological Park (BBP) are celebrating it with a rare candour. If West Bengal's Ranigunj saw elephants eloping, BBP reported two overactive cow elephants missing for three full days - they returned to the park on Saturday morning, only after an extended honeymoon with wild tuskers. Jumbo romance is not uncommon at the park, located 22 km from Bangalore. Six cow elephants have turned the park into a happy hunting ground for wild ...


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conflict

Elephant tramples man to death

2007-07-17 - BANGALORE, India.

A farmer was trampled to death by an elephant near Sathnur in Kanakapura taluk of Bangalore Rural district in the early hours of Monday. The police said that around 6.30 a.m. Range Gowda, 50, was working on his farm at M.T. Doddi, 5 km from Sathnur. An elephant strayed into the farm and trampled him, killing him on the spot, the police said. Later, the elephant destroyed crops in adjoining fields. People from the village burst firecrackers and beat drums and chased the elephant into the adjoinin...


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40-yr-old elephant electrocuted

2007-06-25 - Bangalore, India.

A 40-year-old tusker was electrocuted at a private estate near Kaggalipura on Saturday. The elephant had strayed around 11 km from the forest area in Thalaghattapura and five km from Kaggalipura. The police said that it had come to the estate in search of food when it came in contact with a live wire and was electrocuted. The officials from both Bannerghatta forest division and BESCOM (Bangalore Electricity Supply Company) visited the spot. The incident occurred at around 11 p.m., sources said.


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conservation

Elephant census in South India from May 7 to 9

2007-04-15 - BANGALORE, India.

An extensive census of elephants roaming the forests of South India will be carried out from May 7 to 9. According to Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife), Bangalore, Anur Reddy, forest officials of Karnataka along with their counterparts in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh will carry out a census of elephants for three days to estimate their numbers. Officials were carrying out a synchronised head-count of the pachyderms in view of their tendency to migrate across state borders.


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Veerappan"s gang members active in elephant poaching

2007-01-24 - BANGALORE, India.

Even after the death of brigand Veerappan, a few members of his erstwhile gang are still operating in M.M. Hills and surrounding jungles in Kollegal taluk of Chamarajnagar district. In the last one month, at least three male elephants were shot dead in Ponnachi Reserve Forest area in M.M. Hills. Alarmed by the death of the elephants, the staff of CID Forest Cell and Forest Department camped in M.M. Hills for over a fortnight and arrested seven people belonging to two gangs on charges of killing ...


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conflict

Elephants stray into villages on periphery of BNP. Forest Department denies reports of crop loss

2006-10-17 - Bangalore, India.

A herd of around 35 elephants strayed into villages on the periphery of Bannerghatta National Park (BNP) on Sunday night, creating panic among villagers. The elephants strayed into Begehalli, Ramasagara and Nallasandra villages near Jigani in Anekal taluk, three km from the BNP. The Forest Department staff burst firecrackers and chased the animals back into the BNP around 11.30 a.m.


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Genetic analysis of Asian elephants in India reveals some surprises

2005-12-20 - Bangalore, India.

Researchers in India and from The Earth Institute at Columbia University have discovered that one of the few remaining populations of Asian elephants in India is actually two genetically distinct groups. The results of the study, which appear in the current issue of the journal Animal Conservation, could have far-reaching implications in conservation plans for the endangered elephants as well as other species on the Subcontinent.


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poaching

Forest dept bans all trails during monsoon

2005-07-24 - BANGALORE, India.

In the wake of increased poaching incidents during monsoon, the forest department has decided to ban all forest trails during the monsoon. Till next order, all kinds of visits to forests by tourists, jungle trekking, core area hiking and other forest adventures, have been banned. The decision followed two encounters by the forest department with the poachers near Kalkere range in Bandipur tiger reserves, where six hard-core poachers from Kerala were arrested.


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Celebration time for Veda. Animal lovers and the female elephant have field day, Veda is not going to Zoo in to Armenia.

2005-04-30 - BANGALORE, India. Govind D. Belgaumkar

"Elephantine thanks to the PM"; "Veda saved from a cruel fate"; "Thank you, press." The banners said it all. Bangaloreans — schoolchildren and parents, as well as other animal-lovers — on Friday celebrated the decision of the Central Government to leave the six-year-old elephant, Veda, with its `family' in the Bannerghatta National Park here. The Centre had decided to gift Veda to Armenia to join the only male elephant in a zoo in that country. Animal-lovers here opposed it pointing at the c...


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Celebration time for Veda. Animal lovers and the female elephant have field day

2005-04-30 - BANGALORE, India. Govind D. Belgaumkar

"Elephantine thanks to the PM"; "Veda saved from a cruel fate"; "Thank you, press." The banners said it all. Bangaloreans — schoolchildren and parents, as well as other animal-lovers — on Friday celebrated the decision of the Central Government to leave the six-year-old elephant, Veda, with its `family' in the Bannerghatta National Park here. The Centre had decided to gift Veda to Armenia to join the only male elephant in a zoo in that country. Animal-lovers here opposed it pointing at the c...


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Born Free Foundation expresses deep concern over proposed jumbo gift

2005-01-31 - Bangalore, India. Born Free Foundation

Born Free Foundation, the internationally recognised wildlife and animal welfare charity today expressed deep reservations concerning the proposed gift of a young Asian elephant from India to the Republic of Armenia.

According to information received by the Foundation, the animal is due to leave Bangalore in southern India and is destined for Yerevan Zoo in Armenia. The exchange is in the form of a diplomatic gift consigned by the Prime Minister of India to his counter-part in Arm...


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Animal lovers and the female elephant have field day, Veda is not going to Zoo in to Armenia. 2005-04-30 - BANGALORE, India - Celebration time for Veda. Animal lovers and the female elephant have field day 2005-01-31 - Bangalore, India - Born Free Foundation expresses deep concern over proposed jumbo gift

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After Dasara, elephant Abhimanyu and pack head to forest camps

2020-10-28 - Mysuru, India.

After successful completion of Mysuru Dasara Jamboo Savari, Howdah carrier Abhimanyu and his team, left for their respective camps in the forest on Thursday. The elephants, Vikrama, Gopi, Vijaya and K...


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36 year old African female elephant born in Landa has died in Pretoria Zoo.

2020-10-27 - , South Africa.

National Zoological Garden: It is with a heavy heart that we inform all our loyal followers of the death of one of beloved elephants, Landa. Landa, aged 36, was a popular resident of the National Zool...


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Dasara Elephants To Go Back To Their Respective Camps Tomorrow

2020-10-27 - Mysuru, India.

Howdah elephant Abhimanyu and his team members, Gopi, Vikram, Kaveri and Vijaya, who participated in the Jumboo Savari at Mysore Palace yesterday and successfully fulfilled the responsibility given to...


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Female Asian Himeko in Himeji Zoo has died

2020-10-27 - , Japan.

Himeji Zoo announced that Himeyo, 43 years old, died 24th of October, from foot related problems. Her condition suddenly changed on the morning of the 24th, and she died.


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Yangon Zoo celebrates Momo’s birthday, away from crowds

2020-10-27 - Yangoon, Myanmar.

The Yangon Zoo’s most celebrated resident, Momo the elephant celebrated her 67th birthday at a party organised by zoo staff. Now approaching 70, Momo is one of the oldest Asian elephants in the worl...


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Mysore Dasara 2020: "Jamboo Savari" to be Live telecast on DD Chandana, FB, YouTube; How to watch

2020-10-26 - Mysuru, India.

Amid the coronavirus pandemic scare, the government has decided to organise the world famous Dasara celebrations in the palace city of Mysuru in a "simple" way. Jamboo Savari, the biggest attractions ...


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Baby Opal born at Nong Nooch Tropical Gardens Pattaya

2020-10-26 - Pattaya, Thailand. Patcharapol Panrak

At 09.09 on October 26, Nong Nooch Tropical Garden Pattaya president Kamphol Tansajja held a religious ceremony to welcome a new born female elephant. The baby jumbo was born on October 19 to parents ...


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Mysuru Dasara

2020-10-26 - Mysore, India.

Mysuru Dasara is the “Nadahabba” or the State-Festival of Karnataka. With fairs, cultural events, dance performances and musical concerts, the ten-day festival is celebrated with pomp and pageantr...


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On this date in Maine history: Oct. 25, 1836

2020-10-25 - Penobscot Bay, United States.

The passenger steamship Royal Tar, heading from Saint John, New Brunswick, to Portland, burns and sinks in Penobscot Bay while carrying a variety of circus animals, as well as 72 passengers and 21 cre...


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Cameroon arrests ivory smugglers, seizes nearly 120 elephant tusks

2020-10-24 - Yaoundé, Cameroon.

Cameroon authorities arrested four ivory smugglers attempting to transport nearly 120 elephant tusks through the country’s south, officials said Friday. The group had trafficked nearly 675 kilograms...


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Captive elephants losing lives to wild tuskers at Sakrebyle camp

2020-10-24 - Shivamogga, India.

The death of a 35-year-old male captive elephant 'Ranga' after being attacked by three wild elephants in a forest area near Sakrebailu elephant camp on Thirthahalli road has exposed the apathy of the ...


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Jack the elephant bull (27) has moved from Basel Zoo and returned home to Sosto Zoo in Hungary.

2020-10-22 - Sosto, Hungary.

Jack moved into the new, recently opened Tembea elephant enclosure in May 2017. He spent three and a half years at Basel Zoo. Last Tuesday, he returned to Hungary as agreed. There were no offspring bo...


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Ranch provides un-herd of experience in east Bradenton

2020-10-21 - Myakka, United States. Liz Ramos

When going to the Myakka Elephant Ranch, be sure not to have anything sweet in your pocket because Lou, an African savanna elephant, will be able to sniff it out. Public can visit Myakka City nonprofi...


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Central Highlands province mulls ban on elephant rides on safety, welfare concerns

2020-10-21 - Dak Lak, Vietnam. Tran Hoa, Nguyen Quy

Authorities in Dak Lak Province are considering calling a halt to the famous elephant-back tours following accidents and animal protection concerns. Nguyen Thuy Phuong Hieu, deputy director of the Cen...


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Kester Vickery and Emma Fearnhead of Conservation Solutions administer some necessary drugs to ensure the Tusker is safely transported to its new home.

‘Majestic giants’ introduced into community owned reserves to strengthen elephant gene poole

2020-10-21 - Mkuze, South Africa.

in a joint operation between WILDLANDS – a programme of the WILDTRUST, the Aspinall Foundation (in partnership with Albus Environmental), Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife and Conservation Solutions, a 20-year-...


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Caught out in a virus world: Elephant camps across Thailand are attempting to reinvent their image as they shift their focus to domestic tourism in a bid to survive

2020-10-21 - Bangkok, Thailand.

Focusing on animal welfare, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is working with the Department of Livestock Development, veterinarians and elephant experts to seek a solution in enhancing the stan...


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Karnataka: Elephant Ekadanta Dies In Shivamogga Due To Cardiac Arrest

2020-10-21 - New Delhi, India.

A 35-year-old elephant, named Ekadanta, passed away at Sakrebailu camp in Shivamogga. According to Sakrebailu forest officers, the death of the elephant was caused by cardiac arrest.
His body w...


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Odisha forms state-level task force to reduce man-animal conflict

2020-10-20 - Bhubaneswar, India.

In its bid to reduce the man-animal conflict, the Odisha government on Tuesday set up a state-level task force to prepare a master plan for the next three years, official sources said. The state leve...


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A herd of elephants crosses a rural road in Xishuangbanna on April 7.

Human-elephant conflict escalates in China"s Xishuangbanna

2020-10-20 - Xishuangbanna, China.

According to the local forest authority, human deaths and injuries from wild elephant attacks in Xishuangbanna have soared since 2016. In 2019 alone, 12 people were killed by wild elephants in the pre...


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The year four top-flight circuses came to Cedar Rapids

2020-10-20 - Cedar Rapids, United States. Joe Coffey, The History Center

The Van Amburgh circus that came to Cedar Rapids was run by his longtime manager, Hyatt Frost. It boasted its three tents held “300 men and horses,” the “largest elephant in captivity” and a ...


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