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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 level task force (SLTF) is formed under the chairmanship of Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife) and Chief Wildlife Warden, will submit the master plan report to the government within six weeks, said Forest and Environment minister B K Arukha. Official sources said that man-elephant conflic...


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Nandankanan Zoological Park finds adoption therapy

2020-10-18 - Bhubaneswar, India. Sudarsan Maharana

Elephant at Rs 2.5 lakh is the costliest species for adoption for a year. A State PSU like Odisha Mining Corporation has adopted 17 animals at a cost of Rs 16 lakh which include two Indian elephants and a melanistic tiger.


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Tusked seized by Odisha forest officials

19 kg elephant tusks seized in Odisha"s Keonjhar, 3 traders held

2020-09-02 - BHUBANESWAR, India.

state forest department officials on Monday night seized around 19 kg of elephant tusks from a car near Bayapita village under Harichandanpur police limits in Keonjhar district. Three persons, all ivory traders, were arrested in this connection.


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Odisha Claims Fall In Jumbo Deaths In 2016-17

2017-01-29 - Bhubaneswar, India.

After an annual review meeting of the Forest and Environment department under chairmanship of the Chief Secretary at the State Secretariat here, Suresh Mohapatra, secretary of the department, said, “With two months left for the 2016-17 financial year to get over, 41 elephant deaths have been reported in the State so far which is considerable fall in comparison to 65-70 elephant death cases reported in the last four years on an average.”


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Rogue tusker injures two elephants in zoo

2016-11-26 - Bhubaneswar, India.

A rogue tusker, which had strayed from the adjoining Chandaka wildlife sanctuary, wreaked havoc in the elephant safari at Nandankanan zoo here, injuring two resident elephants on Thursday night. The two injured elephants are Basanti and Chandan - one female and the other a male. The tusker entered the safari through a gap in the fencing.


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Wild jumbo intrudes into zoo, attacks two inmates

2016-11-25 - Bhubaneswar, India.

A wild elephant destroyed 20 feet of the boundary wall of Nandankanan Zoological Park (NZP) in the wee hours of Friday and attacked two elephants at the zoo. According to sources, the security personnel at NZP were able to scare away the animal using lights and noise makers. Two zoo elephants – Chandan and Basanti –sustained minor injuries in the attack.


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Jumbo concern only gets bigger. In six years, 354 persons killed by elephants in state Odisha

2013-12-04 - Bhubaneswar, India.

Rising incidents of human-elephant conflict has become a headache for the state government. As many as 354 people were killed by the jumbos in the past six years, while 368 elephants died during the same period. Between 2008-09 and 2013-14 (till November 15 this year), the number of elephant deaths caused by poaching, electrocution, and accidents is higher than the casualties due to natural reasons and diseases. Nearly 150 elephants died due to poaching, electrocution, and accidents as against 1...


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Bhubaneswar zoo to expand enclosure for housing more elephants

2013-10-20 - Bhubaneswar, India.

The elephant enclosure at Nandankanan would soon be expanded to 20 acre from the current five. The zoo authorities have already got the nod from Central Zoo Authority (CZA). Besides, it will also get four more adult elephants by December. Currently, there are three elephants in the zoo.


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Tusker kills Mahout in Odisha sanctuary

2012-11-09 - Bhubaneswar, India.

An elephant undergoing training at Chandaka Sanctuary here today crushed its Mahout to death, forest officials said. Dilip Rabha (52), who was training 20-year-old elephant Shankar for the past two years, was pulled down from the animal´s back and trampled to death while it was being taken for a bath. After killing the Mahout, Shankar sat near the body and prevented anyone to come near him. A team from Nandankanan Zoo reached the spot and tranquilized the elephant.


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3 elephants found dead in Similipal

2011-11-05 - BHUBANESWAR, India.

In a chilling reminder of last year’s elephant poaching spree in Similipal, three elephants were found dead in Ektalia forests under Karanjia forest division on Friday. Besides a male and a female, carcass of a calf was found. The tusk of the male elephant was missing fuelling fears of poisoning, as is suspected by the wildlife officials too. “A forensic officer will proceed to the spot on Saturday morning to collect evidence,” said Field Director Anup Kumar Nayak.


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Rogue tusker to get commando training

2010-10-26 - Bhubaneswar, India.

After serving a term in confinement, tusker Nandan has a public service on hand. The forest department plans to use the 24-year-old tusker as a kumki (trained commando elephant) to tame wild elephants so that they do not destroy lives and property. On Monday, Nandan was transported to the elephant-training centre at the Chandaka Wildlife Sanctuary, 60 km from Bhubaneswar, from Nandankanan Zoo, on the outskirts of the Orissa capital, where he spent ten years in chains after unintentionally killin...


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Orissa lost 20 pc of its elephant population in 25 yrs: WSO

2010-09-06 - Bhubaneswar, India.

Orissa, famous since the times of King Ashoka for its magnificent elephant population, will soon lose that exalted status in view of large-scale killing by the poachers and increasing death of pachyderms from electrocution.
According to official figures, during the last 19 years 231 elephants were killed by poachers, 166 died due to accidents and 173 died of natural causes.


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Simlipal: Staff burnt elephant carcasses to destroy evidence

2010-08-02 - Bhubaneswar, India. Debabrata Mohanty

Field staff of Simlipal Tiger Reserve, the fourth-largest tiger reserve in the country, burnt a large number of elephant carcasses to remove any evidences of poaching, a probe committee of the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has found. After a number of elephant deaths were reported in April and May 2010, the NTCA constituted an independent assessment team comprising wildlife activists Belinda Wright and Biswajit Mohanty, who visited Simlipal between June 6 and 11. The team confirme...


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Three elephants electrocuted in Orissa

2010-08-01 - Bhubaneswar, India.

Three wild elephants were electrocuted in a forest area of Orissa´s Keonjhar district, an official Sunday said. The two male and a female elephant died near Durlabhapur village under Telkoi forest division, some 210 km from Bhubaneswar after coming in contact with a high-tension overhead wire, a district forest official told IANS. Wildlife and forest officials rushed to the spot and began investigation after local residents spotted the dead elephants early Sunday.


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Elephant killings rock Simlipal

2010-06-01 - Bhubaneswar, India.

A dozen elephants were found killed in Simlipal forest during a recent census, shocking officials and underscoring the threat to the animals from organised poaching gangs. The needle of suspicion also points towards some forest officials, who may be hand in glove with the poachers. Regional chief conservator of forests (RCCF) Ajit Bhartuar, who spoke to TOI from Baripada, admitted the deaths had taken place but did not agree with the number.


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Elephant Census begins in Orissa

2010-04-23 - Bhubaneswar, India.

The much-awaited elephant census began in Orissa with the deployment of around 10,000 officials of the Orissa Wildlife Department. The latest census will determine the exact number of elephants in the state. The officials have been provided with necessary equipments and given due training to undertake their work. The counting of elephants will last for three days. It would be conducted in about 129,700 sq km of forest area in Orissa. According to a 2007 census, there were 1,862 elephants in the ...


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Poachers kill young tusker in Orissa

2010-03-03 - Bhubaneswar, India.

A young tusker was killed by poachers in Kulunda forest of Orissa’s Angul district, a forest official said Wednesday. The wild elephant received bullets below its ears and on its head. Villagers reported the incident to forest officials, who tried to locate the elephant. But the animal succumbed to its injuries and its dead body was recovered deep in the forest about 200 km from here. “We tried to trace the elephant all through the day. But we could not find it. Before we could treat it, it ...


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Poachers kill tusker for ivory in Orissa

2009-11-29 - Bhubaneswar, India.

Poachers have killed a young tusker for ivory in the forests of Sangramal in Orissa's Sambalpur district, officials said Saturday. The elephant was brutally killed and the mutilated body was discovered by villagers lying in a pool of blood. The villagers informed the forest officials about the elephant's death. The animal's trunk was chopped into several pieces to extract the ivory.


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An animal keeper tending a baby elephant at Nandankanan Zoo as part of the Wildlife Week, in Bhubaneswar

Jumbo focus marks Wildlife Week

2009-10-05 - Bhubaneswar, India.

As rest of the country is celebrating Wildlife Week beginning October 2, Orissa today chose to make noises about jumbos which are under an increasing pressure from rapidly growing urbanisation and industrialisation. Like the previous years, the Wildlife Wing today showcased the elephants at Nandankanan Zoo in a bid to spread awareness among the students and visitors in general. A few kilometres away, a 6.3 km nature’s trail was thrown open in the core of Chandaka Elephant Sanctuary, home to 67...


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Corridor of survival shrinking for elephants

2009-09-27 - Bhubaneswar, India.

Since April, at least 17 elephants have died in Orissa, boasting of the largest jumbo population in the eastern region. Their number has risen and so has their misery. In the last 10 years, approximately 400 pachyderms have died in Orissa. The decade also marked an upswing in mineral and industrial activities. Besides encroaching habitats of elephants through increasing mining as well as urbanisation activities, large-scale infrastructure such as road network and railway lines have led to fragme...


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Odisha finally wants to manage elephant corridors

2009-09-16 - Bhubaneswar, India.

Long seven years after the Central government requested Odisha government to put in place a perspective plan to reduce human-elephant conflict, the state has finally announced to finalise a plan for proper management of elephant corridors. The state government on Tuesday said that it would prepare an elephant corridor management plan in the next six months. The decision was taken at a high level meeting that was chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.


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Elephant habitats are shrinking in India

Indian villagers flee elephants

2009-09-08 - Bhubaneswar, India.

Hundreds of villagers have been forced to take shelter in camps in the Indian state of Orissa after repeated attacks by a herd of elephants. Seven people have been killed and several others injured in attacks by a herd of 12-13 elephants over the past few weeks in Kandhamal district. Over 2,500 people living in 45 villages have been affected by the attacks, district chief Krishen Kumar said.


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Now, relief camps for tusker-attack victims in Kandhamal

2009-09-06 - Bhubaneswar, India. Sandeep Mishra

There seems no end to relief camps in Kandhamal. Last week, the administration shut down its two remaining camps for ethno-communal riot victims, only to set up two more on Sunday. But the new camps are meant for people who lost their houses to marauding elephants.


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Elephants kills 250 people in eastern India

2008-06-05 - Bhubaneswar, India.

At least 250 people die on an average every year in the country's eastern states in the man-elephant conflict. "Conflict with wild-elephants claims 250 lives in the east every year," A N Prasad, Inspector-General of Forests and Director of Project Elephant told a workshop on 'Man-Elephant Interface for the Eastern Region" on Wednesday. The workshop was informed that Jharkhand reported the highest human casualty of 67 deaths in the region in 2006-07 while the death toll was 91 in 2005-06. Jharkha...


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Corridors to end jumbo crisis

2008-06-04 - Bhubaneswar, India.

On the eve of World Environment Day, senior wildlife officials from Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Orissa and Bengal today came together to work out an inter-state co-ordination strategy and to resolve the long standing issue of man-elephant conflict. Organised by the wildlife wing of the forest department, the workshop titled “Man-Elephant interface for the eastern regional states of India” aimed to focus on conflicts arising due to spatial and food-related problems.


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Man-elephant conflict echos in Orissa Assembly

2008-02-14 - Bhubaneswar, India.

The ongoing man-elephant conflict had its echo in the Orissa assembly on Thursday with nearly two dozen members cutting across party lines expressing concern over the growing jumbo menance in different parts of the state. The issue was raised during zero hour with members, both from the ruling BJD-BJP and opposition Congress, CPI and JMM, demanding amendment in the relief coDe for giving adequate compensation to tHe affected people, mostly farmers.


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Aquarium and elephant enclosure inaugurated in Orissa zoo

2008-02-04 - Bhubaneswar, India.

A state of the art ultra modern aquarium and a naturalistic elephant enclosure was inaugurated by Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at Nandankanan Zoological Park near here on Monday. The education materials are displayed in form of 30 nos. of trans-slides display boards. It covers the all types of aquatic ecosystem. There is a special section which depicts the uniqueness of the marine ecosystem of Orissa. The new elephant enclosure has been developed over an area of 5 acres to provide a near...


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Man shoots tusker in self defence

2008-01-29 - BHUBANESWAR, India.

A tusker was shot dead at Madhupur village near Khurda today. Forest officials said that they had seized a gun from a person called Purnachandra Baliarsing. He claimed that he had shot the elephant in self defence. Investigations are on as the forest and police officials doubt Baliarsing’s version. The 68-year-old said that the elephant chased him. The animal had strayed from Chandaka forest in search of food and was feeding on the harvest of Purnachandra.
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Poachers hot on jumbo trail

2007-12-22 - BHUBANESWAR, India. Siba Mohanty

What Sansar Chand had done to tigers of Sariska, Asfaque and Ram Thapa are doing to the elephants of Orissa. Slowly but surely, the jumbos are being hunted down, their tusks fetching millions in wildlife trade circuits across the country. Thapa was nabbed by police last fortnight but Asfaque continues to evade arrest till date. One of the better elephant habitats in India, with over 1,600 pachyderms, the State is fast becoming an operating ground for organised groups, some of which have had nexu...


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Forty elephants run amok; 7 hurt, 1 dead

2007-12-18 - Bhubaneswar, India.

About 40 elephants have fled the Chandaka Sanctuary here and were on the rampage. This is described as a "winter phenomenon". The forest authorities came to know about the "sanctuary-break story" late Monday when reports reached them that a herd of jumbo inmates trampled a 62-year-old farmer to death. They also injured seven people and destroyed huge crops in a village called Tartua, which is about 50 km from here.


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Elephants kill one and injure four

2007-12-17 - BHUBANESWAR, India.

One person B Chhotray was killed and four others injured when a herd of seven elephants which had moved out of the Chandaka forests entered a village near Nirakarpur last night. Forest officials said the herd had moved to stretches of wild grassland close to Chilka and since yesterday they had entered Aridi village of Nirakarpur. The injured have been admitted to SCB Medical College & Hospital, Cuttack, the Capital Hospital at Bhubaneswar and the Khurda Hospital.
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Reliving memories of ‘Kalinga’ through docu film

2007-12-05 - BHUBANESWAR, India.

The memories of Kalinga - the nine month- old baby elephant of Chandaka Dampara Sanctuary which met with a sudden death after 40 days of ‘captivity for a cause’ - could now come through a documentary film to reveal the real story and more. The real life story will be transformed into the digital documentation with the active support of the sanctuary authorities who are producing the film and a team of volunteers who have come forward to contribute their efforts to make the venture a lifetime...


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42 kg ivory seized

2007-11-29 - BHUBANESWAR, India.

Seizure of ivory, weighing about 42 kg in Rayagada, has once again pointed at a strong illegal wildlife trade in the State. Police on Wednesday seized the ivory from Rayagada district’s Muniguda area and handed them over to forest officials. Two persons have been arrested in this connection. The value of the tusks could be several lakhs since the average price per kilogram now depends on what a smuggler quotes, a forest official said.


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Ivory worth Rs. 150,000 seized in Orissa

2007-10-18 - Bhubaneswar, India.

Forest officials in Mayurbanj district have seized ivory worth Rs. 150,000 from a smuggler. The tusk weighing 21.9 kg and cut into five pieces, was seized from the accused Wednesday by forest officials at Malapada village in Mayurbanj district, about 350 km from the state capital Bhubaneswar. Acting on a tip-off about the smuggling of ivory by a tribal, we laid a trap early Wednesday to catch him red-handed, said Range Officer Jitendra Kumar Mohanty.


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welfare

Trains along forest areas to be halted at night

2007-10-18 - BHUBANESWAR, India.

If the Ministry of Environment and Forests has its way, movement of trains along the lines running through wildlife corridors would be stopped during night hours in Orissa, West Bengal, Assam and Uttaranchal, till preventive measures are put in place. Reliable sources said the Union Secretary has written to Rail Board on the same line after receiving feedbacks from states like Orissa and West Bengal over inadequate accident prevention measures made available along tracks in the vulnerable zones.


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GIS mapping to trace jumbos

2007-10-17 - Bhubaneswar, India.

After its role in managing natural resources, disaster management and more recently of malaria in the State, geo-information system (GIS) applications have come as a great help in another key area of wildlife management, i.e. reducing man-animal conflicts. As per a study by Chandaka Dampara Sanctuary authorities, the movement pattern of specific elephants, its flagship species, can now be known through proper GIS mapping over the years with the help of annual and seasonal data interpretation so ...


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Orissa, AP facing an elephantine problem

2007-10-16 - BHUBANESWAR, India. Siba Mohanty

Orissa and Andhra Pradesh have long been fighting over a host of issues - from sharing river water to ownership of border villages. Now, the two governments have a common ‘elephantine’ problem. This is not over ownership. Rather, it is about a group of elephants AP badly wants to get rid of from its territory, but has been unsuccessful till now. Orissa, too, wants them back but does not know how to.


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Elephant Day to be observed tomorrow

2007-10-05 - Bhubaneswar, India.

BHUBANESWAR, Oct. 5: The Nandankanan Zoological Park in collaboration with the Chandaka Wildlife Division, Nature and Wildlife Conservation Society, Orissa, WWF Orissa and CEE, eastern regional cell, will observe elephant day on 7 October and a Wildlife Week too. To mark the day, the zoo authorities have decided to organise the naming ceremony of the recently- rescued elephant calf, besides adorning the elephants and fixing a huge hoarding.


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Indian zoo tries to save baby elephant orphaned and hurt when mother killed by train

2007-09-21 - BHUBANESWAR, India.

Veterinarians at a zoo in eastern India struggled Friday to save an orphaned baby elephant who was injured when a train killed its mother, officials said.
The 4-month-old elephant was brought to the Nandankanan Zoo in the city of Bhubaneswar with slight injuries, but its chances of surviving without its mother were estimated at 50 percent, said zoo director Ajit Patnaik. The Nandankanan zoo earlier had the opportunity to take care of more than 20 orphaned wild baby elephants and nearly 50...


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Master plan on elephant reserves just a coverup

2007-08-05 - BHUBANESWAR, India.

Faced with criticism for withdrawing proposals of two new elephant reserves, the State Government has tried to put up a brave face by going on record that it had already prepared a master plan to protect the jumbos. The plan, according to Forest Department, has been placed before the Centre for its approval. There is, however, more to it than meets the eye. The Rs 52-crore master plan that the Forest Department is talking about now is actually an Elephant Management Plan the Wildlife Wing had pr...


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Orissa prepares master plan for protection of elephants

2007-08-04 - BHUBANESWAR, India.

A week after withdrawing a proposal for setting up of two elephant reserves, the Orissa government has prepared a master plan for protection of the pachyderm population in the state. "We have chalked out a Rs 52 crore master plan for protection of elephants. The state government has sent it for the Centre's approval," said Forest Department Special Secretary Priyanath Padhi.


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Good news for Orissa State: Elephants on the rise

2007-07-21 - Bhubaneswar, India.

A state still struggling to strike a balance between industrialisation and ecology has witnessed a rise in the number of elephants even in the face of intense mining and deforestation activities. Add to that the growing menace of poaching. The latest elephant census has put the total number of elephants in Orissa at 1862. In 2002, when the last comprehensive census was carried out, their number stood at 1841. According to a WWF report, the elephant sex ratio in India varies from 1:26 to 1:46, an...


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Orissa steps up measures to contain elephant intrusion

2007-07-12 - Bhubaneswar, India.

In a bid to contain elephant intrusion into human habitations, the Orissa government has initiated a series of measures including easy availability of food and water inside jungles for the pachyderms. Elephants were mostly coming out of forests and entering human habitations in search of food and water, Chief Minister, Naveen Patnaik, said in the State Assembly last night.


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IAY houses for jumbo attack victims: CM

2007-07-10 - BHUBANESWAR, India.

As many as 43 people have been killed in elephant attacks in the State’s tribaldominated Sundargarh district during the last seven years. Replying to a question from Prafulla Majhi (Cong), Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said of the 61 elephant attack deaths reported, 43 cases were confirmed and compensation had been paid in all these cases. Patnaik said the State Government had increased the ex gratia compensation amount from Rs 10,000 to Rs 1 lakh recently.


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Calf Kalinga"s story to come alive in film

2007-07-04 - Bhubaneswar, United States. Sulochana Das

The issue of man-elephant conflict is all set to come up for debate once again with a documentary film on the life and death of calf elephant Kalinga getting ready. Assimilating the video clips made by the officials of the Chandaka Wildlife Sanctuary on Kalinga's 40 day stay under human care and her death inside the sanctuary, Orissa Government's Forest Department has decided to make a 15 minute duration film.


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Calf elephant Kalinga found dead inside Orissa sanctuary

2007-07-01 - Bhubaneswar, India. Sulochana Das

Calf elephant Kalinga, which hogged the headlines for several weeks after it strayed into the Capital city and its subsequent return to the wild a fortnight ago, is no more. The seven-month-old elephant calf was found dead inside the Chandaka Wildlife Sanctuary on the outskirts of the city on Sunday. The post-mortem report indicated that the elephant calf had not died due to starvation.


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Calf elephant Kalinga returns to Chandaka sanctuary

2007-06-17 - Bhubaneswar, India.

A calf elephant from Chandaka Elephant Sanctuary, which was left behind in the city by a herd of wild elephants last month, is now back in the wild. The calf that was christened Kalinga as she had strayed into the Kalinga Studio complex of the Capital city was taken back to the sanctuary by a herd of four elephants on Saturday afternoon. The officials of the Chandaka Wildlife Division are now tracking the movement of the herd with which Kalinga was moving.


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Orissa: 328 persons, 90 elephants have died

2007-06-04 - Bhubaneswar, India.

The man-animal conflict in Orissa has claimed 328 human and 90 elephant lives since 2000-01. During the past seven years, a total of 90 elephant poaching cases have been registered under the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.


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Illegal trade in animal body parts exposed in Orissa

2007-02-24 - Bhubaneswar, India.

A joint operation by the Forest Department and Crime Branch of Orissa police led to arrest of three persons and seizure of over 14 kg of ivory in Orissa on Saturday made it clear that the State was a soft target of poachers. One kg of ivory could fetch up to Rs 40 000 in international market. Orissa is home to more than 1800 elephants that were found in the forests of Satkosia, Nayagarh, Chandaka, Similipal, Keonjhar, Dhenkanal, Rairakhol and Sambalpur.


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Tiger kills mother, baby elephant

2006-11-23 - BHUBANESWAR, India.

It was a fight that even surprised the Forest officials of Similipal Tiger Reserve (STR). A duel between a tiger and an elephant in which the big cat prevailed. The tiger reserve rarely has witnessed such incidents in the past although tigers are known to kill elephant calves. Every year, two or three calves are hunted by the tigers in the reserve.


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Two elephants found dead in Orissa

2006-10-13 - BHUBANESWAR, India.

Two elephants were found dead in a paddy field in Lahanda under Keonjhar districts Joda police limits on Thursday. The pachyderms, both juvenile females, are believed to have been poisoned. There was no sign of any external injury nor was there any electricity supply line in the vicinity to suggest that the two could have been electrocuted, sources in the department said.


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Elephant crushes man for pulling tail

2006-08-04 - Bhubaneswar, India.

A wild elephant crushed a man to death in Orissa for pulling its tail. The elephant appeared at Badabil in Keonjhar district at about 7 p.m. Thursday, according to the Oriya daily Dharitri. The deceased, a driver, pulled the tail of the elephant out of curiosity. The elephant became furious, caught the driver by its trunk and crushed him, the report added. Police later got the man's body, whose identity is yet to be established.


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Skeleton of elephant on display in Orissa

2006-07-15 - Bhubaneswar, India.

The skeleton of a huge tusker that killed two persons before its death in the Chandaka Wildlife Sanctuary near Bhubaneswar is being put up for display at the Regional Museum of Natural History. It appeared that it had suffered pellet wounds which were not healing. Wildlife personnel and vets even tranquilised it in the wild to treat its wounds, but it did not survive and died on May 17.


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welfare

When two mahouts let an elephant down

2006-06-29 - Bhubaneswar, India.

Officials had found Motilal, a 15-year-old tamed elephant, abandoned on the national highway in the western district of Dhenkanal in Orissa in 2004. Officials brought the animal, which had been left by its mahout, to the Chandaka elephant reserve, using it for patrolling to check poaching and timber smuggling. On June 23, Chilu, its new mahout, attacked it with metal tools used to control elephants. Chilu was allegedly drunk and injured the animal in several places, including its trunk, mouth ...


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`Orissa Government a mute spectator to elephant deaths". In the last 12 months as many as 14 elephants were killed in Orissa"s forests

2006-04-29 - Bhubaneswar, India. The Hindu

The Orissa Government has turned a `mute spectator' to the unabated poaching of tuskers in the State for illegal ivory trade, Wildlife Society of Orissa (WSO) secretary Biswajit Mohanty said on Friday. He claimed that in the last 12 months as many as 14 elephants were killed in Orissa's forests. In April alone two elephants were shot dead, one at Chandaka and the other at Satkoshia Wildlife Sanctuaries, both considered as the ideal habitat for elephants in Orissa.


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Bomb to chase away elephants explodes, one killed

2005-07-23 - Bhubaneswar, India.

A crude bomb being carried in a lunch box to chase marauding elephants away from fields exploded in an Orissa village, killing one and injuring three. Five people from Kadua village in Dhenkanal district, 150 km from here, had gone to their fields on the outskirts of the village Friday night. To chase away elephants, one of them was carrying a bomb inside his lunchbox, which exploded, a district police official told IANS on telephone. While one man died instantly, three people were critically in...


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Avoiding man-animal conflict has become wild-goose chase

2004-10-04 - BHUBANESWAR, India.

Between man and animal, it is a conflict that is getting grimmer by the day. The more the human beings invade their habitations, the stronger becomes their resistance. And, same goes the retaliation from the man's side. As the State celebrates Wildlife Week, it is down to the basics for survival for both man and animal. Consider this. From 1998-99 to 2003-04, elephants killed more men than the other way round. In these six years, the pachyderms killed 228 human beings.


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Remains of 500-year-old elephant excavated in Orissa, India

2004-01-11 - Bhubaneswar, India. Jatindra Dash, Newkerala.com

A team of archaeologists has uncovered the remains of an elephant believed to be 500 years old from a fort in Orissa. The team from the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) found the remains at the Barabati fort at Cuttack town, 26 km from here. The skeleton was found two metres below the surface during the excavation of the fort's 102 acres of land, said P.K. Dwibedi, in charge of the ASI's office here.


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58 Headlines about Elephants from Bhubaneswar2020-10-20 - Bhubaneswar, India - Odisha forms state-level task force to reduce man-animal conflict 2020-10-18 - Bhubaneswar, India - Nandankanan Zoological Park finds adoption therapy 2020-09-02 - BHUBANESWAR, India - 19 kg elephant tusks seized in Odisha"s Keonjhar, 3 traders held 2017-01-29 - Bhubaneswar, India - Odisha Claims Fall In Jumbo Deaths In 2016-17 2016-11-26 - Bhubaneswar, India - Rogue tusker injures two elephants in zoo 2016-11-25 - Bhubaneswar, India - Wild jumbo intrudes into zoo, attacks two inmates 2013-12-04 - Bhubaneswar, India - Jumbo concern only gets bigger. In six years, 354 persons killed by elephants in state Odisha 2013-10-20 - Bhubaneswar, India - Bhubaneswar zoo to expand enclosure for housing more elephants 2012-11-09 - Bhubaneswar, India - Tusker kills Mahout in Odisha sanctuary 2011-11-05 - BHUBANESWAR, India - 3 elephants found dead in Similipal 2010-10-26 - Bhubaneswar, India - Rogue tusker to get commando training 2010-09-06 - Bhubaneswar, India - Orissa lost 20 pc of its elephant population in 25 yrs: WSO 2010-08-02 - Bhubaneswar, India - Simlipal: Staff burnt elephant carcasses to destroy evidence 2010-08-01 - Bhubaneswar, India - Three elephants electrocuted in Orissa 2010-06-01 - Bhubaneswar, India - Elephant killings rock Simlipal 2010-04-23 - Bhubaneswar, India - Elephant Census begins in Orissa 2010-03-03 - Bhubaneswar, India - Poachers kill young tusker in Orissa 2009-11-29 - Bhubaneswar, India - Poachers kill tusker for ivory in Orissa 2009-10-05 - Bhubaneswar, India - Jumbo focus marks Wildlife Week 2009-09-27 - Bhubaneswar, India - Corridor of survival shrinking for elephants 2009-09-16 - Bhubaneswar, India - Odisha finally wants to manage elephant corridors 2009-09-08 - Bhubaneswar, India - Indian villagers flee elephants 2009-09-06 - Bhubaneswar, India - Now, relief camps for tusker-attack victims in Kandhamal 2008-06-05 - Bhubaneswar, India - Elephants kills 250 people in eastern India 2008-06-04 - Bhubaneswar, India - Corridors to end jumbo crisis 2008-02-14 - Bhubaneswar, India - Man-elephant conflict echos in Orissa Assembly 2008-02-04 - Bhubaneswar, India - Aquarium and elephant enclosure inaugurated in Orissa zoo 2008-01-29 - BHUBANESWAR, India - Man shoots tusker in self defence 2007-12-22 - BHUBANESWAR, India - Poachers hot on jumbo trail 2007-12-18 - Bhubaneswar, India - Forty elephants run amok; 7 hurt, 1 dead 2007-12-17 - BHUBANESWAR, India - Elephants kill one and injure four 2007-12-05 - BHUBANESWAR, India - Reliving memories of ‘Kalinga’ through docu film 2007-11-29 - BHUBANESWAR, India - 42 kg ivory seized 2007-10-18 - Bhubaneswar, India - Ivory worth Rs. 150,000 seized in Orissa 2007-10-18 - BHUBANESWAR, India - Trains along forest areas to be halted at night 2007-10-17 - Bhubaneswar, India - GIS mapping to trace jumbos 2007-10-16 - BHUBANESWAR, India - Orissa, AP facing an elephantine problem 2007-10-05 - Bhubaneswar, India - Elephant Day to be observed tomorrow 2007-09-21 - BHUBANESWAR, India - Indian zoo tries to save baby elephant orphaned and hurt when mother killed by train 2007-08-05 - BHUBANESWAR, India - Master plan on elephant reserves just a coverup 2007-08-04 - BHUBANESWAR, India - Orissa prepares master plan for protection of elephants 2007-07-21 - Bhubaneswar, India - Good news for Orissa State: Elephants on the rise 2007-07-12 - Bhubaneswar, India - Orissa steps up measures to contain elephant intrusion 2007-07-10 - BHUBANESWAR, India - IAY houses for jumbo attack victims: CM 2007-07-04 - Bhubaneswar, United States - Calf Kalinga"s story to come alive in film 2007-07-01 - Bhubaneswar, India - Calf elephant Kalinga found dead inside Orissa sanctuary 2007-06-17 - Bhubaneswar, India - Calf elephant Kalinga returns to Chandaka sanctuary 2007-06-04 - Bhubaneswar, India - Orissa: 328 persons, 90 elephants have died 2007-02-24 - Bhubaneswar, India - Illegal trade in animal body parts exposed in Orissa 2006-11-23 - BHUBANESWAR, India - Tiger kills mother, baby elephant 2006-10-13 - BHUBANESWAR, India - Two elephants found dead in Orissa 2006-08-04 - Bhubaneswar, India - Elephant crushes man for pulling tail 2006-07-15 - Bhubaneswar, India - Skeleton of elephant on display in Orissa 2006-06-29 - Bhubaneswar, India - When two mahouts let an elephant down 2006-04-29 - Bhubaneswar, India - `Orissa Government a mute spectator to elephant deaths". In the last 12 months as many as 14 elephants were killed in Orissa"s forests 2005-07-23 - Bhubaneswar, India - Bomb to chase away elephants explodes, one killed 2004-10-04 - BHUBANESWAR, India - Avoiding man-animal conflict has become wild-goose chase 2004-01-11 - Bhubaneswar, India - Remains of 500-year-old elephant excavated in Orissa, India

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 A view of the elephant training centre in Konni that houses the elephant museum. The museum will be opened on February 19.

Konni: Full-scale museum will showcase the unique relationship between humans, elephants

2021-02-09 - Pathanamthitta, India.

The building that houses the museum, which was originally opened in 2006 by displaying an elephant skeleton and implements associated with the training of captive elephants, was awaiting renovation fo...


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‘Andal’ and ‘Premi’ from Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple in Srirangam

Elephants begin journey to Thekkampatti for 48-day retreat

2021-02-08 - Thekkampatti, India.

Elephants from temples across Tamil Nadu began to descend on Sunday morning for the 48-day jumbo retreat at Thekkampatti camp on the banks of river Bhavani in Coimbatore. A pet project of former Chief...


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Dudhwa Tiger Reserve Invites People to Name Newborn Elephant, Announces ‘Surprise Gift’

2021-02-08 - Salukapur, India.

The calf was born on February 3, more than two years after 10 elephants were translocated from Karnataka to Dudhwa tiger reserve's South Sonaripur range. Teresa is the first cow to conceive after the ...


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Study suggests how elephants became big and cancer-resistant

2021-02-08 - Buffalo, United States.

Though many elephant relatives harbor extra copies of tumor-suppressor genes, the scientists found that elephant genomes possess some unique duplications that may contribute to tumor suppression throu...


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Rajasthan Govt Orders Removal Of 20 Medically Unfit Elephants From Tourist Rides At Amer Fort

2021-02-08 - Jaipur , India.

The Rajasthan Government on Monday ordered the removal of 20 medically unfit elephants from tourist rides at Amer Fort in Jaipur. 3 elephants had tested positive for tuberculosis (TB), 11 elephants ha...


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A Unique 125,000-Year-Old Elephant Fossil Found

2021-02-06 - Isle of Wight, United Kingdom.

Two brothers living in England and interested in fossil hunting as an amateur found a fossil on the beach of Isle of Wight. While this fossil is thought to be an elephant fossil dating back 125,000 ye...


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Baby elephant born in North Sumatra"s Tangkahan CRU

2021-02-04 - Medan, Indonesia.

A 35-year-old elephant, named "Sari," gave birth to this female calf, weighing 69 kilograms and 108 centimeters in height, in the Tangkahan Conservation Response Unit (CRU), Mount Leuser National Park...


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The photo of Aameena trying to wake up her dead mother was a heart-wrenching sight for all.

Elephant calf found near dead mother befriends all at rehab home

2021-01-30 - Thiruvananthapuram, India.

Aameena, the wild elephant calf found near its deceased mother elephant at Kallar has been shifted to Kottoor elephant rehabilitation centre. The calf calf easily got adjusted to her new home. The mot...


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Sri Lanka to conduct elephant census after 10 years

2021-01-26 - Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka’s Department of Wildlife Conservation will conduct an island-wide elephant census this year after a decade to determine the exact number of the animals in the country, local media reported...


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Last trumpet for Thula Thula’s Frankie

2021-01-26 - Empangeni, South Africa.

STAFF, medical teams and anti-poaching personnel at Thula Thula Private Game Reserve are mourning the passing of their beloved matriarch elephant, Frankie, one of seven elephants that arrived at the p...


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Horowpothana Holding Ground report: Search for missing elephants in July

2021-01-19 - Colombo, Sri Lanka. Pamodi Waravita

The Department of Wildlife Conservation (DWC) would be conducting an investigation at the Horowpothana Elephant Holding Ground (HEHG) in July this year on the circumstances claimed in the National Aud...


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Video of an Elephant Massaging a Woman with its Trunk Goes Viral

2021-01-18 - New Delhi, India.

In the video, one can clearly see the woman lying comfortably on a low bed as the elephant is standing near her and massaging her back. The video was shared by a Twitter user named Aamir on Saturday (...


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During the pandemic, elephants take a break in Myanmar

2021-01-18 - Taikyi , Myanmar. ZON PANN PWINT

As beaches, hotels, pagodas and even walking tours were starved of tourists for most of last year, the pandemic has also taken its toll on the nation’s many elephant camps – which were once a popu...


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WALSAPUGALA PROTEST DEMANDS ELEPHANT RESERVE GAZETTE

2021-01-18 - Colombo, Sri Lanka.

On Monday (18) locals from Walsapugala, Hambantota decided to take to the streets demanding the Proposed Wild Elephant Management Reserve in Hambantota, be included in the government gazette. The Wals...


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Man-Animal Conflict: IFS Officers will go for Online Training, says Assam Forest Minister

2021-01-18 - Guwahati, India. Sentinel Digital Desk

Amid repeated incidents of man-animal conflict being reported from different parts of Assam, a five-day training session have kick-started started in Guwahati on Monday for about 35 forest officials, ...


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Road comedy, with Burt Reynolds, Jackie Gleason, Jerry Reed, Dom DeLuise and Sally Field Charlotte

Smokey and the Bandit II (1980)

2021-01-17 - Jupiter, United Kingdom.

The maverick haulier must overcome a crisis of confidence when he and his friends are hired to transport a pregnant elephant to Texas, a mammoth task that proves far from easy. The Asian elephant in S...


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Mahout Vishnu with elephant

Angry elephant hurls mahout to death in TVM

2021-01-17 - Aruvippuram, India.

An aggressive elephant threw its mahout away in a fit of rage resulting in his death. The second mahout identified as Kollam native Vishnu (21) died in the attack by the elephant. The incident took pl...


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Three new baby Asian elephants born in SW China"s Yunnan

2021-01-16 - Yunnan, China.

At the Xishuangbanna Tropical Zoo, an Asian elephant named Ya Long also gave birth to a baby weighing 95.4 kilograms on January 14, after 21 months and 19 days of pregnancy. "It took the baby elephant...


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Karl Mogensen pets Asha, an African elephant at the Natural Bridge Zoo. The USDA has cited the zoo for allowing visitors to ride Asha without her handler always nearby.

Natural Bridge Zoo fined for animal welfare violations

2021-01-15 - Natural Bridge, United States.

The fifth violation involved Asha, the zoo’s prized elephant, and regulations that require dangerous animals such as lions, tigers, bears and elephants to be under the control of an experienced hand...


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Gerry Cottle dead: Circus legend who ran away at 15 is killed by coronavirus

2021-01-14 - Bath, United Kingdom. Vikki White

Gerry Cottle, who died in hospital in Bath this week aged 75 after contracting coronavirus, became one of Britain’s best known kings of the Big Top. From virtually nothing he went on to run a string...


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