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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, mostly Indian Forest Service (IFS) officials to train them and help respond better in man-animal conflict situations. The training session is being organized by Assam Agriculture University and the College of Veterinary Science. Notably, the session was inaugurated by Assam Forest Minister Parimal S...


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Tourists enjoy the elephant safari at Kohora range of the Kaziranga National Park on Sunday.

Elephant safaris resume at Kaziranga National Park

2020-11-01 - Guwahati, India.

Elephant safaris resumed at the Kohora range of the Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve in Upper Assam on Sunday eleven days after the park reopened for tourists last month. “We have resumed the elephant safaris this morning with only 10 elephants. The number of rides will be enhanced on the basis of the response in the coming days,” Kaziranga National Park director P. Sivakumar told the media on Sunday.


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Kum.hal Konwar Sarma, the ‘Elephant Doctor’ of Guwahati, Assam

Guwahati’s ‘Elephant Doctor’ talks about special bond with the animals

2020-09-30 - Guwahati, India. Srimoyee Chowdhury

The veterinarian’s 35-year-old association with elephants was a gradual transition as he used to have a strong affinity towards animals from an early age. Conferred Padma Shri for his outstanding contribution in the field of wildlife earlier this year, he has also been teaching at Veterinary Science at Khanapara in Guwahati.


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Village women pray by the carcass of a wild Asiatic male elephant at Amgaon in Assam.

Train hit kills 3 elephants, including 2 pregnant females, in Assam

2016-12-05 - Guwahati, United States.

Three wild elephants, including two pregnant females, were killed by a speeding train in Assam early on Monday, officials said. A herd of elephants were crossing the railway track at Hojai in Nagaon district when they were hit by the Kanyakumari-Dibrugarh Vivek Express around 12:30am, nearly 137 kilometres from Guwahati. “One of the elephants was a 4-year-old female, while 2 others were pregnant. One of them aborted a 2-month-old fetus after the accident and we found a 4-month-old fetus in...


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2-day meet on Asian elephants concludes

2016-11-12 - GUWAHATI, India.

The two-day Asian Elephant Specialist Group (AsESG) meet - which saw the participation of elephant experts from five countries - ended here on Friday. The meet collated country-based inputs on the status of wild and captive Asian elephants in their habitats.


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India, Bangladesh join hands for safe cross-border elephant migration

2015-11-05 - GUWAHATI, India.

Human migration may remain a contentious issue between India and Bangladesh, but not for elephants. The two countries are working with their respective external affairs and home affairs ministries to ensure that jumbos can cross the international boundary with ease. "We (India and Bangladesh) are cooperating on trans-boundary conservation of elephants.


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A crane carries a dead elephant, electrocuted while foraging for food, near Guwahati

Fall of the giants

2015-04-11 - Guwahati, India.

In the last six years, Assam has lost more than 40 elephants to poisoning, electrocution, train accidents and bullet injuries. This gruesome man-animal conflict is only likely to worsen unless drastic measures are taken by the state authorities. Since 1987, more than 150 elephants have been killed in rail accidents across the country, many of them in Assam.


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Assam’s elephant population increasing

2012-03-31 - Guwahati, India.

Assam has recorded a remarkable growth in its elephant population, according to the recently concluded elephant census in the state.The elephant census this year recorded a total of 5,620 elephants in Assam compared to 5,246 elephants in the 2009 census year, state Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain said and added that an increase of 374 in the jumbo population was a good indication.


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Elephant smuggling gang busted in India

2010-11-03 - Guwahati, India.

Police in northeast India said Wednesday they had busted an elephant smuggling racket which is suspected of selling nearly 100 animals across the country and to Nepal. Two elephants, a mother and a calf, were seized when a police team swooped on a truck travelling across the state border from Assam to West Bengal at the weekend.


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Elephants die again in park

2010-10-11 - Guwahati, India.

The carcasses of two female elephants were recovered from two separate places near Kaziranga today, barely five days after two elephants calves died of suspected poisoning at Diffloo tea estate near Kaziranga National Park. Preliminary investigations suggest that both the elephants, one of them pregnant, died of suspected poisoning.


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Two elephant calves killed in Assam

2010-07-17 - Guwahati, United States.

Two elephant calves were killed in separate incidents in Assam’s Kaziranga National Park on Saturday, officials said. According to report, a six-year old elephant calf died after it was hit by a speeding vehicle on NH-37 inside the park in the wee hours of Saturday. “When the killed elephant calf was trying to cross the NH-37 at Amguri under Burapahar Forest Range office in the Park, a speeding vehicle, coming from Jorhat to Guwahati, hit the calf. It died on the spot,” a senior forest off...


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The elephant calf whose injured mother is not showing any signs of recovery

Euthanasia plea for jumbo. - No recovery, Assam mulls relief for train-hit elephant

2010-03-13 - Guwahati, India.

The Assam forest department is contemplating mercy killing of a 25-year-old female elephant that was seriously injured after being hit by a goods train at Deepor Beel on February 28. A senior official of the Guwahati wildlife division, which is looking after the elephant, said the animal was in pain and finding it difficult to even walk inside the Rani reserve forest, where it is being kept at present.


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Villagers look at the body of an elephant near a railway track in Deepor Beel Wildlife Sanctuary on the outskirts of Guwahati in Assam.

Two elephants die in train accident, one gives birth

2010-03-02 - Guwahati, India.

The female elephant was one of two knocked down by a train. The other elephant which was pregnant was seriously injured. It gave birth after the accident. The baby was rescued by forest guards and sent to the Guwahati Zoo for treatment.


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Train hits five elephants, two dead

2010-02-28 - Guwahati, India.

A goods train knocked down a herd of five elephants crossing the track on the outskirts of the city, killing two of them and injuring three others, including a calf, today. Assam state zoo director Narayan Mahanta said the herd was crossing the track along the Deepor beel to drink water when they were hit by the train around 12.15 pm. Last year, one elephant had died at the same area.


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Four wild elephants mowed down by train

2010-01-02 - Guwahati, India.

Four wild Asiatic elephants, including two calves, were mowed down by a speeding goods train Saturday in Assam, officials said. A railway spokesperson said the incident occurred near Walingdisa railway station in Karbi Anglong district, about 270 km east of Assam’s main city Guwahati. The train was transporting petroleum products.


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Suresh Chand addresses the workshop in Guwahati on Tuesday

Plan to save jumbo habitat

2009-12-02 - Guwahati, India.

The Assam forest department has requested the Centre for funds to acquire private land in elephant corridors for better protection of their habitats. This was disclosed today by Assam’s principal chief conservator of forests, Suresh Chand, at a workshop on Training of Trainers on Advancement of Elephant Heal-thcare and Managerial Practices. The 11-day workshop is being supported by the centrally sponsored Project Elephant. The course has 20 participants, including local experts and resource pe...


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Pregnant elephants to stay in Assam zoo

2009-12-01 - Guwahati, India.

The Assam zoo is not in a position to abide by the Central Zoo Authority (CZA) directive of sending all its elephants to national parks or wildlife sanctuaries immediately. The zoo authorities said of the 12 elephants, two were pregnant and hence they could not be sent now. They will have to wait for at least a year. “We are keeping a close watch on the health of the elephants and would not be able to send them for another year,” a zoo official said.


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Elephant steps on power line, dies

2009-11-03 - Guwahati, India.

Another elephant died of electrocution at Bhutiachang tea estate in Udalguri district late last night, triggering concern among environmentalists over increasing deaths of elephants that come in contact with civilisation. The female elephant died when it came into contact with high-tension transmission line at Section-1 of the tea garden. The forest department has lodged an FIR at Paneri police station in this regard.


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Man-animal conflict: Villagers poison elephants in Assam

2009-10-25 - Guwahati, India. Syed Zarir Hussain

Wildlife authorities in Assam have warned that the human-elephant conflict has reached alarming proportions with villagers poisoning to death at least four wild elephants in the past three weeks by lacing toxic chemicals in homemade moonshine. According to wildlife officials, the latest incident of an adult male poisoned to death was reported Saturday from village Chechapani in Goalpara district, about 170 km west of Assam’s main city of Guwahati.


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File picture of an electrocuted elephant at a tea estate in Nagaon early this month

Poison whiff in elephant death - Carcass of female jumbo found at Orangajuli tea garden

2009-10-23 - Guwahati, India.

The carcass of a full-grown female elephant, suspected to have died of poisoning, was found this morning at Orangajuli tea estate along the Indo-Bhutan border in Udalguri district. This is the sixth elephant to have fallen prey to the rising cases of man-elephant conflict along the border the district shares with Bhutan. Eleven persons have been killed by elephants since last November.


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Joint panel vigil for elephant safety

2009-10-18 - Guwahati, India.

The Assam government has set up joint co-ordination committees in every district for monitoring the maintenance of the transmission lines to prevent electrocution of elephants. The committees set up recently in the wake of a rise in such incidents across the state will ascertain whether the guidelines issued by the ministry of environment and forests and the Central Electricity Authority have been followed.


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Time to tame

Assam jumbos to tackle wild counterparts. Trained kunkis to be sent to Orissa & Chhattisgarh to reduce man-elephant conflict

2009-10-15 - Guwahati, India.

Assam’s trained elephants — experts in chasing herds of wild pachyderms from human habitats — will be taken to Orissa and Chhattisgarh to help the two states tackle the rising menace of the man-elephant conflict. The two states sought the Assam forest department’s help to tackle the crisis. Assam’s principal chief conservator of forests (wildlife) Suresh Chand told The Telegraph today that Chhattisgarh has selected a few trained elephants, known as kunkis.


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Electrocuted jumbo dies in Assam tea garden

2009-10-11 - Guwahati, India.

An elephant was electrocuted near a tea garden in the Kathiatoli area of Nagaon district, about 140 km from here, on Saturday. The carcass of the pachyderm was found near Kandoli tea estate. Forest officials said it was an accident and not a case of retaliatory killing. "The elephant died after its trunk touched a livewire near the tea estate. It was not killed by human beings," Nagaon divisional forest officer A Ahmed said.


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Alarming fall in elephant numbers

2009-10-11 - Guwahati, India. SIVASISH THAKUR

The elephant population in the North-east – among the last bastions of the Asian elephant – has recorded an alarming decrease since the past one-and-a-half decade. As per official data, Assam, Meghalaya and Arunachal which make up the bulk of the elephant population in the North-east, have now (2008 census) a combined population of 8,782 as against 10,498 in 1993; 8,952 in 1997 and 8,721 in 2002. Compared to 2002 figures, there has been a marginal increase in the number in Assam (35) and Aru...


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Man-elephant conflict intensifies along Bhutan border

2009-10-05 - Guwahati, India.

Areas bordering Bhutan in Udalguri district now resemble a battle zone amidst an escalating man-elephant conflict, with disturbing consequences for both. A spurt in the conflict has claimed the lives of six elephants this year, with the past one month alone witnessing the death of three elephants. Equally damaging has been the fatality on the human side, with about eight persons trampled by elephants in the past one year.


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Drawn to drink

Jumbo attack? Blame it on the intoxicating brew

2009-10-02 - Guwahati, India.

It is more of the “sweet taste” of country liquor than the lush green paddy fields that has resulted in an increase in man-elephant conflicts along the foothills of Himalayas in Udalguri along the border with Bhutan. The Udalguri forest department today requested the district administration to carry out drives on country liquor dens to pre-empt more elephant attacks.


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Panel pill to reduce jumbo conflict - Experts suggest planting deterrent crops to keep elephants at bay

2009-09-21 - Guwahati, India.

A two-member committee has suggested adoption of a systematic approach in areas prone to human-elephant conflicts to determine the efficacy of deterrent crops. The committee comprising WWF-India official Amit Sharma and B.S. Bonal of the state forest department was set up by Dispur on July 18 last year. It submitted the report recently. A systematic approach should be adopted in conflict-prone areas to determine the efficacy of deterrent crops. The deterrent crops popularly used in Assam should ...


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Orphaned in wilderness

2009-09-01 - Guwahati, United States.

It's always the children who bear the wrath of conflict, whether it's human or animal strife. Just as decades of insurgency have orphaned thousands of kids in terror-riddled Assam, relentless human-tusker conflicts have also taken a steady toll on the live of wild pachyderms, leaving behind scores of their young ones alone and vulnerable in the process. Many of these calves have had to be rescued by human intervention. Though the number of orphaned elephant calves is comparatively lower than hum...


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State bid to end ban on wild jumbo-trapping

2009-08-20 - Guwahati, India. Prabin Kalita

Assam has asked the Centre to lift a 1982 ban on mela ‘shikar’, a traditional way of trapping wild jumbos with the help of domesticated elephants. "We want the Centre to withdraw the ban so that we can acquire wild elephants and domesticate them for government duties," said state forest minister Rockybul Hussain on Thursday. The jumbos are needed for carrying guards and tourists in wildlife sanctuaries, transporting EVMs and polling officials to remote areas. Besides, trapping wild pachyderm...


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Jumbo fund

2009-01-19 - Guwahati, India.

Non-release of funds by Dispur to the state forest department has hit elephant conservation work. Director of Project Elephant, A.N. Prasad today said non-utilisation of funds has become a major concern and the state government could well have lost over Rs 1 crore in the last three years. Prasad is in Guwahati to attend a national symposium on elephant healthcare and managerial practices.


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Three people killed by elephants in Assam

2009-01-16 - Guwahati, India.

Three people, including a five-year-old girl, were killed by a herd of wild elephants in Assam Friday, an official said. About five elephants entered Bhelapara village in Karbi Anglong district, about 260 km east of the state's main city Guwahati, and went on a rampage killing three people. "The elephants came from an adjoining hill in search of food and in the process trampled upon the three members of a tribal family,"the official said.


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Gautam Saikia’s film chosen for Indian Panorama

2008-10-25 - Guwahati, India.

Noted wildlife filmmaker Gautam Saikia’s documentary A Friend turned Foe has been selected for the 39th Indian Panorama scheduled to be held in Goa from November 23. The 15-minute documentary that highlights the intensifying man-elephant conflict in Assam has been chosen for the non-feature category of the Panorama. “The documentary depicts the worsening man-elephant conflict, and has primarily been shot in Golaghat district, which is one of the worst-affected areas of the conflict,” Saiki...


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A veterinarian tends to the injured elephant in Guwahati on Thursday.

Train hits blind jumbo near Deepor Beel

2008-10-17 - Guwahati, India.

An adult, partially blind elephant was critically injured when it got hit by a goods train near Deepor Beel last night. The female elephant was crossing the track around 9pm when the train, travelling from Azara to Guwahati, hurtled towards it. It hit the elephant at Chakradeo in Deepor Beel, an international wetland. “The elephant, aged between 35 and 40 years, was standing on the track when the train hit her,” a forest official said. Though the train blew its whistle, the elephant ...


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Security personnel try to lift the carcass of the elephant calf from the tank on Thursday.

Jumbo calf drowns in tank. - NGO seeks protection of elephant corridor near Deepor

2008-09-25 - Guwahati, India.

The carcass of a male elephant calf was found floating in a water tank inside Narengi army cantonment here this morning. The calf, aged between two and two-and-a-half years, seems to have been part of a herd which strayed into the army cantonment from the adjoining Amchang wildlife sanctuary last night. “Army personnel and residents around the cantonment told us that they had seen a herd of about 14 elephants moving in the area for the past two days,” a police officer said.


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Another elephant goes down to human callousness

2008-07-24 - Guwahati, India. Kumar Sarkar

Pachyderms in North Bengal are increasingly under threat with some being poisoned to death, others shot by troops of the Nepalese Army while others are being run over by trains passing forest areas. It is time the Ministry of Environment sat up..


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CALL OF THE WILD: Two elephants died recently in Assam because of man-animal conflict issues.

Man vs animal: A wild battle for existence in Assam

2008-04-30 - Guwahati, India.

A 22-year-old female elephant recently dislocated its hip joint after falling 30 feet into a swampy pit in Assam's Karbi Anglong district. In agony for five days after being pulled out, it finally succumbed. In another incident, an elephant was hit by a train when it tried to save its calf stuck between the railway tracks. Not just elephants, a leopard was recently battered to death by residents of Sivasagar district in upper Assam. It had strayed into the town and attacked four people before be...


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Wounded jumbo in Assam dies

2008-04-27 - Guwahati, India.

The injured elephant, which was stuck in a swampy pit at Daldoli in Assam’s Karbi Anglong district for five days, died a “natural death” in the wee hours today. The 22-year-old female elephant had fallen into the pit after being hit by a train while crossing tracks that run along the ridge overlooking the pit. A post-mortem conducted by experts from the state zoo and College of Veterinary Sciences found multiple injuries on the elephant’s backbone, resulting in paralysis.


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Mismanagement turns captive elephants violent

2008-04-26 - Guwahati, India. Syed Zarir Hussain

Lack of proper care and management of captive elephants in India could lead to more violent incidents by berserk pachyderms that cause human casualties, experts said Saturday. “It is purely to wrong management of the elephants and the use of unskilled handlers that is leading to frequent incidents of tamed pachyderms going violent and causing fatalities,” Parbati Baruah, an internationally famous elephant tamer, told IANS.


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The elephant trapped in the pit

Hurt jumbo suffers as experts mull options

2008-04-25 - Guwahati, United States.

The elephant which dislocated its hip joint after falling 30 feet into a pit continued to writhe in agony for the second day today as experts continued to mull the mercy killing option. The principal chief conservator of forest (wildlife), M.C. Malakar, said he had instructed his officials to take all necessary steps to save the elephant. “The condition of the elephant is deteriorating. We will take a final decision only after the experts submit the report,” he said.


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Elephants raise their trunks in salute during the inaugural function of the festival in Kaziranga.

Elephant festival with colours of Bihu in Kaziranga National Park

2008-04-17 - Guwahati, India.

The pulsating sound of the dhol and rhythmic beat of the taal will reverberate at Kaziranga National Park, which is celebrating the 6th Elephant Festival from tomorrow. The festival will kick off with a procession of about 50 elephants, which have arrived at Kaziranga from different parts of the state. There will also be a thorough health camp for the participating elephants. “The microchips, which had been implanted in elephants during the first festival in 2003, will be checked,” the offic...


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Elephant kills man in park

2008-03-25 - Guwahati, India.

One person was killed and another seriously injured by a wild elephant near Kaziranga National Park today, official sources said. The victim has been identified as Tulsi Gogoi, while the injured, Buda Ganju, is undergoing treatment at the Golaghat civil hospital. Ganju, a resident of Dagaon, said the elephant tore down a treehouse where Gogoi was sitting and trampled him to death after he fell from the tree.


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HC admits PIL on man-elephant conflict

2008-02-22 - Guwahati, India.

The Gauhati High Court today admitted a public interest litigation (PIL) on protection and conservation of wild elephants arising out of frequent human-elephant conflicts and for protection of human life and property from elephant depredations in the State.


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Tiger depletion echo in jumbo headcount

2008-02-19 - Guwahati, India.

For a team that spends most part of the year chasing elephants from human habitats, the forest department knows without even counting that the number of homeless pachydrems has increased in the past year. What it hopes to find out during the weeklong elephant census that begins in Assam tomorrow is whether this homelessness has affected the jumbo count. Most fear that the elephant count is going the tiger way — the National Tiger Conservation Authority has pegged the tiger figure at 70 followi...


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Kaziranga pays for elephant attack

2008-01-11 - Guwahati, India.

A beat officer of Kaziranga National Park was critically injured and a bleeding guard spent the entire night tied to a tree after villagers incensed by a woman’s death in an elephant attack chose to vent their anger on forest staff. Beat officer Debanga Bhusan Das and his men were least expecting the usually friendly residents of Neejgarpal, located on the fringes of the national park, to react so violently when they went to the village to help chase away an elephant herd that had strayed into...


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In for a ‘hot’ chase

Army wields chilli weapon to ward off jumbos. NGO teaches armed forces how to keep elephant herds at bay without Kalashnikovs

2008-01-09 - Guwahati, India.

The army is fighting its “largest” adversary yet with a weapon “hotter” than the AK-47. Constantly harassed by wild elephants, the army is planting the world’s hottest chilli in its camp adjoining the Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary in Mariani to ward off straying herds. “Everything else has failed. We are hoping that the Naga jolokia (Naga chillies) will do the trick,” a senior army officer said. Elephants are known to detest the smell of the Naga jolokia and the army hopes they will st...


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Elephant calf rescued

2008-01-07 - Guwahati, India.

After two days of trying, Forest personnel today managed to rescue an elephant calf from inside the Amchang Wildlife Sanctuary on the outskirts of the city. The calf, a one-month-old female, is now recuperating at the Assam State Zoo. The calf, together with her mother, was apparently abandoned by the herd after the mother had suffered a serious leg injury, resulting probably from an accidental fall. The calf had no signs of injury but was extremely weak as it had not been able to feed on mother...


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Madhavi at the zoo and (inset) the calf she adopted last week.

Jumbo love to erase tiger blot. Zoo promotes elephant with mothering instincts as an attraction

2007-12-23 - Guwahati, India. PULLOCK DUTTA

After a brush with infamy last week when two royal Bengal tigers ripped off an overly keen amateur photographers arm, Guwahati zoo has gone into overdrive to project a friendlier face. If the zoo has Govardana and Divya — the two tigers who killed Jayprakash Bezbaruah — it also has Madhavi, an elephant that has played “surrogate mother” to at least six of the nine elephants in the zoo and “adopted” a seventh a few days ago. Madhavis enclosure is just a few paces from that of Govardan...


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Jorhat may be missing its winter guests, but the avian visitors have not abandoned their Nagaon home. A flock of ducks take flight at Jamuna wetland on Thursday.

Jorhat wetlands go off bird radar - Cracker burst to keep jumbos away puts off avian visitors

2007-12-06 - Guwahati, India. PULLOCK DUTTA

Assam is having a lean season not only in terms of winter tourists but migratory birds, too. If violence is keeping tourists away this winter, migratory birds are staying away from one of their favourite seasonal habitats in the state because of the man-elephant conflict. For the past three months, the forest department and residents of villages in Jorhat district have been bursting crackers regularly to keep rampaging elephant herds at bay. The cacophony may not have scared the elephants away f...


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Jumbo call

Save elephants plea on Manmohan table. NGOs demand conviction of offenders

2007-12-05 - Guwahati, India.

A delegation of wildlife NGOs of the Northeast and the World Wildlife Fund today urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to stop the killing of elephants in Assam and ensure conviction of people who intentionally kill them. Citing Assam’s Sonitpur district as an example where the problem is at its worst, members of the delegation requested Singh to generate political will at the state level to protect the forests and wildlife in the state.


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Fond farewell to Kaziranga’s loveable rogue

2007-12-02 - Guwahati, India.

Kaziranga National Park today lost its loveable rogue, a 78-year-old tusker who ferried tourists through the grasslands of the rhino habitat for 30 years before a mid-safari joust with a rival elephant killed an American woman and forced it into premature retirement. “We will miss him,” divisional forest officer Bankim Sarma said of Gadapani.


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A herd of elephants in a wildlife sanctuary in India in April. On Saturday, wild elephants were demolishing homes and eating crops on the river island of Majuli, where 150,000 people live.

Wild Elephants Wreck Homes on India Isle

2007-10-19 - Guwahati, India.

About 100 wild elephants converged on a river island in northeast India and were demolishing homes, feasting on sugar cane and panicking residents, officials said Saturday. Thousands of villagers were using firecrackers and bonfires in an attempt to scare away the rampaging animals, the officials added. Dozens of houses have been destroyed in the past three days by adult elephants entering human settlements to look for their wandering calves, said the local magistrate, L. S. Changsan.


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Jumbo power tapped

2007-10-17 - Guwahati, India.

Launched by the forest department, the 150 specially trained mahouts and a few kunkis (leader elephants) will combat the growing depredation of wild tuskers by driving them away from human habitats without or little collateral damage. Elephant catcher Parbati Baruah has trained these commandos. Divisional forest officer of Kaziranga National Park Bonkim Sharma said, Earlier, domesticated elephants and their mahouts were used to catch wild tuskers. Now we have developed a special training module ...


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Assam bans use of elephants for begging. Forest Department issues order on PETA appeal

2007-08-30 - Guwahati, India. Sushanta Talukdar

The Assam Forest Department has clamped a ban on use of private elephants for begging in the State in response to an appeal made by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). In his order, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF) and Chief Wildlife Warden of Assam M.C. Malakar, said private elephants were made to beg on roads by performing tricks and manoeuvres, especially in front of temples. There were instances of the animals going berserk, injuring and killing innocent peop...


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Abandoned baby elephant finds new home in Assam Zoo

2007-08-23 - Guwahati, India.

A newborn elephant abandonded by its mother in a reserve forest has found a new home and a foster mom in the Assam State Zoo here. The baby jumbo was heard trumpeting in the Rani Reserve Forest, on the outskirts of Guwahati, two days ago by residents of nearby villages who informed forest officials, said the zoo's Divisional Forest Officer Narayan Mahanta. The next day, the villagers found the calf wandering about in the area and informed the nearby forest beat office. Forest authorities immedia...


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Wild elephants trample four of a family

2007-08-13 - Guwahati, India.

Wild Asiatic elephants trampled to death four sleeping villagers of a family in Assam, the latest in a series of attacks on humans, wildlife officials said yesterday. A forest official said a herd of about a dozen elephants on Saturday entered Uttarkuchi village in Baksa district, about 90km west of Guwahati. "The elephants went berserk, smashed a village hut, and killed the entire family of four, including two children," the official said.


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Want to grab land? Send jumbos. Naga hoodlums let loose wild herds to scare away Assam villagers

2007-07-21 - Guwahati, United States. PULLOCK DUTTA

Naga hoodlums are allegedly letting loose herds of wild elephants to scare away Assam villagers from their land and property in the disputed area in Sivasagar district along the Assam-Nagaland border. So much so that the Assam forest department has lodged a formal complaint with the Nagaland government to “stop the hoodlums” from disturbing the wild elephant herds at Geleki reserve forest, which straddles both sides of the border. Amal Sharma, divisional forest officer of Sivasagar, told The...


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This Ganesh is not adored

2007-04-26 - Guwahati, India.

He uproots bettlenut trees at one punt, razes down thatched hovels or even solid walls at ease and smashes exploding crackers and burning twigs with its feet. Ganesh, the robust 9-tonne tusker, has been a constant source of terror to the inhabitants in and around the Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary in Jorhat district of upper Asom. The only succor to the people of this range is that Ganesh has never attacked a human directly.


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A man holds the confiscated elephant tusk.

Contraband ivory seized from airport cargo centre

2007-04-19 - Guwahati, India.

Police confiscated a consignment of ivory from the cargo collection centre of Jet Airways near Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport today. Additional superintendent of police (city) Rajen Singh said elephant tusk weighing 1.8 kg was found inside a carton booked on a Calcutta-bound Jet Airways flight this morning. The accused were identified as Bikram Das and Mahabir Sharma. Sharma is the manager of Good Luck Courier Service while Das is an employee of Maruti Cargo Forwarder.


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Conservation history by elephants in Assam

2007-02-24 - Guwahati, India.

Six elephant calves, rescued from different parts of Assam and raised in an animal farm in the Kaziranga National park, were Saturday relocated to a wildlife sanctuary in the first such conservation exercise undertaken by India. 'The elephants will be reintegrated to a wild herd after they are familiarised to the area. This will be the first exercise in India after Sri Lanka and Kenya too have successfully released hand-raised elephants into the wild,' a WTI statement said.


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Jobless elephants begging for belly!

2007-02-24 - Guwahati, India.

Elephants are known for their ability to work hard. But, when they have no work they are out to beg to appease their belly. According to Sahara Samay report, as cutting of trees has been banned in Assam, elephants which take logs of wood from one place to another have become jobless. Sujata Chaudhary, owner of one of the elephants, told the channel that they are compelled to go out to beg as they have no work to do. This is irony that this useful animal has suddenly turned a white elephant.


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Elephant dies

2007-02-15 - Guwahati, India.

An ailing female elephant abandoned by her herd died near Amchang wildlife sanctuary at Sonapur on the fringes of Guwahati, forest department sources here today said. The forest officials, along with a veterinary surgeon, rushed to the site but despite their best efforts, the elephant died yesterday, sources said. Guwahati wildlife division sources said the elephant was probably sick for quite a while, prompting her herd to abandon her. On Monday, the animal was spotted by villagers near Amchang...


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Decorated elephants take part in a procession during an elephant festival at the Kaziranga National Park

2007-01-06 - Guwahati, India.

Elephants participate in an elephant festival at the Kaziranga National Park, about 235 km (146 miles) east from Guwahati, the main city of India's north-east state of Assam, January 5, 2007. The festival is organised every year in January and February to create awareness among the people about the habits of the animal so that they can live together in peace.


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Asom conservationists criticise officials for killing elephant

2006-12-22 - Guwahati, India.

Conservationists in Asom have lashed out at forest officials for shooting dead an elephant, mistaking it to be a killer. The forest officials resorted to the extreme step after an elephant named 'Osama bin Laden' ran amok, killing 27 people. However, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) officials said 'Osama' was not the actual one who created the havoc, but a look-a-like.


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100 elephants lay siege to Assam town

2006-12-19 - Guwahati, India. Indo Asian News Service

A herd of about 100 wild elephants Tuesday went on a rampage in a town in the northeastern state of Assam, seriously injuring two people and damaging many houses and shops. A police spokesman said the elephant herd went berserk in the town of Hojai in Nagaon district, about 180 km east of Assam's main city of Guwahati. The herd consisting of about 100 elephants marched through the main streets and alleys and damaged whatever came in their way - from houses to roadside shops- and also injured two...


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Animal lovers flock to see injured baby elephant in Asom

2006-12-07 - Guwahati, India.

Animal lovers are queuing up to get a glimpse of an injured baby elephant in Asom. Two-year-old, Rinki, who was hit by a bus, was brought to the Asom Veterinary College here by his owner for treatment.Veterinary officials said the elephant calf is suffering from a spinal chord fracture. The owner of the elephant, who has already spent 40,000 rupees, is now looking for financial support for the treatment.


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Four of a family trampled by elephants in Assam

2006-11-19 - Guwahati, India. Indo-Asian News Service

Four members of a family, including an infant, were trampled to death Sunday by wild Asiatic elephants in Assam, the latest in a series of attacks on human beings, wildlife officials said. A forest official said a herd of about seven elephants entered village Borbhugia in Sonitpur district, about 270 km north from here. 'The elephants after entering the village tore apart a hut and killed the entire family of four who were sleeping. The dead include a seven month old baby boy,' Chandan Bora, a w...


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Three trampled to death by elephants in Assam

2006-11-14 - Guwahati, India.

Three members of a family, including a four year-old child, were trampled to death and one wounded by wild Asiatic elephants in Assam, wildlife officials said Tuesday. A herd of about 24 elephants went amok after drinking rice beer Monday in Teok Kathoni, a tribal village surrounded by tea gardens, about 370 km from here, a forest official said. The elephants, after entering the village, first guzzled locally made rice beer kept in drums and then went on a rampage killing three people, including...


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Neighing horses to scare away wild elephants in Assam

2006-09-26 - Guwahati, India. Syed Zarir Hussain

Wildlife authorities in India's northeastern state of Assam will soon play recorded sounds of horses neighing to scare away hungry wild Asiatic elephants currently locked in deadly turf wars with humans. This was among other measures devised at an emergency meeting of experts, officials, elephant owners, and locals that concluded Monday at the Kaziranga National Park in Assam to ease the alarming man-elephant conflict in the region.


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Indians face growing turf wars with elephants

2006-09-24 - GUWAHATI, India.

Deadly turf wars between humans and hungry elephants in India's northeast have reached alarming proportions, say experts who plan an emergency meeting this week to tackle the problem. Elephants have killed 239 people in Assam state in the past five years while 265 elephants have died during the same period, said a wildlife department report released on Friday ahead of the meeting.


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Elephant-human battle rages in Assam, emergency meeting called

2006-09-22 - Guwahati, India.

Wildlife authorities in Assam have warned that the human-elephant conflict has reached alarming proportions with the pachyderms straying into towns and cities looking for food. ‘The battle between humans and elephants is very serious with the beasts killing people and destroying properties and locals attacking the pachyderms and causing heavy casualties,’ said Assam’s chief wildlife warden M.C. Malakar.


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Wild elephants in Assam rampage villages for rice beer

2006-06-30 - Guwahati, India.

Herds of wild elephants are running amok in Assam, damaging vast swathes of crops and also mud and thatch huts as they move out of their jungles to look for rice beer in human settlement areas in northeastern India. The raids by the pachyderms have resulted in at least five people losing their lives during the past two months.


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Jumbos in Assam go on a begging trail

2006-05-21 - Guwahati, India. Utpal Borpujari

A Supreme court ban on logging has led to the problem of elephants and their mahouts in Assam having to pace the streets, begging for a living. Mrinal Talukdar’s film focuses on this issue. A small film on a jumbo problem is Assam is creating waves. In Search of a Job, a 14-minute film by an Assamese journalist on the heart-rending issue problem of domesticated elephants begging on the streets after being made “jobless” due to the Supreme Court ban on logging brought under foc...


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Elephant festival in Kaziranga begins from Monday

2006-01-27 - Guwahati, India.

Elephant football match, catwalk and films shows are some of the few events of the hugely popular Kaziranga Elephant Festival-2006, the curtain of which will be opened on Sunday. Festival committee sources today said that Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and some of his cabinet colleagues like Rural Development minister Ripun Bora, Minister of Forests Pradyut Bordoloi would address during the festival.


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Elephants trample baby, three others to death

2006-01-18 - GUWAHATI, India.

A herd of wild elephants trampled to death a woman and three of her children, including a newborn, in Assam, a forest official said on Wednesday. The elephants entered Theldhala village in Dhubri district bordering Bangladesh, about 320 kilometers west of Assam's main city of Guwahati on Tuesday.


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Elephants trample two in Assam, villagers kill beast

2005-06-27 - Guwahati, India.

Two people were trampled to death by wild elephants and a pachyderm was brutally speared to death by angry villagers in Assam, wildlife officials Monday said. A wildlife warden said six elephants entered the Letukajan tea garden in Golaghat district, about 300 km east of the state's main city of Guwahati, on Sunday.


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Train mows down wild elephant in Assam

2005-06-06 - Guwahati, India.

An unsuspecting wild Asiatic elephant that had strayed onto a railway track was mowed down by a speeding passenger train in Assam, officials said Monday. A railway official said the accident took place Sunday near Patharkhula village in eastern Assam, about 160 km from the state's main city of Guwahati. "The Kamrup Express was travelling at a high speed when an adult elephant came on the track. The animal was sliced into two pieces and died almost instantly," B. Das, a railway official said.


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Now, a hamlet of gentle giants - Thai model for elephant village near Assam capital city

2005-02-21 - Guwahati, India.

If you have always wondered about the traditional art of catching and taming wild elephants, your curiosity is about to be satisfied.

An elephant village, modelled on the ones in Thailand and Singapore, is taking shape on the outskirts of Rani forest reserve, a stone’s throw from Guwahati, to house tamed elephants and host tourists.

Besides showcasing the traditional way of catching and taming wild elephants, the village will have centres to train mahouts and dome...


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Indian sanctuary marks centenary with colourful elephant march

2005-02-12 - GUWAHATI, India.

Thousands of tourists flocked to a famed national park in India's northeastern state of Assam to watch a colourful elephant procession as part of the sanctuary's weeklong centenary celebrations.

Thirty elephants, with visitors sitting atop, on Saturday marched along a two mile (1.25 mile) route inside Kaziranga National Park to the beat of drums and cymbals.


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Probe ordered into jumbo cruelty

2004-11-26 - Guwahati, India.

Dispur today ordered a probe into allegations that four elephants, seized at the Guwahati railway station yesterday, were being cruelly treated. They were being taken to Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.

The state government has also asked the forest department to look into allegations that the city was becoming a major transit point for smuggling of wildlife from the region, sources said.


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Trunk calls, end man-elephant conflict

2004-11-25 - GUWAHATI, India.

A Task Force will be constituted in Assam to suggest ways to preserve the elephant habitat with a view to reducing the ever-increasing man-elephant conflict, protection of endangered species and other wildlife issues.


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Indian Elephants Fight Losing Battle with Man

2004-10-07 - GUWAHATI, India. Simon Denyer, Reuters

It is an unexpected headache for the Indian
army, an unlikely embarrassment for the government and an unwelcome
challenge for the railways department.

Elephants in India are on the rampage, coming into conflict with man ever
more frequently and ever more dangerously. It is a battle the normally
gentle animals seem destined to lose.


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Three Elephants killed by train in Guwahati

2004-06-23 - Guwahati, India.

A goods carriage train hit a herd of elephants when they were crossing the railway line which passes through a dense forest area of Ajara on the outskirts of Guwahati, in the northeastern Indian states of Assam, resulting in the death of three elephants on Monday June 21, forest officials said.


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Elephant festival lures thousands to Indian park

2003-01-13 - Guwahati, India.

MAHOUTS ride elephants decorated in traditional Indian garments during the Elephant Festival at Kaziranga National Park, about 220 km (125 miles) from Guwahati, the main city of the northeastern Indian state of Assam, Jan 11.


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Assam to hold elephant festival

2003-01-09 - GUWAHATI, India. Barun Das Gupta, The Hindu

Assam will hold an Elephant Festival at Kaziranga on January 11 and 12. Over two hundred pachyderms have already arrived for the festival which will be attended by elephant experts from home and abroad.


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NGO teaches armed forces how to keep elephant herds at bay without Kalashnikovs 2008-01-07 - Guwahati, India - Elephant calf rescued 2007-12-23 - Guwahati, India - Jumbo love to erase tiger blot. Zoo promotes elephant with mothering instincts as an attraction 2007-12-06 - Guwahati, India - Jorhat wetlands go off bird radar - Cracker burst to keep jumbos away puts off avian visitors 2007-12-05 - Guwahati, India - Save elephants plea on Manmohan table. NGOs demand conviction of offenders 2007-12-02 - Guwahati, India - Fond farewell to Kaziranga’s loveable rogue 2007-10-19 - Guwahati, India - Wild Elephants Wreck Homes on India Isle 2007-10-17 - Guwahati, India - Jumbo power tapped 2007-08-30 - Guwahati, India - Assam bans use of elephants for begging. Forest Department issues order on PETA appeal 2007-08-23 - Guwahati, India - Abandoned baby elephant finds new home in Assam Zoo 2007-08-13 - Guwahati, India - Wild elephants trample four of a family 2007-07-21 - Guwahati, United States - Want to grab land? Send jumbos. Naga hoodlums let loose wild herds to scare away Assam villagers 2007-04-26 - Guwahati, India - This Ganesh is not adored 2007-04-19 - Guwahati, India - Contraband ivory seized from airport cargo centre 2007-02-24 - Guwahati, India - Conservation history by elephants in Assam 2007-02-24 - Guwahati, India - Jobless elephants begging for belly! 2007-02-15 - Guwahati, India - Elephant dies 2007-01-06 - Guwahati, India - Decorated elephants take part in a procession during an elephant festival at the Kaziranga National Park 2006-12-22 - Guwahati, India - Asom conservationists criticise officials for killing elephant 2006-12-19 - Guwahati, India - 100 elephants lay siege to Assam town 2006-12-07 - Guwahati, India - Animal lovers flock to see injured baby elephant in Asom 2006-11-19 - Guwahati, India - Four of a family trampled by elephants in Assam 2006-11-14 - Guwahati, India - Three trampled to death by elephants in Assam 2006-09-26 - Guwahati, India - Neighing horses to scare away wild elephants in Assam 2006-09-24 - GUWAHATI, India - Indians face growing turf wars with elephants 2006-09-22 - Guwahati, India - Elephant-human battle rages in Assam, emergency meeting called 2006-06-30 - Guwahati, India - Wild elephants in Assam rampage villages for rice beer 2006-05-21 - Guwahati, India - Jumbos in Assam go on a begging trail 2006-01-27 - Guwahati, India - Elephant festival in Kaziranga begins from Monday 2006-01-18 - GUWAHATI, India - Elephants trample baby, three others to death 2005-06-27 - Guwahati, India - Elephants trample two in Assam, villagers kill beast 2005-06-06 - Guwahati, India - Train mows down wild elephant in Assam 2005-02-21 - Guwahati, India - Now, a hamlet of gentle giants - Thai model for elephant village near Assam capital city 2005-02-12 - GUWAHATI, India - Indian sanctuary marks centenary with colourful elephant march 2004-11-26 - Guwahati, India - Probe ordered into jumbo cruelty 2004-11-25 - GUWAHATI, India - Trunk calls, end man-elephant conflict 2004-10-07 - GUWAHATI, India - Indian Elephants Fight Losing Battle with Man 2004-06-23 - Guwahati, India - Three Elephants killed by train in Guwahati 2003-01-13 - Guwahati, India - Elephant festival lures thousands to Indian park 2003-01-09 - GUWAHATI, India - Assam to hold elephant festival

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Experienced elephant keeper

2021-03-01 - Blackpool, United Kingdom.

With its new multi-million-pound elephant facility ‘Project Elephant Basecamp’ opened in 2018 award winning Blackpool Zoo is currently looking to fill a keeper position within its Elephant Section...


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Wendy the elephant lived at Bristol Zoo Gardens until 2002

Bristol Zoo to close

2021-02-28 - Bristol, United Kingdom.

Earlier this week, Bristol Zoo announced plans to turn its car park into housing. This came after the Bristol Zoological Society announced at the end of November the closure of its Clifton site, with ...


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How 30,000 elephant "selfies" will help in conservation

2021-02-26 - Bedfordshire, United Kingdom.

Zoo keepers have compiled the world's largest collection of thermal images of elephants. The pictures show elephants in every pose as they play, eat and hang out in their enclosure at ZSL Whipsnade Zo...


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Man was cleaning stables when he was hit by female, knocking his head against bars of enclosure

Elephant kills Spanish zookeeper with one hit from trunk.

2021-02-26 - Santander, Spain.

The female elephant weighing around 4,000kg (8,800lb) hit the 44-year-old with her trunk on Wednesday morning at the Cabarceno Natural Park near the northern city of Santander, the zoo said. The man w...


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Madras High Court calls for policy to prohibit future ownership of Elephants by private individuals, temples; seeks State response

2021-02-23 - Madras, India.

The Madras High Court on Tuesday opined that a uniform policy should be put in place to completely prohibit future ownership of elephants by individuals or temples and to bring all elephants under the...


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First million-year-old DNA extracted from Siberian mammoth teeth

2021-02-17 - Stockholm, Sweden.

For the first time, preserved DNA has been recovered from animal remains over a million years old. The DNA belonged to two mammoths that lived around 1.2 million years ago. “Instead of there being o...


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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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