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Elephant count set to go up at Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary

2021-04-08 - Jamshedpur, India. Jayesh Thaker

The elephant count at Dalma wildlife sanctuary is all set to pep up during the census as foresters have spotted around 20 calves inside the sprawling 192 sq km sanctuary, 30 km from Jamshedpur. There are 155 elephants at Dalma reserve.The elephants had migrated to the jungles of West Midnapore and Bankura in neighbouring Bengal in August-September last year.


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Forest officials with the elephant tusks at Mango range office in Jamshedpur on Tuesday.

Tusk haul from Dalma sanctuary with help of sniffer dog. 32kg Ivory worth Rs 40 lakh

2012-02-01 - Jamshedpur, India.

A pair of elephant tusks, weighing approximately 32kg, were recovered late last night from Dalma sanctuary with the help of a sniffer dog and forest officials believe they have scuttled an attempt to smuggle out the ivory valued at Rs 40 lakh in the open market. Ranchi divisional forest officer (wildlife) Kamlesh Pandey said a massive search operation was launched after they heard about the dead elephant.


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Jumbo rampage in Steel City checked after baby births

2011-12-30 - JAMSHEDPUR, India.

The birth of two baby elephants has come as a boon for the villagers of Chandil block in Seraikela as it has stopped a marauding herd from wreaking further damage to crop and property in the area. On Wednesday, the wandering elephants razed about a dozen houses and destroyed crops in Kodidhar village.


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Raja at the zoo on Friday

Baby elephant dies at Tata zoo

2009-10-10 - Jamshedpur, United States. JAYESH THAKER

When everyone at Tata zoo had lost hope of his survival, Raja had pulled through. But when they thought the worst was over, he bade adieu. The injured elephant calf, rescued from Rajabasa forest in Ghatshila and recuperating at Tata Steel Zoological Park in Jamshedpur, breathed his last around 1.30am last night at the park’s clinic. It was buried on the zoo premises this morning.


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The injured calf recuperates at Tata Steel Zoological Park on Sunday.

Wanted: jumbo family of abandoned calf - Forest department may ask Tata zoo to adopt baby elephant if herd rejects it again

2009-10-04 - Jamshedpur, India. KUMUD JENAMANI

If the state forest department has its way and the injured baby elephant rescued from a Ghatshila village a bit of luck, the latter will soon be reunited with its family. The department has put its officials posted at Rajabasa and Bhurudih jungles in Ghatshila on alert to locate the estranged family members of the calf, which is recovering at Tata Steel Zoological Park in Jamshedpur. Once the herd is spotted, efforts will be made to send the baby elephant back to it.


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Ayurveda aid for wounded jumbo calf

2009-10-01 - Jamshedpur, India. Kumud Jenamani

The forest department is pinning hope on ayurvedic medicines to cure the injured baby elephant that was rescued from Rajabasa jungle in Ghatshila on Monday. The calf’s condition has deteriorated. A.T. Mishra, the divisional forest officer (DFO) of Dhalbhum, said: “We are looking for an ayurvedic expert who can treat the baby elephant.” He added that they were not very optimistic about the recovery of the calf, which had fever yesterday and stopped eating. It was also suffering from diarrho...


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Rain delays tusker migration

2009-08-31 - Jamshedpur, United States.

The late monsoon is upsetting the migration schedule of the elephants of the Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary. Each year, in the month of September, elephants leave the reserve area and head to Purulia, West and East Midnapore districts. They return to sanctuary before the start of the summer season, around mid-February. Migration usually depends on the cultivation of paddy crops in the villages that fall along the migratory route of the tuskers.


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New home for Dalma herd in season of harvest. Tuskers cosy up in bamboo grove developed by forest department, calf born on Sunday

2008-11-30 - Jamshedpur, India. KUMUD JENAMANI

For the first time, tuskers from Dalma have found the perfect shelter. Their new home has been built by the forest department on the same corridor that is frequently ravaged by them. For thousands of villagers in Ghatshila sub-division in East Singhbhum district, this harvest season has also been relatively incident-free as at least 12 elephants, including a calf, are huddled in Charchakka forest for the past fortnight. In a first-of-its-kind project in this part of the country, the Dhalbhum div...


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Jumbo numbers dwindle in Dalma

2008-08-27 - Jamshedpur, India. ANKUSH SINGH

Numbers suggest the tuskers are fast disappearing. The conflict between man and animal has taken a toll on the elephant population at the Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary, around 10km from the city. According to the census report of 2008, the elephant count stands at 80, 16 less than the last census prepared in 2003. Officials said in villages of Jharkhand and Bengal, elephants mostly die due to conflict with humans. They explained that two elephants were electrocuted by an overhead wire near the Dimna ...


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Two elephants electrocuted in Jharkhand

2008-06-02 - Jamshedpur, India.

The carcass of two elephants, a mother elephant and its baby, which died due to electrocution, was found this morning in Kewar village of Jharkhand. According to reports as the baby elephant crossed the Dlama forest and entered the adjoining Kewar village, it got an electric shock from an exposed electric wire and died on the spot. The mother elephant in its effort to save its offspring got electrocuted in the same way and died soon after.


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Dalma summer retreat for tuskers

2008-05-17 - Jamshedpur, India. SASWATI MUKHERJEE

Summer months bring with them an increase in the number of guests to Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary, though the tourism department cannot claim credit for these visitors. During this season, a drastic increase in the number of elephants is witnessed. The number of elephants in the sanctuary now stands at 80, which would go down to 15 after summer. The figures are based on a rough census carried out during Sendra or Bishu Shikaar — traditional tribal hunting festival — on May 12.


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Elephants cooling off.

Water crisis clouds Dalma sanctuary

2007-05-03 - Jamshedpur, India. ANUPAM RANA

Man-elephant conflict looks inevitable this summer with water sources in Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary not having adequate store. A senior forester posted in the sanctuary said elephants could face water crisis due to the poor volume of water available in these sources. “If the elephants do not get enough water during the scorching summer, then they would sneak into the nearby villages looking for water. Man-elephant conflict could be inevitable this summer,” he said.


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Elephant raid for foodgrain

2007-03-04 - Jamshedpur, India.

The depletion of green cover in state forests has once again spurred elephants attack several Seraikela-Kharsawan villages for foodgrain last night. A villager was trampled to death by a wild elephant near Beritoli in Gumla district. Koka Munda, 35, was going on foot to his in-laws’ house at Maladone from his Kanarva-Bantatoli village on Saturday evening when he was trampled to death by the elephant, according to forest department sources. While three villagers were injured in the raid, the he...


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Elephant raid for foodgrain

2007-02-04 - Jamshedpur, India.

The depletion of green cover in state forests has once again spurred elephants attack several Seraikela-Kharsawan villages for foodgrain last night. While three villagers were injured in the raid, the herd also damaged many houses on their way to have crops, particularly paddy, piled up in Kochidih, Bansa and Dumkadih villages under Chandil block. The condition of the injured villagers undergoing treatment at Chandil hospital is reported to be stable.


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Expert aid for elephant reserve

2007-01-12 - Jamshedpur, India. ANUPAM RANA

The district forest wing seems to have taken up the task to improve the conditions at the Dalma elephant sanctuary. For, the wing has recommended to the state forest and environment ministry to invite wildlife experts to give suggestions to improve the issues, concerning elephant corridors, pollution and habitant.


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15 Headlines about Elephants from Jamshedpur2021-04-08 - Jamshedpur, India - Elephant count set to go up at Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary 2012-02-01 - Jamshedpur, India - Tusk haul from Dalma sanctuary with help of sniffer dog. 32kg Ivory worth Rs 40 lakh 2011-12-30 - JAMSHEDPUR, India - Jumbo rampage in Steel City checked after baby births 2009-10-10 - Jamshedpur, United States - Baby elephant dies at Tata zoo 2009-10-04 - Jamshedpur, India - Wanted: jumbo family of abandoned calf - Forest department may ask Tata zoo to adopt baby elephant if herd rejects it again 2009-10-01 - Jamshedpur, India - Ayurveda aid for wounded jumbo calf 2009-08-31 - Jamshedpur, United States - Rain delays tusker migration 2008-11-30 - Jamshedpur, India - New home for Dalma herd in season of harvest. Tuskers cosy up in bamboo grove developed by forest department, calf born on Sunday 2008-08-27 - Jamshedpur, India - Jumbo numbers dwindle in Dalma 2008-06-02 - Jamshedpur, India - Two elephants electrocuted in Jharkhand 2008-05-17 - Jamshedpur, India - Dalma summer retreat for tuskers 2007-05-03 - Jamshedpur, India - Water crisis clouds Dalma sanctuary 2007-03-04 - Jamshedpur, India - Elephant raid for foodgrain 2007-02-04 - Jamshedpur, India - Elephant raid for foodgrain 2007-01-12 - Jamshedpur, India - Expert aid for elephant reserve

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Two male elephants from a well-known wildlife sanctuary in Hazyview die while under sedation

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No, Viral Video Does Not Show Muslim Man Attempting To Feed Meat To Elephant

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UP: Dudhwa to get own elephant reserve

2022-04-17 - , India.

Dudhwa would soon have its own dedicated elephant reserve named as Terai Elephant Reserve (TER). The proposed Terai Elephant Reserve in Dudhwa would comprise Pilibhit Tiger Reserve (800 sq kms), Dudhw...


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Experts begin treatment of aged elephant at ATR camp

2022-04-17 - , India.

Four veterinary experts have started treatment of Vijayalakshmi, a 72-year-old female elephant housed at the Kozhikamuthi elephant camp in the Anamalai Tiger Reserve, which has been suffering from dig...


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Elephant Keeper

2022-04-16 - Austin, United States.

Austin, Texas-based activist filmmaker Kate Kirby’s documentary explores the relationship between a mahout and the 60-year-old elephant he tends at a Laotian elephant conservation center.


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More escort elephants must not be allowed at temple festivals: High Court

2022-04-15 - Kochi, India.

The High Court has directed that the government\'s order not to allow more escort elephants than existing ones must be complied with in festivals and other functions at temples under the Travancore De...


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elephant handler is grabbed by the scruff of the neck and forced to kneel at an elephant’s feet after repeatedly beating the animal in the head with a sharp hook in Thailand

2022-04-14 - Ayutthaya, Thailand.

The keeper Peerapat, 18, pierced Chan's thick leathery skin with the bullhook and caused the elephant so much pain that his legs collapsed. Chan Chao is now being treated by local vets with deep cuts ...


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Botswana to translocate 500 elephants to Mozambique

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Belfast Zoo elephants set to be rehomed at new facility

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Two much loved elephants at Belfast Zoo are to leave for a new home the City Council has confirmed on Wednesday. Asian elephants Dunja and Yheeto – both in their 40s - are among the largest resident...


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Elephant kills Colombian researcher in Uganda

2022-04-12 - Fort Portal, Uganda.

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Elephant tramples mahout to death in Thiruvananthapuram

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Elephant count in Tamil Nadu rose by 800 in five years

2022-04-10 - COIMBATORE, India.

xperts from the Forest College and Research Institute in Mettupalayam have told a committee constituted to probe the reasons for the death of wild elephants, especially young ones, over the past year ...


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A film on Malasar tribes of Anamalai

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Malasar, a six-minute conservation film, narrated by actor Nasser, shows not just the sacred bond between elephants and the Malasar tribes of the Anamalai Hills but also the need to protect the tribes...


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