Three jumbos killed in separate incidents

2011-09-26 - Keonjhar, India.

Forest department employees on Saturday found the body of two adult elephants, one male and one female, from a remote forest in Ghungi village in Banspal block, about 30-km from here. Another elephant was run over by a train in Dhenkanal district. The 20-year-old male elephant was about 10-foot-tall and the 25-year-old female one close to 9 feet. Officials suspected the death of the elephants was caused by electrocution, as there were burn injuries on the bodies of both. There was no confirmed r...

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10 crore to check elephant electrocution

2011-09-21 - Keonjhar, India.

In the wake of increasing cases of elephant deaths due to electrocution, the state government has sanctioned Rs 10 crore from the State Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (state-CAMPA) fund for upgrading and insulating electric cables in Telkoi forest range of Keonjhar forest division.

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Engineers booked after elephants electrocuted in Orissa

2010-08-03 - Keonjhar, India.

Three engineers of a private power distribution company in Orissa have been booked for the deaths of three elephants by electrocution in Keonjhar district, an official said Tuesday. The engineers of the North Eastern Electricity Supply Company of Orissa Ltd (NESCO) were booked under various sections of the Wildlife Protection Act, Divisional Forest Officer Sarat Chandra Mohanty told IANS.

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Elephants face threat in Keonjhar

2007-09-27 - Keonjhar, United States.

The recent death of two elephants in the rail accident and another one due to electrocution in Keonjhar district has brought to forefront the threat faced by the pachyderms of this area. Sources said that there were 112 elephants in Keonjhar in 2002. In 2005 the number came down to 69. In 2007 the number of elephants in this district is only 51. While there are eight males, 14 females,and six calves in the Keonjhar forest division, in the Anandapur wild division there are 18 elephants, including...

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Orissa: Elephants fall prey to human activity

2007-09-20 - Keonjhar, India. Swati Thiyagarajan

Two female elephants were killed when a goods train rammed into them in Orissas Keonjhar district. Two other elephants of the herd trying to cross a railway track have been injured. The track falls on the usual migratory route of the herds. A big male bull with injuries is still at large while two female elephants were killed outright. A baby elephant injured and shocked after the accident has now been removed to the Nandakanan zoo for care.

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Goods train kills two elephants in Orissa

2007-09-19 - Keonjhar, India.

Two female elephants were killed on the spot and two others sustained injuries when a goods train ran over a herd in this mineral-rich district early on Wednesday. The train accident leading to death of two elephants was said to be the first major accident in the state. The accident took place about 10 km away from Joda town. Forest department personnel rescued one of the two injured elephants from the spot after the locals informed them about the mishap. The injured baby elephant, which lost it...

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Poachers become active again

2007-08-19 - KEONJHAR, India.

Poachers have become effective with the cancellation of the Baitarani Elephant Reserve Project. A tusker was killed in Banamahuladiha forest in Patna and the tusks were taken. The forest department came to know about the incident on 17 August while the carcass indicated that the crime was committed a week ago. While the forest department could not investigate the matter due to incessant rain the villagers said that there is sufficient proof to establish that it is a handiwork of the poachers. Mr...

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Elephant killings blamed on Orissa mining

2006-11-16 - Keonjhar, India. NDTV Correspondent

Elephants in Orissa face extinction if they continue to die or be killed at the current rate, according to official and unofficial counts. Spreading mining activity in the region is blamed for man's conflict with the elephant. At least 60 elephants have been killed in the past two years, official estimates say - and unofficial reports say 200 elephants died during the same time.

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8 Headlines about Elephants from Keonjhar2011-09-26 - Keonjhar, India - Three jumbos killed in separate incidents 2011-09-21 - Keonjhar, India - 10 crore to check elephant electrocution 2010-08-03 - Keonjhar, India - Engineers booked after elephants electrocuted in Orissa 2007-09-27 - Keonjhar, United States - Elephants face threat in Keonjhar 2007-09-20 - Keonjhar, India - Orissa: Elephants fall prey to human activity 2007-09-19 - Keonjhar, India - Goods train kills two elephants in Orissa 2007-08-19 - KEONJHAR, India - Poachers become active again 2006-11-16 - Keonjhar, India - Elephant killings blamed on Orissa mining

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