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Mysuru Dasara

2020-10-26 - Mysore, India.

Mysuru Dasara is the “Nadahabba” or the State-Festival of Karnataka. With fairs, cultural events, dance performances and musical concerts, the ten-day festival is celebrated with pomp and pageantry. The tenth day, Vijayadashami brings a spectacular procession led by the image of the deity. Bedecked elephants, cavalry, foot soldiers, folk dancers, musicians and tableaux wend their way through the city. The extravagant celebrations come to an end with a torchlight parade as fireworks light up ...


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Vikram finishes weight test in 20 minutes

2020-10-10 - Mysore, India.

Dasara elephant Vikrama continued to train for the arduous task of carrying 750-kg golden howdah at Mysuru Palace for the second day on Friday. On Thursday, a sand-bag weighing 350 kg was tied to Vikrama, which it carried around 1.5-km around Mysuru Palace within 20 minutes along with Abhimanyu, Gopi, Cauvery and Vijaya.


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Abhimanyu, with his Mahout Vasanth walking next to him and the weight on his back, led other elephants Vijaya, Kaveri, Gopi and Vikram during the training, which was supervised by Deputy Conservator of Forests (DCF) M.G. Alexander, Veterinarian Dr. Nagaraj and elephant caretakers Rangaraju and Akram.

Howdah Elephant Rehearses With 350-Kg Sand Bags

2020-10-08 - Mysore, India.

Dasara elephant Abhimanyu, which has been given the responsibility of carrying the Golden Howdah on Jumboo Savari day, began his training by carrying 350-kg sand bags which would be gradually increased so that Abhimanyu would be able to carry the 750-kg Ambari on Jumboo Savari day easily.


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Mysuru: Dasara fete preparations moving at a brisk pace

2020-10-06 - Mysore, India.

With just twenty days to go for Dasara jumbo savari procession which will be held on October 26 on the Vijayadashami Day at Mysuru Palace premises, preparations went brisk with all five Dasara elephants completing third day of their training for the procession at Mysuru Palace premises in Mysuru on Monday. Meanwhile, Mysuru district administration has got insurance done for Dasara elephants, their care takers and also for public liability for a period of one month from 1 October to 31 October, d...


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Festivities in "new normal": Dasara elephants in strict quarantine in Mysuru

2020-10-04 - Mysore, India.

Dasara elephants that arrived in the city on Thursday have been put under strict quarantine to prevent them from catching coronavirus. So much so that they have not even been taken out for their weight test, which is an annual ritual. The forest department has dropped the procedure and is strictly against any outing for the elephants and mahouts and kavadis.


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Elephant Maya and actress Samyukta Hornad

Many Kannada movie stars adopting animals

2020-10-03 - Mysore, India. M Raghuram

Shivaraj Kumar adopted ‘Parvathi’, a female elephant at Mysore zoo, Samyukta Hornad has adopted a bear named Sugreeva, a leopard named Arjun and an elephant named Maya all from the Bannerghatta zoo. About 200 fans of the star, came together in September to adopt animals.


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‘Super Mom’ Chaitra

2020-10-02 - Mysore, India.

Housed in Rampura Elephant Camp at Bandipur, Kumki elephant Chaitra, who has participated in Dasara many times, grabbed the attention of every one and was called a ‘Super Mom’ for her role in comforting her baby, which was shown in yesterday’s webinar.


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Sudha Murthy donates 20 lakh to Mysuru Zoo

Sudha Murthy donates 20 lakh to Mysuru Zoo

2020-10-02 - Mysore, India. Hans News Service

Infosys Foundation chairperson Sudha Murthy has donated Rs 20 lakh for the upkeep of animals at Mysuru Zoo. Shivaraj Kumar visited Mysuru Zoo along with his family and met elephant Parvathi whom he has adopted recently at Mysuru Zoo. Speaking to media persons he said that he was happy that inspired by him, many of his fans too had adopted animals at Mysuru Zoo.


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Dasara Elephants Webinar Series: Taming Captured Rogue Elephants In A Month Is Our Aim: Mahout Dobi

2020-10-01 - Mysore, India.

Speaking about Dubare Elephant Camp and other Dasara elephants, mahout Dobi said that the captured rouge elephants are being tamed at the kraal in Dubare Elephant Camp. He further said that every mahout take the challenge of bringing the captured rouge elephant under their control in a month and added that every mahout take care of the elephants housed in the camp with love and affection.


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Gopi and "Kumki" elephant Kaveri at Dubare Elephant Camp.

Forest Department Begins Selection Process Of Dasara Elephants

2020-09-10 - Mysore, India.

Forest Department has begun the process of selecting the elephants to participate in this year’s Dasara festivities. Usually, the process of selecting elephants for Dasara takes place in the month of July every year and the first batch of Dasara elephants, comprising Golden Howdah-carrying elephant, one standby male elephant, two female elephants and two male elephants to be trained to carry the Golden Howdah in future, used to arrive in city before Aug. 15.


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Rise in elephant population at Bandipur Tiger Reserve

2020-09-09 - Mysore, India. Lakshmikantha BK

An internal census conducted by the officials of forest depaartment at Bandipur Tiger Reserve indicates a rise in elephant population. The five-month long exercise to estimate the population of mega herbivores was done by examining stool samples of elephants.


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Mysuru zoo gets record number of visitors, thanks to Dasara

2019-10-20 - Mysore, India.

This Dasara, the Mysuru zoo attracted more visitors, improving its revenue. In a span of 10 days, 1.65 lakh people visited the zoo and the gate revenue realised was 1.59 crore. A record number of tourists visited the zoo on the day of Ayudha Puja and Vijayadashami, which were public holidays. A total of 30,273 people came on Ayudha Puja and 28,386 on Vijayadashami, realising a revenue of 29.27 lakh and 28.28 lakh respectively. This is the biggest earnings for the zoo in a single day


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Demand for Karnataka elephants from other states, 12 to sent to Uttarakhand

2016-12-04 - Mysore, India.

It was a great honour to Karnataka Forest Department as its elephants captured and tamed by experts from the state are now on demand from other states in the country.Forest department sources told UNI that 12 of these tamed elephants will be sent to Uttarakhand. The elephants have been selected from Bannerghatta, Mathigodu, Dodda Harave and Dubare elephant camps.


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Dasara elephants, led by howdah elephant Arjuna, are all set for the Dasara finale on October 11, Vijayadashami.

Dasara jumbos in fine fettle for festival finale on Tuesday

2016-10-10 - Mysore, India.

After a rigorous rehearsal, Arjuna is ready to carry the golden howdah weighing 750 kg. He will be accompanied by 11 other elephants — Balarama, Abhimanyu, Gajendra, Kaveri, Vijaya, Vikrama, Gopi, Prashanth, Durgaparameshwari, Harsha and Gopalaswamy.


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Mysore Dasara

2016-10-01 - Mysore, India.

Mysuru Dasara is the Nadahabba (State-Festival) of the state of Karnataka in South West India. It is also called Navaratri (Nava-ratri = nine-nights) and is a 10-day festival, celebrated with utmost pomp and gaiety in the city of Mysuru. The Dasara festivities have a very long and rich history of more than 400 years.


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KABINI MAGIC BECKONS TOURISTS, ELEPHANTS

2015-04-09 - Mysore, India.

The congregation of elephant herds at the Kabini backwaters has begun to unfold, much to the delight of wildlife enthusiasts and tourists. An annual phenomena which peaks during summer, scores of elephants have been sighted at Kabini backwaters in the last couple of days. Their numbers are expected to increase in the weeks ahead.


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5 injured as elephants run amok

2014-02-03 - Mysore, India.

The injured included a journalist, a mahout, a kavadi and two girls, who had visited the venue for the fair. The incident occurred when two elephants of Suttur mutt, Drona and Champa, raised a ruckus owing to the noise of crackers that were burst during Rathotsava, at the venue. The elephants which were near the mutt premises, reacted out of fear as the crackers burst, and ran haywire, resulting in losses to vendors, who had set up shop for the fair.


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Dasara elephant goes berserk, tranquilized

2013-11-12 - Mysore, India.

Three weeks after the returning of Dasara elephants to the woods, one of them went berserk on the forest fringes of Nagarahole and charged out of the woods. The drama that began on Tuesday ended on Thursday with the tranquilizing of elephant Harsha.It took 36 hours for the foresters to capture Harsha, otherwise known for his composure, and bring the situation under control.


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Arjuna could lead famed Dasara procession again

2013-09-02 - Mysore, India.

Tall and handsome Arjuna is the new leader of Dasara jumbos. On Wednesday, as the first batch of five jumbos started their sojourn to Mysore from Nagapura bordering Nagarahole national park, 53-year-old Arjuna led them indicating the change in order. After his performance at Dasara procession in October 2012, the tusker is now undisputed leader of the pack of elephants.


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Dubare Elephant camp Jumbo festival all set to enthral audiences

2012-10-30 - Mysore, India.

The Forest department is all set to organise a Jumbo Festival at the Dubare Elephant camp near Nanjarayapatna tourist centre in Kodagu district. The elephants will take part in various games, which are scheduled to begin at 9.30 am. A total of 20 elephants will take part in various activities. The training of the elephants is being undertaken under the guidance of taskmaster J K Dobi, informed Deputy Conservator of Forests of Madikeri Division, Dhananjay.


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Arjuna passed the test and it will lead this year

Arjuna to carry golden howdah this year. The 52-year-old elephant from Balle camp replaces veteran Balarama

2012-10-20 - Mysore, India.

The successor for Balarama, a 54-year-old tusker that carried the 750-kg golden howdah 12 times in a row since 1999 during the Jamboo Savari, the grand Dasara finale here, has been found. The tall and relatively stronger 52-year-old elephant Arjuna will take over the mantle from the master tusker to don the role of a show-stopper this year.


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Part of the Dussehra procession since 1994, Balarama started carrying the howdah in 1999, the year after Drona, the elephant who had been carrying the howdah for 18 years, died.

In Mysore, an elephantine worry

2012-10-16 - Mysore, India.

Balarama is a veteran of the stables behind the Mysore Palace, and a bit of a celebrity. The elephant’s fame hasn’t come easy. This star of Mysore has carried the golden howdah that weighs 750kg in the yearly Dussehra procession for 13 years. Known for his gentle temperament and patience, Balarama has an active fan following in Mysore, a Wikipedia entry and even a book on him, titled Balarama: A Royal Elephant, which is written and illustrated by Ted and Betsy Lewin.


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Mysore Dasara 2012

2012-10-16 - Mysore, India.

The city of Mysore has a long tradition of celebrating the Dasara festival and the festivities there are an elaborate affair, attracting a large audience including foreigners. The Dasara festival completed 400th anniversary in year 2010


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Dasara elephant Kavita is dead

2012-09-17 - Mysore, India.

An ailing 73-year-old female elephant, which had taken part in the famous Dasara festival celebrations on eight occasions, died near here, a top Wildlife official said today. The elephant Kavita died yesterday at the K Gudi Camp in Biligiri Ranganatittu Wildlife Sanctuary, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests and Chief Wild Life Warden Dipal Sarmah told PTI. The elephant was not keeping well and was undergoing treatment for the past few months, he added.


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Only one female elephant , Vijaya, took part in the Gajapayana, as the remaining four are nursing their new born calves.

Gajapayana begins amid fanfare

2012-09-09 - Mysore, India.

Gajapayana, the beginning of the journey of elephants for Dasara festivities in Mysore, started at Nagapura on Friday afternoon amid much fanfare. S A Ramdas, the minister in-charge of Mysore district, offered pooja to four decorated elephants bound for the State’s cultural capital.


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Why relocating badly behaved wild elephants doesn’t work

2012-03-04 - Mysore, India. Janaki Lenin

About 25 wild elephants are slated to be transplanted from around Kattepura and Dodbetta Reserve Forests, Hassan District in Karnataka, to other as-yet-undetermined locations. This is punishment for a long string of complaints against them. Since 2007, 14 people have been killed and many more injured by these giants. Besides loss of life and limb, cereal and tree crops are destroyed. In some cases, the entire year’s yield is lost in a single night.


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Mahouts on a strike at the Dubare Elephant Camp in Kodagu pressing for their demands on Friday.

Dubare mahouts strike work

2012-02-18 - Mysore, India.

Mahouts in the Dubare Elephant Camp near Kushalnagar in Kodagu, rallying under the banner of Budakattu Krishikara Sangha, a tribal organisation, staged a protest on Friday to draw the attention of the State Government to confirm their services. They let the 21 captive elephants at the camp, including three calves, into the forests for grazing at 7 a.m. as a measure of protest and refused to bring them back in the afternoon. The elephants, barring a few used in safaris, are let into forests after...


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Jumbos get ready to put on a show

2011-10-31 - Mysore, India.

If you missed the elephants´s procession during Dasara celebrations in Mysore, here´s another chance. The festival of elephants is being organized on Monday at Dubare elephant camp in Kodagu district where elephants and their masters will amuse the public.


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Balarama successor will be ready in four years

2011-09-19 - Mysore, India.

A new ‘ambari’ elephant is in the making. The 53-year-old Balarama, which carried golden howdah for 12 consecutive years, is likely to do the job for another three to fours years only. Tusker Gopi, who was brought from Dubare elephant camp this year to participate in the famed jumbo savari, is responding well to the training and has been chosen as Balarama’s successor.


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A motorbike was also on the receiving end of an elephant

Mysore: Man Crushed To Death In Elephant Rampage

2011-06-08 - Mysore, India.

Two wild elephants have trampled a man to death and killed two cows in a rampage through an Indian city. The animals entered a suburb in Mysore, in the southern Karnataka state, from a nearby forest and soon caused widespread panic and havoc. A 55-year-old man was killed after coming out of his house to see what the commotion was all about.


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Saluting tradition:Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa making a floral offering to the idol of goddess Chamundeshwari carried by elephant Balarama during the Vijayadashami procession in Mysore on Sunday.

Grand end to 400th Mysore Dasara

2010-10-18 - Mysore, India.

The 400th year of Mysore Dasara celebrations drew to a close with the famous Jumboo Savari and Torchlight Parade witnessed by a large crowd here on Sunday. Showcasing the cultural diversity of the State, the grand Vijayadashami procession marked the culmination of 10 days of festivities. With 132 cultural troupes from across the State, including 32 thematic tableaux, participating, the procession was the lengthiest in recent years. It covered a distance of about 4 km before terminating at Bannim...


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Most of the elephants participating in procession are over 50 years old. Time to develop second line of jumbos for Dasara

2010-10-02 - Mysore, India.

Akin to politics, most of the elephants used in the Dasara procession are well above 50 years, considered an ideal age for retirement, according to veterinarians. The forest department, however, does not seem to be serious about preparing the second line of elephants to take over the mantle. Instead, what they have been doing is getting elephants to attend Dasara festival, for the last 10 years, devoid of any change and much thought.


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Second batch of elephants arrives in city of palaces

2010-10-02 - Mysore, India.

Six jumbos-Srirama, Kanthi, Vikrama, Kavitha, Mary and Harsha were given a ceremonial welcome by the forest officials on their arrival. These elephants would be part of the first batch of jumbos led by howdah elephant Balarama to take part in the Vijayadashami procession, to be held as the grand finale of the nine-day Dasara festivities. In all, the 12 elephants would camp in Palace premises for the next 20 days till the Dasara celebrations come to an end.


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Grand reception: The elephants at the Mysore palace.

From forest to Mysore city

2010-09-13 - Mysore, India. R.KRISHNA KUMAR

This is that time of the year when elephants are in the limelight in Mysore. Elephants have been brought from the jungle camps to Mysore, to participate in the Dasara festivities to be held from October 8 to 17. Leading them is the elephant Balarama who will carry the 750 kg golden howdah on the day of the Vijayadashmi procession which is also called Jamboo Savari.


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State Bank of India (SBI) has adopted two Asian elephants from Mysore Zoo

2009-10-11 - Mysore, India.

State Bank of India (SBI) has adopted two Asian elephants from Mysore Zoo. SBI Chief General Manager Arundhati Bhattacharya handed over a cheque for Rs. 3,19,140 to Zoo Executive Director Vijay Ranjan Singh last evening for the maintenance of two elephants Rama (aged 14 years) and Kollegala


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Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa offering flowers to the idol of Goddess Chamundeshwari, signalling the commencement of Jamboo Savari in Mysore on Monday

Spectacular end to Dasara fete

2009-09-29 - Mysore, India.

The 10-day Dasara celebrations ended here on Monday with a march by caparisoned elephants and tableaux showcasing the cultural diversity of the State. The culmination of the procession at Bannimantap Grounds signalled the conclusion of the Naada Habba , which has emerged as the principal face of tourism promotion in Karnataka. The main attraction of Monday’s festivities was the caparisoned elephants which led the procession, followed by folk dancers and musicians. The 52-year-old elephant Bala...


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Dasara Festival: The celebration of victory of the good over the evil

2009-09-28 - Mysore, India. Eugene Moodubelle

Dasara is the festival that is being celebrated throughout India as the celebration of the victory of the good over the evil. However, the mode and the fervour of the celebration differ to a great extent across the country. In different parts of India, Dasara has been celebrated in different ways. In some regions it has been celebrated as Navratri, some observe it as Vijayadashami, in Bengal and Eastern India, devotees celebrate it as Durga Puja and in other regions, especially in Karnataka it i...


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Caparisoned elephants to have a "southern touch"

2009-09-26 - Mysore, India.

Unlike previous years when the Jumboo Savari was peppered by cultural troupes from Karnataka, this time, performing artistes from Tamil Nadu and Kerala will spice up the programme along with tableux of displaying military and technological expertise. The city is getting ready for the D-day amidst the rain holding out a threat to Monday's celebrations. Folk artistes have arrived to cheer up Mysore, tableaux are getting finishing touches to portray Karnataka's vibrant art and culture and the polic...


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ROYAL WELCOME AWAITS DASARA JUMBOS

2009-08-14 - Mysore, India.

The jumbos chosen for taking part in this year's Dasara festivities next month have arrived in the city. The journey of the first batch of elephants, comprising five from the elephant camp in Veeranahosahalli near Hunsur in Mysore District, and one from Kyathedevaragudi of Biligiri Ranga Hills in Chamarajanagar District began on Thursday. The five-strong batch of elephants comprising Balarama, chosen to carry the Ambari (golden howdah), Abhimanyu, assigned the task of drawing the decorated cart ...


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African Elephant Dies in Zoo

2009-03-10 - Mysore, India.

MYSORE: The African female elephant Jambi, who was the cynosure of all eyes for more than three decades in the Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, died after a prolonged illness here on Monday. As the news spread, a sombre mood engulfed the zoo. The staff prayed for the departed soul before the body was laid to rest. The elephant was around 44 years and was suffering from arthritis for many years. Jambi was brought from West Germany in 1976. Six years ago, Jambi was attacked by a male elephant Tim...


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No help to injured jumbo

2009-02-10 - Mysore, India.

If it is an ordeal in wilderness for a tusker, it is a question of practicality for the wildlife division officials. For the past several days, a tusker injured in its legs and hips, is staying in the backwaters of Kabini reservoir. According to villagers, the pachyderm aged between 40 and 45 years is suffering silently. At times, it comes out of water to graze. The villagers feel the forest department officials of Nagarahole National Park and wildlife division have failed to come to the rescue ...


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BANGALOREAN ADOPTS TWO ELEPHANTS OF MYSORE ZOO

2009-01-25 - Mysore, India.

Vedavalli, a resident of Bangalore, has adopted two elephants of Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens here under the adoption of animals scheme. The elephants, one male and another female, will benefit for a period of one year under the scheme. Known to be a lover of animals, Vedavalli adopted Aishwarya (8-year-old) and Madesha (1-year-old) in a simple function at the Zoo on Saturday in the presence of her family members.


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Elephant kills one

2008-11-23 - Mysore, India.

Forty-two year old Belliyappa often spoke of sending his son to a big city college for higher education because he wanted his son to explore the world. But, too soon, his dreams were trampled by an elephant on Friday. Belliyappa, a small farmer in Napoklu in Kodagu district, was found dead near his farm here on Friday. He bore all the marks of having been crushed under the mighty feet of an elephant.


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Nine jumbos die in seven days! Man-animal clash proves disastrous in Mysore district

2008-11-05 - Mysore, India.

Nine elephants in seven days. This is the tragic tally of poor jumbos which have met their gory end owing to the "shocking" means the villagers adopt to keep the creature at bay in Mysore district alone. What led to the 'massacre' of elephants is the electrified fencing with which the farmers protect their fields. While the government has made it mandatory to use only solar powered barbed wires, farmers often tap electricity illegally and allow high voltage to pass through the wires.


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Mysore bids farewell to Dasara elephants

2008-10-11 - Mysore, India.

The 13 Dasara elephants were accorded a traditional farewell at a function organized at the Mysore palace premises here today October 11, 2008. Deputy Commissioner P Manivannan offered puja to all the 13 pachyderms which were fed jaggery, sugarcane and banana. The elephants still bore the colorful designs on their trunks boarded the trucks to begin their journey back to the jungles. Deputy Conservator of Forests (Wild Life) Yatish speaking on the occasion said that Balarama who has been carrying...


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Jumbos evoke admiration

2008-10-03 - Mysore, India.

The cynosure of all eyes, the Naada Habba (State Festival) or People's Dasara festival is incomplete without the presence of 12 elephants. And what is more, each one of the elephants has a characteristic feature that is remarkable and evokes admiration. Twelve elephants come to Mysore annually from the Jungle Camps to acclimatise themselves to the ambience of the concrete jungle and lend sheen to the Dasara festivities. Their presence in the famous Mysore Palace premises would be another attract...


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DASARA ELEPHANTS UNDER THREAT OF INFECTION

2008-09-12 - Mysore, India.

Dasara elephants housed in the premises of Palace are being given royal treatment. On the other hand, Palace elephants which are supposed to get similar treatment, are suffering. There are seven elephants under the charge of Palace Administration. Out of them, five are suffering from one disease or the other. The personnel who are supposed to take care of their health, are showing negligence. Elephant Raji has developed big tumours near both the eyes. Jamini has a tumour with infection on the ri...


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FOLLOW THE LEADER

2008-09-09 - Mysore, India.

During the Dasara procession it is the ambari elephant that attracts a lot of attention. And, choosing the ambari elephant is no mean task. Shyam Sundar Vattam delves deep into historical records to trace the process of their selection. The world famous Mysore Dasara is synonymous with elephants. Dasara procession without elephants is unthinkable. It is, therefore, no wonder that these gentle giants which are brought from the neighbouring national parks for Dasara enjoy a protocol which is norma...


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Walking exercise for Dasara Elephants

2008-09-01 - Mysore, India.

Elephants play a major role in Dasara procession. The six elephants which are camping for the past few days in the premises of Mysore Palace are being taken for walking daily in the morning and evening in the path of 'Jumboo Savari' to enable them to get acquainted with the route. The elephants Balarama, Arjuna, Gajendra, Abhimanyu, Sarala, Vijaya in the first batch started their exercise a few days ago to get acquainted with the city environment, people and vehicular traffic. Balarama has been ...


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DASARA JUMBOS MARCH TO MYSORE TOMORROW

2008-08-17 - Mysore, India.

The first batch of elephants participating in the Dasara procession will begin their journey (Gaja payana) towards the city from tomorrow. The District In-charge Minister Shobha Karandlaje will flag off the journey at Veeranahosahalli in Nagarahole forests at 9.30 am tomorrow with a special puja. The first batch of six elephants including Balaram, which has successfully carried the 'Golden Howdah' (Ambari) eight times in a row, will be heading towards the city. The batch includes Balarama, Bhara...


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The long march: A file photo of Dasara elephants preparing to leave the camp in the Nagarahole forest for Mysore.

Mahouts threaten to boycott Mysore Dasara festivities

2008-08-11 - Mysore, India. Muralidhara Khajane

As the countdown for “Gajapayana”, scheduled to be held on August 18, has began, the tribal people living in the Nagarahole forest and mahouts and kavadis (helpers) of caparisoned elephants have threatened to boycott the Dasara festivities if the State Government “fails” to concede their long-pending demands. This has put the authorities in a piquant situation. “Gajapayana” is the ceremonial event in which the elephants participating in the “Jamboo Savari” march to Mysore Palace ...


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Balarama carrying the golden howdah with the idol of Goddess Chamundeshwari moving out of the palace during the Jamboo Savari in Mysore on Sunday

Ten-day Dasara celebrations end on a spectacular note

2007-10-22 - Mysore, India. Krishna Kumar

A slice of the royal orient unfolded to a sea of humanity as the caparisoned elephants led the Jamboo Savari or the Vijayadashmi procession to mark the grand finale of the 10-day Dasara festivities here on Sunday.Bringing the curtains down on the “Naada Habba,” the Vijayadashmi procession, symbolising the triumph of good over evil and a tradition inherited from the Vijayanagar emperors, rolled out of the palace premises complete with ensemble of folk troupes and caparisoned elephant Balarama...


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SAGA OF DASARA JUMBOS MAHOUTS

2007-09-30 - Mysore, India.

The elephants which take part in the Jumboo Savari every year are no different from your kids at home for the mahouts and kavadis and for their family members. Cajoling these 'special kids' is no different from cajoling your own kids at home, after you punish them, whenever they go out of way. If you give sweets and chocolates to cajole your children, the jumbos are given jaggery and sugarcane.


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SECOND BATCH OF DASARA JUMBOS ARRIVE

2007-09-29 - Mysore, India.

In the midst of hectic election process, the second batch of Dasara elephants arrived silently at Doddakere Maidan here on Friday. Elephant Harsha and Vikrama from Dubare, Sri Rama, Abhimanyu, Sarala and Kanti from Sunkadakatte, K. Gudi and Thithimathi forests arrived at Doddakere Maidan. Deputy Conservator of Forest and veterinary doctors welcomed the elephants which were later taken to the camp at Palace Complex. The first batch of the elephants were welcomed on a grand scale and were taken in...


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Dasara elephants, mahouts suffer due to heavy rain

2007-09-17 - Mysore, India.

Mahouts looking after the Dasara elephants are literally on the streets as the make-shift tents erected for their temporary stay have been damaged due to the incessant downpour of the last three days. More than 50 members of the mahout families, including children are taking shelter in the Mysore Palace grounds as it is impossible to live in the temporary tents in the prevailing rainy conditions. Adding to their woes, the food materials they had kept in the tents have also been ruined.


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Jumbo carrier for the goddess

2007-09-15 - Mysore, India.

The VIPs, from the ministers to the commissioner of police, Mysore, were all there. So were the hosts of priests and senior officials, to greet them with the traditional nadaswaram, to offer special prayers and to invoke divine blessings for their welfare. For Balarama, Bharata, Varalakshmi, Gajendra, Arjuna and Revathi, this pampering, however, is not new. They go through this ritual, enjoying every minute of it, once a year. Balarama and his five friends comprise a batch of 12 elephants that w...


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Rescued elephant calf now in zoo

2007-08-30 - Mysore, India.

A three-day old female elephant calf rescued from the flood waters in Dhobara forest range in Kodagu district, was handed over to the Mysore zoo on Wednesday. Forest officials said the calf was rescued on Tuesday and brought to the zoo, where it was under veterinary care. Its condition was satisfactory. The new arrival has a 'friend' in the five-day old male elephant calf, which the forest officials had rescued from mandya district and handed over to the zoo anothorities. It was also under treat...


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Orphaned elephant calf hand-reared at Mysore Zoo

2007-07-21 - Mysore, India.

A male orphaned elephant calf, aged about 25 days, was received by Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, Mysore on July 7. The calf was rescued from the flood waters at Dabbadka stream in Sampaje Range of Madikeri Forest Division. The calf is responding to treatment and hand-rearing methods. Except for some minor ailments the calf is healthy. Since the elephant is very young, the prognosis is for the next two months. Maximum efforts have been initiated towards hand-rearing of the elephant calf, ...


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Census indicates rise in sex ratio of pachyderm

2007-07-15 - Mysore, India.

The elephant census from Chamarajanagara Wildlife Division in forest circle has indicated a rise in the male-female sex ratio of the pachyderm. The census has indicated that there is one male elephant for every four female elephants in the region and the sex ratio has been described as healthy. It used the block count, line transact and water hole count methods to examine family size, elephant structure and population trends.


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Balarama injured by other elephants

2007-07-07 - Mysore, India.

Elephant 'Balarama', which was carrying the golden howdah during the world famous Dasara festivities procession, was severely injured when it was attacked by another elephant at Moorkal elephant camp in Nagarahole National Park, near here. According to forest officials, 'Balarama' was released to the forest in the night along with another elephant 'Abhimanyu' a couple of days back for grazing. 'Abhimanyu', who went berserk, along with other elephants, gored him.


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At the camp: Getting to know the jumbos.

Visit the camp at Dubbare near Mysore for an interesting interactive programme — between elephants and humans.

2007-02-08 - Mysore, India. RADHA H.S.

We were headed for the Dubbare Elephant Camp by the Cauvery, situated two hours from Mysore city. We went across the river, sparkling and beautiful, the trees on the banks, in bloom, adding colour to the already beautiful scene. And on the far side were the elephants in the water. The mahout began to scrub the elephant. He called out to us to `give Indra a good scrub'. He climbed onto the elephant's folded leg and scrubbed the top of his head and even behind the ears!


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Four held for elephant poaching

2007-01-15 - MYSORE, India.

In a joint operation, police and forest officials have arrested four persons, in connection with two elephant poaching cases on Male Mahadeshwara Hills recently. They have recovered a single barrel gun, four bullets and 200 gm of gun powder. The arrested are Santhre Madaiah, Belulli Madaiah and Kumara, residents of Ramagondanahalli and Karana Belligondana Halli, near Poonachi village on Mahadeshwara Hills.


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After Dasara, Jumbos back to forests

2006-10-05 - Mysore, India.

The Dasara elephants, after discharging their duty, have embarked on their return journey to the forests along with the mahouts and their families, from the Palace premises this morning. The jumbos Harsha, Vikram and Vijaya will return to Dubare elephant camp in Kushalnagar while Abhimanyu and Srirama will return Murkal in Nagarahole forests and Mary to Sunkadakatte camp.


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Elephants take centre stage: Caparisoned pachyderms rehearsing for the `Jumboo Savari"; the Mysore Dasara celebrations

2006-10-01 - Mysore, India.

A slice of the royal Orient of yore will be seen on Monday when majestic elephants take centre stage to add lustre to the Vijayadashami procession to mark the grand finale of the Mysore Dasara celebrations. Balarama, who is 48 years old and a veteran of 12 Dasara processions, will carry the Golden Howdah with the idol of the goddess Chamundeshwari. He was captured in 1987 in the Kattepura forests and succeeded Drona who was electrocuted in 1998 in the forests of Nagarahole.


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Mahouts threaten to boycott Jumboo Savari

2006-09-28 - Mysore, India.

The threat of mahouts managing the Dasara elephants, the main part of jumboo savari, to boycott the procession has put the organisers in a piquant situation as the demand of regularisation of mahouts' jobs awaits Government nod while the final day of procession is hardly a few days away. "When the Government has insured the golden howdah, why not the mahouts, who take utmost care of the elephant that carries it"? they asked.


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Bharatha is 39 years and was captured in 1987 in Kattepura Forest area

DASARA ELEPHANTS ARRIVE IN Mysore CITY

2006-08-22 - Mysore, India.

Five elephants, including Balarama, the howdah elephant, arrived in Mysore city yesterday evening. Bharatha, Gajendra and Prashantha along with Balarama travelled in separate trucks from Veeranahosahalli Forest Area and reached Aranya Bhavan at about 7.45 pm.


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Unnatural death of elephants: Three zoo employees dismissed

2006-02-24 - Mysore, India.

Three employees of Mysore Zoo have been dismissed from service for their alleged role which resulted in the unnatural death of two elephants in the zoo in October 2003, a senior official said today. The dismissal was ordered after an inquiry by a retired civil judge, the Zoo Executive Director, Manoj Kumar, said in a statement here.


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The jumbo highway

2005-09-20 - Mysore, India.

Karnataka is the first in the country to notify an Elephant Corridor and two of them are already in place including the Kanniyanpura Corridor near Moyar River at the Bandipur National Park and the Bekkattur Arabikere Corridor that connects the Kollegal Reserve Forest division to Billigiri Ranga Sanctuary, Malini Shankar tells us.


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Doddappaji

The mahout Doddappaji about the elephant Drona, a gentle giant he cannot get out of his mind

2005-09-13 - Mysore, India. Sharath S. Srivatsa

Preparations for the Dasara festivities and the famous "Jamboo Savari" (elephant parade) bring back painful memories for this soft-spoken mahout. Doddappaji, who once handled Drona, the elephant that carried the howdah, has refused to take part in the Dasara festivities after Drona was tragically electrocuted. A third generation mahout and an expert in taming wild elephants, Doddappaji is haunted by memories of Drona. After the death of Drona in 1998, he requested senior officials not to ask him...


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More support sought for Dasara elephants

2005-09-07 - Mysore, India.

The 2005 edition of Dasara festival commencing next month in Mysore is expected to cost Rs 2 crore, Rs 10 lakh more than it cost last year. The State Government has sanctioned Rs 75 lakh for organising Dasara, while the organising officials have sought an additional Rs 75 lakh government support. The maiden programme - arrival of the elephants from their abode in the forests - was completed early this week. Half a dozen jumbos, including the howdah-carrier Balarama, received traditional royal we...


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Royal reception to Dasara jumbos

2005-09-05 - Mysore, India.

The first batch of Dasara elephants — Balarama, Bharatha, Gajendra, Kanti, Revathi and Prashanth — which arrived at the Palace this morning were accorded a traditional welcome by Labour and District In-charge Minister Tanveer Sait and dignitaries. Amidst chanting of vedic hymns, an arathi was performed as the majestic jumbos entered the Jayamarthanda gate of the Palace. A mixture of paddy, sugarcane and jaggery was fed to the elephants.


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Mysore Zoo mahouts demand CBI probe, blame doctors for elephants death

2004-10-27 - Mysore, India.

The serial death of animals in the Mysore Zoo, which claimed another elephant Komala on Oct. 22 that was about to leave for Armenia, has taken a curious turn with the employees blaming the veterinary doctors in the Zoo for the deaths.


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Vet Doctor fed 1 kg. soda to elephant Komala in Mysore Zoo!

2004-10-27 - Mysore, India. Mysore Star

A shocking revelation that the female elephant Komala, which died in Mysore Zoo on Oct. 22, was given a kilogram of baking soda, a little while before it died, was made by the Zoo employees themselves who were witness to the incident.


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Mysore Zoo cries foul after another elephant deaths

2004-10-25 - Mysore, India. Habib Beary, BBC

Komala was a darling of one of India's oldest zoos.
But the seven-year-old elephant calf died in agony after what officials at Msyore zoo in southern India are calling a conspiracy by insiders.

They suspect she could be the latest victim of poisoning by disgruntled employees, and, perhaps, a persistent campaign to discredit the zoo for reasons unknown.


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Royal procession for Dassera festival in Mysore

2004-10-23 - Mysore, India. India News

People in Mysore today took out a colourful procession to celebrate the Hindu festival of Dassera(Dussehra).

Dussehra was celebrated on Friday in most parts of the country according to the Hindu calendar. However, the royal Mysore Dussehra, unique for its procession of folk dancers and caparisoned elephants, is keenly awaited.


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Balarama leads jumbo contingent

2004-10-18 - Mysore, India.

The majestic Balarama, 46, will be leading the elephant contingent in the Dasara celebrations this October. He is already in town along with five other elephants, catching the admiring attention of the passers-by while on his routine walk every day morning and evening on the traditional Vijaya Dasami procession route in Mysore.


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Mysore Dasara Celebration of pain?

2004-10-12 - Mysore, India. Deccan Herald

You might enjoy dasara but not these elephants, says RAGHUPATHY K P

When dasara begins, it is the elephants that attract the crowd. People who
come to witness the ‘Jambu Sawari’ are enthralled by the decorated
elephants. And the legendary Balarama, a majestic animal which carries the
golden howdah gets special attention.


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Mysore City Palace under Siege!

2004-10-06 - Mysore, India. Star of Mysore

The Palace acquisition proceedings have resurfaced curiously amidst the brisk preparations for the Dasara festivities which may trigger many more controversies during this Dasara.


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Mysore zoo elephants poisoned, says report

2004-09-20 - Mysore, India.

The susipicion of a foul play in the deaths of zoo elephants Ganesha and Roopa has proved right. The laboratory reports have confirmed that the elephants were killed using a strong chemical poison (zinc phosphide).
The two elephants, which died on September 4 and September 7 respectively, had acute haemorrhagic enteritis and respiratory distress because of the poison. Zinc phosphide is normally used to kill rodents and it is a cheap poison available in the market.


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Mysore Zoos Elephant Ganeshas death shocks animal lovers

2004-09-05 - Mysore, India.

The death of an elephant in the Mysore zoo on Saturday has shocked animal lovers and the zoo authorities here.

Ganesha, who was 30 years old, was reported to be dull since Friday. The Executive Director of Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, Manoj Kumar, said the elephant was suffering from severe abdominal pain and responded to treatment initially. However, it died at 8 a.m. on Saturday.


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Dynamite in fodder kills elephant calf

2004-03-24 - MYSORE, India. The Hindu

A dynamite concealed in fodder exploded in the mouth of an elephant calf, ripping its face apart and leaving the hapless creature writhing in agony until it died on Wednesday.


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Dasara Elephants arrived in Mysore

2002-01-14 - Mysore, India.

The first batch of five elephants for participating in the Dasara procession, Jamboo Savari, has arrived in Mysore. The elephants led by the chief tusker, Balarama, are undergoing training with daily acclimatization march along the procession route - Palace to Bannimantap Parade Grounds. The 43-year-old Balarama had recently escaped into the forest in Nagarahole forest area after developing 'musth'.


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Mysuru Dasara

2020-10-26 - Mysore, India.

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


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Elephant Lakshmi dies in Mukoodal

2020-10-18 - Tirunveli, India.

A 54-year-old female elephant, Lakshmi, died at Mukoodal in the district on Sunday. The elephant was owned by one Dawood Meeran (50) of Ravanasamudram, near Ambasamudram, for the last five years. On S...


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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 a...


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Man-elephant conflicts have risen over the years due to the shrinking habitat of the tuskers, argue some experts.

Lift ban on elephant catching to curb man-jumbo conflict- Wildlife experts

2020-10-17 - Lucknow, India.

The rapidly rising graph of man-animal conflicts and consequent fatalities have not only left UP’s wildlife experts but also lone elephant catcher Kamaal Sheikh, worried. Expressing concern over the...


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Zoo Miami elephant Ongard treated after injuring tusk

2020-10-16 - Miami, United States.

The 10-year-old pachyderm “volunteered” to have his injury checked out and was very cooperative during the procedure, doctors said. Ongard will undergo treatment as soon as his results are back. Z...


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Deaths signal the return of tuberculosis among captive elephants in Chitwan

2020-10-16 - Kathmandu, Nepal. Chandan Kumar Mandal

Captive elephants of Chitwan National Park have once again started dying from tuberculosis, bringing back the memories of deaths among elephants due to TB at a worrying rate. Three domestic elephants ...


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A 35-year-old elephant being radio-collared in Haridwar forest division in Uttarakhand

First elephant radio-collared in Uttarakhand with eye on Maha Kumbh 2021

2020-10-15 - Dehradun, India.

Population has increased in the state and so have man-elephant conflicts. In June, according to the elephant census conducted earlier this year, the numbers of the elephants in the state had reached 2...


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TRAFFIC launches Elephant Trade Information System Online

2020-10-15 - Geneva, Switzerland.

The new website, named ETIS Online, was produced following a request made at the 69th meeting of the CITES Standing Committee in 2017. The site aims to bolster the collection of data on seizures invol...


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Tamed elephant Rajendra dies after being attacked by wild elephant in Kodagu"s Mathigodu Elephant Camp

2020-10-15 - Gonikoppa, India. Naina J A

The tamed elephants were left to graze in the forest on Tuesday night. The mahouts and kavaids spotted a severely injured Rajendra the next morning when they left for the forest to get the elephants b...


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Ivory Coast without ivory? Elephant populations are declining rapidly in Côte d"Ivoire

2020-10-14 - , Ivory Coast.

Recent years have witnessed a widespread and catastrophic decline in the number of forest elephants in protected areas in Côte d'Ivoire, according to a study published October 14 in the open-access j...


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Jai Dee was only three years old

Taronga Zoo’s Beloved Baby Elephant Jai Dee Has Sadly Passed Away

2020-10-14 - Sydney, Australia. Krisinda Merhi

Jai Dee started to show signs of abdominal pain Monday morning and was quickly treated. By midday, Jai Dee was displaying normal behaviour and was monitored closely by keepers and veterinarians, but u...


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Baba Ramdev falls off elephant while doing Yoga, escapes unhurt

2020-10-13 - New Delhi, India. Mukesh Ranjan

Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev on Tuesday fell on the ground while performing Yoga asanas. Yoga Guru was sitting atop a well-decorate elephant and performing Yoga asanas at the Guru Shardananda Ashram. But, as...


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This is where she was born, where she grew up, and what she is used to accept as her home.

Happy Birthday! Pregolja in Kaliningrad Zoo is 50 years old. An older elephant with a mixed life.

2020-10-12 - Kaliningrad, Russian Federation.

We dont know if she will get any presents. Lets just hope, that there is a dedicated elephant keeper there, who will try to make her happier today, than usually. Lets also hope that this keeper actua...


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41st Annual Conference Will be Virtual and Free to All EMA Members

2020-10-12 - Houston, United States. Elephant Managers Association

For the first time, EMA will host our annual conference virtually, free to all members! EMA will host the EMA virtual conference the same week as previously scheduled via Zoom


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The Circus Was Born in Putnam County

2020-10-10 - New York, United States.

The Putnam County Historian’s Office, in partnership with Southeast Museum, recently created a virtual exhibit called Historic Putnam County & the Birth of the American Circus from the early days of...


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Vikram finishes weight test in 20 minutes

2020-10-10 - Mysore, India.

Dasara elephant Vikrama continued to train for the arduous task of carrying 750-kg golden howdah at Mysuru Palace for the second day on Friday. On Thursday, a sand-bag weighing 350 kg was tied to Vikr...


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An elephant ventures into a residential colony in Haridwar, in July this year.

Uttarakhand forest department uses solar repeller technique to check movement of wild animals

2020-10-09 - Dehradun, India.

In an attempt to check the movement of wild animals into residential areas near Ganga river in Haridwar district, the Uttarakhand forest department is now using solar enabled repeller systems. These s...


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UM paleontologists discover fossil of extinct elephant in Gopeng cave

2020-10-09 - PETALING JAYA, Malaysia.

Paleontologists from Universiti Malaya (UM) have discovered the fossil of a stegodon, an extinct elephant, in a limestone cave in Gopeng, Perak. It is the first stegodon fossil to have been discovered...


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Blind elephant to get therapy in UP elephant hospital

2020-10-08 - New Delhi, India.

55-year-old Arya, a blind elephant, has finally got medical aid and veterinary care at an elephant hospital in Uttar Pradesh’s Farah town on Mathura district’s border. The facility is run by the N...


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Elephant keepers at Sauraha used to earn Rs 100,000 per month before the Covid-19 pandemic upended their business

Sauraha elephant keepers hope cooperative model to revive pandemic-hit safari business

2020-10-08 - Sauraha, Nepal.

For months, elephant owners in Sauraha have been struggling to feed their elephants as there are no tourists visiting the place these days. No tourists mean no business. Under a revenue-sharing cooper...


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