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Chhattisgarh: Elephant calf found dead; tall claims of effective conservation plan under scanner

2021-03-31 - Raipur, India. AVDHESH MALLICK

Chhattisgarh which witnessed, death of 157 wild elephants from 2001- June 2020 has witnessed death of one more baby elephant in the forest circles of Dharamjaigarh of Raigarh district. State Government data reflects between 2013-18, around 250 people have lost their lives in man-elephant conflict. Meanwhile, the state also holds a record of death of 100 elephants in the period.


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Wild elephants stray into Ambikapur town, force schools to shut down

2016-12-08 - RAIPUR, India.

A herd of wild elephants with its young ones ventured into Ambikapur town, district headquarters of Sarguja district in North Chhattisgarh on Wednesday.Later, the herd entered a school group and stayed there.
Forest department swung into action and erected barricades to check further movement of elephants in the town and they are under surveillance.


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Tuskers damage crops, drought-hit farmer dies of shock in Chhattisgarh

2015-11-17 - Raipur, India.

A drought-hit farmer in Chhattisgarh´s tribal Jashpur district died of a heart attack aftera herd of 40 elephants destroyed and fed on all his leftover crops on his eight-acre land, a few days ago. The matter came to light on Tuesday after district Congress raised the issue and claimed the forest department had not paid compensation to the family.


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Terror prevailed at Korba forest region when three women were trampled to death at two separate spots by a herd of elephants on Sunday.

Tuskers trample 3 women to death in Chhattisgarh

2015-04-09 - Raipur, India.

Terror prevailed at Korba forest region when three women were trampled to death at two separate spots by a herd of elephants on Sunday. This is tenth death reported due to tusker attack in four months in northern Chhattisgarh, officials said.


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Elephant terror back to haunt Chhattisgarh tribal people

2011-09-27 - Raipur, India.

After giving sleepless nights for a week to the tribal people in forests of Surguja district, Chhattisgarh, a herd of wild elephants returned on Monday to the same pocket, forcing dozens of families to migrate to safe areas. A group of seven wild elephants entered two forest villages, Bakna and Bakdiha, in the wee hours.


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Elephants killed six in Chhattisgarh in 2010

2010-12-08 - Raipur, India.

Wild elephants trampled six people to death in Chhattisgarh´s Surguja district this year, Forest Minister Vikram Usendi said Wednesday. ´As many as six people were killed and 527 houses destroyed by elephants this year,´ the minister said in a written reply to Congress legislator Premsai Singh Tekam. Usendi said the government paid Rs.1 million as compensation to each family which lost a member in the elephant attacks. Over Rs.5 million was paid to people whose houses were brou...


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Chhattisgarh villagers migrate as elephants run amok

2010-10-08 - Raipur, India.

Dozens of families have migrated from a forested village in Chhattisgarh’s Surguja district after a herd of wild elephants ran amok, killing a child and destroying several houses, officials said Friday. “Some 25 families of Panekatel village have moved to safer areas for a brief period after wild jumbos sneaked into their village Thursday night and trampled a three-year-old girl, Manisha, to death and demolished several houses,” an official at the forest headquarters here told IANS. Paneka...


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Elephants kill 29 people in Chhattisgarh in 2009

2010-01-14 - Raipur, India.

At least 29 people were trampled to death by elephants last year in Chhattisgarh, one of the worst states hit by man-elephant conflict, the state assembly was told Thursday. Forest Minister Vikram Usendi told the house that the government was trying to find a permanent solution to the decades-old man-elephant conflict and is willing to set up “elephant villages” in state’s northern region, comprising Surguja, Jashpur, Koria, Korba and Raigarh districts.


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Cops run for cover as wild jumbos enter police station

2009-12-07 - Raipur, India.

About a dozen cops on duty at a police station in Chhattisgarh ran for cover when they found a herd of wild jumbos roaming in the complex, authorities said Monday. We are always prepared for any Maoist attack but we never thought of facing jumbos. We ran for cover when eight wild elephants entered the police station premises late Saturday, Assistant sub-inspector Krishna Singh told IANS.


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Wild jumbo found dead in Chhattisgarh forest

2009-11-03 - Raipur, United States.

A five-year-old male elephant was found dead in a hamlet in the middle of a forest in Chhattisgarh’s northern Surguja area, forest department officials said Tuesday. The officials, however, refused to speculate on the reasons behind the death till a post-mortem examination report was received. “The jumbo’s jaws were rotten and hundreds of insects were inside when we reached Chikni village after being informed by local people,” Amarnath Prasad, divisional forest officer (Surguja) told IAN...


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Minister briefs House on elephant attacks in Chattisgarh

2009-02-11 - Raipur, India.

Twenty-three persons have died due to elephant attacks in Chattisgarh during the current financial year till January 20, 2009, the assembly was informed on Wednesday. The forest minister Vikram Usendi today informed the assembly that the state government has given compensation of Rs 34,50,000 to the family members of the deceased. In his written reply to a question of Congress MLA Dharmajit Singh, Usendi informed the House that seven persons were injured and 775 houses were damaged by the eleph...


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Jumbo issue in Chhattisgarh polls

2008-11-12 - Raipur, India.

Elephants too are an election issue in the tribal state Chhattisgarh going to assembly poll later this month. With the jumbo menace affecting northern part of the state comprising of districts like Surguja, Koria, Jashpur, Korba and Raigarh, ruling BJP has in its election manifesto promised a new scheme for development of a corridor for movement of elephants so that they do not stray into human habitations.


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Villagers spend sleepless nights as jumbos run amok

2008-09-30 - Raipur, India.

About 850 residents of a Chhattisgarh village have not slept for the past one week as a group of 14 wild tuskers, having a record of killing people, have settled in the village and destroyed standing paddy crops. ‘About 850 persons of Raigarh districts Bhaisgarhi village have been spending sleepless nights since last Tuesday Sep 23 as a group of 14 wild elephants are roaming in the area,’ officials at the forest department here told IANS. They said the tuskers have sneaked into the ...


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Chhattisgarh villagers told to stay indoors to avoid wild tuskers

2008-08-10 - Raipur, India.

Chhattisgarh Sunday issued an advisory to forested people, mainly of Jashpur district facing repeated attacks by wild tuskers, to stay indoors at night. The forest department has advised Jashpur residents to remain in their houses after sunset till sunrise as a herd of rogue elephants is roaming in nearby araes. ‘If it is urgent to come out of houses between sunset and sunrise, then do only in a group and not alone, and also with sufficient light arrangements, to avoid elephants deadly attacks...


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Tuskers spread terror in Chhattisgarhs forested region

2008-08-03 - Raipur, India.

A seven-year-old girl was trampled to death by a wild tusker in a forested stretch in Chhattisgarh, taking to eight the number of people killed by rogue elephants since June. Villagers have held demonstrations to demand that the wild elephants be hunted down. The latest casualty was reported late Saturday in Korba districts Karatala block when the girl along with her parents was gathering wood in the jungle. She was killed by a tusker.


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Chhattisgarh govt to hunt down killer elephant

2008-07-29 - Raipur, India.

A rogue elephant that has killed eight people and caused widespread damage in Chhattisgarh's Jashpur district is to be hunted - with tranquiliser gun - the state government announced after affected villagers started a road blockade. "We are forced to order that the rogue elephant be hunted as it has killed eight people and caused widespread damage to property in the past one year," O.P. Yadav, divisional forest officer (DFO) of Jashpur, said on Tuesday.


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Rampaging wild elephants cost Chhattisgarh Rs.76 mn

2008-01-06 - Raipur, India. IANS

The Chhattisgarh government has paid over Rs.76 million ($1.9 million) compensation in the past four years to forest dwellers for loss of life and property due to attacks by wild elephants, a statement said Sunday. The state's forest department paid the amount between financial years 2003-04 and 2006-07. A forest department official told IANS Sunday that about 90 percent of the compensation was paid for damage to standing crops and demolition of homes by wild elephants in the state's northern fo...


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Chhattisgarh plagued by wild killer elephants

2007-02-21 - Raipur, India. Indo-Asian News Service

As many as 27 people have been killed by wild elephants in Chhattisgarh since April 2005, which includes 12 deaths this year, according to state Forest and Revenue Minister Brijmohan Agrawal. All the deaths were reported from three northern districts - Raigarh, Surguja and Jashpur - that have most of their area under forest cover


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To save the elephants in Chhattisgarh a unique public-private partnership begins: State ropes in Mike Pandey to help link forests, revive old corridors and make new ones

2006-09-02 - Raipur, India. Jay Mazoomdaar

A unique solution to resolve the elephant-human conflict, that could serve as a model for conservation elsewhere, is taking shape in Chhattisgarh. Under this, different forests will be linked by revitalising existing corridors and creating new ones in a three-phase project to protect affected tribals and earmark biologically sustainable forests for an elephant reserve.


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19 Headlines about Elephants from Raipur2021-03-31 - Raipur, India - Chhattisgarh: Elephant calf found dead; tall claims of effective conservation plan under scanner 2016-12-08 - RAIPUR, India - Wild elephants stray into Ambikapur town, force schools to shut down 2015-11-17 - Raipur, India - Tuskers damage crops, drought-hit farmer dies of shock in Chhattisgarh 2015-04-09 - Raipur, India - Tuskers trample 3 women to death in Chhattisgarh 2011-09-27 - Raipur, India - Elephant terror back to haunt Chhattisgarh tribal people 2010-12-08 - Raipur, India - Elephants killed six in Chhattisgarh in 2010 2010-10-08 - Raipur, India - Chhattisgarh villagers migrate as elephants run amok 2010-01-14 - Raipur, India - Elephants kill 29 people in Chhattisgarh in 2009 2009-12-07 - Raipur, India - Cops run for cover as wild jumbos enter police station 2009-11-03 - Raipur, United States - Wild jumbo found dead in Chhattisgarh forest 2009-02-11 - Raipur, India - Minister briefs House on elephant attacks in Chattisgarh 2008-11-12 - Raipur, India - Jumbo issue in Chhattisgarh polls 2008-09-30 - Raipur, India - Villagers spend sleepless nights as jumbos run amok 2008-08-10 - Raipur, India - Chhattisgarh villagers told to stay indoors to avoid wild tuskers 2008-08-03 - Raipur, India - Tuskers spread terror in Chhattisgarhs forested region 2008-07-29 - Raipur, India - Chhattisgarh govt to hunt down killer elephant 2008-01-06 - Raipur, India - Rampaging wild elephants cost Chhattisgarh Rs.76 mn 2007-02-21 - Raipur, India - Chhattisgarh plagued by wild killer elephants 2006-09-02 - Raipur, India - To save the elephants in Chhattisgarh a unique public-private partnership begins: State ropes in Mike Pandey to help link forests, revive old corridors and make new ones

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Third elephant tests positive for virus at Dublin Zoo

2024-07-10 - Dublin, Ireland.

Dublin Zoo has confirmed that a third elephant has tested positive for a virus which has left two other elephants dead over the last ten days. Eight-year-old Avani and seven-year-old Zinda died from E...


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Houston Zoo Elephant Receives First Ever mRNA EEHV Vaccine

2024-06-18 - Houston, United States. Houston Zoo

Tess, a 40-year-old Asian elephant at Houston Zoo, has been given the first-ever dose of an mRNA vaccine created by virologists at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) to prevent the deadly elephant endot...


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Blackpool Zoo confirms 2 elephants are expecting babies

2024-04-26 - Blackpool, United Kingdom.

The latest round of pregnancy tests at Blackpool Zoo has revealed that two of its elephants are expecting babies. Mother and daughter Noorjahan and Esha are both pregnant and due to give birth in late...


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RIP 2 year old “Chi Pich”

2024-04-02 - Sen Monorom, Cambodia.

There was sad news from Mondulkiri Province, with the death of 2 year old elephant “Chi Pich” being announced. Sources from the Elephant Livelihood Initiative Environment Organization (ELIE) said ...


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Popular tusker Mangalamkunnu Ayyappan dies

2024-03-26 - Kochi, India.

Popular tusker Mangalamkunnu Ayyappan, 55, 55, died at Mangalamkunnu in Palakkad on Monday. The elephant owned by M A Haridasan had been under treatment for the past few months.


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Pinnawala Orphanage sees birth of 76th calf

2024-03-23 - Kegalle, Sri Lanka.

The 76th elephant calf was born at the Rambukkana Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage on March 20.This baby elephant was born to 32-year-old she-elephant Shanthi and 19-year-old Pandu at the Pinnawala Elepha...


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SANParks partners with neighbouring nations to benefit communities

2024-03-23 - Pretoria, South Africa.

In the ongoing efforts to curb poaching and snaring of animals within the Zimbabwe and Mozambique borders, South African National Parks (SANParks) is working to create more partnerships with neighbour...


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Toledo Zoo Shares the Name of Precious New Baby Elephant

2024-03-15 - , United States.

After weeks of voting and thousands of submissions, the Toledo Zoo has officially chosen the name of their precious baby elephant and we're personally thrilled about the news! Ladies and gentleman, Ki...


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Reid Park Zoo welcomes new baby elephant

2024-03-09 - Tucson, United States.

A baby elephant was born at Reid Park Zoo. The zoo said Semba, the facility’s African elephant matriarch, gave birth to a 265-pound calf around 3:31 a.m. Friday, March 8. Reid Park Zoo said the calf...


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Baby elephant in Copenhagen named after Thai river

2024-03-04 - Copenhagen, Denmark.

A female baby elephant in Copenhagen Zoo has been named Chin after the Tha Chin river in central Thailand. The elephant was born last week in the Danish zoo. The zookeepers, who take care of the young...


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This elephant misses his mahout, authorities seek police help

2024-02-29 - Alappuzha, India.

Evoor Kannan, the elephant known for his murderous rage and with a history of killing two mahouts is in a bad mood these days. He had been gentle under the care of his former Mahout Sharath Parippally...


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Third elephant calf born in Beekse Bergen

2024-02-20 - Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands.

African elephant Punda has become the mother of a healthy elephant calf after a 22-month pregnancy. This is the third calf born in the Safari Park Beekse Bergen k in four months. Never before have thr...


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Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium’s elephant calf dies at age 2

2024-02-15 - Pittsburgh, United States.

The zoo said Tsuni died Thursday after a sudden, brief battle with elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus (EEHV). Her EEHV was detected through routine blood testing on Feb. 8, even though she presente...


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Farewell to Seoul"s oldest elephant passing at age of 59

2024-02-15 - Seoul, South Korea.

The oldest female elephant in South Korea passed away Tuesday at a zoo in Gwacheon, Gyeonggi Province, at the age of 59, zoo officials said Thursday. The female elephant, named Sakura, had suffered fr...


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A star is born: Baby elephant debuts

2024-01-30 - Bangalore, India.

The Bannerghatta Biological Park is brimming with excitement as it welcomes a delightful new addition—a baby boy elephant calf. This adorable arrival brings the elephant count in the Bannerghatta zo...


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Guruvayur Kannan, nine-time winner of elephant race, dies at 62

2024-01-27 - Guruvayur, India.

Elephant Kannan, of the Guruvayur Devaswom Elephant Camp, a nine-time winner of the festival-related elephant race, has passed away. His demise was around 5:30 pm on Saturday. The tusker's age at the ...


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A baby elephant is found dead

2024-01-27 - Koh Nhek, Cambodia.

Villagers found a baby elephant dead in Koh Nhek district, Mondulkiri province in the middle of the forest​ on January 26, 2024, suspected of being shot. Mondulkiri Provincial department of environm...


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Discoveries: The Evolutionary Edge of Elephant Trunks and Ancient Giants

2024-01-13 - Beijing, China.

A recent study published in the journal eLife has uncovered new findings on the development of dextrous trunks by indigenous elephants. According to Dr. Shi-Qi Wang, a senior author of the research, t...


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Alleged poaching kills 46-year-old Sumatran elephant in Riau park

2024-01-13 - Pekanbaru, Indonesia.

The Tesso Nilo National Park in Pelalawan District, Riau Province, again lost one of its Sumatran elephants (Elephas maximus sumatranus) after a poacher allegedly killed it for its tusks. The 46-year...


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Celebration of Elephants: A Must-see New Exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History

2024-01-11 - New York, United States.

In a narrow but sprawling curatorial space at the uptown museum, The Secret World of Elephants, now opened, tells the story of elephant species and their relatives through life-size models, videos, gr...


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