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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 in Tamil Nadu that 130 elephants may die in Tamil Nadu this year and their population may have gone up by 800 compared to the last census in 2017.


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Elephant attacks mahout in ATR

2021-11-03 - COIMBATORE, India.

A mahout was injured in the attack of a camp elephant at the Kozhikamuthi elephant camp of the Anamalai Tiger Reserve near Top Slip on Monday. A Forest Department official said the mahout, Jayachandran (45), was attacked by the elephant when he was taking care of it. Jayachandran was admitted to a private hospital at Pollachi. His condition was stable, the officer added.


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Another jumbo dies of anthrax in Mudumalai Tiger Reserve?

2021-08-12 - COIMBATORE, India.

An elephant, which was found dead at Mangalapatti near Thengumaradha in Nilgiris district.on Tuesday, may have died of anthrax, according to the forest department.


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Captured elephant dies in camp at MTR

2021-07-10 - COIMBATORE, India.

A male tusker that was recently captured in Gudalur died at the Abhayaranayam temporary elephant camp in the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve (MTR) on Friday evening. The animal, believed to be around 30-years-old, had sustained an injury to the region around the base of its tail three years ago. The injury is believed to have probably been caused as a result of a fight with another tusker.


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20-year-old jumbo ‘Shankar’ getting lifted onto a truck following a successful capture by the forest department near Gudalur in the Nilgiris; four Kumkis - Kalim, Sujai, Vijai and Srinivas - were used

In the can: Elephant Shankar captured after two months

2021-02-13 - COIMBATORE, India.

The two-month operation by Forest department to capture elephant Shankar bore fruit on Friday with officials capturing the 20-year-old wild tusker near Gudalur in the Nilgiris. A team of veterinarians headed by K Asokan, Forest Veterinary Officer of Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve, veterinarians G Vijayaragavan and K Rajeshkumar shot the tranquilizer dart at the wild elephant, which killed three persons last year, at Tenth Line at Cherampadi.


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Forest department in Nilgiri"s Mudumalai Tiger Reserve warns tourists, locals of wild elephant Rivaldo

2021-01-12 - COIMBATORE, India.

Apart from tourists and people in Masinagudi, those in Mavanallah, Bokkapuram, Vaalaithottam and Sigur buffer areas of the MTR, have started taking selfies with Rivaldo after parking their vehicles on the road. Apart from causing traffic congestion, it also disturbs the animal


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41-year-old female elephant dies of age-related ailments

2020-09-21 - Coimbatore, India.

A 41-year-old cow elephant diedof age-related ailments at the elephant camp near Pollachi inthe district on Monday, forest officials said. The elephant Kalpana in the Kolikamuthy camp in TopSlip area had been suffering from the ailments for the lasttwo months and been under treatment, they said


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Kumki elephants to help capture injured tusker

2020-09-14 - Coimbatore, India.

The forest department brought kumki elephant Suyambu to Mettupalayam forest range from the Chadivayal elephant camp on Sunday and is planning to bring kumki Venkatesh on Monday to capture an injured tusker roaming in the area.


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Forest dept forms committee to protect wild elephants

2020-09-13 - Coimbatore, India.

Additional principal chief conservator of forests I Anwardeen has formed a technical advisory committee to protect wild elephants and to check human-elephant conflict in Coimbatore circle.
The committee will support, assist and advise the forest veterinary team to deal with emerging wildlife health issues and wild animals in physical distress.


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A young female elephant which died despite treatment near Annaikatti on July 2.

Tamil Nadu probes mysterious elephant deaths

2020-09-07 - Coimbatore, India. George Rajasekaran

Sixty-four elephants have died mysteriously in the forests of Tamil Nadu in the last seven months. Of these 17 died in Coimbatore forest division. Before their deaths, many of them had displayed disorientation and restless movement before they lay down, never to be revived. Eight of the 17 deaths occurred within a single forest beat – Pethikuttai in Sirumugai range.


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Kumki elephants Suyambu, Venkatesh to be shifted to Chadivayal camp

2019-07-04 - COIMBATORE, India. Wilson Thomas

Kumki elephants Suyambu (24) and Venkatesh (32) from Anamalai Tiger Reserve will be shifted to Chadivayal camp of Coimbatore Forest Division. The two will replace kumkis Cheran (32) and John (27) of Chadivayal camp, who will be sent to Theppakkadu in Mudumalai Tiger Reserve. Cheran and John were shifted from Theppakkadu to Chadivayal in April last year.


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Rejuvenation camp for jumbos awaits government nod

2016-12-07 - COIMBATORE, India.

It is that time of the year when all the temple elephants in the district are brought to Thekkampatti for a 40-day rejuvenation camp. The camp begins in December-end or January.


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Elephants at the eighth annual elephant rejuvenation camp in Thekampatti

Wild Tusker Attacks Thekampatti Elephant Rejuvenation Camp

2016-01-08 - COIMBATORE, India.

Eye witnesses say, a herd of four wild elephants including a male, a female and two cubs, came near the elephant camp on Thursday early morning. At that time, the camp elephants were taking shower and the mahouts who saw the herd raised alarm. Suddenly, the male elephant separated from the herd and began to chase the temple elephants. Immediately, mahouts took the temple elephants to a safer location.


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A male tusker which was found dead at Satyamangalam.

Tuskers killed during fight

2013-09-16 - Coimbatore, India.

Two tuskers were found dead, probably during fights with other members of a herd, in the Coimbatore and Satyamangalam forest areas. In the first incident, a male tusker was killed in a fight with another elephant, near Kallar in the Mettupalayam forest area. In another incident, a 15-year-old male elephant was found dead in the Satyamangalam forest range in neighbouring Erode district on Saturday.


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New life in chains begins for jumbo herd

2013-09-01 - Coimbatore, India.

The last two members of an elephant herd that was roaming near Thandarampatti near Sathanur dam in Thiruvannamalai were captured on Wednesday night by forest officials. The two male calves had come in search of the herd leader, a female elephant, which was captured early Wednesday


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34 elephants from various temples and mutts from the state and one from Tirunallaru temple in Puducherry participated in the camp.

Elephants start return journey after 48-day rejuvenation camp

2013-01-13 - Coimbatore, India.

After completing their 48-day rejuvenation camp, 35 elephants from different temples and Mutts started their return journey today from Thekkampatti near Mettupalayam in the district. The elephant camp was organized by the Tamil Nadu Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments department.


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Tusker was part of herd run over by train

2012-08-29 - Coimbatore, India.

Four elephants were killed when a train, travelling at a speed in the excess of 135 Kmph, rammed the six-member herd near Walayar at around 1.30am. Three elephants including a pregnant female, and a calf were killed on the spot. The impact was so powerful that four bogies of the train derailed.


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Elephant gores worker to death

2012-05-01 - Coimbatore, India.

A 25-year-old estate worker was today gored to death by a Kumki (tamed elephant), when he attempted to save his colleague from its attack at Kolikamudi Settlement area coming under Anamalai Tiger Reserve in the district, forest department sources said. Vadivelu noticed the elephant coming near his colleague and tried to prevent it from advancing.However, the elephant attacked him and gored him to death, sources said. Sources said there was a camp for taming elephants and the tamed elephant used ...


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Jumbos" Day Out At Topslip

2012-01-22 - COIMBATORE, India.

Nearly 1,000 people gathered to witness Yanai (elephant) Pongal celebrations at Topslip, nearly 85 km from the city, on Saturday. Fourteen elephants were brought from the permanent camp. "Only 14 of the 21 elephants could make the trip. Four more are in a state of ´musth´. And three are ill or aged," said forest ranger Saravanan.


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A matter of life and death in Coimbatore-Erode belt

2012-01-18 - Coimbatore, India.

the number of elephants that died in the 11 years between 1999 and 2010 is 298. As many as 23 elephants died in 2011 alone. Of the 23 elephants that died in 2011, one was due to poaching, two died of anthrax disease, three were electrocuted, 11 died of worms, one of starvation, three of gastroenteritis, one of old age, and a two-year-old male elephant lost his life in a tiger attack.

The Coimbatore-Erode belt is the largest haven for Asiatic elephants. Thus, there is cause for con...


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The elephant calf that was shifted to the forest office in Erode.

Orphaned Anthiyur elephant calf may be shifted to Vandalur Zoo in Chennai

2011-11-30 - Coimbatore, India.

The orphaned elephant calf which was rescued from jungles on Sunday is finding its transit home, the Erode forest office, quite comfortable and responding well to treatment. The two-month-old male calf strayed from its herd and was found stranded near a pond in Chennampatti village in Anthiyur block on Sunday morning. Forest officials tried to reunite the calf with its mother. The officials took it to the forests and left him to the care of a herd. But the calf returned to the pond as the herd r...


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Forest Veterinarian N.S. Manoharan taking the measurement of an elephant’s tusk during the second phase of the annual morphometric measurement of the camp elephants at Sethumadai near Anamalai Tiger Reserve (ATR) on Wednesday. Field Director of ATR P. Va

Four camp elephants undergo morphometric test

2011-09-29 - Coimbatore, India. V. S. Palaniappan

The officials of the Anamalai Tiger Reserve (ATR) on Wednesday conducted the second phase of morphometric measurement exercise for four of the 20 camp elephants. The ATR has an elephant camp at Kozhikamudhi near Top Slip. Camp elephants are subjected to morphometric measurement exercise every year to assess their health condition and to gauge the efficacy of the camp elephant management strategies.


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4-year old elephant electrocuted

2011-04-19 - Coimbatore, India.

A four-year old elephant was found electrocuted in a village near here today. The elephant was found entangled in a snapped electric wire by villagers of Thalimalai near Periyanaickenpalayam, about 25 km from here. On being informed, forest department officials rushed to the spot, recovered the body of the pachyderm and conducted a postmortem, police sources said.


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Poachers strike in Andhiyur, kill jumbo for tusks

2011-02-11 - Coimbatore, India.

After the killing of Veerappan, who is said have gunned down at least 100 elephants, there was a brief lull in poaching activities in the jungles that stretch from Sathyamangalam to Erode. That changed in 2007 when two tuskers were shot dead in Sathyamangalam forests. Since then, poachers have killed seven elephants.


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Hungry elephant attacks mahout, kills him

2010-09-23 - Coimbatore, India.

A furious circus elephant flung down her 55-year-old mahout, killing him on the spot at Krishnapuram near Udumalpet in Tirupur district late Tuesday night. Immediately, the police was called and Ghani was rushed to the Udumalpet Government hospital around 1.30pm. "He was declared brought dead´ by the hospital," said Madathukulam inspector K Kanagaraj.


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Herd mounts 24-hr vigil for elephant in labour

2009-12-01 - Coimbatore, India. VR Jayaraj

Human beings have much to learn from the sociology and “humane” nature of elephants, and the bonding among the giant animals as seen among a herd in the Amaravathy forest area in Coimbatore district of Tamil Nadu is beyond description. Forest department personnel here have been passionately watching how a herd of elephants have been guarding a pregnant elephant from attacks of animals.


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Elephant herd guards pregnant pachyderm

2009-11-30 - Coimbatore, India.

In a touching instance of animal bonding, a herd of elephants has been guarding a fully pregnant pachyderm for past few days in Amaravathi forest area of the district to prevent it from being attacked by other wild animals. While one group moves around this elephant monitoring her movement and preventing possible attacks by other elephants and wild animals, others go and fetch food and water and come back by evening.


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Jumbo Pongal in the jungles

2009-01-20 - COIMBATORE, India.

Jaunty jumbo rides in the zoos, yes, but what about a power lunch and a gallant walk with wild pachyderms in the forests? Tourists at the picturesque Top Slip in Anamalai range on Monday were treated to a rare jumbo party out in the jungles on Monday. Called the "elephant Pongal," the Forest department unveiled treated 200-odd tourists to an exciting saunter and snack session with the elephants. As many as 17 trained elephants, including six tuskers, from the Kozhikamudi camp near Top Slip were ...


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Elephants attack tourists on ooty NH

2009-01-16 - Coimbatore, India.

The incidence of elephant attack on vehicles on the premier tourist path of Mettupalyam- Ooty National Highways is on the rise. Damages to the crops on the stretch by stray animals have also become common. On Wednesday, a herd of elephants stopped in the middle of the road on seeing a tourist car around 11 pm near Kallar railway gate on Mettupalayam- Ooty NH. The driver stopped the vehicle, a few feet away and waited. One of the elephants ran towards the vehicle and attacked the front glass and ...


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Barbed wire to keep elephants away from rail tracks

2008-03-13 - Coimbatore, India.

To prevent elephants being hit by speeding trains, the ministries of environment and forests and of railways are considering setting up barbed wire fencing along several hundred kilometres of rail tracks in the Western Ghat forests straddling the borders of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka. The move comes after the death of a pregnant elephant, along with two other elephants, when they were hit by a train passing between Pothanur and Madhukkari stations, about 20 km from the textile town of Coim...


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Elephant found dead in dam

2008-03-05 - Coimbatore, India.

A 20-year old cow elephant was found dead in Aliyar dam, near Pollachi on Tuesday. Sources said a herd of elephants entered the dam on Monday evening to drink water and one of them got trapped in the slush. The people, who saw the dead elephant on Tuesday morning, informed the forest officials. Forest officials recovered the carcass and conducted a postmortem.


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Now, a temple for dead elephants

2008-02-15 - Coimbatore, India. GC Shekhar, Hindustan Times

Conflict for space between man and elephant has led to a poignant situation where the villagers of Madukarai, near Coimbatore, will soon build a temple in memory of three elephants killed by a train near their village on January 4. Two male elephants and a pregnant female elephant were run over by a passenger train during the early hours, as the engine driver was unable to spot them due to heavy fog. In the trauma the female elephant delivered the baby, which was born dead.


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Homage paid to elephants

2008-02-10 - Coimbatore, India.

The villagers of Karumbapalayam, on the city outskirts, today paid a 'traditional homage,' to three elephants, including a pregnant one, which were recently crushed to death by a train. About 100 residents, majority of them women, carried flowers, incense sticks and pots of milk and performed pooja at the site, where the carcasses were burnt. The priest performed pooja for nearly one hour, as women poured milk on the 'site,' said forest department sources , who attended the 'ritual' done traditi...


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Construction boom pushes these jumbos to rail tracks

2008-02-07 - Coimbatore, India.

The tragic end of three elephants on a railway track near Kurumabapalayam here has once again underlined the threat to the elephant corridors in this region. The increasing number of man-animal conflict recently is a result of vanishing private lands, the migratory paths once used by these pachyderms, into huge constructions. According to researchers, the upsurge in constructions on the foothills has hindered the migratory paths of elephants forcing them to take alternative routes and enter huma...


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2 elephants killed as train runs into herd

2008-02-04 - Coimbatore, India.

A pregnant pachyderm was killed along with two elephants when they were hit by a train passing between Pothanur and Madhukkari Station, about 20 kms from the city, in the early hours of Monday. A Railway official said the Mainline Electrical Multiple Unit (MEMU) was on way to Palakkadu from Erode, when it ran into the herd at 0130 hrs between Pothanur and Madhukkari. In the impact, the pregnant elephant delivered a calf which, too, died on the spot.


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Foresters steer wild elephants into forest

2008-01-21 - Coimbatore, India.

Four wild elephants, which strayed into human habitation at Chettypalayam, were guided back into the forest by forest officials here on Sunday. The pachyderms entering human habitation and the forest officials guiding them back into forest is not new here. On January 18, the elephants, which were earlier guided back into the forest, were spotted again at Chettypalayam. They had crossed Madukkarai, Neelambur bypass, Podanur and reached Chettypalayam. When the forest officials tried to guide them ...


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Elephants participated in Pongal celebration

2008-01-18 - Coimbatore, India.

Pongal celebrations in Coimbatore have something special to offer to its participants. Elephants are included in the celebration and they have become the main attraction here. Pongal is celebrated at a place called Top Slip at Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary. Over 5000 people from all over the State participated in the celebrations. Tourists from abroad also attended the event. The participants were very enthusiastic to take part in the traditional festivities. “I think it is a good thing for...


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State to acquire 400 acres of elephant corridors

2007-12-13 - COIMBATORE, India.

The State has allocated funds to acquire 400 acres of elephant corridors, encroached in Tamil Nadu, said Forest Minister N Selvaraj here on Wednesday, after visiting forest watcher R Perumal, hospitalised following an attack by an elephant. A sum of Rs 2.68 crore has been allocated to make elephant corridors free of encroachments, the Minister told reporters.


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Encroached land along forest fringes to be acquired

2007-12-12 - Coimbatore, India.

The Tamil Nadu government was taking steps to acquire the land encroached by private parties along the forest fringes across the state, in a bid to curb straying of wild elephants to human inhabited areas. State Forest Minister N Selvaraj said today that the Government had already identified 400 acres of such encroached land. The government has allocated Rs. 2.68 crores for the purpose. Selvaraj was talking to reporters here, after visiting a forest official, injured in an elephant attack, at a ...


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4 injured in elephant attack

2007-12-12 - COIMBATORE, India.

A man was injured following an attack by one among the herd of elephants which strayed into the Chettipalayam region on the outskirts of the city on Tuesday. The forest department personnel were trying to chase the herd comprising one tusker, two cow elephants and a calf, when one of them stamped Perumal, a forest ranger. According to District Forest Officer I Anwardeen, District Collector Neeraj Mittal has been contacted and arrangements have been made to admit the injured to a private hospital...


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Wild elephants bruise foresters

2007-12-11 - COIMBATORE, India.

A herd of four wild elephants- a calf, one tusker and two cows-strayed into Chettipalayam region causing a flutter on Monday. A forester sustained minor injuries after he was given a `gentle’ kick by an elephant, while another officer sustained bruises following a chase by the animals. The forest officials received information about the wild elephants on the rear side of the government employees’ residential quarters at around 5 am. Around 7.30 am, Forester Natarajan, gone in search of the h...


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Forest dept. to reduce man-animal conflict

2007-12-08 - Coimbatore, India. V.S. Palaniappan

The forest department in Coimbatore district is initiating a series of measures to mitigate man-animal conflicts in the fringe areas of the reserve forests during the coming summer beginning from end of January 2008. The measures include provision of solar fencing in man-animal conflict-prone pockets, deployment of anti-depredation squads, installation of high power search lights to scare away pachyderms and habitat improvement programmes in the reserve forests.


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Captive jumbos in Tamil Nadu are being registered with embedded microchips

2007-10-17 - Coimbatore, India.

Forest officials in Tamil Nadu have initiated a drive to regularize and register captive pachyderms in the State by implanting microchips into their skin. The technique, officials said, will give the elephants a unique identification number that will help prevent manipulation of records, check elephant poaching and further domestication of wild animals. The concept will also help the forest authorities in making periodical assessments of the status of the elephants, as well as formulating polic...


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Kumkis to guide wild elephants back to forest

2007-06-03 - Coimbatore, India.

To guide wild elephants, straying into human habitat, back to the forest, the Tamil Nadu Forest Department has brought two tamed elephants (Kumkis) to Periyathadagam region on the outskirts of the city. Forest officials said the two Kumkis - Kapil and Pallavan- would assist the forest staff to guide the wild elephant herd back to the forest. The two Kumkis, brought from Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary, had been stationed at Periyathadagam region from yesterday.


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Village to be freed from elephant threat

2007-03-18 - COIMBATORE, India.

The two tamed elephants or kumkis Nanjan (48) and Kalim (38) accompanied by six mahouts reached a settlement near Kovai Kuttralam from Top Slip in Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary on Thursday. The two kumkis will push the elephant herd, which has been entering human habitations in Perur for the last five years to deep inside the forests. The kumkis were brought following the orders of Conservator of Forests, Coimbatore Circle P C Tyagi.


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Pongal feast for sanctuary elephants

2007-01-17 - Coimbatore, India.

It was a different experience for elephants at the Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary in Pollachi as an unusual ritual was organised for them as part of the Pongal festival. As farmers across the state celebrated Mattu Pongal yesterday when poojas were performed for the cattle, Yanai (elephant) Pongal was organised at the sanctuary with the pachyderms being dressed up and adored.


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Elephant corridor to come up in Valparai

2006-11-19 - COIMBATORE, India.

The forest department is well into the job of developing an elephant corridor, by linking the rainforest patches within the private estates in Valparai and also linking these patches with the nearby Reserve Forest area, with the help of private estates in the region, as a permanent solution to the man-animal conflict. The plan is in the initial stage, wherein the forest department, this year, has been raising 10,000 rainforest seedlings. The project was expected to yield fruit in about 10 years.


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Elephant drinks fermented wash, dies

2006-10-06 - Coimbatore, India.

A thirsty elephant looking for water drank fermented wash and died yesterday at Anaikatti forest area, about 45 km from here, along the Tamil Nadu-Kerala border, Forest department sources said today. The pachyderm had strayed from its herd in search of water and run amok in Sholayar in Kerala a few days back. It had consumed the wash, containing ammonium sulphate and battery acid, from a reserve forest area in that state where illicit distillation activities were going on, the sources said.


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Rejuvenation camp for TN elephants to begin from Nov 21

2005-10-23 - Coimbatore, India.

The annual rejuvenation camp for captive and temple elephants in Tamil Nadu would begin at Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park in neighbouring Nilgiris District, from November 21. About 75 elephants were expected to take 'rest' in the camp at Theppakkadu, being organised by the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments (HR and CE) for the third year in a row, Forest department sources said here today.


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A clarion call to conserve nature

2004-10-13 - Coimbatore, India. V.S.Palaniappan, The Hindu

It was curtains down for the weeklong wildlife celebrations. The Coimbatore territorial forest division chose to celebrate the event in an unusual manner mobilising the school students to make them realise the importance of flora and fauna.


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Myanmar: Elephant gives birth to rare white calf in Rhakine

2022-08-08 - Rhakine, Myanmar. Team Udayadani

A rare white elephant took birth in western Myanmar. The white elephant was born last month in western Rakhine state and currently weighs 180 pounds (80 kilograms) and its height is 2.5 feet (70 centi...


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Visitors up close with the elephants.

2022-07-18 - Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Travelling north from Siem Reap city on National Road 64 for about 90 minutes you will reach a wooden bridge that will take you to the headquarters of the Kulen Elephant Forest Sanctuary, the home of ...


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conflict

Madhya Pradesh: Elephant held captive in chains after killing its mahout at Panna Tiger Reserve

2022-07-10 - Panna, India.

A 55-year-old elephant is held captive in chains and shackels in the Panna Tiger Reserve after the elephant brutally killed its mahout Budhram Rotiya on Monday, said an official. Ever since its arriva...


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Dasara elephants may be finalised by July 30

2022-07-08 - Mysore, India.

The Forest Department will initiate the process of identifying elephants for Mysuru Dasara-2022 from July 15 onwards and the jumbos for the finale is likely to be finalised by July 30, ahead of the Da...


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Scientists have brought 28,000-year-old woolly mammoth cells back to life.

2022-05-26 - Higashiosaka, Japan. Jackson White

During a remarkable scientific experiment, cells from a woolly mammoth that died over 28,000 years ago began displaying “signs of life.” The cells from the 28,000-year-old specimen began to displa...


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Second oldest camp elephant dies in Tamil Nadu

2022-04-27 - Pollachi, India.

Vijayalakshmi, the second oldest camp elephant of the Tamil forest department, died at the age of 71 in the Kozhikamuthi elephant camp in the Anaimalai Tiger Reserve (ATR) on Wednesday afternoon. The ...


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conference

3rd Asian Elephant Range States Meeting to be held in Nepal

2022-04-27 - Kathmandu, Nepal.

The 3rd Asian Elephant Range States Meeting (AsERSM) will be held in Nepal from April 27. The sole purpose of the meeting is to secure the future of Asian elephants. Delegates from all 13 Asian Elepha...


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zoo

Coming Up Trunks: Elephant Superstud Shows Off His Strength

2022-04-25 - Basel, Switzerland.

African bull elephant Tusker, who sired 13 calves at his previous zoo homes, has become a star attraction at Switzerland's Basel Zoo; not for fatherhood, but for his baffling skills in balancing huge ...


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film

Jawed Karim Posted the First-Ever video on YouTube 17 years ago

2022-04-25 - San Diego, United States.

On 24th April, 17 years ago, a 25-year-old man named Jawed Karim posted the first-ever video on YouTube, launching a service that has since grown to become the go-to hub for video streaming. The low-r...


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death

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

2022-04-25 - Nelspruit, South Africa.

Two elephants, Kasper and Kitso, died while under sedation during relocation efforts from the Lowveld to Kleinmond Wildlife Sanctuary (KWS) in the Western Cape on April 23. According to the owner and ...


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misc

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

2022-04-22 - Malappuram, India.

The viral video was shared with the claim that the Muslim man from Kerela attempted to provide the elephant with meat to consume. Social media users mocking alleged that it was an attempt to convert t...


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Twin elephant calves born in Bandipur saved from drowning moments after birth

2022-04-21 - , India.

Ramesh Kumar, Director, Bandipur Tiger Reserve, said a few tourists on a safari and staff saw a pregnant elephant near the old reception centre. As the safari van waited, the elephant heaved itself an...


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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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medical

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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Adjustments to elephant conservation plan approved

2022-04-16 - , Vietnam.

Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh has approved adjustments to an elephant conservation plan in Vietnam that was previously signed off for 2013-2020. Under the decision, the scheme will be implemented...


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film

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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conflict

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

2022-04-14 - Gaborone, Botswana.

Two years after pledging 500 elephants to Mozambique as a gift, Botswana says the animals are set to be translocated in the near future. This was revealed by President Mokgweetsi Masisi during a three...


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Belfast Zoo elephants set to be rehomed at new facility

2022-04-13 - Belfast, United Kingdom.

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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