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Dhenkanal’s Man-Killer Tusker ‘Rakesh’ Now ‘Tamed’ & Let Loose To Natural Enclosure

2020-09-28 - Dhenkanal, India.

The Forest Department has finally freed the killer tusker into an open enclosure in Kapilash area after treating it medically and getting it tamed by an elephant trainer from Assam. Earlier, Rakesh had been a man-killer and had run amok in Talcher area following which it was tranquillized and brought to Kapilash-based Elephant Rescue Centre on January 22 this year.


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Arms found in Rupabali reserve forest - Two elephants found dead

2015-11-17 - Dhenkanal, India.

Two elephants were found dead under the Sadangi range last week. Though Forest officials declined to disclose about reasons behind death of elephants but poachers are suspected to be active in the reserve forest. Forest officials said they have intensified the patrolling but locals dispute this saying they have rarely found forest officials camping or patrolling in the area


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Carcass of elephant calf recovered

2015-11-10 - Dhenkanal, India.

Forest department officials today recovered a carcass of an elephant calf from Ganesh Khol forested area under Sarangi range in Odisha’s Dhenkanal district. Two persons have been injured by the mother of the dead calf. The injured are the local forester Sagramani and a photographer.


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Tusker found dead

2009-09-22 - Dhenkanal, India.

A tusker was found dead in Dandeibereni forest in Gondia block under Sadangi forest range today. After being informed, a team of Forest officials headed by DFO M M Panigrahi visited to the spot and sent the carcass for post-mortem. A forest guard first spotted the carcass of the 12-year-old tusker in the forest. DFO Panigrahi said the elephant is suspected to have died after consuming pesticide-laced crops. Farmers have applied pesticides on crops in the region.


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Baby falls into pit, dies

2009-01-18 - Dhenkanal, India.

A six-month-old elephant calf died in Nathua village in Sadar block after it fell in a pit and its body was recovered by forest officials on Saturday. According to villagers, jumbos raided houses of two persons - Jadumani Dehury and R Dehury - on Friday. They destroyed their houses and plantations such as banana and papaya and damaged their property. ACF S P Bisoi said the elephant calf might have died due to damage in brain after it fell in the pit. Its body has been sent for post mortem


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No succour, farmers hit

2008-02-11 - Dhenkanal, India.

Though rampaging elephants are damaging cash crops in the district frequently, there is no compensation package for farmers. Farmers said on the one hand government is encouraging farmers to grow cash crops on the other it is not providing insurance to them in case of destruction. According to divisional forest office sources, population of elephants in Dhenkanal forests has increased to 180 against 80 two years back. As many as 25 persons were killed and more than 40 seriously injured in eight ...


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Unemployed villagers turn poachers for livelihood

2007-12-26 - DHENKANAL, India.

Attacks on wild animals besides elephants have been on the rise in the forest areas of Dhenkanal district. The poachers, mainly jobless villagers, attack these animals for their valuable tusks and flesh. They make local bombs from the waste products of goat belly, gun powder and fire cracker powder to shoot at the jumbos the moment they strike. In one such incident in a forest near Bhagabanpur village, an elephant sustained serious injuries after coming in contact with a bomb. The wounded elepha...


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Wild problems for Megha forest officials

2007-12-24 - DHENKANAL, India.

Government may have implemented a number of projects for the rehabilitation of poor and physically challenged people, but it has turned a blind eye towards the sick and ailing elephant population of the state. With the increasing number of elephant rampage, the man-animal conflict has not only troubled the villagers, but also forest officials. The condition has further been aggravated by the local poachers, who have evolved strategies to target wild animals including elephants who continue to ra...


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A lesson in wildlife & conservation

2007-12-17 - DHENKANAL, India.

With loss of lives and property escalating day after day due to the ongoing man-elephant conflict, the wildlife and top forest officials directly interacted with the villagers to know their plights for the first time. Suggestion were also given for an action plan to the locals. The direct interaction programme and information, education and communication [IEC] programme started yesterday at Mahavir road. Wildlife conservator, Mr PK Mohan, the former additional principal chief conservator, Mr Sur...


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Man-animal conflict on the rise

2007-12-13 - DHENKANAL, India.

With food and water becoming scarce in the forests, wild animals like elephants, monkeys and bears continue to change their habits. It has become a cause of concern for the people who live in rural areas of the district. Instances of crops being damaged by elephants have become quite common. The locals have to spend sleepless nights as a result of this.


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Elephants take the thrill out of picnics

2007-12-11 - DHENKANAL, India.

Elephants are found everywhere, along the road, in rural and urban habitations and even in places of tourist interest. Fearing that presence of elephants in large numbers would lead to decline in tourism, the forest officials here launched an awareness campaign,'Be aware of elephants' to educate tourists about the alarming situation. As thousands of tourists throng places like Kapilas, Saptasajya, Deer Park, Science Centre, Ganesh Khola and many other areas of importance the forest division aler...


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Alert sounded on elephant attack

2007-12-03 - DHENKANAL, India.

Presently elephants are found everywhere in Dhenkanal district. They rule the road, forest, rural and urban communities. Forest officials have launched awareness campaign to educate tourists and picnickers to be aware of elephants. As December arrives the thousands of tourists throng to tourist places and places of importance like Kapilas, Saptasajya, Deer park, Science center , Ganesh Khola and many other places of importance. In addition to these visitors take a lot of interests to visit art a...


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Wild elephant kills Orissa villager

2006-12-28 - Dhenkanal, India.

A wild elephant looking for food Thursday killed a villager in a forest in Orissa, an official said. The elephant attacked Udayanath Behera, 44, a resident of Sartentulia village in Dhenkanal district, in the forest where he had gone to collect firewood, district forest officer M.M. Panigrahi told IANS.


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Elephants entertain people

2006-12-19 - DHENKANAL, India. Statesman News Service

Thousands of officials, students and local peoplegathered today to watch the ‘soil bathe’ of eighteen elephants including two tuskers near Shyamcharanpur in the municipality area. The sight captivated the audience from 6 am to 6 pm.
As evening approached the gathered crowd was beyond the control of the forest officials. The crowd affected the traffic on the way to Shyamcharanpur. According to forest officials the elephants strayed into the municipality areas from Saptasajya and Megha ...


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14 Headlines about Elephants from DHENKANAL2020-09-28 - Dhenkanal, India - Dhenkanal’s Man-Killer Tusker ‘Rakesh’ Now ‘Tamed’ & Let Loose To Natural Enclosure 2015-11-17 - Dhenkanal, India - Arms found in Rupabali reserve forest - Two elephants found dead 2015-11-10 - Dhenkanal, India - Carcass of elephant calf recovered 2009-09-22 - Dhenkanal, India - Tusker found dead 2009-01-18 - Dhenkanal, India - Baby falls into pit, dies 2008-02-11 - Dhenkanal, India - No succour, farmers hit 2007-12-26 - DHENKANAL, India - Unemployed villagers turn poachers for livelihood 2007-12-24 - DHENKANAL, India - Wild problems for Megha forest officials 2007-12-17 - DHENKANAL, India - A lesson in wildlife & conservation 2007-12-13 - DHENKANAL, India - Man-animal conflict on the rise 2007-12-11 - DHENKANAL, India - Elephants take the thrill out of picnics 2007-12-03 - DHENKANAL, India - Alert sounded on elephant attack 2006-12-28 - Dhenkanal, India - Wild elephant kills Orissa villager 2006-12-19 - DHENKANAL, India - Elephants entertain people

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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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Extern Link Read about Toledo Zoo in the Elephant DatabasePress Release: The Toledo Zoo is thrilled to announce the birth of a healthy baby elephant, born to African elephant, Renee.Press Release: The Toledo Zoo is thrilled to announce the birth of a healthy baby elephant, born to African elephant, Renee.
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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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Workshop On Handling Human-Wildlife Conflicts

2024-01-11 - Mysore, India.

In response to the escalating threat posed by leopards, elephants and other wild animals in the Mysuru region, specialised task forces have been established to address the situation. A dedicated Leopa...


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Los Angeles Zoo mourns loss of 53-year-old Asian elephant Shaunzi

2024-01-04 - Los Angeles, United States.

The Los Angeles Zoo is grieving the death of 53-year-old Asian elephant Shaunzi. Zoo staff observed that Shaunzi was unable to stand up in her exhibit at around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday night, according t...


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