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Tag: Elephant

Parliamentary panel sets recommendations for transport of elephants

A Parliamentary Committee has flagged concerns about infrastructure projects in protected areas and recommended important steps for transfer or transport of live elephants that are put in use by religious institutions for traditional purposes.

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WATCH: Elephant Wandering In Human Habitation Triggers Panic In Khordha

These visuals show a tusker roaming wandering in human habitation in Khordha town late at night on Thursday (Feb 24).

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Young Tusker Found Dead In Farmland In Odisha's Kalahandi

The carcass of an elephant was found lying on a farmland in Bagpur village under Kalahandi’s Narla forest range on Saturday. The dead elephant was said to be in its twenties and its tusk were intact. Several injury marks were found on the body of the jumbo.

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Wild Elephant Wreaks Havoc In Human Habitation

Wild Elephant Wreaks Havoc In Human Habitation

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Elephant Herd From Jharkhand Strays Into Karanjia Forest, Odisha

Elephant herd from ‘Jharkhand’ strays into Karanjia forest division, Odisha

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Giant Elephants Stray Into Odisha Village, Cause Damage

A large herd of elephants strayed into a village triggering panic among locals. These images are from Sambalpur village in Raighar block of Nabarangpur district. The herd reportedly strayed into the village from bordering Chhattisgarh.

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Baby Elephant Stuck In Water Rescued & Reunited With Herd

An elephant calf got stuck in an inundated agri field in Athmallik Forest Division of Angul.

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Wild Tusker Spotted Within Human Habitation In Odisha's Baripada

A wild elephant was recently spotted within human habitation in Baripada city late on Thursday night, which triggered panic among locals. The animal reportedly wrecked havoc and even broke several kutcha houses in the area.

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Tragic! 18 Elephants Killed In Lightning Strike In Assam

As many as 18 elephants were killed in lightning strikes at a forest in Nagaon district of Assam on Thursday. Preliminary investigation reveals that the jumbos were killed due to electrocution caused by lightning, however, the exact reason will be known only after post-mortem.

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Two Trampled To Death In Separate Jumbo Attacks In Odisha

Angul/Sambalpur: Two persons including an elderly woman were killed in elephant attack in separate incidents in Angul and Sambalpur districts on Thursday. Mamata Sethy, a resident Talagarh under Bantala police…

Rescue Of This Elephant Calf From Well Is Full Of Awe (WATCH VIDEO)
Rescue Of This Elephant Calf From Well Is Full Of Awe (WATCH VIDEO)

Angul: An elephant calf fell into a dry farm well at Balijerenga village under Angul Forest Range in the district in the early hours of Thursday. However, it was rescued after a long operation by a team of forest officials. Some locals spotted the elephant calf struggling to get out of the well in the […]

Karlapat Elephant Deaths: 3 Member Central Team To Reach Kalahandi Today

Bhawanipatna: A three-member Central team of Ministry of team of Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change will reach Kalahandi today to investigate the mysterious deaths of six elephants at Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary in the district. The Central experts team will reach Kalahandi by today evening, informed Kalahandi Divisional Forest Officer (DFO). According to reports, […]

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Odisha: Jumbo Tramples Man To Death In Dhenkanal

Dhenkanal: Panic gripped Gahamakhunti village under Dhenkanal Sadar Range in the district as a man was trampled to death by a wild elephant late Tuesday night. The deceased has been identified as one Ramesh Sahu. According to reports, Sahu came face to face with the strayed pachyderm unexpectedly while he was keeping a watch on […]

Teasing Elephants Proves Fatal; 2 Persons Trampled To Death In Ganjam

Berhampur: Blame it on animals as much as you can, but some recent reports suggest that humans often play the role of an instigator in a man-animal conflict. A case in point is the man-animal conflict at Nuapalli village under North-Ghumusar Forest Range in Bhanjanagar which claimed two precious lives. Two persons including a minor […]

Odisha: Farmer Trampled To Death By Elephant, Close Shave For Son

Kamakhyanagar: A farmer was killed after being trampled by a wild elephant while his son had a close shave at Kandarasinga village under Mahaveer Road forest range here in Dhenkanal district on Thursday. The incident occurred when Niranjan Swain and his son was returning from his land on cycle after harvesting paddy. The wild tusker, […]

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Odisha: Elephant Mowed Down By Puri-Surat Express, Train Engine Derails

Sambalpur: In a tragic incident, a tusker was killed after it was run over by Puri-Surat Express train near Bhabanipali between Hatibari and Maneswar Railway stations under Sambalpur division late last night. As many as six wheels of the train engine derailed following the accident. However, passengers on-board and the railway crew members including the […]

Jumbo rampage in Odisha villages

Balasore/Sonepur/Sundergarh: Herd of elephants has wreaked havoc after sneaking into human habitation in search of food, damaging several houses and standing and harvesting crops at different places of Odisha on Wednesday night. Three elephants went rampage at several villages in Kuldiha sanctuary area in Nilagiri of Balasore district. The pachyderms destroyed huge quantities of paddy […]

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Jumbo Misadventure: Youths' Selfie Contest Fumes Tusker In Mayurbhanj (WATCH)

Mayurbhanj: Ever came across a selfie-contest with the tuskers? As bizarre as it may sound, a few youths in Mayurbhanj district dared to march on a misadventure to click selfie with a tusker that had ventured into the forests in Nadapur village under the Betanati range. A video of the incident which took place on […]

Sambalpur Elephant Death: PCCF Recommends Disciplinary Action Against 'Erring' Ranger
Man-Animal Conflict! Three Tuskers Die In Odisha In 24 Hrs

Bhubaneswar: Three elephants died in three different places of Odisha in last 24 hours once again seemingly making the state a hotspot of jumbo deaths in the country. As per reports, a 15-year-old tusker lost its life on Tuesday after reportedly getting electrocuted by a live wire laid to trap wild boars in Hindol under […]

Elephants Wreak Havoc In Sundargarh, Sonepur

Bonai/Binika: A herd of wild elephants created havoc in Bonai area under Jarada forest range in Sundargarh district on Sunday. The animals have caused enormous damages to the standing crops at Lachhada, Kundeidiha, Tankasahi, Balia areas in the district. Locals said that the herd has stayed at Barghat forest area and sneaked into the human […]

Sambalpur Elephant Death: PCCF Recommends Disciplinary Action Against 'Erring' Ranger
Odisha: Tusker Found Dead In Athagarh Forest

Athagarh: The carcass of an elephant was found near Ghumaghasua hills of Rajballavpur reserve forest under the Khuntuni range here last night. The forest department officials rushed to the spot after getting information and seized the carcass. Though the exact cause behind the death of the tusker is yet to be ascertained, locals suspect that […]

Jumbos Wreak Havoc In Khordha, Damage Hospital Boundary Wall

Bhubaneswar: Two elephants moving nearby Kaipadar forest in Khordha went on a rampage for several hours on Sunday, damaging the boundary wall of the district headquarters hospital. Though no casualty has been reported, panic gripped the locals following the incident which took place late last night. As per eyewitnesses, a herd of around 20-25 elephants […]

Female Elephant 'Shot By Poachers' In Odisha, Dies

Cuttack: A female elephant died at Dalijoda Reserve Forest under Choudwar Police limits in Cuttack district today. The elephant was allegedly shot by poachers and was in critical condition when the locals spotted it. Sources claimed that the local residents informed the Forest department about the elephant on Saturday and it was on Sunday that […]

Husband sells land, buys elephant to fulfil wife's dream

Dhaka: The best thing to hold onto in life is each other and this was manifested by a Bangladeshi man for his wife. Dulal Chandra Roy, a resident of Lalmonirhat’s Panchagram union Bangladesh, sold his land and bought an elephant out of the proceeds as a token of love for his wife Tulsi Rani Dasi […]

Wild Tusker Menace Forces Shutdown Of Schools In Jajpur

Jajpur: The district administration of Jajpur has asked authorities to shut down all primary and high schools in Korei and Vyasanagar area of the district in view of a stray elephant that has been causing peril in the region for the past few days. As per reports, the tusker was initially spotted venturing into Vyasanagar […]

Elephant Found Dead In Odisha's Tarsingi Forest Range

Berhampur: An elephant was found dead near Gayaganda in Tarsingi forest range in Odisha’s Ganjam district on Friday, forest department officials said. Tarsingi forest range is under the jurisdiction of Ghumusar North division, they said, adding, the elephant was killed around Thursday midnight. The carcass of the tuskless elephant with severe injury marks was found […]

Man-Elephant Conflict Continues Unabated In Odisha; Man Killed, Girl Critical In Attack

Sambalpur/Mayurbhanj: A man was killed reportedly after being trampled by a herd of elephants in Bamara forest division of Kuchinda. The deceased has been identified as Sunil Ekka (45) of Mahulmunda village. According to sources, the incident occurred early morning today when Sunil was returning to his village from Dumbermunda. Receiving information from locals, forest […]

NFR Initiatives Help Save 140 Elephants This Year

Guwahati: The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has claimed that its alert employees had saved as many as 140 elephants’ lives this year. Subhanan Chanda, Chief Public Relations Officer of the NFR, said this here on Tuesday. Although there are 67 elephant corridors, notified jointly in consultation with the forest department of the respective state in […]

Missing Jumbo Laxmi Found Near Delhi Police HQ

New Delhi: The Delhi Police with a reputation of finding a needle in a haystack, has been given a hard time by an elephant. The police team took two months to find Laxmi after she went missing from the Yamuna Bank area since July and was finally traced on Tuesday night barely three kilometres away […]

Baby elephant killed in 'stampede'

Cuttack: In a bizarre incident, a baby elephant lost its life in a stampede at Jamana village under Dalijoda Range in Cuttack forest division Wednesday. According to Dalijoda Forest Range Assistant Conservator of Forest (ACF) Manoranjan Swain, the baby elephant, assumed to be of one-month-old, was trampled to death by other elephants after a stampede […]

Elephant tramples 5 persons to death in Angul

Angul: At least five persons including two girls and a woman were killed by a stray elephant in separate incidents in Talcher late night on Thursday. Panic gripped Sandha village after an elephant trampled three persons of a family to death. One Kalia Saaar along with his two-year-old daughter Anita and his cousin Sarathi who […]

Couple trampled to death by elephants in Dhenkanal

Dhenkanal: A herd of elephants today trampled a couple to death inside a cashew orchard in Kateni area under Sadar Forest Range of Dhenkanal. As per sources, the couple, identified as Dambaru Pradhan & his wife Sukanti Pradhan, was returning from Dudhukateni village in the wee hours of today when they came in way of […]

Elephant herd goes amok in Baripada

Baripada: A herd of elephants wreaked havoc in Karanjia village here after it went on a rampage at the Biswa Bandhu residential school late on Monday night, destroying property and food items kept for school meals. Though no student has been injured in the incident, the walls and gates of the school have completely been […]

Jumbo attack victims await compensation in Balasore

Balasore: Nearly seven days after a herd of elephants damaged several acres of crops and destroyed two houses in Nilagiri area of Balasore, residents in the region are yet to get any compensation from the Forest Department. As per reports, Ujjwal Singh and Raju Singh were rendered homeless after the wild elephants destroyed their houses […]

DRI seizes 16.962 kg elephant ivory in West Bengal

Kolkata: About 17 kg of elephant tusks, valued at Rs 1.69 crore, was recovered by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) on the outskirts of Siliguri in north Bengal on Wednesday. One person was arrested, a DRI official said. The elephant tusks, cut into four pieces, were being clandestinely transported in a vehicle that was […]

Jumbo menace: Padampur farmers continue to suffer

Bargarh: The farmers in Padmapur are a distressed lot as wild elephants have been frequently straying into the farmlands and destroying crops. However, it is being alleged that the administration has turned a blind eye to the jumbo menace. The farmers alleged that the pachyderms have damaged crops in several acres of land in Dubulabahal, […]

Jumbo tramples woman to death in Jharsuguda

Jharsuguda/Cuttack: In yet another incident of man-animal conflict, a woman was trampled to death at Bhoimunda village under Brajrajnagar block in Jharsuguda today. According to sources, the pachyderm had entered the village today morning and attacked the victim killing her at the spot. On being informed about the incident, a team of forest officials and […]

OUAT team starts treatment of ailing tusker in Sambalpur

Sambalpur: A team of experts from Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT) today started the treatment of an ailing  tusker at Padiabahal forest range in Sambalpur today. According to sources, the team led by Dr Indramani Nathm, Professor of Surgery department from OUAT conducted the treatment after tranquilising the tusker. As per reports, a […]

Body of elephant found in Athagarh forest range

Cuttack: Body of a 7-year-old female elephant was recovered near Sabar Taila village under Sukasan reserve of Athagarh forest range in the district  today. According to sources, some locals spotted the body of the elephant and later informed the forest officials. Though the exact reason behind the death of the elephant is yet to be […]

Wild tusker strays into human settlement in Angul

Angul: Panic gripped local residents after a wild tusker strayed into a human settlement in Chhendipada block in district here on Saturday. A senior official of the forest department informed that the elephant might have strayed into the human settlement after being separated from the herd. A massive operation has been launched to drive back […]