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Tag: Elephant Death

Tiger Cub Dies At Nandankanan Zoo
Tiger Cub Dies At Nandankanan Zoo, Carcasses Of Two Elephants Found In Kuldiha Sanctuary

Carcasses of two jumbos, including a baby elephant were found near Guhalia village in Kuldiha Wildlife Sanctuary under Nilgiri forest range of Balasore district on Sunday.

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Recovery Of Elephant Skeleton In Narasinghpur: Action Taken Against Erring Forest Officials, Claims PCCF

Odisha PCCF, Sashi Paul said on Tuesday that the STF, which exhumed the skeletal remains of a dead elephant in Balikiari reserve forest on last Tuesday, submitted the report to the DFO, prompting action against the Forest officials who are under a cloud.

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Odisha Wildlife STF Recovers Skeletal Remains Of Elephant, PCCF Orders Probe

The Odisha Wildlife Special Task Force (STF) exhumed the skeletal remains of an elephant in the Balikiari reserve forest under Narasinghpur (West) Forest Range in Cuttack on Tuesday.

1 Killed, Crops & Property Damaged As Elephants Run Amok In 3 Odisha Districts
1 Killed, Crops & Property Damaged As Elephants Run Amok In 3 Odisha Districts

A herd of elephants unleashed terror in Khordha district. The wild animals destroyed boundary wall of a park near the district Collector's office and triggered panic in the locality.

Odisha Forest Dept Terms Death Of Two Elephants In Khordha ‘Accidental’
Odisha Forest Dept Terms Death Of Two Elephants In Khordha ‘Accidental’

Recently, during the winter session of the Odisha Assembly, State Minister for Forest and Environment, Bikram Keshari Arukha had informed that at least 406 elephants had died between 2016-17 and 2020-21.

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Two Elephants Die After Being Hit By Train In Odisha’s Khordha

The forest officials said that the elephant herd comprising 30-35 jumbos had moved to the forest near Bhusandapur from Chandaka forest area and often strays into the nearby farmland in night hours in search of food.

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Elephant Death In Similipal: Forest Authorities Say Mishap Due To Fall From Hill

Forest staff engaged in the head counting of tigers and birds in the Similipal Wildlife Sanctuary spotted the carcass of the giant stuck in the tree and recovered it.

Athagarh Forest Officials In Soup For Burying Dead Tusker With Gunshot Wounds
Athagarh Forest Officials In Soup For Burying Dead Tusker With Gunshot Wounds

If a wild animal is killed by poachers, the matter should first be reported to the higher authorities to facilitate further probe.

Special Report: Man-Elephant Conflict A Rising Concern In Odisha

Terror engulfed the town of Rajgangpur after wild elephants entered the outskirts of the town. A herd of over 8 elephants entered the town of Rajgangpur on Tuesday (August 17).

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Human-Elephant Conflict: 301 Elephants, 1401 Humans Died In Last 3 Years

The ministry had issued a guideline for the management of human-elephant conflict on October 6, 2017, and the elephant range states were requested for the implementation of the same.

Two Elephants Die Of Suspected Electrocution In Odisha

Two wild elephants reportedly died in separate incidents due to suspected electrocution in Ganjam and Dhenkanal district last night.

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Sambalpur Forest Ranger Suspended For Elephant Deaths

Sambalpur: Odisha government has suspended a forest official for negligence in protection of elephants during his tenure that resulted in number of jumbo deaths in the district. “On February 6, the PCCF has initiated departmental proceedings against Sadar forest ranger Gouri Shankar Dash. Based on the reports of elephants’ deaths in the previous years, the […]

Karlapat Livestock Inspector Suspended For Dereliction Of Duty

Bhawanipatna: A livestock inspector at Karlapat sanctuary here in Kalahandi district has been placed under suspension by Chief District Veterinary Officer (CDVO) for dereliction of duty. The official, Ganesh Pujari, allegedly failed to discharge his duty as per norms during vaccination of cattle that was necessitated following mass death of elephants in the sanctuary due […]

One More Elephant Found Dead In Karlapat; Toll Reaches 7 In 20 Days

Bhawanipatna: One more elephant calf was found dead near a nullha at Ghusurigudi in Karlapata wildlife sanctuary taking the toll to seven within a gap of 20 days. The death was due to suspected haemorrhagic septicaemia, sources said. Earlier, six elephants-all pregnant- died of the bacteria infection. Carcasses of five pachyderms were recovered from Ghusurigudi […]

High Stress Level In Elephants' Body Led To Septicaemia Outbreak In Karlapat: Central Team

Bhawanipatna: A three-member team of experts which visited the elephant death sites in Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary in Kalahandi district today concluded that high stress level in elephants body led to the outbreak of septicaemia resulting in death of six female elephants within a gap of two weeks. The team visited sensitive places including Tentulipadar and […]

Elephant Calf 'Killed By Tiger' In Mayurbhanj

Mayurbhanj: Amid concerns over the death of as many as six elephants in Karlapat Sanctuary in Kalahandi district in just a fortnight, an elephant calf is suspected to have been killed by a tiger in Tangro reserve forest under Bisoi range of the Rairangpur forest division in Mayurbhanj, a forest department official said on Monday. […]

Odisha: 1 More Elephant Dies Of Septicaemia In Karlapat Sanctuary, Toll Mounts To 6

Bhawanipatna: One more female elephant died due to septicaemia in the Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary here in Kalahandi district on Sunday. With the fresh death, the wildlife sanctuary witnessed six elephant deaths within a gap of 14 days. Kalahandi RCCF Sudipta Dash informed that the carcass of jumbo was found in the same place where other […]

Odisha: 1 More Elephant Dies Of Haemorrhagic Septicaemia In Karlapat Sanctuary; Toll Reaches 5 In 13 Days

Bhawanipatana: One more elephant reportedly died in Karlapat wildlife sanctuary here in Kalahandi district taking the toll to five in last 13 days. Veterinary experts attributed the death of the animal to haemorrhagic septicaemia. The deaths of the five elephants in last 13 days have been reported from near Ghusurigudi nullah in the sanctuary. The […]

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Odisha: Another Elephant Dies In Karlapat Sanctuary, Fourth Death In Twelve Days

Bhawanipatna/Bhubaneswar: One more elephant died near Jakama village under the Karlapat Sanctuary in Kalahandi district on Friday, taking the total number of deaths to four in 12 days. Though the exact reason of the death is yet to be ascertained, the Odisha PCCF Sashi Paul hinted at the contaminated water in the nearby nullah as […]

Odisha: 1 More Jumbo Dies In Kalahandi, Count Mounts To 3 In 11 Days

Kalahandi: Jumbo death continues unabated in Odisha as one more full-grown elephant was found dead at the Karlapata wildlife century in the district on Friday morning. The carcass of the giant was found near the Ghusuri Ghudi waterfall in Kalahandi south forest division of the Karlapata wildlife sanctuary. Divisional Forest Officer, T. Ashok Kumar has […]

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Another Female Elephant Found Dead In Odisha's Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary

Kalahandi: Another female elephant was found dead in Ghusugudi forest under the Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary in Kalahandi district on Tuesday. The carcass of the animal was spotted lying in the jungle by the officials Kalahandi (South) Forest Division, said reports. Though the exact reason behind the death of the jumbo will be known after we […]

Sambalpur Elephant Death: PCCF Recommends Disciplinary Action Against 'Erring' Ranger
Sambalpur Elephant Death: PCCF Recommends Disciplinary Action Against 'Erring' Ranger

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF) on Thursday wrote to Odisha government seeking disciplinary action against Sambalpur Sadar Range Officer for dereliction of duty. Taking serious cognizance on the recent elephant death in train accident at Hatibari in Sambalpur, PCCF, Harishankar Upadhyay, cited that despite possessing a full-fledged squad to track the […]

Tusker Death: Forest Dept Arrests Three Accused From Sambalpur

Sambalpur: In a major development, three poachers were arrested by forest officials on Friday on charges of laying electric wire to trap animal on a field in Jadu Loisinga area under Sadar Forest Range. The arrests were made in connection with the death of a 12-year-old tusker in the area after coming in contact with […]

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Catastrophic: Botswana Reports Mysterious Deaths Of Over 350 Elephants

Gaborone: Mystery surrounds the “completely unprecedented” deaths of hundreds of elephants in Botswana over the last two months, a media report said. No one knows why the animals are dying, with lab results on samples still weeks away, the BBC report said on Wednesday citing the government as saying. Botswana is home to a third […]

Odisha Issues Elephant Monitoring Mechanism Guidelines

Bhubaneswar: As man-elephant conflict & poaching activities continue to drive up elephant fatalities across the State, Odisha Forest Department has issued guidelines on elephant monitoring mechanism. Moreover, the State is also planning to set up 24X7 control rooms across different forest ranges. As per the new guidelines, movement of elephants will be monitored in every […]

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Man-Elephant Conflicts Resurface In Odisha Amid Covid Lockdown

Sambalpur: A woman died after allegedly being trampled to death by a wild elephant at Hitasar village under Naktideul Forest Range in Sambalpur district today. The deceased identified as Pramila Dehuri, had gone to her farmland in the morning when she was attacked by an elephant. The incident which was the second death being reported […]

246 Elephants Died In Odisha In 3 Years: Minister Bikram Keshari Arukh

Bhubaneswar: As many as 246 elephants died in Odisha due to various reasons in the last three years, the Odisha government informed the Assembly on Tuesday. In a written reply, Forest and Environment Minister Bikram Keshari Arukh said that 246 elephants had died between 2016-17 and 2018-19 due to accidental electrocution, disease, accidents involving trains […]

Tusker Death In Khurda: Preliminary Report Attributes Death To Poisoning

Bhubaneswar: A day after the body of a tusker was found near Rameswar under Tangi forest range in Khurda district, a preliminary report has revealed poisoning as the reason behind the death of the pachyderm. The jumbo death came to light after some locals came across the carcass lying in a farmland located around 100 […]

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 […]

Three Elephants Killed After Being Hit By Truck

Keonjhar: Three elephants were killed after being hit by a speeding truck while crossing NH-20 near Balijodi under Ghatagaon forest range in the district late last night. Reportedly, when a herd of elephants was crossing the national highway, the truck hit them. Following the mishap, the vehicle has skidded off the road. While two jumbos […]

Tusker poaching in Kuldiha: Two Forest officials suspended for dereliction of duty

Balasore: Authorities of Balasore Forest Division today suspended two of its staff on charges of dereliction of duty and served show cause notice to Assistant Conservator of Forests (ACF) in connection with poaching of an elephant for tusks in Kuldiha Wildlife Sanctuary in the district on June 5. Balasore Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Biswaraj Panda […]

Ailing female jumbo dies in Deogarh

Deogarh: A sick female elephant died while undergoing treatment at Hiran village in Kansan under Deogarh forest division on Sunday morning. The ailing jumbo was undergoing treatment for over a month. According to reports, the pachyderm along with her calf had strayed into Hiran village from nearby Khalasuni reserved forest on April 6. On spotting […]

Elephant carcasses in Balasore trigger anthrax fear

Balasore: Forest officials on Tuesday found carcasses of two female elephants in Kuldiha Wildlife Sanctuary in the district. The death of the two elephants is suspected to be caused by anthrax. The carcasses were reportedly found within a distance of about 200m in the sanctuary following which the forest department officials informed their higher-ups. Later, […]

Odisha to develop 'forewarning' system to track elephant movements

Bhubaneswar: Odisha is planning to prepare an advance protection plan to track the movement of elephants in various parts of the State, informed the newly-appointed Chief Wildlife Warden and Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife), Ajay Kumar Mohapatra. During an exclusive interview to OTV today, Mohapatra said that the advance protection plan will identify the […]

Woman killed in elephant attack while collecting firewood in Rajgangpur

Sundergarh: An elderly woman was trampled to death by a wild elephant while she was collecting firewood from Chudia forest under Rajgangpur sub-division of Sundergarh today. According to sources, the deceased Abha Kerketa, a resident of Kumarkela village, had gone to the forest along with her husband to gather firewood when she was attacked by […]

Ailing elephant found dead in Sundergarh forests

Sundergarh: Forest officials today recovered the carcass of an elephant from Raiguri forests under Bonai division of Sundergarh district. Sources said the elephant was under observation after being spotted by the forest officials few days ago. Though the exact reason of the death is yet to be ascertained, it is being said that the elephant […]

Two elephants electrocuted in Bengal

Kolkata: Two elephants died from electrocution after coming in contact with a high-voltage cable in West Bengal’s West Midnapore district on Saturday, police said. The local administration alleged that non-rectification of sagging lines over a vast field in West Midnapore district’s Gurguripal area caused the tragedy. “The bodies of two full-seized elephants were found lying […]

Athagarh DFO confirms poaching behind death of female elephant

Athagarh: The involvement of poachers has come to the fore in the death of the female elephant near Sabar Taila village under Rajnagar area of Athagarh forest range in the district on Wednesday. The Athagarh Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Sasmita Lenka on Thursday informed that the elephant was trapped and killed by some unidentified miscreants. […]

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 […]

Female elephant killed after being hit by train

Keonjhar: In a tragic incident, a female elephant was killed after being hit by a train near Ramachandrapur under Sadar forest range of Keonjhar district Wednesday night. According to reports, the incident occurred at around 10.30 pm when a herd of ten elephants was crossing the railway tracks and the goods train coming from Joda […]