Tag: Elephant Death

Crime Branch probe ordered into Dhenkanal elephant deaths

Bhubaneswar/Dhenkanal: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday ordered a Crime Branch probe into the death of seven elephants due to electrocution near Kamalanga village under Sadar range in Dhenkanal district late on Friday night. Expressing deep concern over the incident, the CM further ordered the concerned authorities to take appropriate action in case of any […]

  • Wednesday, 23 June 2021
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.

  • Monday, 07 June 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 04 May 2021
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 […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
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, […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
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 […]

  • Friday, 30 April 2021
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 […]

  • Friday, 30 April 2021
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 […]

  • Monday, 26 April 2021
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 […]

  • Saturday, 24 April 2021
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 […]

  • Friday, 23 April 2021
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 […]

  • Monday, 19 April 2021
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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 […]

  • Friday, 16 April 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021
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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 […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 08 April 2021