Tag: Elephant Menace

Villagers detain forest officials
Upset over jumbo menace, villagers detain 11 forest officials in Mayurbhanj

The villagers detained Umakanta and his staff when they went to the village to drive away wild elephants, sources informed.

  • Monday, 24 October 2022
Elephants Roaming In Bonai Area
Forest officials attacked by irate villagers over elephant intrusion, FIR lodged

The forest officials were allegedly beaten and sustained burn injuries on their bodies after angry villagers snatched the fire torch meant to ward off elephants from their hands and used them on the bodies of forest officials.

  • Friday, 07 October 2022
Elephant Crushes Couple
Jumbo herd tramples elderly couple to death in Cuttack

In yet another incident of man-elephant conflict, an elderly couple was trampled to death by a herd of elephants. The incident was reported from Nimapur village in Jagatpur area of Cuttack district in the wee hours of Wednesday.

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  • Wednesday, 28 September 2022
Odisha: Forest department counts on bees to end elephant-human conflict
Odisha: Forest department counts on bees to end elephant-human conflict

Before entering into a village, the pachyderms will first come across with the bees. As they are afraid of bees and don’t like bees’ buzzing sound, they wouldn’t attempt to enter the village. 

  • Monday, 13 June 2022
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.

  • Saturday, 15 January 2022
Elephant Scare
Large Elephant Herd Triggers Panic Among Villagers

A herd of 26 elephants wreaked havoc in Karanjia area of Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district.

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  • Wednesday, 29 December 2021
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.

  • Monday, 27 December 2021
elephant death in Odisha
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.

  • Sunday, 26 December 2021
Elephants Destroy Crops
Big Elephant Herd Wreaks Havoc; Destroys Crops

Herd of around 50 elephants wreak havoc in Binika, Sonepur, Odisha.

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  • Friday, 24 December 2021
Elephant Menace in Angul
Elephant Herd Wreaks Havoc In Odisha, Villagers In Panic

For the last few days, a herd of elephants is wreaking havoc in several villages under Banarpal block of Odisha’s Angul district.

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  • Wednesday, 08 December 2021
Elephants Destroy Crops
Watch: Herd Of 26 Elephants Wreaks Havoc

A herd of elephants strayed into agriculture fields in Karanjia, Odisha. The herd of 26 elephants reportedly damaged large tracts of corps across several villages in the area. The farmers in the area are in a state of panic after seeing so many elephants in their paddy fields during harvesting time.

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  • Thursday, 02 December 2021
Elephant attack
Farmer Crushed To Death By Elephant Herd In Odisha’s Bolangir

The group of jumbos from a nearby forest has been creating havoc in Bhalupali, Jogisarda and Badibahal villages under Loisinga forest range of the district since last week.

  • Monday, 29 November 2021
Rescued Elephant Calf
Rescued Elephant Calf Not Accepted By Herd; Sent To Zoo In Odisha

A 3-month old elephant calf fell into a well and got separated from the herd in Keonjhar.

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  • Wednesday, 27 October 2021
Elephant Herd
Elephant Herd From Jharkhand Strays Into Karanjia Forest, Odisha

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

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  • Friday, 15 October 2021
Panic grips Rajgangpur after elephant herd wreaks havoc

Sundergarh: Panic gripped residents of Rajgangpur sub-division after a herd of 17 elephants destroyed crops and houses in the area today. According to the villagers, the elephants strayed into areas including Sunakhandi, Bhaluduma, Bhikapada, Jaharumal, and Singhapadi during the night. A villager alleged that elephants destroyed an anganwadi centre in Bhaluduma. “Elephants broke the main […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021