Tag: Elephants

Human price of shrinking forests: Odisha tops casualties inflicted by elephants

While 117 persons were killed in elephant attacks in 2019-20, 93 such deaths were reported during 2020-21 and another 112 deaths in 2021-22.

  • Sunday, 25 September 2022
This brave woman lives with wild cheetahs, elephants
This brave woman lives with wild cheetahs, elephants; watch video

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  • Friday, 23 September 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
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
Panic grips locals after elephants romp into Keonjhar villages

Keonjhar: Panic gripped locals of Nahabeda village under Jhumpura block of Keonjhar after a herd of 22 wild elephants strayed into the village and  damaged crops and other property. “The elephants have been damaging our crops from past three days and also destroying  houses in the village, forcing  us to stay awake all night to […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
Odisha to appoint officers to track movement of elephants

Bhubaneswar: After drawing criticism from various quarters following the tragic death of seven elephants in Dhenkanal, Odisha has now geared up for the protection of jumbos in the state. The State government has decided to appoint an SDO rank officer in each district of the state to monitor and keep surveillance on the movement of […]

  • Wednesday, 28 July 2021
Five Jumbos swept away by flood water in Mahanadi

Cuttack: At least five elephants were swept away by flood water in Mahanadi River near Mundali in Cuttack today morning. Reportedly, the incident took place when a herd of around 20 elephants were crossing the river while going from Athagarh to Chandaka forest. According to sources, the wild elephants used to cross the river on […]

  • Wednesday, 28 July 2021
Elephants damage crops in Nilagiri

Balasore: People of Nilagiri in Balasore district are surviving with immense fear as a herd of wild elephants has been frequently straying into human habitations damaging massive crops and property. Moreover, this constant fear has forced the villagers of Kuldiha and Mangad under Baunsabania panchayat to spend the whole night on treetop houses to guard […]

  • Wednesday, 28 July 2021
Wild elephants stray into community health centre in Odisha

Jharsuguda: Residents of Kolabira in Jharsugura district were in a state of panic after three wild elephants strayed into the community health centre today. The herd of the pachyderms reportedly destroyed some houses in Kolabira as well. On being informed, the Forest department officials rushed to the spot and drove away the elephants into Tureikela […]

  • Wednesday, 28 July 2021
15 squads formed to drive away elephants in Keonjhar

Keonjhar: The Keonjhar forest department has constituted 15 squads to chase away rampaging elephant herd that has strayed into Champua range from neighbouring Jharkhand. More than 20 elephants including a wild tusker were spotted at Mukundpur, Sartalia, Mirigisinga and Mangalpur area yesterday. The herd destroyed standing crops on nearly two acres of land leading to […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Jumbo herd wreaks havoc in Keonjhar

  Keonjhar: A herd of elephants has caused extensive damage to a mango orchard in Telkoi forest area of Keonjhar in last four days. The elephants destroyed trees in Telkoi block’s Saruali and Sinkula bahal areas while mango plantations have also been destroyed. The farmers are now demanding compensation as the herd of jumbos has […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Four elephants run over by speeding train in Jharsuguda

Jharsuguda: Four elephants were killed after a train hit them at the railway track crossing near Bagdihi forest range in Jharsuguda district today. According to reports, when the herd comprising of one tusker, two female elephants and a calf were crossing over the tracks in the wee hours at around 4 am today near Teladihi […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Elephant menace grips Champua range in Keonjhar district

Keonjhar: A herd of 53 elephants from Jharkhand are on a damaging spree in Patala village near Kaliprasad forest under Champua range in Keonjhar district. The jumbos have so far destroyed three houses apart from damaging paddy and maize crops fields in the area. People are in panic over the persistent elephant menace in the […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Elephant menace grips Narayanpur range in Gajapati district

Bhubaneswar: A heard of seven elephants have sneaked into Narayanpur range in Gajapati district causing worry among the locals. As per reports, the heard has been moving in Burujhuli, Badakuturi, Sanakuturi, Jemadeipur, Wailpadu, Adangi, Lalusahi and Landasahi villages in the range owing to which the villagers are living in a constant state of fear. The […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Jumbo herd tramples woman to death, destroys houses

Sundergarh: A herd of wild elephant today wrecked havoc in Lulukidhi village under Sadar range of the district. The herd destroyed seven thatched houses and trampled an elderly woman to death at the village. The forest department rushed to the spot and drove the animals away from the human habitation. Meanwhile, the local residents have […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021