Tag: Elephants

Two elephants electrocuted in Athagarh

Athagarh: In the latest case of its kind in the state, two elephants were killed after coming in contact with a live electric wire at Bairi range in Tangi under the Athagarh forest division on Monday. According to sources, the two female elephants were electrocuted at the forest range under Safa panchayat this morning after […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
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Three elephants ran over by train in Jharkhand-WB border

Ranchi: Three elephants were killed after being hit by a train in an area bordering Jharkhand and West Bengal on Tuesday, a railway official said. The elephants were crossing the rail tracks near Gindhi station in West Bengal when they were hit by Gyaneshwari Express, killing them on the spot, the official said. Due to […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
393 elephants died in Odisha in 5 years

Bhubaneswar: As many as 393 elephants have died in the past five years in Odisha, Forests and Environment Minister Bikram Keshari Arukh said on Tuesday. The minister did not elaborate how the pachyderms died. However, according to a senior official of the forest department, several elephants suffered unnatural deaths owing to poaching, poisoning, train and […]

  • Friday, 02 July 2021
Unique methods to keep elephants away from human settlements

Rourkela: Unique methods like use of LED lights with siren and bio-acoustics are being used by Forest department to keep elephants away from human settlements in interior areas of Odisha’s Sundergarh district. The new techniques are put to use as the wild animals have made life miserable for the residents in several areas like Hemgiri, […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
Jumbos destroy standing crops in acres of land in Mayurbhanj

Mayurbhanj: A week after a herd of elephants went on a rampage in Nilagiri in Balasore, more than hundred pachyderms have reportedly damaged property and standing crops in acres of land after entering the Rasagobindpur Forest range of Mayurbhanj district. More concerning, the district administration believes the hundred jumbos that strayed into the region from […]

  • Thursday, 24 June 2021
Kumki elephants to guard Tigers at Satkosia reserve

Bhubaneswar: Amid growing apprehension among locals, Odisha government has decided to deploy trained Kumki elephants to check intrusion of tigers at Satkosia Tiger Reserve (STR) into human settlements. The Kumki elephants will be brought from Karnataka and would be engaged to keep a vigil on the tigers which were brought from Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve to […]

  • Tuesday, 22 June 2021
Alert Train Driver Saves Elephant herd In Odisha!

Cuttack: A herd of more than 20 elephants narrowly escaped a severe mishap while crossing the railway track thanks to the alertness of the train driver. The incident reportedly happened in Khuntuni Forest Range under Athagarh Forest Division of Cuttack on Monday. As per reports, a train from Dhenkanal was passing through the area when […]

  • Wednesday, 28 April 2021
Elephant Deaths In Odisha: Rail, Power Infra Modification Works Behind Schedule

Bhubaneswar: In October 2018, seven elephants died due to electrocution after coming in contact with a low-hanging 11 KV power line in what is considered as the State’s worst ever pachyderm tragedy. Fast forward to the present day, and it seems nothing much has changed as far as the renovation of electricity lines to prevent […]

  • Saturday, 24 April 2021
World Wildlife Day: Tweeple Urge People To Save Wild Animals

New Delhi: On the occasion of World Wildlife Day on Tuesday, Twitterati took to social media and highlighted the importance of saving life on earth. The World Wildlife Day 2020 theme ‘Sustaining all life on Earth’ is aimed at ensuring sustainable use of resources and conservation of land and groundwater to stop biodiversity loss. All […]

  • Monday, 19 April 2021
Haathi Mere Saathi: Bihar Man Wills His Property To Two Elephants

Patna: Amid the death of an elephant in Kerala in extremely tragic circumstances, this episode comes as heart-warming. An animal lover in Bihar has bequeathed his entire wealth to two elephants. He says one of them had saved his life from a criminal. Mohammad Akhtar (50) from Janipur in Phulwari Sharif near Patna has two […]

  • Friday, 16 April 2021
Puri Rath Yatra: Consider Deploying Machinery, Elephants To Pull Chariots, HC Tells Odisha Govt

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court has directed the state government that in case it decides to hold Rath Yatra festival at Puri in consistent with the Covid-19 guidelines, then it must also duly consider deploying machinery or other means like elephants to pull the chariots. The three heavily built wooden chariots of Lord Jagannath, Lord […]

  • Friday, 16 April 2021
Animal Lovers Oppose Use Of Elephants For Pulling Chariots During Rath Yatra

Bhubaneswar:  Animal lovers have urged the Odisha government not to use elephants for pulling chariots at the Rath Yatra festival in Puri, which is scheduled to be held on June 23 in the absence of devotees due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The Orissa High Court had on June 9 said that the deployment of heavy […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021
Watch: A Herd Of Jumbos Trapped In The Middle Of Mahanadi River

A herd of elephants have been trapped on a small island (alluvial plain) in the middle of Mahanadi River near Munduli, Cuttack. According to reports, last night the elephants were headed towards the Chandaka forest from Athagarh’s Sukasan jungle by crossing the swelling Mahanadi river when they got stuck on the floodplain near Munduli due […]

  • Monday, 12 April 2021
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Jumbo Menace: Wild Elephant Herd Obstructs Road Communication In Athagarh

Athagarh: A herd of wild elephants have left the people of Athagarh area in a state of panic and adversely affected the road communication by frequently obstructing National Highways and Railway tracks. Gurudijhatia Matsyapur Railway track and National Highway near Bali were brought to a jumbo halt as a herd of pachyderms were found crossing […]

  • Saturday, 10 April 2021
Sonepur: Herd Of 60 Elephants Wreaks Havoc, Locals In Panic

Sonepur: A herd of 60 wild elephants have been creating havoc in Binika area of Sonepur district reportedly since the last two weeks causing damage to property and destroying standing paddy crops in several acres of land. Locals said that due to the fear of the jumbos, they were forced to sleep on the terraces […]

  • Friday, 09 April 2021