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Tag: Elephants

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]