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Odisha: Two Elephant Carcasses Found Near Similipal National Park

While one carcass of an elephant calf aged between four and six months was found in Podadiha Range of Similipal National Park on Tuesday, the body of a 45-year-old female tusker was found at a nearby area on the same day

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Odisha: Two Arrested For Setting Fire In Forest Near Similipal National Park

Baripada: At least two persons were arrested on Monday on the charge of setting fire in Jodibill Reserve Forest near Similipal National Park, where a forest guard was burnt alive while dousing the inferno, police said. A 58-year-old contractual guard engaged by Odisha forest department was caught in a fiery whirlwind and was burned to […]

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Similipal National Park Re-Opens After Covid-19 Break, Over 200 Tourists Visit On First Day

Mayurbhanj: Over 200 tourists from West Bengal, Jharkhand and different parts of Odisha visited Similipal National Park in Mayurbhanj district which was thrown open to public from today. The park was closed for visitors since March following the outbreak of Covid-19. Visitors were seen making long queues both at Pithabata (Baripada) and Kaliani (Jashipur) gates […]

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Similipal National Park To Reopen For Tourists From November 1

Baripada: The Similipal National Park in Mayurbhanj district will reopen for the public and tourists from November 1, an order issued by the field director of the tiger reserve mentioned. All activities in the park would be carried out in strict adherence to Covid-19 guidelines in place. As per the order, a maximum of 35 […]

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Six Poachers Arrested In Similipal National Park

Baripada: Six poachers were arrested inside Similipal National Park in Mayurbhanj district while trying to kill wildlife on Tuesday, forest officials said. Four crude guns, sharp weapons, five trap nets and several other tools used for hunting were seized from them, range officer of Dukura wildlife range Ananta Jena said. The poachers, who had entered […]

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Cheers For Wildlife Enthusiasts As Similipal Park Reopens Today

Bhubaneswar: After nearly five months of monsoon break, the Similipal National Park reopens for wild life enthusiasts from Friday. On the day one the authorities will allow around 100 wild-life tourists, including three Kashmiris, to savour the pristine beauty of this national park. As per the prior information by the national park authorities, night stay […]

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Similipal National Park To Reopen For Public From Nov 1

Baripada: With the South-West Monsoon completely withdrawing from Odisha, the authorities of Similipal National Park here announced on Thursday that the park would be reopened for the public from November 1. Tourists will be allowed entry to the park from November 1, said Amitabh Brahma, Field Director, Similipal Tiger Reserve(STR). Entry permits to the visitors […]

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15 Stone Crushing Units Near Similipal National Park Shut

Baripada: Fifteen stone crushing units near the Similipal National Park have been closed down to curb pollution in the biosphere reserve in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district, an official said on Thursday. In addition, prohibitory orders under Section 144 were clamped on several areas adjoining the park to ensure a pollution-free environment in the zone, said Divisional […]

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Iconic Tourist Sites: Odisha’s Puri and Konark cannot be overlooked, says Union Minister

Bhubaneswar/ New Delhi: Odisha’s Puri Jagannath Temple and Konark Sun Temple will get ‘iconic heritage’ tag and as they assume historical importance, nobody can overlook them, said Union Tourism Minister Prahlad Singh Patel. Talking to reporters on the sidelines of State Tourism Ministers’ Conference held in New Delhi on Tuesday, Patel said, “Puri and Konark […]

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Op-Ed: Wildlife Habitats Need Security

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Lack of security has made some prominent wildlife sanctuaries of the state vulnerable to poaching and left wing violence. This is bound to take a toll on their appeal as tourist destinations. The Similipal national park, which happens to be state’s first tiger reserve, was one of the first to witness […]

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Carcass of an elephant calf found in Similipal

Baripada: Decomposed carcass of an elephant calf was found inside Similipal National Park in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district Friday, forest officials said. The elephant was suspected to have died of some infection, Divisional Forest Officer, Karanjia, Prasanna Kumar Behera said. Post-mortem examination of the carcass was conducted and the report was awaited.

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Raging Forest fire in Similipal Reserve causes irreversible damage

Mayurbhanj: A major fire has erupted in the Similipal Tiger Reserve under the Pithabata forest range of Mayurbhanj district engulfing vast areas affecting the endangered flora and fauna. The intensity of fire is so high that it has spread to peripheries making life difficult for the villagers living on the foothills of the mountain range […]

Similipal National Park thrown open to tourists

Baripada: The Similipal National Park in Mayurbhanj district, which remained closed since mid-June due to the monsoon, reopened for tourists from today. The tourists can now enter the national park through Pithabata or Kaliami points, an official said. The park authorities welcomed the first visitors by offering flowers. Some visitors came Assam and West Bengal […]

Sheep deaths continue in Odisha, 12 more killed in Jagatsinghpur

Jagatsinghpur: The mystery surrounding the deaths of sheep in Odisha continues with the death of 12 more sheep being reported from Raipatna village under Alipingal panchayat in the district on Wednesday. The sheep carcass were found at the cattle shed of villager Pratap Das this morning along with three more sheep being critically injured in […]

Niali sheep deaths: 5 more killed in similar manner

Niali: The mystery surrounding the deaths of sheep in Odisha is yet to die down with deaths of five more sheep being reported from Niali in Cuttack district on Sunday. As per reports, the ‘mysterious animal’ killed five more sheep and injured one in Kanpur village under Pokhari panchayat late Saturday night. The killing of […]

Wolves, foxes behind sheep deaths in Odisha: WII

Bhubaneswar: Wolves, foxes and hyenas are the predators responsible for the mass killing of sheep in Niali and other places in Odisha, revealed the Wildlife Institute of India (WII) after conducting a detailed study in the affected areas. Last week, the expert team of WII visited Niali and other parts in the State where similar […]

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Similipal closed for onset of monsoon in Odisha

Baripada: Similipal National Park and sanctuary in Odisha has been closed for visitors from today following the arrival of monsoon. A senior official of Similipal Tiger Reserve (STR) informed that the prohibition period for visitors starts from June and extends up to the end of October every year as the road connectivity in the sanctuary […]

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Similipal closed for indefinite period in view of rain

Baripada: The Similipal Tiger Reserve (STR) and National Park will remain closed for tourists for an indefinite period from today following rains in the upper catchment areas. Informing this to media, the park authorities said, as the maximum roads insides the parks have been damaged due to rain and Pithabata gate road is in precarious […]

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Kuldiha, Similipal sanctuaries reopen today

Balasore/Baripada: The Kuldiha Sanctuary in Balasore and the Similipal National Park in Mayurbhanj districts reopened for visitors today. Tourists will now get to see animals and birds like elephants, bison, Sambar and peacocks at the Kuldiha sanctuary located in Nilagiri area in the district. The Forest Department has made elaborate arrangements for tourists. For accommodation, […]

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Similipal National Park to reopen from November 1

Baripada: The Similipal National Park in Odisha, which remained closed since mid-June due to the monsoon, will reopen for tourists from November 1, official sources said. The park and the tiger reserve remained out of bounds for tourists since June 16 last as the hilly roads get washed due to heavy rains during the monsoon. […]

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Similipal to remain closed for tourist from Jun 16

Baripada: The Similipal Tiger Reserve (STR) and National Park will remain closed for tourists from June 16 for the rainy season. The park and the tiger reserve will remain closed till November, a senior official said. The exact date of the reopening of STR will depend on the prevailing weather conditions and completion of repair […]

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Black tigress found in Similipal National Park

Bhubaneswar: The wildlife lovers have a reason to rejoice as the presence of a rare black tigress and her two cubs has been found in Similipal National Park in Mayurbhanj district. “We had observed the movement of the tigers through camera traps installed in several areas inside the Park during the second tiger census which […]

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Odisha has 40 tigers, 318 leopards

Bhubaneswar: The tiger census conducted by the state Forest department in February this year has revealed that there are 40 tigers and 318 leopards in eight forest circles and 46 divisions in Odisha. Out of 40 tigers found in seven wildlife divisions, 26 were found in th Similipal Tiger Reserve (STR) of Similipal Wildlife Division, […]

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Fresh tiger census in Similipal from today

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Forest department will conduct a fresh census of tigers in Similipal National Park from today. The exercise will continue till April 30 during which the park will remain closed for visitors for at least two weeks. The fresh head count, which has already been completed in other wildlife divisions of the state, was […]

Fresh tiger census in Similipal from April 17

Following the reports by the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) on the number of tigers in Odisha which was at variance with its own, the State Forest department has decided to conduct a fresh tiger census in Similipal National Park in Mayurbhanj district from April 17