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  • PETA India’s EV chariot design to replace elephants at Amer Fort

    PETA India’s EV chariot design to replace elephants at Amer Fort

    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India, soon after the recommendations, collaborated with leading design company Desmania Design to create a modern electric vehicle.

    January 29, 2021
  • Special celebrations for elephants at Hyderabad Zoo including 82-year-old Rani

    Special celebrations for elephants at Hyderabad Zoo including 82-year-old Rani

    The day was celebrated with zoo authorities treating all five elephants to a scrumptious buffet, including a cake made of ragi and rice decorated with fruits, vegetables, sprouts and corn.

    August 13, 2020
  • Sorrow in Dooars

    Sorrow in Dooars

    Jumbos found dead

    August 13, 2020
  • 40 Dalma range elephants destroy crops in Bankura villages

    40 Dalma range elephants destroy crops in Bankura villages

    The herd, which also included six calf elephants returned to Ramgarh forests in Midnapore (West) on their own in the early morning hours today.

    January 4, 2020
  • Power to 10 villages disconnected for over a week due to elephants

    Power to 10 villages disconnected for over a week due to elephants

    They suggested disconnection of power supply till the herd is driven out of the area. It will take time due to the hilly terrain, said Laxmi Narayan Behera the DFO, Phulbani.

    July 12, 2019
  • Elephants at my doorstep!

    Elephants at my doorstep!

    It was more than 48 hours since the huge animals had wandered onto the doorstep of Kolkata and tranquilisers, flames and skills used to sedate and pack them off to their new home. Here's a first person account of every bit of the action

    February 24, 2019
  • In harmony with the wild

    In harmony with the wild

    Driven to the brink, tigers in India have a sad tale to narrate. Poached for their skin and bones, the regal big cat, which is ironically India's national animal, faces several challenges in its quest to survive. Kanika Tripathi takes the tiger trail to unravel its tale.

    December 27, 2018
  • Elephants: Good-natured giants

    Elephants: Good-natured giants

    Other animals seeking to cross this Rubicon of parallel roads, such as chital or pig, just bolted across when they felt the coast was clear, but the elephants went about things very deliberately.

    December 2, 2018
  • Odisha govt suspends officials, CM orders probe into death of 7 elephants

    Odisha govt suspends officials, CM orders probe into death of 7 elephants

    The Odisha government suspended six officials and sacked a junior engineer in connection with the death of seven elephants due to electrocution in Dhenkanal.

    October 28, 2018
  • Paradox of Palamau

    Paradox of Palamau

    The problem in the Palamau National park is water in summer. The drought then is severe, and the water limited to a few small hollows. The elephants go away, but surprisingly the other animals stay on, in spite of the parching heat and the comparative lack of shade of the dry deciduous forest ~ gaur, …

    October 13, 2018
  • Let’s show compassion for elephants

    Let’s show compassion for elephants

    We have only about a thousand tuskers, so the gene pool is very diluted. The worst is that we have 3,500 elephants in captivity.

    October 6, 2018
  • Track disaster

    Track disaster

    The death of four elephants, including a tusker and a calf, flung to their deaths in Odisha by the Mumbai-Howrah Gitanjali Express, has exposed yet again the fragility of the elephant corridor in the forested areas as far apart as North Bengal and Jharsuguda. Visuals are horrifying, to say the least. For all the sanctimonious …

    April 19, 2018
  • Four elephants killed by train in Odisha; Railways, forest dept trade blames

    Four elephants killed by train in Odisha; Railways, forest dept trade blames

    Four elephants including a tusker and a calf were run over by the Mumbai-Howrah Gitanjali Express train at 3.30 am near the Teldih level crossing in Jharsuguda in Odisha.

    April 16, 2018
  • Elephants reek havoc in Baripada

    Elephants reek havoc in Baripada

    A herd of five elephants went on a rampage in the Bijatala area of Mayurbhanj district destroying several houses and a primary school. Both the forest department of Rairangpur Territorial Division and the local people of three villages Madheikacha, Kaduani and Khejuri have spent sleepless nights due to movement of the herd. Sources said at …

    March 6, 2018
  • Retirement party for three jumbos

    Retirement party for three jumbos

    It was an emotional outing for all. A retirement function was organised at the Jim Corbett National Park’s Dhangari gate to bid an emotional farewell to three elephants. Wildlife lovers participated in large numbers. The forest department hosted a first ever such event to retire three adored jumbos of the national park. In their four-decade-long …

    January 23, 2018
  • Most captive elephants kept in cruel conditions

    Most captive elephants kept in cruel conditions

    More than three quarters of nearly 3,000 elephants used for the entertainment of tourists in India and other Asian countries are kept in “severely cruel” conditions, a new report said today. The study has found that in India 116 elephants continue to endure abuse to entertain tourists at Ajmer Fort in Rajasthan. Elephants are also …

    July 7, 2017
  • Madras HC slams use of elephants to bless people

    Madras HC slams use of elephants to bless people

    The Madras High Court has taken strong exception to use of elephants to bless devotees and seek money, holding that such practices amount to begging and violate rules related to management of captive animals. The court in its recent order directed forest officials to ensure best possible atmosphere and health conditions for the captive animals …

    April 28, 2017