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Two other were injured and have been hospitalised.
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They seem to be in no mood to go back.
The statues were built when Mayawati was the chief minister.
The NGO Wildlife SOS helped women from nearby villages knit the sweaters.
The forest officials along with veterinary surgeon are conducting an autopsy.
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Andaman and Nicobar bid farewell to an iconic resident this week: Rajan, a 66-year-old swimming elephant and the last of his kind on the islands. The talented tusker swam to fame in the 2006 Hollywood...
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Rajan was a favourite with tourists, divers, photographers, and filmmakers.
World Environment Day was observed this Sunday, and there is no better way to celebrate it than to #jointheherd by reiterating our commitment to elephant protection through firm action. For it is unthinkable to even imagine the words, "And then there were elephants."
Elephants are gentle creatures and an essential part of many Indian religious festivals. Which is why we often tend to forget the power these gentle giants pack. On Thursday, an elephant went on a ram...
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Not to toot her own trumpet, but temple elephant Lakshmi has a special musical gift that might make other elephants feel a little, irrelephant: This 14-year-old has been attracting a lot of attention...
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The mention of Haridwar brings to mind images filled with piety and picturesque pujas and the Ganga aarti by the fast-flowing river at Har ki Pauri, right? But, as we discovered on a recent, visit, there's much more that you can explore on the banks of the Ganges.
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NEW RAM TERANG, Assam -- Marking a milestone in efforts to secure a crucial elephant corridor in the Northeast, residents of Ram Terang village in Assam's Karbi Anglong district now have a new address...
I wish I didn't have to call this out, but such stories -- more fiction than fact, intentionally sensationalised in some parts -- actually harm rather than help, and do great injustice to elephant conservation and welfare efforts in India.
As a Keralite, and a Hindu who has visited the temple on a few occasions, my reaction to this article would be bewildered amusement.But as a journalist and editor, my reaction is far more visceral. I have many problems with this piece - beginning with the fictions, the distortions and the exaggerations. Only some of them are cataloged above; all of them are examples of journalism so shockingly inept that they can be disproved given a functioning internet connection and a few minutes of time.
If there was any proof that a special day was needed for elephants, then this is clearly it. These stunning sketches from Pinterest show that these large creatures make for very colourful (let's not f...
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True that today it has become a tourist attraction and these elephants are supported by funds generated from these tourists, but the Sri Lankan government's gesture when they started the orphanage was laudable.
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Human-elephant conflict may only be mitigated through population management. In India, elephant populations are managed through translocation and capture of wild elephants for captivity. While some translocated elephants return to the site of conflict, others may cause trouble in their new locations. Capturing elephants for captivity is a contentious issue as it may involve cruel methods like confinement, starvation and the use of brutal force. In South Africa, a novel approach called immunocontraception has been successfully used to manage populations of wild elephants.
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Concerned about the plight of the elephants who were ultimately used at Kerala's recent Thrissur Pooram event, animal-protection advocate and actor Pamela Anderson sent a respectful letter to the Chief Minister of Kerala to contribute the cost of providing life-size, realistic and portable elephants made of bamboo and papier-mâché to replace real ones in the event. While Anderson's heartfelt offer was met with support by some people, others took to social media to post sexually explicit insults and personal attacks.
KOCHI — As the stage is set for Kerala's iconic festival Thrissur Pooram, Hollywood actress Pamela Anderson has written to Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy asking him not to the use elephants for t...