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Rejected Elephant Calf Shifted To Kapilash Rescue Centre

2021-01-01 - Berhampur, India.

The elephant calf, rejected by its herd in Sunapur village on the outskirts of Berhampur has been shifted to Kapilash rescue centre in Dhenkanal district. The baby elephant was part of the herd which sneaked into the locality and subsequently entered Tampara lake causing extensive damage to prawn enclosures and fishing boats. Meanwhile, the calf got stuck in marshy lake pond and suffered injuries.


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Experts in Kandhamal to tackle tusker terror

2009-08-03 - Berhampur, India.

A three-member team of wildlife experts was pressed into service on Monday to drive away the marauding elephants, who have been wreaking havoc in Kandhamal's Daringibadi block for the past two-and-half months. The team, including an expert ranger from the wildlife warden's office, have reached Baliguda. Besides, three squads, comprising around 30 personnel, were engaged in the job to drive away the elephants.


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Jumbo guarding dead ‘partner’ chased away

2009-01-18 - Berhampur, India.

The forest officials chased away the elephant, which was guarding the carcass of another elephant for over 48 hours, to the forest with the help of locals.
For the past few days, a herd comprising over 12 elephants including a tusker was roaming in Digapahandi block. On Thursday night, the herd entered Bhramarapur and destroyed the paddy crop stored after harvest. The villagers guarding the crop ran for their life. Later, the villagers returned en masse and chased away the herd.


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Beast, but with love and compassion

2009-01-16 - Berhampur, India.

The amazing spectacle of a elephant guarding the body of another and not allowing any human being to approach the dead one drew awe from villagers and forest officials at Saura-Mukundpur area today. Forest officials failed to take possession of the body of the elephant electrocuted to death as another wild elephant stood guard. The electrocuted elephant was a female of around 25 years old and the one guarding the carcass happened to be a female of over 40 years. Generally females in wild elephan...


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Three elephants rescued

2008-12-06 - Berhampur, India.

Three elephants, who fell into a well at Mahurapalli village in Ganjam district, were rescued on Saturday, official sources said here. The elephants had slipped into an open well located in a farm land last night when they came to the human habitation in search of food in Buguda forest range, B N Mohanty, Divisional Forest Officer (Ghumusar south) said. On being informed about the incident, forest personnel rushed to the spot this morning to pull out the pachyderms from the well.


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Calf found beheaded, jumbo herd hits back

2008-03-12 - Berhampur, India.

Recovery of a decapitated elephant calf near Nimisola village in Palanga panchayat in Ganjam block has put the forest officials in a fix. The reason behind the death is still a mystery. A herd of about 15 elephants migrated from Chandaka forest to the Barbara jungle of adjoining Khurda-Ganjam area in January and created a havoc in Khallikote, Purushottampur and Ganjam block. The herd laid waste to standing crops, cashew plantation, coconut trees besides attacking villagers.


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Andhra will have to wait to relocate elephants in Orissa

2007-12-10 - Berhampur, India.

Andhra Pradesh may have to wait for a few more days before taking any steps for driving away a herd of wild elephants back to their natural habitat at Lakhary Valley elephant reserve in Orissa. This was recommended by a high-level expert committee, constituted by the central government to resolve the row between the two neighbouring states over translocation of the pachyderms which had strayed into Andhra Pradesh from Orissa, official sources said today.


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Meet on translocation of elephants on Wednesday

2007-12-06 - BERHAMPUR, India.

The high level committee appointed by the Centre to resolve the row between Orissa and Andhra Pradesh over translocation of elephants is scheduled to meet on Wednesday at Visakhapatnam. The committee, headed by a retired forest official from Karnataka, was appointed by the Centre following mounting pressure from Andhra Pradesh when the State Government strongly opposed forcible translocation of elephants from their territory to Orissa.


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Elephantine row between Orissa and AP close to a solution

2007-10-10 - BERHAMPUR, Zimbabwe.

The elephantine row between Andhra Pradesh and Orissa is close to a solution but authorities hope that a herd of pachyderms which strayed would return to their natural habitat on their own without having to use any force. An action plan to trans-locate the herd finalised by a high-level central expert committee suggested that Andhra Pradesh wait for at least a fortnight before taking any steps to drive away the six wild elephants back to their natural habitat at Lakhary Valley Elephant Reserve i...


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9 Headlines about Elephants from BERHAMPUR2021-01-01 - Berhampur, India - Rejected Elephant Calf Shifted To Kapilash Rescue Centre 2009-08-03 - Berhampur, India - Experts in Kandhamal to tackle tusker terror 2009-01-18 - Berhampur, India - Jumbo guarding dead ‘partner’ chased away 2009-01-16 - Berhampur, India - Beast, but with love and compassion 2008-12-06 - Berhampur, India - Three elephants rescued 2008-03-12 - Berhampur, India - Calf found beheaded, jumbo herd hits back 2007-12-10 - Berhampur, India - Andhra will have to wait to relocate elephants in Orissa 2007-12-06 - BERHAMPUR, India - Meet on translocation of elephants on Wednesday 2007-10-10 - BERHAMPUR, Zimbabwe - Elephantine row between Orissa and AP close to a solution

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Horowpothana Holding Ground report: Search for missing elephants in July

2021-01-19 - Colombo, Sri Lanka. Pamodi Waravita

The Department of Wildlife Conservation (DWC) would be conducting an investigation at the Horowpothana Elephant Holding Ground (HEHG) in July this year on the circumstances claimed in the National Aud...


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Video of an Elephant Massaging a Woman with its Trunk Goes Viral

2021-01-18 - New Delhi, India.

In the video, one can clearly see the woman lying comfortably on a low bed as the elephant is standing near her and massaging her back. The video was shared by a Twitter user named Aamir on Saturday (...


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During the pandemic, elephants take a break in Myanmar

2021-01-18 - Taikyi , Myanmar. ZON PANN PWINT

As beaches, hotels, pagodas and even walking tours were starved of tourists for most of last year, the pandemic has also taken its toll on the nation’s many elephant camps – which were once a popu...


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WALSAPUGALA PROTEST DEMANDS ELEPHANT RESERVE GAZETTE

2021-01-18 - Colombo, Sri Lanka.

On Monday (18) locals from Walsapugala, Hambantota decided to take to the streets demanding the Proposed Wild Elephant Management Reserve in Hambantota, be included in the government gazette. The Wals...


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Man-Animal Conflict: IFS Officers will go for Online Training, says Assam Forest Minister

2021-01-18 - Guwahati, India. Sentinel Digital Desk

Amid repeated incidents of man-animal conflict being reported from different parts of Assam, a five-day training session have kick-started started in Guwahati on Monday for about 35 forest officials, ...


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Smokey and the Bandit II (1980)

2021-01-17 - Jupiter, United Kingdom.

The maverick haulier must overcome a crisis of confidence when he and his friends are hired to transport a pregnant elephant to Texas, a mammoth task that proves far from easy. The Asian elephant in S...


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Road comedy, with Burt Reynolds, Jackie Gleason, Jerry Reed, Dom DeLuise and Sally Field Charlotte

Smokey and the Bandit II (1980)

2021-01-17 - Jupiter, United Kingdom.

The maverick haulier must overcome a crisis of confidence when he and his friends are hired to transport a pregnant elephant to Texas, a mammoth task that proves far from easy. The Asian elephant in S...


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ZOO AND YOU: Topeka Zoo is home to famous Asian elephant
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Angry elephant hurls mahout to death in TVM

2021-01-17 - Aruvippuram, India.

An aggressive elephant threw its mahout away in a fit of rage resulting in his death. The second mahout identified as Kollam native Vishnu (21) died in the attack by the elephant. The incident took pl...


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Three new baby Asian elephants born in SW China"s Yunnan

2021-01-16 - Yunnan, China.

At the Xishuangbanna Tropical Zoo, an Asian elephant named Ya Long also gave birth to a baby weighing 95.4 kilograms on January 14, after 21 months and 19 days of pregnancy. "It took the baby elephant...


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Karl Mogensen pets Asha, an African elephant at the Natural Bridge Zoo. The USDA has cited the zoo for allowing visitors to ride Asha without her handler always nearby.

Natural Bridge Zoo fined for animal welfare violations

2021-01-15 - Natural Bridge, United States.

The fifth violation involved Asha, the zoo’s prized elephant, and regulations that require dangerous animals such as lions, tigers, bears and elephants to be under the control of an experienced hand...


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Gerry Cottle dead: Circus legend who ran away at 15 is killed by coronavirus

2021-01-14 - Bath, United Kingdom. Vikki White

Gerry Cottle, who died in hospital in Bath this week aged 75 after contracting coronavirus, became one of Britain’s best known kings of the Big Top. From virtually nothing he went on to run a string...


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Rangers Accused of Demanding Cash to Return Marauding Elephants to Murchison Park

2021-01-10 - Masindi, Uganda. Michael Ojok

According to Jalon Lakony Opiyo, every time elephants invade the area, each member of the village which has around 2000 households contributes 1000 shillings for the rangers to rescue them and their p...


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Citing health of animals, Centre says stop elephant rides at Jaipur Amer Fort

2021-01-06 - Jaipur, India. Deep Mukherjee

Ride operators however, say that they ensure care for the elephants and that closing down the rides would be unfair to mahouts. “How is it fair for this report to say that the elephant rides should ...


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An Elephant Response Unit (ERU) patrolling Way Kambas National Park for illegal activities.

For Sumatran elephant conservation, involvement of local people is key

2021-01-05 - , Indonesia. Roderick T.J. Buiskool

For critically endangered Sumatran elephants, a long-term conservation strategy must include community involvement in mitigating human-elephant conflict, in addition to securing viable habitats. In or...


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India Forest Dept. uses elephants for tracing leopards in Koppal

2021-01-04 - Koppala, India.

Two days after a person who was away for cattle grazing at Virupapura Gaddi Islet in Gangavathi taluk was killed by a leopard, the Forest Department officers have introduced two elephants — a male a...


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Giants roam near Yangon

2021-01-04 - Yangon, Myanmar.

Khaing Khin Sein lives at the Myaing Hay Wun Elephant Camp, which is located between Taik Kyi and Okekan township in the Yangon Region. More than 30 elephants reside at the Myaing Hay Wun Elephant Cam...


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Thanks to an approach with NASA, the researchers have managed to detect elephants from space with an accuracy comparable to that of the human eye, using satellite images ‘Worldview 3’, owned by ‘Maxar Technologies’, which can ‘comb’ and collect more than 5,000 km. in a single image, in a matter of minutes.

Wow! Elephants can now be tracked and counted from space

2021-01-03 - , United States.

The department of Zoology, the Machine Learning Research Group in collaboration with Dr. Olga Isupova, from the University of Bath and Dr. Tiejun Wang, professor at the University of Twente, in the Ne...


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DRONE TECHNOLOGY TO CHASE ELEPHANTS

2021-01-02 - Colombo, Sri Lanka.

The Department of Wildlife Conservation has taken steps to use drone technology to chase away elephants; the pilot project of this initiative is currently underway in the Naula Rathgammana area in Mat...


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Smugglers jailed as China"s "biggest ever" illegal ivory network smashed

2021-01-02 - Beiiing, China.

Seventeen people have been jailed -- including two for life -- for running China's largest ever ivory smuggling ring, moving millions of dollars of tusks from west Africa into the mainland's vast dome...


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Rejected Elephant Calf Shifted To Kapilash Rescue Centre

2021-01-01 - Berhampur, India.

The elephant calf, rejected by its herd in Sunapur village on the outskirts of Berhampur has been shifted to Kapilash rescue centre in Dhenkanal district. The baby elephant was part of the herd which ...


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