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Seven jumbos intercepted on trucks near Teesta bridge. The animals were reportedly heading to Gujarat from the Northeast

2022-03-30 - Jalpaiguri, India.

The state forest department intercepted seven elephants on trucks from near the Teesta bridge on the outskirts of Jalpaiguri town on Tuesday. The animals were found from six trucks reportedly heading to Gujarat from the Northeast. Foresters called up vets who examined the elephants. Five are male, one is female and one is a male calf. Last year, two elephants on trucks stopped at the same spot. They were on the way to a temple in Gujarat. The drivers had valid papers.


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Lost elephant calf in Malbazar sent to rescue hub

2020-11-11 - Jalpaiguri, India.

An elephant calf was rescued from near the New Mal railway station in Malbazar subdivision of Jalpaiguri on Tuesday. Soon, a team from the Malbazar wildlife squad arrived and intercepted the calf. They tried to send it back to the forest but could not locate its herd. It has been sent to the rescue centre in Gorumara National Park, said Bibhuti Bhusan Das, range officer of the wildlife squad. This is the third elephant calf rescued in four days.


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Five kilograms of elephant ivory, rhino horn seized in Jalpaiguri

2015-11-10 - Jalpaiguri, India.

The Forest Rangers seized five elephant tusks and a part of a rhino horn during a raid in West Bengal´s Jalpaiguri city on Tuesday. Acting on a tip-off, the Forest Rangers conducted a raid in Malbazar area of the city. Five men were also arrested on charges of smuggling.


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The accident took place at the Jaldhaka Bridge near Chalsa forest, 55 kms from Jalpaiguri town.

Six elephants killed by train in West Bengal

2013-11-13 - Jalpaiguri, India.

Six elephants were killed and several others injured after a herd was run over by a train today near West Bengal´s Jalpaiguri district. The herd was hit by a passenger train which was headed for Dibrugarh. In a similar incident, seven elephants had been killed by a speeding train in September 2010 near Binnaguri in Jalpaiguri.


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Elephant beheaded, tusks stolen

2013-04-09 - Jalpaiguri, India.

An elephant was beheaded and its tusks were stolen by suspected poachers from neighbouring Assam at Buxa reserve forest in Jalpaiguri district, officials said today. "The carcass of the elephant without its tusks was found on Saturday at Dakshin Raidak area in the forest and it is the handiwork of poachers coming from Assam," Chief Wildlife Warden Nabin Chandra Bahuguna told reporters here.


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Tusker kills pregnant elephant

2012-02-01 - Jalpaiguri, India.

A pregnant elephant was gored to death by a tusker at the Buxa Tiger Reserve (BTR) forest on Monday night, apparently when it refused to respond to the male´s mating call. The carcass was found on Tuesday morning.From the signs found at the spot, it is thought that the tusker suddenly approached the female elephant from behind. But being pregnant, she could not run and join its herd that had moved ahead by then.


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Forest rangers capture wild elephant calf in Jalpaiguri

2011-01-02 - Jalpaiguri, India.

Forest Rangers of Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary captured a two-year-old male elephant calf from the vicinity of Madarihat village in West Bengal´s Jalpaiguri District. The elephant calf was residing in and around the village located near the sanctuary for the last 13 days. The elephant calf had got detached from its herd few days back and later the herd probably refused its re-entry.


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Five elephants killed as train hits them

2010-09-23 - Jalpaiguri, India.

At least five elephants were killed and three others were injured on Wednesday when a speeding goods train hit the animals when they were crossing railway tracks near Binnaguri in Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal.


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Elephant gives birth to calf in Gorumara National Park in West Bengal

2010-09-04 - Jalpaiguri, India. Tarak Sarkar

An elephant under the care of the Gorumara National Park near West Bengal’s Jalpaiguri district gave birth to a female calf. The calf was born on Friday under the supervision of the sanctuary’s veterinarian. The forest rangers and game wardens at the Gorumara National Park are delighted to watch the gentle mother Amon and the tiny cute calf. Range (South) Officer of the Gorumara National Park Bimal Debnath said both the mother and its offspring are healthy.


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Jumbo calves in Jalpaiguri are specially trained for patrolling

2010-02-25 - Jalpaiguri, India.

Wildlife authorities here are imparting special patrolling training to rescued elephant calves at the Jaldapara wildlife sanctuary in West Bengal’s Jalpaiguri District. Buddhadeb Mondal, a forest ranger at the sanctuary, said six calves, ranging from three to four days to a year, are being trained.


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Elephants go on rampage in West Bengal tea estate

2009-10-11 - Jalpaiguri, India.

A herd of elephants from the jungles of Baikunthapur strayed into a tea estate in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district and destroyed shrubs at the tea gardens. The herd entered the Dumdim Tea Estate located in Dooars region from the nearby forest during the night. On losing their way in the gardens, the elephants could not move out before dawn.ith the break of dawn, the workers came out and found the animals stranded in the middle of the garden area.


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Jumbos enjoy a day off at a wildlife sanctuary in West Bengal

2009-09-18 - Jalpaiguri, India.

Captive elephants, used by the forest officials to supervise the area, enjoyed a royal treat at the Jaldapara Sanctuary in Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal. The forest officials use elephants to supervise the area since most of the sanctuary is inaccessible by vehicle or on foot. Every year on the occasion of Vishwakarma puja, the jumbos get the much-awaited annual holiday.


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Two elephants found dead

2009-02-12 - Jalpaiguri , India.

Two elephants were found dead in a tiger reserve here, an official said today. The carcass of a tusker was found in a river in Rajabhatkhawa forest running through the Buxa Tiger Reserve (West), Field Director of the reserve, Ashok Prasad Singh said. The reason for its death has not been ascertained, he said while ruling out any involvement of poachers. An elephant cub was also found dead in the reserve. Its post-mortem report has revealed a heart ailment, the official said.


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Forest dept fails to stop Jumbo walkouts

2008-11-26 - Jalpaiguri, India.

Elephant menace has grown alarmingly in Jalpaiguri district this year and the forest department has clearly failed to contain the leviathans in the forests. It admits so too. Speaking on the subject, the chief conservator of forest, North Bengal Dr Sylvan Patel admitted the point and said that developing communication with the villagers is essential for handling elephant raids. “We have only four elephant squads at the Malbazaar, Ramsai, Khunia and Binnaguri ranges respectively under the Wild ...


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Four-year-old tossed to death by elephant

2008-11-09 - Jalpaiguri , India.

A four-year-old child was tossed to death by a wild elephant at Mantagara in Jalpaiguri district on Sunday sparking protest by villagers who gheraoed forest officials. Forest officials said the baby girl was tossed to the ground by the tusker which strayed into the area and barged into the hut of a tribal family. While the girl's parents scampered to safety mistaking the girl to be away in a neighbour's house, the toddler fell before the jumbo. As a forest team went to the area, they were gherao...


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Female elephant succumbs to illness in West Bengal

2007-09-03 - Jalpaiguri, India.

A female elephant died due to illness in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri District. Workers of a tea garden found the elephant lying sick and alerted forest officials, who called in veterinary doctors in an attempt to save the jumbo. Despite the efforts of the veterinary doctors, the female elephant succumbed on Sunday. Animesh Bose, the coordinator of a voluntary organisation, said over 15 elephants has died in north Bengal, this year. According to the 2005 national census, there are between 25,000 to...


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Rhinos, elephants create havoc in tea garden

2007-08-04 - Jalpaiguri, India.

At least three rhinoceroses and 30 elephants have been causing havoc in the Jadavpur tea garden in Jalpaiguri district, destroying tea bushes. The animals have put a complete stop to work in the garden as panicked workers refused to report for duty, the manager of the tea garden, Pradip Ghosh said today. More than 200 tea bushes have been destroyed by the frenzied herd of elephants in the garden, which is located close to the Gorumara National Park, Ghosh said.


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33 houses damaged in elephant attack

2007-07-29 - Jalpaiguri, India.

At least 33 houses were damaged by an elephant herd at Turturi in Dooars area of Jalpaiguri district triggering panic in the area. The pachyderms, which strayed into human habitation for the past seven days after dusk, devoured paddy resulting heavy loss to standing crops, official sources said. The herd damaged 19 houses in the labourer settlement of Chuniajhora Tea Estate alone.


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The four elephants who died belonged to Buxa Tiger Reserve in Jalpaiguri district.

Railway train drivers worship elephant in West Bengal

2006-12-25 - Jalpaiguri, India.

After four elephants of West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district were killed on being hit by the train, railway trains drivers in the district worshiped an elephant. Forest department sources say the train drivers worshipped the elephant so that they could seek divine help in preventing any further elephant deaths.


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Elephant killed in India

2006-11-18 - JALPAIGURI, India.

An elephant was run over and killed by a train at Sevak in Kalimpong forest division today, forest officilas said. The incident occurred when the animal was straying over the track and did not move away seeing the approaching train, the sources said.


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Wild elephant crushed to death in West Bengal Home

2006-11-14 - Jalpaiguri, India.

A wild elephant was crushed to death when it came in the way of a moving goods train in West Bengals Jalpaiguri District. Wildlife activists claimed that such incidents keep taking place in the absence of any precaution by the railway staff. Our complaint is that one after another such incidents keep repeating. The railway staff said that they are following orders of the expert committee but there is an immediate need to do something to put a check on it, otherwise these elephants will keep dyin...


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Two tusks recovered from a man

2006-10-16 - Jalpaiguri, India.

Two elephant tusks were recovered from an imam of a local mosque, by forest department personnel at Chuniajhora tea garden area of West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district. Anwar Ansari was arrested yesterday, the last day of the wildlife week, an oppurtunity he had used to procure the tusks, forest department sources said. Buying or selling of elephant tusks is banned in the country.


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22 Headlines about Elephants from Jalpaiguri2022-03-30 - Jalpaiguri, India - Seven jumbos intercepted on trucks near Teesta bridge. The animals were reportedly heading to Gujarat from the Northeast 2020-11-11 - Jalpaiguri, India - Lost elephant calf in Malbazar sent to rescue hub 2015-11-10 - Jalpaiguri, India - Five kilograms of elephant ivory, rhino horn seized in Jalpaiguri 2013-11-13 - Jalpaiguri, India - Six elephants killed by train in West Bengal 2013-04-09 - Jalpaiguri, India - Elephant beheaded, tusks stolen 2012-02-01 - Jalpaiguri, India - Tusker kills pregnant elephant 2011-01-02 - Jalpaiguri, India - Forest rangers capture wild elephant calf in Jalpaiguri 2010-09-23 - Jalpaiguri, India - Five elephants killed as train hits them 2010-09-04 - Jalpaiguri, India - Elephant gives birth to calf in Gorumara National Park in West Bengal 2010-02-25 - Jalpaiguri, India - Jumbo calves in Jalpaiguri are specially trained for patrolling 2009-10-11 - Jalpaiguri, India - Elephants go on rampage in West Bengal tea estate 2009-09-18 - Jalpaiguri, India - Jumbos enjoy a day off at a wildlife sanctuary in West Bengal 2009-02-12 - Jalpaiguri , India - Two elephants found dead 2008-11-26 - Jalpaiguri, India - Forest dept fails to stop Jumbo walkouts 2008-11-09 - Jalpaiguri , India - Four-year-old tossed to death by elephant 2007-09-03 - Jalpaiguri, India - Female elephant succumbs to illness in West Bengal 2007-08-04 - Jalpaiguri, India - Rhinos, elephants create havoc in tea garden 2007-07-29 - Jalpaiguri, India - 33 houses damaged in elephant attack 2006-12-25 - Jalpaiguri, India - Railway train drivers worship elephant in West Bengal 2006-11-18 - JALPAIGURI, India - Elephant killed in India 2006-11-14 - Jalpaiguri, India - Wild elephant crushed to death in West Bengal Home 2006-10-16 - Jalpaiguri, India - Two tusks recovered from a man

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Third baby elephant of the year born at Pattaya garden

2022-09-29 - Pattaya, Thailand.

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The third baby elephant of the year has been born at a botanical garden in Pattaya. The Nong Nooch Gardens Pattaya welcomed the new little member, named “Ply Poa Jai” wi...


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Iconic elephant ‘Bandula’ dies at Dehiwala Zoo

2022-09-23 - Colombo, Sri Lanka.

‘Bandula’, the elephant found at the National Zoological Garden in Dehiwala is reported to have passed away today. According to reports, the elephant had suddenly fallen ill and had collapsed twic...


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Nepal: Koshi Tappu, CNP welcome baby elephant same day

2022-08-29 - Katmandu, Nepal.

The elephant named Loktantra Kali at the Koshi Tappu gave birth to a female calf while Saraswoti Kali at the CNP delivered a male calf on Sunday. Nepal is presently home to around 225 indigenous eleph...


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Vietnam strives to conserve elephants

2022-08-21 - Hanoi, Vietnam.

A national action plan on elephant conservation in Vietnam for 2023-2032 with a vision for 2050 is being developed. According to the summary report of the General Department of Forestry, the number of...


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Elephant owner and elephant killed by landmine explosion at the border of Sagaing Region and Kachin State

Sheldon Hooper, 27, was charged and killed by a large elephant at a safari park

2022-08-21 - Indawgyi, Myanmar.

The owner of the elephant and the elephant were killed when a landmine exploded at the border of Sagaing Region and Kachin State on August 15 according to sources. They stepped on the landmine when a ...


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Notorious poacher who trafficked in ivory, rhino horns jailed five years

2022-08-20 - Toronto, Canada.

Moazu Kromah, 49, made millions of dollars poaching and trafficking elephant tusks and rhino horns from endangered animals and was ordered caged Thursday in New York. Kromah and two confederates were ...


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Elephant in Thailand rips keeper in half after being overworked in hot weather

2022-08-20 - Khuekkhak, Thailand. Lean Jinghui

An elephant in Thailand has reportedly ripped its mahout (elephant rider or keeper) in half after being overworked. According to The Thaiger, the incident happened at a rubber plantation in the Phang ...


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India sees more deadly elephant attacks as habitats shrink

2022-08-19 - New Delhi, India.

Elephant-human conflicts have been on the rise in India as a result of habitat loss, and experts say such conflicts could get worse unless forested areas are protected and migration corridors restored...


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Howdah elephant Abhimanyu starts carrying 300-kg sand bags

2022-08-18 - Mysore, India.

A week after embarking on a practice walk on Jamboo Savari route, howdah elephant Abhimanyu entered the second phase of training on Thursday. The 300-kg sand bags were mounted on Abhimanyu after perfo...


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Karachi elephants to receive German dental treatment

2022-08-16 - Karachi, Pakistan.

Global organisation, Four Paws have sent their veterinarian doctors to Karachi for the treatment of elephants. The team of four doctors have arrived in Pakistan to treat four female elephants- two of ...


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Andhra Pradesh: ‘Kumkis’ add a dash of grandeur to I-Day celebrations in Chittoor - Jayanth and Vinayak served the Forest Department for more than two decades

Forest staff performing puja to kumkis Jayanth and Vinayak at Naniyala camp at Ramakuppam in Chittoor district.

2022-08-15 - Chittoor, India.

Jayanth (65) and Vinayak (52) are kumkis (trained elephants), faithfully serving the Forest Department in Chittoor district for more than two decades. Housed at the Naniyala forest camp in the Koundin...


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Dudhwa Tiger Reserve mahouts will now record their experiences to help understand elephants better

2022-08-14 - Lakhimpur Kheri, India.

Chief conservator of forests and field director, Sanjay Kumar Pathak has decided to document the experiences of these veteran mahouts so that not only the park authorities but other mahouts also benef...


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Mastodon bones discovered during West Michigan road project work

2022-08-12 - Grand Rapids, United States.

Several people are working to unearth mastodon bones in a West Michigan field after they were discovered during a road construction project. The bones are expected to be donated to the Grand Rapids Pu...


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Meet the mahouts at Theppakadu camp in Mudumalai who have transformed the lives of their elephants

Wasim, the star kumki, with his mahout Eswaran

2022-08-11 - Theppakadu, India.

Wasim’s trunk pauses midair as he reaches for a bamboo shoot. His mahout, M Eswaran, calls out a command from a distance and in a split second, the elephant changes course. The shoot is far from his...


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Myanmar: Elephant gives birth to rare white calf in Rhakine

2022-08-08 - Rhakine, Myanmar. Team Udayadani

A rare white elephant took birth in western Myanmar. The white elephant was born last month in western Rakhine state and currently weighs 180 pounds (80 kilograms) and its height is 2.5 feet (70 centi...


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A haven for retired elephants

Visitors up close with the elephants.

2022-07-18 - Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Travelling north from Siem Reap city on National Road 64 for about 90 minutes you will reach a wooden bridge that will take you to the headquarters of the Kulen Elephant Forest Sanctuary, the home of ...


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Madhya Pradesh: Elephant held captive in chains after killing its mahout at Panna Tiger Reserve

2022-07-10 - Panna, India.

A 55-year-old elephant is held captive in chains and shackels in the Panna Tiger Reserve after the elephant brutally killed its mahout Budhram Rotiya on Monday, said an official. Ever since its arriva...


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Dasara elephants may be finalised by July 30

2022-07-08 - Mysore, India.

The Forest Department will initiate the process of identifying elephants for Mysuru Dasara-2022 from July 15 onwards and the jumbos for the finale is likely to be finalised by July 30, ahead of the Da...


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Scientists have brought 28,000-year-old woolly mammoth cells back to life.

2022-05-26 - Higashiosaka, Japan. Jackson White

During a remarkable scientific experiment, cells from a woolly mammoth that died over 28,000 years ago began displaying “signs of life.” The cells from the 28,000-year-old specimen began to displa...


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Second oldest camp elephant dies in Tamil Nadu

2022-04-27 - Pollachi, India.

Vijayalakshmi, the second oldest camp elephant of the Tamil forest department, died at the age of 71 in the Kozhikamuthi elephant camp in the Anaimalai Tiger Reserve (ATR) on Wednesday afternoon. The ...


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