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Elephant count set to go up at Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary

2021-04-08 - Jamshedpur, India. Jayesh Thaker

The elephant count at Dalma wildlife sanctuary is all set to pep up during the census as foresters have spotted around 20 calves inside the sprawling 192 sq km sanctuary, 30 km from Jamshedpur. There are 155 elephants at Dalma reserve.The elephants had migrated to the jungles of West Midnapore and Bankura in neighbouring Bengal in August-September last year.


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Forest officials with the elephant tusks at Mango range office in Jamshedpur on Tuesday.

Tusk haul from Dalma sanctuary with help of sniffer dog. 32kg Ivory worth Rs 40 lakh

2012-02-01 - Jamshedpur, India.

A pair of elephant tusks, weighing approximately 32kg, were recovered late last night from Dalma sanctuary with the help of a sniffer dog and forest officials believe they have scuttled an attempt to smuggle out the ivory valued at Rs 40 lakh in the open market. Ranchi divisional forest officer (wildlife) Kamlesh Pandey said a massive search operation was launched after they heard about the dead elephant.


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Jumbo rampage in Steel City checked after baby births

2011-12-30 - JAMSHEDPUR, India.

The birth of two baby elephants has come as a boon for the villagers of Chandil block in Seraikela as it has stopped a marauding herd from wreaking further damage to crop and property in the area. On Wednesday, the wandering elephants razed about a dozen houses and destroyed crops in Kodidhar village.


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Raja at the zoo on Friday

Baby elephant dies at Tata zoo

2009-10-10 - Jamshedpur, United States. JAYESH THAKER

When everyone at Tata zoo had lost hope of his survival, Raja had pulled through. But when they thought the worst was over, he bade adieu. The injured elephant calf, rescued from Rajabasa forest in Ghatshila and recuperating at Tata Steel Zoological Park in Jamshedpur, breathed his last around 1.30am last night at the park’s clinic. It was buried on the zoo premises this morning.


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The injured calf recuperates at Tata Steel Zoological Park on Sunday.

Wanted: jumbo family of abandoned calf - Forest department may ask Tata zoo to adopt baby elephant if herd rejects it again

2009-10-04 - Jamshedpur, India. KUMUD JENAMANI

If the state forest department has its way and the injured baby elephant rescued from a Ghatshila village a bit of luck, the latter will soon be reunited with its family. The department has put its officials posted at Rajabasa and Bhurudih jungles in Ghatshila on alert to locate the estranged family members of the calf, which is recovering at Tata Steel Zoological Park in Jamshedpur. Once the herd is spotted, efforts will be made to send the baby elephant back to it.


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Ayurveda aid for wounded jumbo calf

2009-10-01 - Jamshedpur, India. Kumud Jenamani

The forest department is pinning hope on ayurvedic medicines to cure the injured baby elephant that was rescued from Rajabasa jungle in Ghatshila on Monday. The calf’s condition has deteriorated. A.T. Mishra, the divisional forest officer (DFO) of Dhalbhum, said: “We are looking for an ayurvedic expert who can treat the baby elephant.” He added that they were not very optimistic about the recovery of the calf, which had fever yesterday and stopped eating. It was also suffering from diarrho...


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Rain delays tusker migration

2009-08-31 - Jamshedpur, United States.

The late monsoon is upsetting the migration schedule of the elephants of the Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary. Each year, in the month of September, elephants leave the reserve area and head to Purulia, West and East Midnapore districts. They return to sanctuary before the start of the summer season, around mid-February. Migration usually depends on the cultivation of paddy crops in the villages that fall along the migratory route of the tuskers.


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New home for Dalma herd in season of harvest. Tuskers cosy up in bamboo grove developed by forest department, calf born on Sunday

2008-11-30 - Jamshedpur, India. KUMUD JENAMANI

For the first time, tuskers from Dalma have found the perfect shelter. Their new home has been built by the forest department on the same corridor that is frequently ravaged by them. For thousands of villagers in Ghatshila sub-division in East Singhbhum district, this harvest season has also been relatively incident-free as at least 12 elephants, including a calf, are huddled in Charchakka forest for the past fortnight. In a first-of-its-kind project in this part of the country, the Dhalbhum div...


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Jumbo numbers dwindle in Dalma

2008-08-27 - Jamshedpur, India. ANKUSH SINGH

Numbers suggest the tuskers are fast disappearing. The conflict between man and animal has taken a toll on the elephant population at the Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary, around 10km from the city. According to the census report of 2008, the elephant count stands at 80, 16 less than the last census prepared in 2003. Officials said in villages of Jharkhand and Bengal, elephants mostly die due to conflict with humans. They explained that two elephants were electrocuted by an overhead wire near the Dimna ...


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Two elephants electrocuted in Jharkhand

2008-06-02 - Jamshedpur, India.

The carcass of two elephants, a mother elephant and its baby, which died due to electrocution, was found this morning in Kewar village of Jharkhand. According to reports as the baby elephant crossed the Dlama forest and entered the adjoining Kewar village, it got an electric shock from an exposed electric wire and died on the spot. The mother elephant in its effort to save its offspring got electrocuted in the same way and died soon after.


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Dalma summer retreat for tuskers

2008-05-17 - Jamshedpur, India. SASWATI MUKHERJEE

Summer months bring with them an increase in the number of guests to Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary, though the tourism department cannot claim credit for these visitors. During this season, a drastic increase in the number of elephants is witnessed. The number of elephants in the sanctuary now stands at 80, which would go down to 15 after summer. The figures are based on a rough census carried out during Sendra or Bishu Shikaar — traditional tribal hunting festival — on May 12.


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Elephants cooling off.

Water crisis clouds Dalma sanctuary

2007-05-03 - Jamshedpur, India. ANUPAM RANA

Man-elephant conflict looks inevitable this summer with water sources in Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary not having adequate store. A senior forester posted in the sanctuary said elephants could face water crisis due to the poor volume of water available in these sources. “If the elephants do not get enough water during the scorching summer, then they would sneak into the nearby villages looking for water. Man-elephant conflict could be inevitable this summer,” he said.


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Elephant raid for foodgrain

2007-03-04 - Jamshedpur, India.

The depletion of green cover in state forests has once again spurred elephants attack several Seraikela-Kharsawan villages for foodgrain last night. A villager was trampled to death by a wild elephant near Beritoli in Gumla district. Koka Munda, 35, was going on foot to his in-laws’ house at Maladone from his Kanarva-Bantatoli village on Saturday evening when he was trampled to death by the elephant, according to forest department sources. While three villagers were injured in the raid, the he...


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Elephant raid for foodgrain

2007-02-04 - Jamshedpur, India.

The depletion of green cover in state forests has once again spurred elephants attack several Seraikela-Kharsawan villages for foodgrain last night. While three villagers were injured in the raid, the herd also damaged many houses on their way to have crops, particularly paddy, piled up in Kochidih, Bansa and Dumkadih villages under Chandil block. The condition of the injured villagers undergoing treatment at Chandil hospital is reported to be stable.


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Expert aid for elephant reserve

2007-01-12 - Jamshedpur, India. ANUPAM RANA

The district forest wing seems to have taken up the task to improve the conditions at the Dalma elephant sanctuary. For, the wing has recommended to the state forest and environment ministry to invite wildlife experts to give suggestions to improve the issues, concerning elephant corridors, pollution and habitant.


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15 Headlines about Elephants from Jamshedpur2021-04-08 - Jamshedpur, India - Elephant count set to go up at Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary 2012-02-01 - Jamshedpur, India - Tusk haul from Dalma sanctuary with help of sniffer dog. 32kg Ivory worth Rs 40 lakh 2011-12-30 - JAMSHEDPUR, India - Jumbo rampage in Steel City checked after baby births 2009-10-10 - Jamshedpur, United States - Baby elephant dies at Tata zoo 2009-10-04 - Jamshedpur, India - Wanted: jumbo family of abandoned calf - Forest department may ask Tata zoo to adopt baby elephant if herd rejects it again 2009-10-01 - Jamshedpur, India - Ayurveda aid for wounded jumbo calf 2009-08-31 - Jamshedpur, United States - Rain delays tusker migration 2008-11-30 - Jamshedpur, India - New home for Dalma herd in season of harvest. Tuskers cosy up in bamboo grove developed by forest department, calf born on Sunday 2008-08-27 - Jamshedpur, India - Jumbo numbers dwindle in Dalma 2008-06-02 - Jamshedpur, India - Two elephants electrocuted in Jharkhand 2008-05-17 - Jamshedpur, India - Dalma summer retreat for tuskers 2007-05-03 - Jamshedpur, India - Water crisis clouds Dalma sanctuary 2007-03-04 - Jamshedpur, India - Elephant raid for foodgrain 2007-02-04 - Jamshedpur, India - Elephant raid for foodgrain 2007-01-12 - Jamshedpur, India - Expert aid for elephant reserve

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Elephant Calf Born in Budapest Zoo

2021-04-29 - Budapest, Hungary.

n elephant calf was born in the Budapest Zoo in the small hours of Wednesday, the zoo told MTI. The delivery went without complications and the calf weighing 80kg stood up and started feeding soon aft...


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Elephant meat distributed to farms

2021-04-28 - Windhoek, Namibia. Arlana Shikongo

THE meat of a 'problem' elephant that was trophy-hunted on Sunday has been distributed among farmers and farmworkers in the Otavi area. Romeo Muyunda, the spokesperson of the Ministry of Environment, ...


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Kusha wins freedom, to be released from Dubare camp

2021-04-28 - Coorg, India.

Wild tusker Kusha, who escapade from Dubare elephant camp into the jungles to find companions had the Forest Department on tenterhooks for months, has won his freedom. His release from the camp was or...


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Lucas the elephant has died at age 9

2021-04-14 - Toledo, United States.

The Toledo Zoo on Wednesday said 9-year-old Lucas the elephant has died from a rare viral infection. "After days of heroic care, we have lost our beloved elephant Lucas to a devastating viral disease ...


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India Needs Safe Highways To Protect Its National Heritage Animal - The Asian Elephant

2021-04-13 - New Delhi, India.

The elephant is regarded as India's National Heritage Animal. As per the 2017 census, the country housed a population of 27,312 elephants accounting for about 60% of the world's wild Asian elephant po...


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Farmers move to occupy a critical elephant corridor in Sri Lanka

2021-04-13 - Udawalawe, Sri Lanka. Malaka Rodrigo

Earlier this month, more than 300 people gathered near the borders of the Dahaiyagala Wildlife Sanctuary in Sri Lanka’s Uva province armed with axes, long knives, ropes and handheld hoes called mam...


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Probe launched into temple tusker’s death

2021-04-10 - , India.

A probe relating to the death of tusker Ambalappuzha Vijayakrishnan has begun. On Saturday, Manu P. Menon, Sub Inspector, Vigilance and Security, TDB visited the Ambalappuzha Sree Krishna Swamy temple...


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Elephants relocated in Kenya to prevent conflict with humans

2021-04-09 - , Kenya.

Conservation charity Space for Giants’ Human-Elephant Coexistence team joined the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) to coordinate an extraordinary ‘drive’ to move a large number of crop-raiding bull ...


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Thailand"s captive elephants face uncertain future

2021-04-09 - HUAY PAKKOT, Thailand. DENIS D. GRAY

In one of the largest known elephant migrations in memory, many of the country's estimated 3,800 captive elephants trudged out of tourist sites ranging from northeastern Surin Province to the beachsid...


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Baby elephant dies rejected by family at Swedish zoo

2021-04-09 - Borås, Sweden.

A two-week old elephant has died after being rejected by her family following the birth of another elephant calf, Sweden's Boras Zoo announced Friday. "Despite three days of intensive care with a vet ...


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Elephant count set to go up at Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary

2021-04-08 - Jamshedpur, India. Jayesh Thaker

The elephant count at Dalma wildlife sanctuary is all set to pep up during the census as foresters have spotted around 20 calves inside the sprawling 192 sq km sanctuary, 30 km from Jamshedpur. There...


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CBI begins probe into death of elephants, poaching in forests of Tamil Nadu

2021-04-08 - Madurai, India.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has launched a probe into alleged poaching and killing of elephants in the forests of Tamil Nadu, an issue raised by wildlife activists over the years. Severa...


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Injured Kerala elephant dies days after it was deemed ‘fit’ for temple fest

2021-04-08 - Ambalapuzha, India. Neethu Joseph

It was the efforts of a few kind-hearted people that helped rescue Ambalapuzha Vijayakrishnan, an injured captive elephant in Kerala’s Alappuzha district, from being paraded in a temple festival, so...


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Anne the elephant will not be retiring to France, say her keepers at Longleat

A decade after her rescue, ‘Britain’s loneliest elephant’ will not retire to France, despite campaign effort

2021-04-08 - Warminster, United Kingdom.

An elephant called Anne, who spent 55 years performing in the circus before she was rescued in 2011 and brought to Longleat Safari Park in Wiltshire, will not retire to France, her keepers have said. ...


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Botswana allows hunting of 287 elephants

2021-04-06 - Gabarone, Botswana.

Botswana's authorities have issued 287 elephant-hunting licences as the hunting season resumed after it was suspended last year due to the pandemic. Hunters may shoot 287 elephants this season, Direct...


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Five unemployed elephants and their owners begin walking from Pattaya to their native province of Surin, in tambon Nong Prue of Bang Lamung district, Chon Buri, on Tuesday.

Jobless Pattaya elephants begin 500km walk home

2021-04-06 - Pattaya, Thailand.

Napalai Mai-ngam, 26, said five years ago she had brought her relatives and their tamed elephants from Surin to work at an elephant resort in tambon Lam Huay Yai of Bang Lamung. After waiting in vain...


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Some of the 38 wild Elephants recently spotted in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary in Mondulkiri province.

Cambodian Ministry urges protection for Asian elephants

2021-04-05 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

The Ministry of Environment has called on residents of Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary in Mondulkiri province to not disturb the wild elephants there as well as participate in their protection. The call ...


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Tusker Kusha Put Into Kraal At Dubare Camp

2021-04-04 - Coorg, India.

Kusha, the 27-year-old male elephant that went missing from Dubare Elephant Camp in Kodagu district, has been put in Kraal now. Kraal is a wooden log enclosure into which elephants are driven to be ta...


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Armpits, the circus and more: A dozen historic photos taken on April Fool"s Day: 1963: RINGLING BROS. CIRCUS ELEPHANT

2021-04-01 - New York City, United States.

A Ringling Brothers Circus elephant walks out of a train car as young children watch in the Bronx railroad yard in New York City, April 1, 1963. The circus opens in Madison Square Garden April 3 for a...


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A Craven diary: When Buffalo Bill and performing elephants and lions came to town

2021-04-01 - Craven, United Kingdom. Lesley Tate

ROBERT Brothers Mammoth Zoo Circus was preparing to give Craven folk the time of their lives 75 years ago in 1946. Amongst the 20 ‘star acts’ were Buffalo Bill ‘ in person’ and Marharannne, an...


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