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Cannon firing test for Dasara Jumbos tomorrow
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Cannon firing test for Dasara Jumbos tomorrow

Mysuru: With the countdown for this year’s Dasara having already begun, the Forest Department will be conducting the cannon firing test for Dasara elephants at the Mysore Palace tomorrow. The test will be held at the parking space near the Varaha Gate of the Palace. All 15 elephants will undergo the test to get accustomed…

Second batch of Dasara elephants to arrive on Aug. 31
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Second batch of Dasara elephants to arrive on Aug. 31

Mysuru: The second batch of seven Dasara Jumbos will arrive in Mysuru on Aug. 31, said DCF V. Yedukondalu. Speaking to Star of Mysore, he said that the second batch will have two new elephants Drona and Krishna from Mathigodu Elephant Camp in Nagarahole.   This apart, Gopalaswamy, also from Mathigodu and Vikram, Gopi, Harsha…

‘Nail Man’ and his Elephants
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‘Nail Man’ and his Elephants

By M.T. Yogesh Kumar  and B.C. Thimmaiah He has been with elephants across India for the last 27 years and his dedication to the gentle giants is unquestionable. He has participated in 24 Dasaras in Mysuru and is the trusted name when it comes to the welfare of elephants. Having just a year to retire,…

Meet Bheema, who will one day carry Golden Howdah
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Meet Bheema, who will one day carry Golden Howdah

By M.T. Yogesh Kumar Among the elephants that will participate in Dasara-2017 is Bheema. According to Forest Department officials, Bheema is a promising Tusker and will one day carry the 750-kg Golden Howdah (Ambari) on the Vijayadashami Day procession. At present, this privilege is being enjoyed by Arjuna. Bheema has all the physical features of…

Dasara jumbos under special care…
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Dasara jumbos under special care…

Dasara elephants Abhimanyu, Bheema and Drona, which will be taking part in this year’s Dasara festivities, are being given bath by the Mahouts at Kanthapura Lake in Matthigodu Elephant Camp in Nagarahole Reserve Forest, Hunsur Division. These elephants are being given special diet from July 18. Neem oil is being sprayed on the body of…

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