Tag: Dubare Elephant Camp

Tusker Kusha returns to Dubare; joins herd
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Tusker Kusha returns to Dubare; joins herd

June 13, 2022

Travels from Bandipur to reach Wayanad, Nagarahole and crosses Thithimathi range Forest Department continuously monitoring herd movement in his familiar territory Kushalnagar: Tusker Kusha, who was radio-collared and left inside the Bandipur Tiger Reserve from his original place at Dubare Elephant Camp, has returned to its familiar territory. He has been spotted inside the Dubare…

Dilemma over an injured elephant at Dubare Camp
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Dilemma over an injured elephant at Dubare Camp

June 4, 2022

Senior officers want to shift pachyderm to Kabini; Wildlife activists oppose move Kushalnagar: An elephant, whose right hind leg is broken, is recuperating at the Dubare Elephant Camp near Kushalnagar. Though initial reports said that the injury was sustained when the pachyderm was captured in the last week of May, Forest officers said that the…

Tusker Kusha heading back to Dubare from Bandipur
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Tusker Kusha heading back to Dubare from Bandipur

December 2, 2021

Radio collar movement tracked by Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun  Kushalnagar: Kusha, the wild-captured-tamed-recaptured elephant from Dubare Elephant Camp in Kodagu that was released into the Bandipur Tiger Reserve in June this year after a relentless campaign by animal lovers and following the intervention of former Union Environment Minister and sitting MP Maneka Gandhi is…

Lakshmana trained at Dubare for bigger roles
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Lakshmana trained at Dubare for bigger roles

September 7, 2021

Mysore/Mysuru: Among the elephants that have made it into the first list of Dasara elephants is young 34-year-old male elephant Lakshmana from Dubare elephant camp. Though his name is not likely to figure in the final list, forest officers are impressed by his health, nature, softness and also the ability to obey commands.  Lakshmana’s mahout…

World Elephant Day celebrated
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World Elephant Day celebrated

August 13, 2021

Mysuru/Kodagu: World Elephant Day was celebrated at the elephant camps in Kodagu and Chamarajanagar districts and at Mysuru Zoo yesterday. World Elephant Day was launched on Aug. 12, 2012 to raise awareness about the issues threatening elephants. Shrinking habitats and illegal poaching for the trade of elephant ivory are just two of the most serious…

No rafting, no visits to Dubare Elephant Camp in Kodagu
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No rafting, no visits to Dubare Elephant Camp in Kodagu

July 30, 2021

Tourists disappointed; hub of tourism wears a deserted look Kushalnagar: With no river rafting and with the famed Elephant Camp closed, Dubare, the main tourist attraction in Kodagu, is a deserted area now. Thousands of tourists mainly crowd Dubare due to the elephant camp and adventure rafting.  Rafting had resumed 10 days back after fresh…

Tusker on truck brings back Gajapayana memories
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Tusker on truck brings back Gajapayana memories

July 3, 2021

Mysore/Mysuru: Three months to go for the annual Dasara celebrations in Mysuru and at a time that there are indications that this year too Dasara would be scaled down thanks to the threat of COVID third wave, the appearance of an elephant on top of a truck in the heart of Mysuru city last evening…

Tusker Kusha finally freed in Bandipur
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Tusker Kusha finally freed in Bandipur

June 5, 2021

Stealthily releasing him in an unfamiliar territory was uncalled for: PFA Kushalnagar: Kusha, the wild-captured-tamed-recaptured elephant from Dubare Elephant Camp in Kodagu, has finally been released into the woods after a relentless campaign by animal lovers and following the intervention of former Union Environment Minister and sitting MP Maneka Gandhi. The tusker was radio-collared and…

Tusker Kusha not free yet; Maneka questions delay
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Tusker Kusha not free yet; Maneka questions delay

June 1, 2021

‘Officers are making fun of their own Minister’s orders and are flouting them openly’ Kushalnagar: It’s been more than a month after Karnataka Forest Minister Aravind Limbavali ordered the release of wild tusker Kusha from Dubare Elephant Camp in Kodagu following the intervention of animal rights activist and former Union Minister Maneka Sanjay Gandhi. But…

Tusker Kusha put into Kraal at Dubare Camp
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Tusker Kusha put into Kraal at Dubare Camp

April 4, 2021

Kushalnagar: 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 tamed and Dubare Camp has many such Kraals.  Kusha, in a ‘Musth’ condition, had ventured into the forests after breaking…

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