Tag: Elephant

Farmers open fire to chase elephant herd at Anechowkuru
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Farmers open fire to chase elephant herd at Anechowkuru

January 29, 2022

20-year-old female jumbo killed in the incident Hunsur: A female jumbo died after a few farmers opened fire at a herd of jumbos to chase them away at Sulagodu village in Anechowkuru Reserve Forest area near Nagarahole National Park in the taluk on Friday. A herd of jumbos came out of the forest area for…

Ailing elephant dies at Hediyala
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Ailing elephant dies at Hediyala

January 21, 2022

Nanjangud: A seriously ill elephant, which was being provided treatment by the Forest Department, died in the agricultural field near Kudure Hundi Halla check dam on the outskirts of Hediyala village on Wednesday. The 50-year-old female elephant, which had entered the agricultural field in search of food and water, had collapsed on the field. The…

Close shave for foresters as tusker attacks vehicle
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Close shave for foresters as tusker attacks vehicle

January 8, 2022

Gundlupet: Four Forest Department personnel from the Bandipur Tiger Reserve had a miraculous escape when a wild jumbo attacked their vehicle at Omkar Range in Bandipur forest of Gundlupet taluk in the early hours of yesterday. According to a press release by the Forest Department, the personnel, Deputy Range Forest Officer (DRFO) K.P. Amar, employees…

Elephant walk in wilderness amidst rain…
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Elephant walk in wilderness amidst rain…

September 22, 2021

This was the scene in the forest area of Hunsur-Gonikoppa (Kodagu) Road last evening with a herd of elephants and baby elephants emerging from the forest on to the clearance by the side of the main road. It was a most exciting feast to the passing motorists. [Pic. by KBG]

Lone tusker creates tension among villagers in K.R. Pet
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Lone tusker creates tension among villagers in K.R. Pet

September 20, 2021

K.R. Pet: Tension prevailed among the villagers of Chikkonahalli near Pura village in K.R. Pet taluk, after a lone tusker was spotted in the wee hours yesterday. The villagers, who got panicked, immediately informed the matter to the Forest Department officials that the tusker was spotted moving from Teganahalli Gate towards the forest in Karoti…

Eight Jumbos to take part in ‘Nada Habba’
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Eight Jumbos to take part in ‘Nada Habba’

September 9, 2021

Dasara procession limited to Mysore Palace premises this year too Mysore/Mysuru: A total of eight elephants (3 female and 5 male) will be participating in this year’s Dasara celebrations in Mysuru and the grand finale ‘Jumboo Savari’ is limited only inside the Palace premises this year too, following COVID pandemic. The eight elephants which will be…

Elephant calf found drowned
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Elephant calf found drowned

August 10, 2021

Madikeri: An elephant was found drowned in a lake at a coffee estate in Marandoda village near Kakkabe, north Kodagu. A herd of elephants was spotted on Sunday evening in the vicinity of the village and it is suspected that the elephant calf may have slipped and fallen into the lake when the herd went…

Tusker falls into pit in Kodagu, trench dug to rescue
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Tusker falls into pit in Kodagu, trench dug to rescue

May 19, 2021

Kushalnagar: A wild elephant which strayed into a village near Siddapura in Kodagu District and fell into an elephant trench was rescued by the Forest Department staff yesterday morning. The elephant was stuck for four hours before a trench-like passage was dug to get it out and save it from the deep pit and to…

Elephant stuck in slush rescued
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Elephant stuck in slush rescued

May 17, 2021

Bandipur: A female elephant, which was stuck in slush at Moliyuru Range at Bandipur Tiger Reserve, has been rescued by the Forest Department staff. The staff had to use an earth excavator machine to remove the elephant from the slush. As it had rained for 3-4 days in Bandipur, the mud had dampened and also…

7 jumbos radio-collared in Chamarajanagar-Kodagu belt
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7 jumbos radio-collared in Chamarajanagar-Kodagu belt

April 18, 2021

Mysore/Mysuru: Karnataka Forest Department has decided to tag elephants using radio collars to avert any possible man-animal conflict. With increasing human activity in forest settlements and illegal encroachment, more elephants are found in human habitations, destroying crops and rural habitations every year.  In the Chamarajanagar-Male Mahadeshwara-Hassan-Kodagu belt alone, seven select elephants have been radio-collared and…

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