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Golden Poo: Elephant dung in demand
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Golden Poo: Elephant dung in demand

Mysuru: When you’re as big as an elephant, you have to spend a good deal of your time eating. Due to their enormous size, these gentle giants consume 200-250 kg of food on a daily basis. This is enough to produce a whopping 50 kg of dung. And during Dasara, the eating capacity increases, thanks…

Female elephant rescued by Forest Department in Kodagu dies
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Female elephant rescued by Forest Department in Kodagu dies

Kushalnagar: A female elephant, which had come from Meenukolli Forest in North Kodagu in search of food and had got stuck in a slush at an estate pond in Rangasamudra village, died on Saturday after being rescued by the Forest Department on Thursday. The female elephant, aged about 35 years, was stuck in the slush…

Man-animal conflict continues unabated in Kodagu
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Man-animal conflict continues unabated in Kodagu

Six wild elephants were electrocuted near Siddapur in Kodagu during June last year in two separate incidents. Many more elephants died in Kodagu in 2017 due to electrocution, gunshot wounds and drowning. Tracing the causes behind these deaths reveal that all the elephants had ventured out of the forests in search of food. Dwindling forest…

Forest officials prepare to drive ‘Gopal Bhakta’ back to the woods
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Forest officials prepare to drive ‘Gopal Bhakta’ back to the woods

Gundlupet: The Forest Department is preparing to drive the wild Tusker that comes every day to Himavad Gopalaswamy Temple to eat leftovers and prasadam offered by devotees. The 20-year-old elephant, called ‘Gopal Bhakta’ by devotees, visits the temple every evening, goes around the temple lifting its trunk and leaves the premises after consuming leftovers, catching…

Wild tusker offers prayer at Himavad Gopalaswamy temple
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Wild tusker offers prayer at Himavad Gopalaswamy temple

Gundlupet: Every day as the Sun is setting, a tusker visits the temple, offers prayers, takes the prasada and leaves. This astonishing incident though sounds bizarre occurs every evening at the Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta in Bandipur Tiger Reserve. Since the last few days at around 5 pm, a lone tusker climbs the steps of the…

Single-tusked elephant from Kodagu brought to Bandipur
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Single-tusked elephant from Kodagu brought to Bandipur

Gundlupet: The single-tusked elephant, which had created havoc at Anekadu near Kushalnagar by destroying crops and posing danger to human lives, was caught by the staff of the Forest Department, who has brought it to Bandipur National Park. The elephant had destroyed crops and had also injured many people in Kushalnagar limits. Madikeri Division DFO…

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