Tag: Elephants

Rajeshwari unchained ! Elephant naughtiness on full display at Mysore Palace
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Rajeshwari unchained ! Elephant naughtiness on full display at Mysore Palace

September 21, 2021

Mysore/Mysuru: There are many types of elephants: polite, naughty, and nice just like humans. They have their own set of emotions and elephants are highly intelligent beings with a good memory. Like humans, they crave attention and companionship and leave no opportunity to display their naughtiness.  Elephant naughtiness was on full display yesterday inside the…

Four Palace elephants to be rehabilitated in Gujarat
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Four Palace elephants to be rehabilitated in Gujarat

September 19, 2021

Forest Department begins process; animals were part of Palace elephant safari Mysore/Mysuru: Four out of six female elephants from the Mysore Palace will be shifted to a rehabilitation centre in Gujarat. The elephants are stationed inside the Palace and are being taken care of by the erstwhile Mysore royal family.  A letter in this regard…

When elephant rampage caused terror 10 years ago
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When elephant rampage caused terror 10 years ago

June 8, 2021

Mysore/Mysuru: Early in the morning on June 8, 2011, two elephants charged through the streets of Mysuru and damaged cars. Several people were injured in the panic and one man, a security guard at an ATM, was killed by an elephant and the jumbo then gored a cow to death. The elephants had got separated…

How SMART Jumbos OUTSMART Forest Staff
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How SMART Jumbos OUTSMART Forest Staff

May 26, 2021

Elephants cross Railway track barricades with ease and dexterity   Mysore/Mysuru: You may have heard that elephants are among the smartest of all animals and these elephants proved it when they managed to cross the Railway track barricade that was between its way from the forest to villages where juicy crops are readily available to eat. …

Iron railing kills jumbo
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Iron railing kills jumbo

November 4, 2020

Mysore/Mysuru: In a tragic incident, a wild tusker died after it was caught in iron railing erected to prevent the elephants from straying out of wild in Nadaahadi Beat of Moleyur Range of Bandipur Tiger Reserve on Tuesday. According to information reaching here, the incident occurred when a jumbo, after grazing on the standing crops…

Researchers find symptoms of stress in captive elephants
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Researchers find symptoms of stress in captive elephants

August 22, 2019

Scientists from CCMB Hyderabad examine jumbos at Mysuru Zoo and Elephant Camps  “Elephants involved in public procession in Mysuru Dasara festival had significantly elevated stress hormones compared to their counterparts at Mysuru Zoo,” the research group said. Mysuru: If tigers can get stressed due to gawking safari tourists close by, can elephants be far behind?…

Elephants caught in slush rescued
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Elephants caught in slush rescued

April 11, 2019

Virajpet: A herd of five elephants including a calf, which were caught in the slush at a lake in the estate of one Karineravanda Aiyappa at Palangala village near Virajpet, have been rescued by the Forest Department personnel. The herd, which had come to quench its thirst, had got stuck in the slush and was…

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March 13, 2019

In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka talks about housing requirements, nutrient requirements of elephants By Maneka Gandhi Are Indian elephants endangered? The Indian elephant population is between 20,000 and 25,000 in the wild. This means severely endangered, specially because there are less than 1,000 male tuskers left. The selective elimination of the male due to…

Forest Dept. given permission to capture 4 elephants in Kodagu
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Forest Dept. given permission to capture 4 elephants in Kodagu

March 20, 2018

Madikeri:  The State Government has given permission to capture four elephants for creating havoc by killing human beings and destroying crops. DFO Manjunath said that the operation to capture the four elephants will be taken up soon. Speaking to SOM, the DFO said that directions have been given to capture two rogue elephants each in…

List of 15 elephants finalised
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List of 15 elephants finalised

July 24, 2017

Mysuru: The Forest Department has finalised the list of 15 elephants which will be taking part in this year’s Dasara festivities. The officials had sent a list of 16 elephants to PCCF for final confirmation on July 13 among which 15 have been finalised. Arjuna of Balle Elephant Camp is all set to carry the…

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