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West Bengal: Young elephant rescued from ditch using Archimedes’ principle; watch viral video here
India

West Bengal: Young elephant rescued from ditch using Archimedes’ principle; watch viral video here

Using Archimedes’ principle, the forest officials filled the ditch with water to create some buoyancy. They then used ropes to help the elephant get out of the pit

'Adorable': Baby elephant makes a grass hat for himself, watch viral video here
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'Adorable': Baby elephant makes a grass hat for himself, watch viral video here

The video starts with the baby jumbo eating grass while placing the same on his head with his trunk, it seemed like the calf was making a grass hat for himself

Watch: Elephant herd gets trapped in Karnataka canal, rescued by forest officials
India

Watch: Elephant herd gets trapped in Karnataka canal, rescued by forest officials

Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer Susanta Nanda took to social media to share the video of the elephants struggling to get out of the canal.

Watch: Netizens take a walk down memory lane with video of baby elephant refusing to sleep
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Watch: Netizens take a walk down memory lane with video of baby elephant refusing to sleep

The video has garnered over 70,000 likes till date and many social media users have shown interest in supporting Kinyei the elephant by donating money towards her upkeep

Beauty and the beast: Residents of scenic Munnar live in constant fear of wild jumbo raids
India

Beauty and the beast: Residents of scenic Munnar live in constant fear of wild jumbo raids

Increased animal intrusion in places like Munnar was not the fault of wild creatures but that of humans who have claimed its traditional territory and constructed houses and resorts, say experts

Watch: Angry elephant charges at government bus in Tamil Nadu, shatters windshield of vehicle
India

Watch: Angry elephant charges at government bus in Tamil Nadu, shatters windshield of vehicle

The incident occurred in the Nilgiris district, when the bus was ferrying workers from Kotagiri to Mettupalayam and stopped to let the tusker pass

Watch: Temple elephant tosses mahout to the ground in Kerala, video goes viral
India

Watch: Temple elephant tosses mahout to the ground in Kerala, video goes viral

This horrific incident took place on 24 September at Thiruvilwamala Vilwadrinatha Temple in the Thrissur district of Kerala

India to conduct first scientific estimation of its elephant population in 2022
India

India to conduct first scientific estimation of its elephant population in 2022

The Union Environment Minister said that local and indigenous people should be involved in the conservation efforts.

Wild female elephant dies of anthrax in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore district
India

Wild female elephant dies of anthrax in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore district

This is the fourth elephant succumbing to anthrax in the last decade in the district

Eight incidents from 2021 that show human-animal conflicts are increasing
World

Eight incidents from 2021 that show human-animal conflicts are increasing

From elephants roaming in search of food to a mice plague in Australia, incidents are increasing.

Scientists rewrite mammoth's family tree using DNA from fossil that's more than one mn years old
science

Scientists rewrite mammoth's family tree using DNA from fossil that's more than one mn years old

This mammoth DNA smashes the record for the oldest DNA ever sequenced, which was previously held by a roughly 700,000-year-old horse specimen.

Elephants loose the highest volume of water content in land animals, in one day
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Elephants loose the highest volume of water content in land animals, in one day

They found that in cool temperatures, ranging from 6 degrees Celsius to 14 degrees Celsius, male elephants lost an average of 325 litres per day.

Loco pilot’s prompt action saves three elephants crossing tracks in West Bengal; Piyush Goyal shares viral clip
India

Loco pilot’s prompt action saves three elephants crossing tracks in West Bengal; Piyush Goyal shares viral clip

Since being shared, the video has received nearly 9,000 likes and more than 1,000 re-tweets. Several people took to the comment section to praise the loco pilot

Mass elephant deaths in Botswana's Okavango Delta region baffle scientists; no sign of poaching
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Mass elephant deaths in Botswana's Okavango Delta region baffle scientists; no sign of poaching

A cluster of elephant deaths was first reported in the Okavango Delta in early May, with 169 animals found dead. By mid-June, the number had more than doubled, with 70 percent of the deaths happening around water holes

Pregnant elephant's death in Kerala symptomatic of wider malaise of escalating man-animal conflict in India
India

Pregnant elephant's death in Kerala symptomatic of wider malaise of escalating man-animal conflict in India

Elephant specialists and wildlife conservationists have since observed that the Kerala elephant is the latest victim of a steadily escalating, years-long man-animal conflict. The solution lay not in online petitions but in something almost unattainable: a proper, well-planned nationwide land use policy which took into serious consideration the needs of wild animals and forest dwellers.

Kerala elephant death: Police make first arrest; no evidence locals 'fed' pachyderm pineapple stuffed with firecrackers, claim officials
India

Kerala elephant death: Police make first arrest; no evidence locals 'fed' pachyderm pineapple stuffed with firecrackers, claim officials

A man has been arrested for his alleged involvement in the death of a pregnant Kerala elephant, according to several media reports.

Kerala elephant's death: Pinarayi Vijayan promises to address increased human-wildlife conflict, says probe focused on three accused
India

Kerala elephant's death: Pinarayi Vijayan promises to address increased human-wildlife conflict, says probe focused on three accused

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday assured that stringent action will be taken against those who are found guilty for the death of a pregnant elephant in Kerala’s Palakkad district.

'Not Indian culture': Prakash Javadekar assures stern action against those behind death of pregnant elephant in Kerala
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'Not Indian culture': Prakash Javadekar assures stern action against those behind death of pregnant elephant in Kerala

It is not in Indian culture to feed firecrackers and kill, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Thursday while taking serious note of the death of a pregnant wild elephant in Kerala after she was fed firecrackers-filled pineapple.

Anushka Sharma, Shraddha Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, Randeep Hooda condemn killing of pregnant elephant in Kerala
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Anushka Sharma, Shraddha Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, Randeep Hooda condemn killing of pregnant elephant in Kerala

Bollywood celebrities have taken to social media to speak out against the death of the pregnant elephant in Kerala who was fed pineapple filled with firecrackers.

Pregnant elephant dies standing inside river after being fed pineapple filled with firecrackers in Kerala’s Malappuram
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Pregnant elephant dies standing inside river after being fed pineapple filled with firecrackers in Kerala’s Malappuram

A pregnant elephant died after a local allegedly fed her a pineapple stuffed with crackers in Kerala's Malappuram.