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

'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
India

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.

Ban transferring elephants to 'cruel' zoos after they are captured, is enforced
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Ban transferring elephants to 'cruel' zoos after they are captured, is enforced

Zimbabwe has captured and exported more than 100 baby elephants to Chinese zoos since 2012.

To parade or not: An elephantine problem at Thrissur Pooram
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To parade or not: An elephantine problem at Thrissur Pooram

The celebrated elephant that was paraded for the Thrissur Pooram has a history of running amok. Climatic changes have made life tougher for elephants and they often rebel.

Corbett Park elephant attacks tourist vehicle: Change in nature of man-animal conflict augurs badly for future
India

Corbett Park elephant attacks tourist vehicle: Change in nature of man-animal conflict augurs badly for future

This weekend, a fully-grown elephant repeatedly attacked a safari vehicle packed with tourists in the famous Jim Corbett Tiger Reserve in Uttarakhand

Wall still blocks elephant corridor near Kaziranga despite SC order to bring it down
India

Wall still blocks elephant corridor near Kaziranga despite SC order to bring it down

The 2.2-kilometre boundary wall was built in 2011 by a state-run fossil fuel refinery.

Jharkhand forest department team recovers elephant tusks, pachyderm was found dead on 16 January
India

Jharkhand forest department team recovers elephant tusks, pachyderm was found dead on 16 January

The elephant was found dead on 16 January near a railway crossing at Chhipadohar in Latehar district and its tusks were missing.

An elephant-sized mammal cousin lived alongside dinosaurs 205 mn years ago
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An elephant-sized mammal cousin lived alongside dinosaurs 205 mn years ago

Scientists discovered fossils of an elephant-like four-legged beast called Lisowicia Bojani.

Mythology for the Millennial: Why Ganesha, remover of obstacles, enjoys an enduring popularity among devotees
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Mythology for the Millennial: Why Ganesha, remover of obstacles, enjoys an enduring popularity among devotees

There's a Ganesha — the potbellied, elephant-headed, rat-riding Indian god — almost everywhere you look, and his stories are always popular with children.

Karnataka IFS officer trampled to death by elephant in Nagarhole Tiger Reserve; PM offers condolences
India

Karnataka IFS officer trampled to death by elephant in Nagarhole Tiger Reserve; PM offers condolences

A wild tusker on day attacked and killed a senior Indian Forest Service Officer in a thickly forested area in the Nagarahole Tiger Reserve, officials said.

'Hell is Here': Picture of elephant calf set on fire by mob in West Bengal wins top photography award
India

'Hell is Here': Picture of elephant calf set on fire by mob in West Bengal wins top photography award

A photograph showing an elephant and its calf fleeing an angry mob has won the wildlife photography award for 2017 instituted by the Sanctuary Asia wildlife magazine

Odisha man seriously injured while trying to take a selfie with a wild elephant
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Odisha man seriously injured while trying to take a selfie with a wild elephant

A man was seriously injured when he was attacked by a wild elephant while trying to take a selfie with the tusker in Dhenkanal district, in Odisha.