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Rampaging elephant smashes down Indian family's house as they slept... then returns to lift wreckage

Rampaging elephant smashes down Indian family's house as they slept then returns to lift wreckage from trapped baby after hearing its screamsA rampaging elephant demolished a house in a remote Indian village before saving a baby trapped under the rubble.The incident took place in Purulia district of the east Indian state of West Bengal, a region where man-animal confrontation is a regular phenomenon.The...
Source : dailymail |
Category : International

Elephant electrocuted

late on Friday night when its trunk entangled in the wires of an irrigation pump in, Garbeta. The elephant, aged around 12-13 years, belonged to a herd of about 150 Dalma pachyderms that entered West Midnapore from Bankura.On Friday, a herd of elephants crossed Kestopur village. While returning to Kestopur forest, a female elephant accidentally stepped on a tube well, where a live wire was connected...
Source : Times Of India |
Category : City | City : Raipur

IIT KgP launches food in tube

Feb 17 : The Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT KgP) recently launched food in tube for kids, owing to the increasing rate of malnourished kids in India.The food which is in tube is rich in vitamins, proteins, minerals and other vital nutrients.According to reports, 55 percent of children in rural India and 45 percent in urban population are severely malnourished.After launching the food...
Source : Newkerala |
Category : City

War elephants conscripted in WW1

Lizzie the elephant became a regular sight on the streets of Sheffield during World War OneAs war raged during World War One, the military purchased most of England's horses and sent them to the Western Front. Many farmers and traders had to find alternative beasts of burden, but none more exotic than elephants.On the cobbled streets of industrial Sheffield an Indian elephant dutifully lumbered al...
Source : BBC |
Category : International

Dead Indian elephant Joyraj mourned

based animal welfare advocate has joined Indian wildlife lovers in paying tribute to a giant 73-year-old retired working elephant who died earlier this week in India.Joyraj, a majestic 3.35m tall elephant had lived and worked in Kaziranga National Park, in Assam state.Elke Riesterer told the BBC: "There was a great soul residing in that massive grey body.""I was very fond of this elephant and I am...
Source : BBC |
Category : International

'China wakes up, cracking down on illegal ivory trade'

Rahul DassNew Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) There is good news for wildlife lovers. China, the world's biggest consumer of trafficked ivory, has signalled its intent to crack down on the thriving illegal trade by destroying over six tonnes of confiscated tusks and carved pieces, say Indian wildlife experts who see Beijing "turning a new leaf". The move is likely to benefit African elephants more than Asian ...
Source : Chennaionline |
Category : National

Animals deserve respect, says Rohit Sharma

Sharma has featured in a new advertisement for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) with his face appearing scarred by an 'ankus' - the prod - to raise awareness about the treatment towards elephants in circuses.Sharma, who is with the Indian team in Bangladesh for the ongoing Asia Cup, through the new ad "Try to Relate to Elephants' Fate - Ban Animal Circuses" wants to spread the message...
Source : Oneindia |
Category : Cricket

14-year-old elephant Sunder still being abused: PETA

animal rights group says a 14-year-old elephant in India is still being abused despite a 2012 appeal by former Beatle Paul McCartney.The Indian government had ordered the elephant, named Sunder, returned to the wild after McCartney highlighted its plight during a 2012 trip to India.People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) says a local politician instead took Sunder home and shackled him outside...
Source : Ndtv |
Category : Others

Recordings Of Predator Sounds May Help Keep Raiding Elephants At Bay

slink away quietly, according to a research team from the University of California, Davis. Their findings, published in, might help Indian farmers protect their crops from marauding elephants and potentially save the lives of both people and animals.“We noticed that the elephants were more scared of tigers than of leopards,” said Vivek Thuppil, who carried out the work as part of his Ph.D. in animal...
Source : Red Orbit |
Category : Science N Technology

Clash of the titans: Elephants reared by humans tragically kill each other in fight to death in Indi

Clash of the titans: Elephants reared by humans tragically kill each other in fight to death in Indian jungleSprinkled with flowers and bearing the signs of a violent end, the carcasses of two elephants lie amid the long grass, where they fell after a savage brawl.Around them stand mourning forestry workers, who had raised the antagonists since they were calves at the Kaziranga National Park in Assam,...
Source : dailymail |
Category : International