India  /  Published 15.06.20

In Odisha, jumbo rath dilemma

Two questions are on everyone’s mind in Odisha.One, will the Rath Yatra be held this year at all?Two, if the Odisha government allows the event, should elephants be harnessed to pull the three chari...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

Jharkhand  /  Published 15.06.20

Jumbo abode set for bamboo boom

A Bamboo boom at Dalma wildlife sanctuary is all set to tickle jumbo taste buds.Bamboo buds -- a favourite food of the elephants – will henceforth be found in abundance inside the sprawling 192sq km...
By Our Correspondent in Jamshedpur

Jharkhand  /  Published 10.06.20

Myriad hues of suffering on canvas

Anguish and distress took on many hues in a painting by an artist from Jamshedpur, portraying the silent suffering of a pregnant elephant at Silent Valley National Park in Kerala’s Palakkad distric...
By Jayesh Thaker in Jamshedpur

Jharkhand  /  Published 09.06.20

Animal census at Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary

 The day-long animal count at Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary will begin on Wednesday and will be carried out by around 200 foresters and village youths.The exercise, which was scheduled for last month,...
By Jayesh Thaker in Jamshedpur

Jharkhand  /  Published 31.05.20

Dalma tusker worries foresters

A wild tusker, which regained its health after undergoing treatment for a wound in the right front limb, was found limping inside Dalma wildlife sanctuary on Sunday afternoon.The 10-year-old elephant ...
By Jayesh Thaker in Jamshedpur

Jharkhand  /  Published 27.05.20

Tourists can't see Dalma elephants

The novel coronavirus-induced lockdown has prevented tourists from sighting elephants at the Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary near the steel city this year.Traditionally, this is the peak season to spot eleph...
By Our correspondent in Jamshedpur

Jharkhand  /  Published 22.05.20

The tale of the wounded tusker has a happy end

The wild elephant in Dalma that underwent treatment for a wound has finally reunited with a herd.The 10-year-old elephant was separated from a herd and was spotted limping near Kashjobi watering hole ...
By Jayesh Thaker in Jamshedpur

Jharkhand  /  Published 12.05.20

Dalma captive jumbos turn sombre, listless after friend’s death

 It is said that elephants have a jumbo memory, and the death of a pachyderm at Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary on Saturday evening has underscored the ache that memories often bring.The death of the ai...
By Jayesh Thaker in Jamshedpur

Jharkhand  /  Published 05.05.20

Lockdown prompts human-elephant peace

The ongoing lockdown seems to have put on hold man-animal conflict in the Chandil forest range in Seraikela-Kharsawan district.Not a single man-animal conflict has been reported since the lockdown was...
By Jayesh Thaker in Jamshedpur

World  /  Published 13.04.20

Elephants out of work in Thailand

More than a decade ago, it was common for elephant owners to take their animals into Thailand’s cities and beg in the streets. Other elephants were put to work by illegal loggers along the border wi...
By Richard C. Paddock and Muktita Suhartono/NYTNS in Bangkok


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