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Elephant dies in Bihar Tiger Reserve in Bihar

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 12:45

An elephant died Tuesday at Valmikinagar Tiger Reserve (VTR) in West Champaran district of Bihar, around 200 km northwest of the state capital.

Remains of 10,000-year-old elephant found in Mexico

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 15:35

In the central Mexican state of Tlaxcala, scientist found a 10,000 year old elephant`s skull and tusk.

Elephant`s sense of smell stronger than dogs, humans

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 15:02

Researchers have found that African elephants have the largest number of olfactory receptor (OR) genes ever characterised - more than twice than that of dogs and five times more than humans.

784 elephants died in Odisha in 14 years

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 20:13

A total of 784 elephants have died in different forests of Odisha since 2000 while population of the pachyderm remained static at 1,930, as per 2012 census, state Forest and Environment Minister B K Arukh said today.

New species of small mammal found

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 18:17

Scientists have found a new species of round-eared sengi, or elephant-shrew, in the remote deserts of south-western Africa.

Man killed by elephant in West Midnapore

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 12:13

A man was killed by an elephant at Pathardoara village in West Midnapore district, a senior Forest officer said today. <br><br> Divisional Forest Officer (DFO), Kharagpur Range, Anjan Guha said Jogeswar Mullick around 47-year-old was sleeping in the courtyard of his house when an elephant caught him by the trunk and threw him killing Mullick.

Septuagenarian tribal woman trampled to death in Odisha

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 13:59

An elderly tribal woman was today trampled to death and another seriously injured after being attacked by a wild elephant in the foothills of Similipal forests in Odisha`s Mayurbhanj district.

Tripura govt works on elephant conservation reserves

Last Updated: Monday, June 09, 2014, 19:13

Tripura government is working on a comprehensive plan to establish two elephant conservation reserves to make natural habitats for the jumbos.

Kiwi not related to emu as previously believed

Last Updated: Saturday, May 24, 2014, 11:20

Australia can no longer lay claim to the origins of the iconic New Zealand kiwi following University of Adelaide research, which shows that the kiwi`s closest relative is not the emu as was previously thought.

New Zealand`s kiwi no Australian immigrant, but African

Last Updated: Friday, May 23, 2014, 18:08

New Zealanders were relieved Friday when new DNA research ruled out a connection between their iconic kiwi and birds native to rival Australia - but instead threw up an even bigger surprise as to the origins of the national mascot.

S.Africa elephant park accused of `horrific` cruelty

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 16:34

A South African animal rights group on Tuesday accused an elephant park of cruelty after "horrific" video footage emerged of abusive training methods used on baby elephants.

Leonardo DiCaprio donates USD 1 million to elephant charity

Last Updated: Thursday, May 15, 2014, 16:03

Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio made a generous USD 1 million donation to an elephant charity during a fundraising event.