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Two elephants crushed to death in Jalpaiguri

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 11:35

Two male elephants were crushed to death by a speeding train at a level crossing in Alipurduar in West Bengal`s Jalpaiguri district on Tuesday.

Kerala to get five kumki elephants from Karnataka

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 22:02

A new study has revealed that regional weather extremes, like drought, heat waves and cold spells is linked to air flow.

DiCaprio donates $1 mn to save elephants

Last Updated: Thursday, May 15, 2014, 06:22

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio has become quite a philanthropist by donating $1 million to help save elephants at a fundraising event.

Poaching could wipe out Tanzanian elephants in 7 years

Last Updated: Friday, May 09, 2014, 23:14

Poachers are slaughtering Tanzania`s elephants for their ivory at such alarming rates that the population could be completely wiped out in just seven years, conservationists told a conference Friday.

Beehive fence to ward off jumbos

Last Updated: Thursday, May 01, 2014, 17:57

After solar fences and trenches, Kerala Forest Department is experimenting with beehives to deter wild elephants from straying into farms in human settlements close to forests.

Poachers slay six elephants in Kenya

Last Updated: Saturday, April 26, 2014, 22:43

Poachers have slain six elephants including four calves in a private reserve in Kenya, wildlife officials said Saturday, as the country battles an upsurge in the illegal slaughter of elephants and rhinos.

Inbreeding led to extinction of woolly mammoth: Study

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 13:35

Researchers have suggested that neck ribs in woolly mammoths can provide clues about their decline and eventual extinction.

Elephants can decode human voices better than we can: Study

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 15:13

A new study has revealed that African elephants might be better at deciphering human voices than humans.

7,000 wild elephants and 100 tigers in Kerala forest

Last Updated: Monday, March 03, 2014, 19:20

Kerala has about 7,000 wild elephants and 100 tigers as per the latest survey on the animal population in the forests, State Forest Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan said here today.

Wild elephants spotted again in Cuttack city

Last Updated: Friday, February 21, 2014, 22:12

For the second time in less than three months wild elephants from nearby Athgarh forest range have approached Cuttack city after crossing the Mahanadi river.

Rampant poaching sending African elephants hurtling towards extinction

Last Updated: Thursday, February 13, 2014, 13:51

Some 65 percent of forest elephants were killed in Central Africa between 2002 and 2013.

Examine ways to protect wild elephants from trains, govt told

Last Updated: Thursday, January 23, 2014, 23:01

Turning down the railways` plea seeking modification of directions on movement of trains in West Bengal, the Supreme Court has asked it and the environment ministry to examine steps taken by Karnataka and suggestions by other states to protect wild elephants from falling prey to fast-moving trains and electrocution.