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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.

Ban on elephants` performance in circuses

Last Updated: Friday, November 15, 2013, 19:54

The Animal Welfare Board of India decided to stop registering elephants for performing in circuses in view of the cruelties and abuse subjected to the animals, PETA India officials said Friday.

Heavy rains dampen Prince Charles` elephant corridor trip

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 23:58

Heavy rains played spoilsport during Prince Charles visit to the Elephant corridor in Vazhachal Forest range in Thrissur district Tuesday.

Day after opening, rhino carcass recovered in Kaziranga

Last Updated: Saturday, November 02, 2013, 20:55

A day after the Kaziranga National Park was opened for this tourist season, forest guards Saturday recovered a one-horned rhino`s carcass with its horn missing.

Two elephants die in Kaziranga after a fight

Last Updated: Thursday, October 31, 2013, 18:50

Two male elephants, employed for carrying tourists on safaris in Kaziranga Nationl Park in Assam, have died after they succumbed to their injuries sustained during a fight.

Trenches being dug along 16-km stretch to prevent elephants

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 19:17

In a bid to check recurring forays by wild elephants into human habitats, digging of trenches along a 16-km stretch has been taken up at a cost of Rs 40 lakh in the district.

`Elephants facing threat of extinction`

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 21:56

Reigning African Footballer of the Year Yaya Toure, star of Manchester City and Ivory Coast, warned Tuesday that the slaughter of elephants for their ivory was threatening their very existence.