Elephant dies in Bihar Tiger Reserve

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

Elephant death toll rises in Africa as birth rate goes down: Study

A new study has raised an alarm by revealing that more elephants in Africa are being killed than are being born in a year.

784 elephants died in Odisha in 14 years

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.

Elephant kills woman in West Bengal forest

A tribal woman was trampled to death by an elephant in a West Bengal forest, an official said after finding her body.

Two elephants crushed to death in Jalpaiguri

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

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

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

Beehive fence to ward off jumbos

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

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

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

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

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.

Ban on elephants` performance in circuses

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

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

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

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

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`

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.

Elephants understand pointing gestures without any training

A new study has shown that elephants spontaneously get the gist of human pointing and can use it as a cue for finding food.

Seven elephants enter town in Erode

A herd of seven elephants gave some
tense moments to authorities Monday as it entered Bhavantsagar town twice before they were driven into the forests by officials and locals who burst crackers and beat drums.