By Naturenomics Team
Tue, 04/02/2019 - 13:54

Disney’s animated original movie and live-action remake of Dumbo both have happy endings for their hero elephant.

But the real-life elephant the beloved big-eared mammal was based on wasn’t so fortunate.

After watching his mother killed in front of his eyes, years of being drugged with alcohol and subjected to stress, Jumbo the Elephant was killed by a train at just 24 years old.

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By Archiver
Wed, 10/24/2018 - 05:31

Editor's note: Described as one of the worst since 1924 by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, the rains in Kerala have left over 350 dead and rendered thousands of people homeless. According to the latest tally, 80,000 have been rescued so far. Over 1,500 relief camps have been set up across the state that currently house at least 2,23,139 people.

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By Archiver
Wed, 10/24/2018 - 05:30

After a brief interval, wild elephants have started straying into human habitations of Palakkad district, creating panic among the local community.

An elephant and her calf reached Mathur village early Tuesday and they roamed across thickly populated areas, raising anxiety among people. They intruded into adjoining Edathara and Parali villages despite attempts of forest officials to scare them away by bursting crackers and sounding huge drums.

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By Archiver
Wed, 10/24/2018 - 05:30

Watering holes have been the gathering place for all sorts of animal species, and the water stream at Anakulam, a small village in Kerala, is no different. The stream is frequented by elephants of all sizes, but that isn’t what makes it special.

Legend has it that by drinking the water of the stream the elephants get a certain ‘high’, and the sight is a spectacle to behold!

For nature lovers, this is the perfect place to relax and take in nature at its best, and also a once in a lifetime opportunity to see elephants like never before!

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By Archiver
Wed, 10/24/2018 - 05:30

A tragic incident took place when a baby elephant found itself stuck in a muddy hole in Thattekad while trying to cross the Urulanthanni river in Kerala. Even though a group of elephants soon came to its rescue, they couldn’t manage to get it out. Luckily, forest officials witnessed the sight and helped save the baby elephant in a rescue operation along with some villagers.

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By Archiver
Wed, 10/24/2018 - 05:30

They will be taught basic commands and will carry out complex tasks later

Three captive elephants from the Muthanga wildlife sanctuary in Kerala began their three-month training to become kumki elephants, at the Theppakadu elephant camp in the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve on Friday.

The elephants, named Suryan, Neelakandan, and Surendran, will be trained to become kumkis or trained elephants that can be used for operations to trap wild elephants and help mitigate human-animal conflicts.

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