Wildlife rescue & rehabilitation organisation Wildlife SOS came up with a unique way to protect their rescued elephants from the harsh winters in Mathura. The elephants received jumbo jackets and knitted jumpers made by women of the indigenous Kalandar community to help them brave the cold.
A nine-year-old boy was trampled to death, while his mother and infant sister were seriously injured by a wild tusker in Odisha's Keonjhar district, police said today.
The incident happened yesterday at Khuntakata village under the jurisdiction of Bansapal police station, the police said.
The jumbo stormed into the victim's house late last night and trampled the boy to death when his mother was trying to escape with both the children, police said.
A Film By Jasoprakas.
One of the highlights of 2013 came in the summer. We were absolutely honoured to be a part of the rescue of a beautiful old lady Boon Thong. She was living at a trekking camp in Pattaya, she spent her days chained on a very short chain and living in filthy conditions. Her every move controlled; a miserable life. She had wounds on her body from poor care and hook induced injuries. Boon Lotts Elephant Sanctuary (www.blesele.org) had been to see her and of course the decision was made for her to be rescued and to live out her years in absolute bliss at BLES.