By Naturenomics Team
Fri, 05/17/2019 - 10:28

Partially blind and with a reputation for violence, elderly pachyderm brought back after outcry

For decades Ramu, now in his 50s with the odd grey hair but still instantly recognisable by his broad forehead and aquiline nose, has inaugurated an Indian temple festival by bursting through a huge wooden door and striding imperiously through the crowds to cheering and fireworks.

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By Naturenomics Team
Tue, 05/14/2019 - 11:04

Leaders of five southern African nations met this week to demand the right to sell ivory, which is gotten mostly by killing elephants. Ivory sales have been banned to protect the elephants. (Denis Farrell/AP)

 

Five southern African nations that are home to most of the world’s elephants demanded the right to sell ivory, arguing that people who live alongside the animals must be allowed to benefit from them.

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

Thousands witness Aanayoottu ceremony at Vadakkunnathan Temple in Thrissur

Aanayoottu (feeding of elephants) and the Ashtadravya Mahaganapathy homom ritual, meant for propitiating Lord Ganesha, were held at the Sree Vadakkunnathan Temple here on Tuesday under the auspices of the Vadakkunnathan Kshetra Kshema Samithi.

Around 60 elephants participated in the Aanayoottu. Thousands of devotees as well as elephant lovers, including women and children, thronged at the Thekkinkadu maidan to witness the ritual and to have a glimpse of the elephants.

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

A special parasol made in the form of the famed elephant Thiruvambadi Sivasunder that died recently, for the Kudamattom ceremony of Thrissur Pooram.K.K. Najeeb  

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By Archiver
Wed, 10/24/2018 - 05:29

Can tolerance snap as people and wild elephants come in close contact?

Around eight months ago, Swaminathan was almost at his village of Arangottukulambu, near Palakkad, when he came face to face with an elephant herd and lost his life. Ten days ago, a wild elephant trampled 49-year-old C. Prabhakaran to death in the hamlet of Mundur.

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By Archiver
Tue, 10/23/2018 - 14:45

In what can be called an unusual yet remarkable rescue, a wild elephant was saved by the forest and Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) after it got trapped in the Chalakkudypuzha river at Charpa waterfalls near Athirappilli, reported Times of India.

On Monday, locals discovered that the elephant was stranded in the river but somehow managed to climb a rocky terrain. However, the elephant was unable to move any further and remained in the elevated area. Soon, the locals alerted the forest officials who immediately rushed to the spot.

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