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 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
Tue, 10/16/2018 - 13:45

 

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By Archiver
Fri, 10/12/2018 - 02:16

Located on the banks of the mighty Zambezi river in Zimbabwe at Mana Pools, It would seem this Safari Company is encouraging Elephants to visit the camp for titbits. This very nice Bull elephant throws a little tantrum scaring the life out of some tourists from Ireland, when the titbits finish. Familiarity breeds contempt at least for this elephant

 

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By Archiver
Wed, 10/10/2018 - 16:11

Vet treatment and positive reinforcement target training go hand in hand when working with captive elephants. Medical treatment and visits to the clinic can be a stressful occasion for a captive elephant. Having spent their lives in the tourist and logging industry, our elephants have suffered injuries that would often go untreated in their previous lives. The pain and abuse inflicted on these elephants leaves them very untrusting and uncomfortable with people touching certain areas of their body such as their feet and ears.

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