By Naturenomics Team
Thu, 06/30/2016 - 07:44
Arattupuzha village, about 15 km from the town of Thrissur, is renowned for the annual festival called Arattupuzha Pooram. The Sree Sastha Temple of Lord Ayyappa is the venue for the festivities. Thrissur Pooram was the brain-child of Raja Rama Varma or famously known as Sakthan Thampuran, the Maharaja of Cochin (1790–1805).
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By Naturenomics Team
Thu, 06/30/2016 - 09:42
Human migration may remain a contentious issue between India and Bangladesh, but not for elephants. The two countries are working with their respective external affairs and home affairs ministries to ensure that jumbos can cross the international boundary with ease. "We (India and Bangladesh) are cooperating on trans-boundary conservation of elephants.
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By Naturenomics Team
Wed, 08/10/2016 - 08:06

SAN FRANCISCO -- An auction for 32 colorful paintings produced by elephants, giraffes, river otters and even a cockroach at the Oakland Zoo is underway with more than half a dozen bids on the art work.

Bids start at $200, and so far Thursday there are bids on works by a chimp and meerkats, an elephant and lemurs, according to eBay.

But the sun bear is leading the pack with two bids.

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By Naturenomics Team
Mon, 08/15/2016 - 10:06

Alice is an elephant and she can probably paint better than you. She put on a big show at the ABQ BioPark Zoo Tuesday for a good cause. 

With a swish and a stroke, Alice the 8,000-pound Asian elephant, is giving Rembrandt, Picasso and Monet a run for their money.

"We take training a step by step process. First we have her hold the paint brush. After doing that we teach her to touch the paint brush to touch the canvas. Then, we reinforce with a treat, like the monkey chow," said senior elephant keeper Amber Alink.

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By Naturenomics Team
Sat, 09/03/2016 - 10:53

Elephant festival is celebrated on the 3rd Saturday in the month of November. This Buddhist festival is more popular amongst Thai Buddhists. This festivity is a way of paying tribute to one of the most loved animals in Buddhism, elephant. The celebration of this festival is steeped in legends. 

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