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The elephant which had fallen into a well.(HT PHOTO)

Rescuers in Kerala save elephant from well after 12-hour struggle

Hindustan times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2021 10:29 PM IST
A rescue team comprising forest, revenue and police officials used an earthmover to break the well and dig a small pathway to make way for the trapped animal.
The well is located in a private land and visuals from the spot show the animal standing inside the well in a cramped manner with its legs covered deep in the slush.(HT PHOTO.)
The well is located in a private land and visuals from the spot show the animal standing inside the well in a cramped manner with its legs covered deep in the slush.(HT PHOTO.)

Elephant falls into 50-foot deep well in Kerala, rescue efforts underway

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2021 11:22 PM IST
A rescue team comprising forest, revenue and police officials have started breaking the well by constructing a pathway to get the jumbo out of the well.
Thai mahouts dress elephants as Santa Claus to help distribute face masks to students.(REUTERS)
Thai mahouts dress elephants as Santa Claus to help distribute face masks to students.(REUTERS)

Santa gives reindeer a break, rides on elephant to distribute masks in Thailand

AYUTTHAYA, Thailand | By Reuters | Posted By: Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON DEC 24, 2020 09:13 AM IST
White-bearded handlers in floppy hats and Santa outfits sat atop elephants distributing protective masks in baskets to schoolchildren, motorcyclists and drivers passing by.
The electrocuted elephant lying in the field. (HT Photo)
The electrocuted elephant lying in the field. (HT Photo)

Elephant dies after getting electrocuted in Uttarakhand

Hindustan Times, Rudrapur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 12:49 PM IST
The elephant’s death is direct dereliction of duties by electricity officials, said the village head where the elephant’s body was found.
East Coast Railway officials said the Puri-Surat Express hit the tusker at Bhabanipali village between Hatibari and Maneswar Railway stations under Sambalpur division at around 2 am. (HT Photo from the accident site)
East Coast Railway officials said the Puri-Surat Express hit the tusker at Bhabanipali village between Hatibari and Maneswar Railway stations under Sambalpur division at around 2 am. (HT Photo from the accident site)

Elephant dies after being hit by train in Odisha’s Sambalpur

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 11:30 AM IST
The collision derailed the engine. However, passengers on-board and the railway crew members, including the loco pilots, were safe.
The video has prompted people to share various comments.(Twitter/@anandmahindra)
The video has prompted people to share various comments.(Twitter/@anandmahindra)

Anand Mahindra shares video of a tiger silently observing an elephant from behind the bushes. Watch

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON DEC 20, 2020 08:46 AM IST
“What’s going on in mind of the silent stalker? Is he amused by the waving tail of the giant or processing his attack strategy...wow!!!” wondered a Twitter user while commenting on the video.
The sweet post prompted people to shared love-filled comments.(Instagram/@sheldricktrust)
The sweet post prompted people to shared love-filled comments.(Instagram/@sheldricktrust)

Protective big sister Ella separates elephants engaged in a sparring match. Watch

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Trisha Sengupta
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2020 10:00 PM IST
The caption shared alongside the video explains that when “baby Mwitu decided to take on Emoli in a sparring match, 11-year-old Ella was quick to step in and separate the two.”
Local residents offer prayers to the wild elephant killed by a speeding train near Guwahati on Friday morning.(Sourced)
Local residents offer prayers to the wild elephant killed by a speeding train near Guwahati on Friday morning.(Sourced)

Speeding train kills elephant near Guwahati; 3rd incident this year

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 05:12 PM IST
In September, a female elephant and her calf were killed and few days back another elephant died in the Tinsukia division.
The finished chocolate sculpture by Amaury Guichon.(Facebook/@Amaury Guichon)
The finished chocolate sculpture by Amaury Guichon.(Facebook/@Amaury Guichon)

Pastry chef creates detailed sculpture of elephant entirely from chocolate. Watch

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON DEC 10, 2020 02:19 PM IST
The clip has garnered over 72,000 reactions along with more than 4,700 comments.
Forest officials had found the carcass of a sub-adult female aged nearly 10 years in the Soraipung range of the Joypur reserve forest in Dibrugarh district on December 3.(Representational image/HT PHOTO)
Forest officials had found the carcass of a sub-adult female aged nearly 10 years in the Soraipung range of the Joypur reserve forest in Dibrugarh district on December 3.(Representational image/HT PHOTO)

Carcass of wild elephant in Assam tests positive for Anthrax

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 09, 2020 08:04 PM IST
Carcasses of two female elephants were found in Joypur reserve forest last week.
A baby Asian elephant goes on public display at Ueno Zoological Gardens, about a month after he was born, in Tokyo, Japan in this photo taken by Kyodo December 1, 2020. Picture taken December 1, 2020. Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS(REUTERS)
A baby Asian elephant goes on public display at Ueno Zoological Gardens, about a month after he was born, in Tokyo, Japan in this photo taken by Kyodo December 1, 2020. Picture taken December 1, 2020. Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS(REUTERS)

First elephant born in Tokyo zoo in 138 years makes public appearance

Tokyo | By Reuters | Posted By: Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON DEC 03, 2020 11:17 PM IST
The male calf was shown to the public on Tuesday for the first time since his birth at Tokyo’s Ueno Zoological Gardens.
A herd of elephants attacked slums of mining workers, killing one and injuring two others in Nainital district of Uttarakhand.(PTI Photo/Representative use)
A herd of elephants attacked slums of mining workers, killing one and injuring two others in Nainital district of Uttarakhand.(PTI Photo/Representative use)

Elephants attack mining workers’ slums in Uttarakhand, 1 deaf labourer crushed

Hindustan Times, Haldwani | By Ankur Sharma | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 02:49 PM IST
The deceased worker was deaf, therefore he couldn’t hear the noise and rush to safety. He was crushed by the elephants, said his brother.
American singer Cher took up Kaavan’s cause and has been vocal regarding his resettlement.(Twitter/@Cher)
American singer Cher took up Kaavan’s cause and has been vocal regarding his resettlement.(Twitter/@Cher)

‘World’s loneliest elephant’ Kaavan departs for new home in Cambodia

Islamabad, Pakistan | By Asian News International | Posted By: Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON NOV 29, 2020 10:13 PM IST
Kaavan was brought to Pakistan as a young calf from Sri Lanka. In 2012, he lost his partner Saheli when she died from a gangrenous infection. He was called the world’s loneliest elephant.
The elephant was given all the necessary attention after being rescued.(Twitter/@ANI)
The elephant was given all the necessary attention after being rescued.(Twitter/@ANI)

Elephant that fell into well in Tamil Nadu rescued in 14-hour-long operation. Watch

Dharmapuri | By Press Trust of India | Posted By: Trisha Sengupta
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2020 10:18 AM IST
The cow elephant, aged about eight, fell into the well at Yelugundur village near Panchampalli.
The elephant stands in front of a bus on a highway.
The elephant stands in front of a bus on a highway.

Going bananas over bananas: Elephant stops bus in broad daylight and takes bananas. Video goes viral

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sanya Budhiraja
PUBLISHED ON NOV 13, 2020 09:26 AM IST
Indian Forest Service official Parveen Kaswan shared the video on Twitter.
25 elephants have died due to electrocution in north Bengal in the last five years, of which nine incidents took place this year(ANI)
25 elephants have died due to electrocution in north Bengal in the last five years, of which nine incidents took place this year(ANI)

Bengal: Anti-electrocution cells to be constituted to protect elephants

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON NOV 12, 2020 02:55 PM IST
The cells will comprise officials of the Forest Directorate, the West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (WBSEDCL), district administration and police, besides local panchayat members.
The image shows the elephants crossing the rail track.(Twitter/@PiyushGoyal)
The image shows the elephants crossing the rail track.(Twitter/@PiyushGoyal)

Train stopped in West Bengal to let elephants cross tracks, Piyush Goyal shares video

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON NOV 11, 2020 05:56 PM IST
Shared on Twitter, the video was filmed along the Sivok-Gulma section in West Bengal.
The image shows the elephant calf celebrating her birthday.(HT Photo/Ramesh Babu)
The image shows the elephant calf celebrating her birthday.(HT Photo/Ramesh Babu)

1-year-old elephant’s birthday celebration with cake may cure your Monday blues

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ramesh Babu | Edited by: Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON NOV 09, 2020 11:38 AM IST
Sreekutty was rescued from a forest in a serious condition just two days after birth.
Little Lapa running from one elephant to the other, as if trying to pick a fight with them.(Instagram/@sheldricktrust)
Little Lapa running from one elephant to the other, as if trying to pick a fight with them.(Instagram/@sheldricktrust)

Two-month-old elephant tries to take on older ones. Their reactions are adorable

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amrita Kohli
PUBLISHED ON OCT 29, 2020 12:01 PM IST
“Lapa is an adorable little menace,” says the post shared along with the video.
The image shows the elephant with a keeper.(Instagram/@sheldricktrust)
The image shows the elephant with a keeper.(Instagram/@sheldricktrust)

Bondeni the elephant shows how jumbos ‘say hello.’ It’s adorable

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON OCT 23, 2020 03:25 PM IST
“Bondeni shows us how elephants say hello,” reads a portion of the caption shared with the image.
Eleven elephants have died in north Bengal so far this year, of which six due to electrocution(PTI)
Eleven elephants have died in north Bengal so far this year, of which six due to electrocution(PTI)

Bengal launches campaign to prevent electrocution deaths of elephants

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON OCT 18, 2020 06:00 PM IST
The campaign was launched on Saturday in the villages and tea gardens of Alipurduar, Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling districts where recent deaths of elephants due to electrocution have been reported.
Man-elephant conflicts have risen over the years due to the shrinking habitat of the tuskers, argue some experts.(PTI Photo)
Man-elephant conflicts have risen over the years due to the shrinking habitat of the tuskers, argue some experts.(PTI Photo)

Lift ban on elephant catching to curb man-jumbo conflict- Wildlife experts

Hindustan Times, Lucknown | By Oliver Fredrick | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2020 05:02 PM IST
Some wildlife experts have argued that the elephant population in the country is increasing beyond forests’ capacity to house them.
After a video showing Yoga expert Ramdev falling off an elephant while performing yoga went viral on social media, his spokesperson said the yoga guru is fine(Mint)
After a video showing Yoga expert Ramdev falling off an elephant while performing yoga went viral on social media, his spokesperson said the yoga guru is fine(Mint)

Ramdev falls off elephant while doing Yoga, spokesperson says he is fine

New Delhi | By Asian News International| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 14, 2020 05:30 PM IST
In the video, Ramdev is seen sitting on top of an elephant and performing yoga asanas. Later, he fell on the ground after the animal lost balance.
The incident took place in Mathura during a yoga camp.
The incident took place in Mathura during a yoga camp.

Swami Ramdev falls off elephant while performing yoga on it. Watch

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amrita Kohli
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2020 01:30 AM IST
A video of the incident has been circulating on Twitter.
The image shows Larro the elephant (centre) taking care of the orphan calf.(Twitter/@SheldrickTrust)
The image shows Larro the elephant (centre) taking care of the orphan calf.(Twitter/@SheldrickTrust)

Elephants take care of an orphaned calf, video makes for a wholesome watch

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON OCT 04, 2020 05:41 PM IST
The clip goes on to show Olorien receiving undivided attention from another elephant Larro as she makes sure to keep the little one comfortable.
North Chhattisgarh is home to around 240 wild elephants, which roam in plains of the state. Several reports of human-elephant conflicts have surfaced in the last few years in the region. (HT file photo)
North Chhattisgarh is home to around 240 wild elephants, which roam in plains of the state. Several reports of human-elephant conflicts have surfaced in the last few years in the region. (HT file photo)

Elephant dies of electrocution in Chhattisgarh, 3rd incident in 6 days

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2020 07:16 PM IST
The villagers had earlier complained to power department officials that high tension lines were lying at a low height in the area but nothing was done.
The idea of putting up barriers to restrict or divert movement of elephant herd is, however, not new to West Bengal. Local community has also been involved in the past to put up and maintain fences in the villages. (HT File photo)
The idea of putting up barriers to restrict or divert movement of elephant herd is, however, not new to West Bengal. Local community has also been involved in the past to put up and maintain fences in the villages. (HT File photo)

West Bengal proposes to set up rail fences to rein in elephants

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Joydeep Thakur
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2020 10:27 PM IST
The issue was discussed in a workshop held on September 22 for the preparation of the national elephant action plan.
Several elephants have died due to electrocution.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Several elephants have died due to electrocution.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Elephant electrocuted in Chhattisgarh, 9th death in last four months

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2020 04:16 PM IST
Chhattisgarh state forest department had earlier flagged elephant deaths in Dharamjaigarh area in Raigarh district and listed measures to reduce elephant casualties.
Delhi’s last elephant, Lakshmi, who hogged the headlines when she went missing last year, completed a year in her new home.(ANI)
Delhi’s last elephant, Lakshmi, who hogged the headlines when she went missing last year, completed a year in her new home.(ANI)

Delhi’s ‘last elephant’ Lakshmi completes a year in new home

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON SEP 19, 2020 11:04 AM IST
Lakshmi, who was given a new name – Jasmine – in her new home, commemorated her first rescue anniversary gorging on her favourite fruits.
Elephant named Mukkoka enjoying a mud bath using a rather interesting technique.(Twitter/@SheldrickTrust)
Elephant named Mukkoka enjoying a mud bath using a rather interesting technique.(Twitter/@SheldrickTrust)

Tweeple are enjoying this elephant’s ‘flop and snorkel approach’ during mud bath. Watch

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amrita Kohli
PUBLISHED ON SEP 09, 2020 08:24 PM IST
If you’re looking for a nice clip to lift your mood after a tiring workday, this video of an elephant called Mukkoka will do the trick perfectly.
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