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Villagers complaint that this was the third incident of leopard attack in the area in recent times.(Twitter/@NandanNilekani (Vijay Prabhu))

5-yr-old Rajasthan girl killed by leopard while sleeping at home

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Udairpur
PUBLISHED ON MAR 09, 2021 12:52 PM IST
  • The police, however, managed to calm the agitating villagers and shifted the girl’s body to mortuary for post-mortem
T1C2, female cub of Avni, now a sub-adult tigress, aged two-and-a-half years, has been kept in captivity in a 4.5-hectare (ha) area in Pench Tiger Reserve since December 22, 2018.(Maharashtra Forest Department.)
T1C2, female cub of Avni, now a sub-adult tigress, aged two-and-a-half years, has been kept in captivity in a 4.5-hectare (ha) area in Pench Tiger Reserve since December 22, 2018.(Maharashtra Forest Department.)

Pilibhit tiger reserve’s approach reducing deadly conflict: Officials

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 02:45 PM IST
  • Erection of a 40-km-long electric fence around the part of the reserve known most for man-animal encounters has also helped in containing the incidents.
Forest officials are investigating to establish the source of these ivories.
Forest officials are investigating to establish the source of these ivories.

45 kg ivory seized in Mayurbhanj district of Odisha, 2 poachers arrested

By Debabrata Mohanty | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Bhubaneswar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 10:35 AM IST
  • The weight of the recovered ivories is 44.9kg. These will be sent to Dehradun for a chemical examination.
The image shows the leopard roaming around.(ANI)
The image shows the leopard roaming around.(ANI)

46-year-old killed by leopard in Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Rudrapur
PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2021 04:01 PM IST
  • The leopard dragged her to the forest area and ate her body parts. Her head was found severed from her body.
Elephants in Karlapat wildlife sanctuary of Kalahandi district have succumbed to haemorrhagic septicaemia.(HT archive)
Elephants in Karlapat wildlife sanctuary of Kalahandi district have succumbed to haemorrhagic septicaemia.(HT archive)

Drones to monitor the health of Odisha elephants after 6 died of disease

By Debabrata Mohanty | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Bhubaneswar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2021 02:51 PM IST
  • The forest department staff are trying to keep the rest of the elephants away from the ones which have been hit by the bacterial disease
There are two national parks, seven wildlife sanctuaries and 11 community reserves in Manipur((Representative image))
There are two national parks, seven wildlife sanctuaries and 11 community reserves in Manipur((Representative image))

Javan Rhinoceros, Wild Ox, Pink Headed Duck vanished from Manipur: Minister

By Sobhapati Samom | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Imphal
PUBLISHED ON FEB 09, 2021 11:56 AM IST
  • Javan Rhinoceros was last sighted at Khuga area of the state in the early 20th century while Wild Ox (Santhou) was seen about 50 years ago near Indo-Myanmar border, as per the official records.
Three routes are now open for safari at the Sariska tiger reserve.(HT File Photo)
Three routes are now open for safari at the Sariska tiger reserve.(HT File Photo)

Sariska tigers’ preference for cattle over wild prey poses danger to big cats

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Alwar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 03, 2021 12:03 PM IST
  • The human population residing in the villages inside the Sariska reserve is over 1700 and the livestock population is more than 10 thousand, mainly buffaloes and goats.
Kaziranga national park is a world heritage site and the largest habitat of one-horned rhinos in the world.(AP file photo)
Kaziranga national park is a world heritage site and the largest habitat of one-horned rhinos in the world.(AP file photo)

Rhino kills forest department staff in Assam’s Kaziranga National Park

By Utpal Parashar | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Guwahati
PUBLISHED ON JAN 31, 2021 08:57 AM IST
  • In a similar incident in March, 2020, Bikudar Bora, a game watcher, and Anil Kalita, a gardener, were patrolling in the Kohora range when they were suddenly attacked by a rhino. Bora died.
Basanti Hembram said she had not been forced to walk by the villagers.(HT Photo)
Basanti Hembram said she had not been forced to walk by the villagers.(HT Photo)

Odisha MLA walks 7 km to see destruction caused by elephant raids from Jharkhand

By Debabrata Mohanty | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Bhubaneswar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 10:10 AM IST
  • The MLA said she walked on the request of the villagers, who were aggrieved over the elephant herd trampling vegetable plantations and paddy fields. The herd of elephants had also damaged a local temple.
The villagers laid a trap for the leopard since it used to stray in the area,(HT FILE PHOTO.)
The villagers laid a trap for the leopard since it used to stray in the area,(HT FILE PHOTO.)

Five held in Kerala for killing leopard and eating its meat

By HT Correspondent, Thiruvananthapuram
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 07:59 AM IST
  • Shocked forest officials said killing of wild animals such as leopard does occur but this was the first time that they heard that its meat was consumed by humans.
A wild buffalo had escaped fromthe Kaziranga National Park recently due to noises made during community finishing in water bodies in the park. (AP Photo/Representational)
A wild buffalo had escaped fromthe Kaziranga National Park recently due to noises made during community finishing in water bodies in the park. (AP Photo/Representational)

Wild buffalo that killed two persons shot dead in Assam

By Utpal Parashar, Guwahati
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 04:26 PM IST
  • An irate mob had torched a forest range office and an official vehicle after a person named Jayanta Das was killed by the buffalo on Thursday. The animal attacked and killed another person named Sukur Ali on Friday morning.
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar will inaugurate the event on January 16(Ajay Aggarwal/HT PHOTO)
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar will inaugurate the event on January 16(Ajay Aggarwal/HT PHOTO)

1st bird festival at Nagi- Nakti bird sanctuaries in Bihar to start from Jan 15

By Reena Sopam | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Patna
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2021 02:10 PM IST
  • Nagi-Nakti bird sanctuary has been selected for this event because of its uniqueness. Apart from the dense deciduous forests, moram land and variety of birds and animals, there’s unique rock formation in the area.
Germany fears spread of African swine fever through wild boars(Twitter/WLIC)
Germany fears spread of African swine fever through wild boars(Twitter/WLIC)

Elderly woman killed in wild boar attack in Uttarakhand’s Almora

PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2021 07:47 AM IST
  • A labourer carrying an axe rushed to save the elderly woman and attacked the boar. While the boar succumbed to severe injuries, the woman could not be saved.
Prime facie examination indicates that the lioness died due to cardiac arrest(Twitter/@ANI)
Prime facie examination indicates that the lioness died due to cardiac arrest(Twitter/@ANI)

Oldest lioness dies of cardiac arrest in Patna zoo

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Patna
PUBLISHED ON JAN 09, 2021 02:24 PM IST
  • Urvashi was brought to Patna zoo in 2004 from Bokaro. Authorities said she had almost completed her life span and had turned toothless and inactive about two years back.
This is the second incident of tiger death in Seoni district of Madhya Pradesh.(HT Photo/File/Representational use)
This is the second incident of tiger death in Seoni district of Madhya Pradesh.(HT Photo/File/Representational use)

Tiger found dead in suspicious circumstances in MP’s Seoni

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 09:22 AM IST
The reason for the tiger’s death is yet to be ascertained. The post-mortem will be conducted Saturday morning.
Close to a thousand endangered turtles were seized from a West Bengal market on Sunday morning in a joint raid.(HT Photo)
Close to a thousand endangered turtles were seized from a West Bengal market on Sunday morning in a joint raid.(HT Photo)

Operation Turtshield: Thousand endangered turtles seized from Bengal market

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Tanmay Chatterjee
UPDATED ON JAN 12, 2020 10:53 PM IST
In January 2019, more than 1,700 Indian flapshell turtles were seized in back to back raids in Bengal while being smuggled from Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh.
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