Temple and Festival Elephants

Cambodians Revel in Now Tourist-Free Angkor Wat

SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA - The new coronavirus has left its mark on Angkor Wat, the world’s top tourist attraction. Foreign visitors are rare, the elephants are being rehoused and local businesses have gone bankrupt, but for Cambodians it’s a chance to reclaim their heritage. Authorities s
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Kerala: Three arrested for killing of 10-year-old elephant in April

The Kerala Forest Department on Wednesday arrested three people in connection with the death of a 10-year-old female elephant in Kollam district’s Pathanapuram area in April, IANS reported. Unidentified forest officials told The News Minute that the elephant fell prey to a trap that w
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Translocated temple elephant yet to adapt to new habitat

Forest officials inspect the temple elephant, Lakshmi, that was translocated to Perunthalaivar Kamaraj Krishi Vigyan Kendra (PKKVK).   | Photo Credit: T. Singaravelou The pachyderm is unlike most wild-to-capture animals: officials Lakshmi, the popular elephant of the Sri Manakula Vina
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Elephant lover wills Rs 5cr property to jumbo pets

An elephant lover in Bihar has willed his entire property worth Rs 5 crore to his two pet jumbos.Akhtar Imam, 50, a resident of Janipur on the outskirts of the state capital, is a well-known elephant lover, who runs a trust called ‘Aerawat’ (Asian Elephant Rehabilitation and Wildlife
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Use of elephants to pull chariots opposed

By Express News Service PURI: Social activists and scholars have expressed reservations about the suggestion made by the Orissa High Court to try alternative methods like machines or elephants for pulling the chariots during Rath Yatra. Environmentalist Jagannath Bastia, in a letter t
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Machines or elephants may pull chariots in Puri Rath Yatra this time instead of devotees

Home / India News / Machines or elephants may pull chariots in Puri Rath Yatra this time instead of devotees A PIL by an advocate had sought the High Court’s intervention for the use of machinery for pulling the chariots in view of the Covid-19 pandemic. Traditionally, hundreds of dev
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