wildlife official

Viral infection hits Himalayan blue sheep in wild


September 20th, 2012 - 9:41 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 20 (IANS) The Himalayan blue sheep or bharal, an important prey of the endangered snow leopard, is under threat in the wild from a highly contagious viral infection ... Read more...

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8 peacocks succumb to heat stroke in Aravalli village


June 11th, 2012 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, June 11 (IANS) At least eight peacocks died Monday due to heat stroke in Hasanpur village, 12 km from here in the Aravalli hills, a wildlife official said.Two seriously ... Read more...

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Orissa has over 100 tigers: wildlife official


April 1st, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 1 (IANS) Orissa could have more than 100 tigers, and will conduct an independent survey to know the exact number, a senior wildlife official said Friday, questioning the ... Read more...

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Tiger rescued from well, to be let off in the wild (Lead)


February 7th, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Feb 7 (IANS) A tiger, which had fallen into a dry well near the Chameli forest area, was finally extricated Monday evening after a three-hour rescue operation, a wildlife official said.The ... Read more...

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Tiger falls into dry well, rescue efforts on


February 7th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Feb 7 (IANS) A rescue operation has been mounted to save a tiger who fell into a dry well near Chameli forest area Monday afternoon, a wildlife official said. The incident ... Read more...

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Manhunt launched for leopard killers in Orissa


January 14th, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 14 (IANS) A day after a leopard was brutally killed by a mob on the outskirts of this Orissa capital, wildlife officials Friday launched a manhunt to nab those involved ... Read more...

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Human fury claims another leopard, probe ordered (Lead)


January 13th, 2011 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 13 (IANS) Another leopard fell prey to human fury as angry villagers Thursday hammered it to death with wooden sticks and cricket bats on the outskirts of this Orissa capital ... Read more...

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Another leopard becomes victim of human fury


January 13th, 2011 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 13 (IANS) In yet another incident of human fury against animals, angry villagers Thursday beat a leopard to death with wooden sticks and cricket bats on the outskirts of this ... Read more...

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Man injured in monkey attack in Shimla


January 10th, 2011 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 10 (IANS) A man was seriously injured Monday in a brutal attack by a monkey on the premises of the historical Hanuman Temple on the picturesque Jakhu hills of Shimla, ... Read more...

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As rare Olive Ridleys mate, Orissa mounts vigil


December 21st, 2010 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
By Jatindra Dash Bhubaneswar, Dec 21 (IANS) Over a hundred officials have been deployed along the shore to keep a hawk eye and over a dozen security camps set up. After all, protection ... Read more...

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Pakistan doesn’t have a single lion, tiger, rhino


November 7th, 2010 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 7 (IANS) Tiger, lion, rhinoceros and swamp deer are the four mammal species that have disappeared from Pakistan, reveal latest wildlife data that also indicate that many birds and ... Read more...

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One-horned rhino killed in Kaziranga park


October 28th, 2010 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Oct 28 (IANS) An endangered one-horned rhino was killed and its horn gouged out by poacher gangs at the famed Kaziranga National Park in Assam, officials said Thursday.A wildlife official said ... Read more...

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Assam villagers poisoning elephants to prevent attacks


October 14th, 2010 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Guwahati, Oct 14 (IANS) Human-elephant conflict has reached alarming proportions in Assam with at least four wild Asiatic elephants being poisoned by the villagers in the past one week, ... Read more...

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Leopard recovered from Gurgaon farmhouse


July 11th, 2010 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, July 11 (IANS) A five-year-old female leopard was recovered from a country villa in the Aravali area of Gurgaon, a satellite town of the national capital, an official said Sunday. "The ... Read more...

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Commandos trained by NSG to combat poachers


June 25th, 2010 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 25 (IANS) At least 250 forest guards are getting commando training from the elite National Security Guard (NSG) in Assam to combat poacher gangs operating in wildlife sanctuaries, officials Friday ... Read more...

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Sariska to get two more tigers


May 10th, 2010 - 10:58 am ICT by IANS
By Anil Sharma Jaipur, May 10 (IANS) The Sariska tiger reserve in Rajasthan is all set to get a tiger and a tigress from the Ranthambore national park, to add to the three ... Read more...

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Leopard escapes from enclosure, injures two people


March 28th, 2010 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 28 (IANS) A fully grown male leopard escaped from its enclosure at a rescue and rehabilitation centre for wild animals here Sunday, triggering panic among the residents of the adjoining ... Read more...

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170,000 Olive Ridley turtles lay eggs in Orissa’s Gahirmatha


March 6th, 2010 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 6 (IANS) At least 170,000 endangered female Olive Ridley turtles have laid their eggs in the protected Gahirmatha sanctuary, a famed nesting site in coastal Orissa, during the past 11 ... Read more...

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Elephants from Nepal kill 1, injure eight in Uttar Pradesh


February 25th, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 25 (IANS) One person was killed and several injured when a herd of elephants which had apparently strayed in from Nepal went on a rampage in a village in ... Read more...

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BSF to check rhino poaching in Kaziranga


February 25th, 2010 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kaziranga (Assam), Feb 25 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) will be deployed at the Kaziranga National Park in Assam to check a spurt in incidents of rhino slaughtering by organised syndicates, ... Read more...

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Animals’ bones found at national park sent for tests


February 9th, 2010 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Feb 9 (IANS) Two sets of animal skeletal remains, unearthed at the Panna National Park in Madhya Pradesh, have been sent to Hyderabad for DNA tests to ascertain the species to ... Read more...

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Orissa seeks halt to missile tests during turtle nesting season


February 8th, 2010 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 8 (IANS) Orissa will seek a halt to missile testing from a launch base in Bhadrak district on the state's coast during the nesting period of endangered Olive Ridley turtles, ... Read more...

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Rhino found dead in Kaziranga


January 28th, 2010 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Jan 28 (IANS) An endangered one-horned rhinoceros was found dead with its horn gouged out at the famous Kaziranga National Park in Assam, in the fourth such incident in the past ... Read more...

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1,000 endangered turtles found dead in Orissa beach


January 27th, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 27 (IANS) At least 1,000 endangered Olive Ridley turtles have been found dead in an Orissa beach since November, a senior state wildlife official said Wednesday. The carcasses were spotted at ... Read more...

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Two held for hunting in Orissa Lake


December 22nd, 2009 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Dec 22 (IANS) Two poachers were arrested for hunting migratory birds in Orissa's Chilika Lake and 11 dead birds were seized from their possession, a wildlife official said Tuesday. "We have arrested ... Read more...

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Poachers kill two rhinos in Kaziranga


December 22nd, 2009 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Kaziranga (Assam), Dec 22 (IANS) Two endangered one-horned rhinos were killed by poacher gangs at the famed Kaziranga National Park in Assam, taking the toll of the giant pachyderms ... Read more...

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Elephant found dead in Orissa forest


December 13th, 2009 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Dec 12 (IANS) A seven-year-old female elephant was found dead Saturday in the forest area of Orissa's Ganjam district, an official said. Locals Saturday morning spotted the elephant's body near Kuradiha village, ... Read more...

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60 dead turtles wash up on Orissa beach


November 25th, 2009 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Nov 25 (IANS) The carcasses of at least 60 Olive Ridley turtles - that in all likelihood fell victim to fishing trawlers - have been spotted on an Orissa beach in ... Read more...

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Case against Orissa villagers for confining turtle


November 13th, 2009 - 1:01 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Nov 12 (IANS) Wild life officials registered a case Thursday against a temple priest and some residents of a village in Orissa's Kendrapada district for confining a rare turtle, officials said. The ... Read more...

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Man-animal conflict: Villagers poison elephants in Assam


October 25th, 2009 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Guwahati, Oct 25 (IANS) Wildlife authorities in Assam have warned that the human-elephant conflict has reached alarming proportions with villagers poisoning to death at least four wild elephants in ... Read more...

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Nepal river floods Uttar Pradesh wildlife park


October 10th, 2009 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 10 (IANS) Excess water from Nepal's Sharda river has flooded large parts of the Dudhwa National Park in Uttar Pradesh and washed away a key pier of a 120-year-old bridge ... Read more...

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Leopard kills girl in Jammu and Kashmir


August 26th, 2009 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 26 (IANS) A leopard killed a 13-year-old girl in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir Wednesday, triggering fear among residents. A wildlife official said the leopard emerged out of the forest ... Read more...

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Leopard dies in Bhopal national park


June 4th, 2009 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, June 4 (IANS) A 16-year-old leopard, Sheru, died at the Van Vihar National Park here Thursday, the second death of a big cat in as many days, a wildlife official said. "Sheru ... Read more...

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Gujarat zoo staff to be trained in Singapore on cheetah care


May 27th, 2009 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Junagadh, May 27 (IANS) Two officials of the Sakkarbaug Zoo in this Gujarat town, which houses two cheetahs brought from Singapore, will travel to the island nation next month to learn ... Read more...

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Five of family trampled by wild elephants in Assam


April 24th, 2009 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 24 (IANS) Five members of a family were trampled to death Friday by wild Asiatic elephants that went on a rampage in a village in India's northeastern state of Assam, ... Read more...

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