No Place for Elephants in Land That Reveres ‘Ganesha’


Elephant corridors have been squeezed and their paths cut-off

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Wildlife SOS, an NGO, has given a new home to an elephant that was found starving and rescued from its owners who made the noble animal seek alms on the streets of Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh.

The elephant named `Mohan,’ who was rescued by authorities in July, has been brought to Wildlife SOS’ facility in Mathura, where he’s expected  to live out the rest of his years.


~ Tuesday Snippets ~

No Room in Buxa, Tigers Move Out
Tigers from Buxa reserve have moved close to the Bhutan border edged out by growing human settlements. Camera traps in Buxa have failed to produce any evidence of tiger presence in the reserve. Read more from the original source here.

New Butterfly Species Discovered in Arunachal Pradesh
Banded Tit, a new butterfly species that lives for nearly 2 weeks, has been found in the forests of Arunachal Pradesh’s Changlang district. It’s believed to spend a large part of the year in a dormant state. Read more from the original source here.

Border Security Forces Can’t Wish Away the `Elephant in the Room’
Elephants have made it a habit of walking through the living room, or in this case completely destroying the makeshift living quarters, of Indian border security force personnel in Garo hills in Meghalaya bordering Bangladesh. Officials aren’t sure if this treatment is only reserved for Indian forces. Read more from the original source here.