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Paperwork puts rescued animals’ release on hold

PUNE: The Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre at Katraj, also known as Katraj Animal Orphanage, has a task on its hand. Several clearances are necessary before re-introducing rescued animals back into the wild.
Once an animal is ready for release, the centre that was established over 30 years ago, has

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Activists rescue elephant Champa in Ahmednagar

PUNE: City-based RESQ Charitable Trust, CUPA’s Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre (WRRC) in Bengaluru, People for Animals and the state forest department have rescued a 58-year-old elephant in Ahmednagar.
The pachyderm, Champa, was used as a “begging elephant” and was suffering from a fungal skin infection, abscesses, and lesions all

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Golden jackal numbers double in Asola

NEW DELHI: Improvement in Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary (ABWS) habitat could be helping species like the golden jackal thrive, findings of an ongoing animal census at the sanctuary have revealed, after the population of the golden jackal has been found to have more than doubled since 2014 in the area.

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Human – Animal Conflict – Are We Doing Enough?

Our holiday destinations change as we go through different life stages and when you have children, you tend to pick child-friendly places and experiences. A few years ago, I visited the New York zoo with my family, and I was shocked to learn something about the life of captive animals

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Leopard on dawn prowl in Trilanga

BHOPAL: The Gupta family residing in Akashganga colony of Shahpura got the shock of their lives when they checked the CCTV footage to find out the culprit which had knocked down their beautifully potted plants was none other than a young leopard that had climbed the six-foot-high wall of their

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Most pet shops operating in Mumbai, state are illegal, says PIL

The Bombay High Court on Thursday asked the State government to reply to public interest litigation (PIL) claiming that most pet shops in Mumbai and other parts of the state are illegally operating as they do not have the necessary license from the State Animal Welfare board.
A division bench

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Dolphin numbers have shrunk in Odisha, reveals Census

Odisha’s recent annual census of dolphins in its waters have thrown up some shocking numbers, with the aquatic mammals’ population declining from 469 in 2018 to 259 this year.
The census was carried out by the state’s forest and environment department on January 19 this year. The census report was

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Landscape-level approach necessary to address human-elephant conflicts

A study involving close monitoring of elephants on daily basis for two years in Karnataka has concluded that landscape-level management is necessary for mitigating human-elephant conflicts.
Elephants are engrained in India’s culture and heritage. India has the largest Asian elephant population in the world. Elephants are a generalist species that

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Adopt an animal at Tripura Zoo

Agartala, Ever dreamt of adopting a lion, a crocodile or a Himalayan black bear or any wild animal?
If yes, here’s your opportunity to do so in Tripura – except that you cannot take the animal home.
According to a senior Tripura wildlife official, any institution or individual can adopt

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Save Tiger: Animal Planet joins hands with L-T Metro Rail Hyderabad

HYDERABAD: Animal Planet, India’s No. 1 Wildlife channel, has joined hands with L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Limited (L&TMRHL) to sensitize citizens of Hyderabad about the importance of Tiger Conservation.
Starting February 13, 2019, for a month, Animal Planet & L&T Metro Rail Hyderabad will be running a campaign highlighting the alarming

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