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An elephant is suspected to have died of wounds inflicted by the same tigress that attacked a man at the Corbett National Park in Uttaranchal. Park officials confirmed that the pachyderm, which was found dead Friday night, had fought with the tigress that had mauled a man at the Dhikala tourist complex on the previous night. According to a park official, "The elephant had been spotted with wounds, visibly inflicted by a tiger about five or six days back. "We were keeping track of the animal. Finally we found him lying dead in the forest quite close to the Dhikala complex." The elephant was found to have suffered multiple wounds on its trunk and it was amply evident that these were sustained in a battle with the tigress, which is suspected to have also suffered wounds. The tigress had been spotted with two cubs. These cubs are believed to have been with the mother during the fight with the elephant. Park officials were of the view that the elephant was unable to eat on account of the wounds on its trunk and therefore turned quite weak. Asked why officials did not tranquillise the elephant to treat its wounds, Uttaranchal chief wildlife warden C.K. Chandola told IANS: "It is usually preferred that animals living in their natural habitat find their own natural means to heal themselves. "No one thought that the wounds would prove fatal," he said. "Special teams had been detailed to keep track of the movements of the tigress to assess the nature and kind of wounds it had received in the fight with the elephant." While there is no evidence of the big cat turning into a man-eater, Chandola did not rule out the possibility. "Irreparable wounds or old age and infirmity can force a tiger to turn to man-eating. We have to keep a strict vigil."
A 20-year-old female elephant has been killed by a tiger in the Corbett Tiger Reserve (CTR), a forest official said.
The half-eaten body of the pachyderm was found by a forest patrolling team on Friday morning, Uttarakhand Chief Wildlife Warden Srikant Chandola said.
“The killing of elephant calves by a tiger is a common incident in jungles, but this is a very rare incident when the tiger has attacked and killed an adolescent elephant,” he added.
It was a fight that even surprised the Forest officials of Similipal Tiger Reserve (STR). A duel between a tiger and an elephant in which the big cat prevailed. The tiger reserve rarely has witnessed such incidents in the past although tigers are known to kill elephant calves. Every year, two or three calves are hunted by the tigers in the reserve.
Riding on elephants, eight tourists from West Bengal had their wish fulfilled on Monday when they spotted a tiger from close quarters in Assam's Kaziranga National Park. But the thrill of watching a big cat soon turned out to be their worst nightmare when a tigress and her cubs pounced on the jumbos they were riding. Luckily, nobody was injured in the incident because of quick work by the mahouts who steered the gentle giants and the tourists out of danger. It was all going fine for the guests who were enjoying a ride in the Bagori range of the park on Manimala and Lakhimai two elephants of the forest department till 6.35 am when all of a sudden a tigeress and its two cubs pounced on the jumbos from behind a bush. Fortunately, the mahouts reacted on time and steered the elephants out of danger. Dipak Das, the owner of the elephants, said, "Like other days, we had started our second trip of private elephant safari in the Bagori range at 6.15 am. We had altogether seven elephants in the trip and there were four persons on each jumbo. On seeing the pachyderms, the tiger tried to attack them. However, the elephants managed to escape because of the mahouts' presence of mind. The two jumbos and all the tourists are unhurt." This is the first such incident in Kaziranga this year.
Tiger kills man, injures elephant Dalgaon, Nov 29, 2006. A Royal Bengal tiger which sneaked from the Orang National Park on the night of November 24 last and later killed one Niranjan Das (50) of village Nichilamari under Borchala police outpost also attacked a trained elephant of the Park. Briefing this, DFO, Wildlife informed that the elephant named "Indra" who was engaged alongwith three other domestic elephants of the Park to force the tiger back to the forest area, was seriously injured by the 'man-eater'. The team of forest guards and elephants were compelled to retreat after the severe attack. Tranquiliser specialists also failed to bring the man-eater under control. But to the utter relief of the Park authority and the villagers, the 'man-eater' returned to the Park in the afternoon of November 26 last, ascertained by the foot prints of the animal, the source added.
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Tiger kills Tusker ElephantFirst Published : 22 Sep 2009 11:55:00 In a rare incident recently a tiger is reported to have killed a tusker in the Eravikulam National Park near Munnar, intriguing forest officials and wildlife enthusiasts alike. For tigers have never been known to attack elephants - let alone kill them - being physically no match for the pachyderms. Perhaps, this was a territorial feud - common in the wilds - and the tusker presumably was ailing and weak. Yet it's hard to imagine a tiger taking on an elephant and besting it.
Tiger Injures female elephant and kills Calf Dehradun, Jan 21,2010 (PTI) A tiger killed a seven-month-old elephant calf at Dhikala range of Corbett Tiger Reserve, officials said today. The incident took place yesterday when the calf was roaming around with his mother and suddenly attacked by the wild cat, they said. The female elephant was also injured in the attack when she tried to save the calf. The elephant and her calf were apparently got separated from their herd when the incident occurred, they said.
Kaziranga tiger attack bull elephant Foresters await nod to sedate herd - Jumbos camping in swamp A STAFF REPORTER On the rampage Guwahati, Dec. 25,2009: The forest department is contemplating the difficult task of tranquillising a herd of rampaging elephants after an attempt to chase it away from human habitat failed. The herd has damaged hundreds of acres of paddy land in the villages along the banks of the Brahmaputra. A recent drive to chase it away had to be shelved after a school student was hit by a stray bullet allegedly fired by forest guards. "We have written to the headquarters that the only option left is to tranquillise the elephants one by one and shift them to either Kaziranga National Park or Dibru-Saikhowa National Park," the assistant conservator of forest, Jorhat division, Gunin Saikia, told this correspondent today. Though it would be a Herculean task, it was the only option left with the forest department, he said. "We have tried whatever is possible but failed; now the only option left with us is tranquillisation," Saikia said. The herd is now taking shelter in a swampy area full of elephant grass at Borkhelia under Teok police station in Jorhat district. The herd of about 70 elephants takes shelter at the swamp during daytime and attacks human settlements as soon as night falls. The Jorhat district administration has also started a project to build trenches around human settlements to keep the elephants away. Saikia said the herd's present location was ideal for carrying out a tranquillising drive and shift the elephants to Kaziranga and Saikhowa. Kaziranga to the west and Saikhowa to its east are less than 150km from Jorhat town. Recently, the Jorhat forest department has set up a special task force, comprising homeguards and local youths, to chase away the elephants but the attempt failed to yield results. "The elephants get scattered into small groups as soon as we launch the attack. It is almost impossible to chase them away," Saikia said. Last night, a Royal Bengal
Elephant attacked and seriously injured by tiger STAFF WRITER 18:14 HRS IST Golaghat, Aug 14, 2009 (PTI) An elephant was attacked and seriously injured by a tiger in world-famous Kaziranga National Park (KNP), forest officials said today. The six-year-old female elephant was attacked by a tiger in the northern part of the Park and its hind legs were injured last night, KNP director S N Buragohain told PTI. The elephant, which had its ears torn apart in the incident, was being treated at the camp office of the Park where her condition was stated to be stable, he said. Buragohain said a new range situated to the North of the River Brahmaputra has been added into the park, increasing its total area to 859 sq km from 430 sq km earlier. Besides the newly added Northern range, the park earlier was divided into four range - Kohora, Bagori, Burapahar and Agaratoli -, Buragohain said.
Treating an elephant that a tiger had attacked
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tundra eagle wrote:It took several hours for the tiger to kill the rhino....yawn....wats so fukking special?? Lions had done the same...and the elephant didnt even died!! Stop spamming the board wit these ridiculous stories!!
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