Wildlife

  • Eight-year-old girl killed by a leopard in Bahraich 21-04-2014 12:55 PM

    An eight-year-old girl was killed in an attack by a leopard near Katarniaghat wildlife sanctuary inBahraich, forest department officials said on Monday. Reshma was attacked by a leopard while she was sleeping in the courtyard of her house on Sunday located on the outskirts of the Katarniaghat sanctuary, 85 kilometres...
  • School children find body of man mauled to death by Leopard 03-04-2014 10:49 PM

    A man was mauled to death by a leopard in Dungri village of Pauri district, forest department officials said in Dehradun on Thursday. The man was missing from his village since last Tuesday, they said. The matter came to light on Wednesday when some school children saw a body bearing...
  • Three deer found dead in forests of Nandadevi National Park near Joshimath 31-03-2014 07:30 PM

    Three deer were found dead on Monday in the forests of Nandadevi National Park near Joshimath during a search in the wake of reports that they were dying one after another of some infectious disease in the area. "Three deer have been found dead so far in the park area...
  • Holy cities of Varanasi, Gaya used for smuggling rare tortoises, turtles 30-03-2014 11:41 AM

    The holy cities of Varanasi and Gaya are being increasingly used for smuggling of rare tortoises and freshwater turtles, according to the wildlife trade monitoring network, TRAFFIC. TRAFFIC officials said the final destination for these turtles, smuggled via Bangkok, is Hong Kong. The officials pointed out at the recent arrest...
  • STF arrests man involved in smuggling of forest goods 23-03-2014 08:45 PM

    A man, who is part of a gang involved in smuggling of forest goods and wildlife, was arrested by the Special Task Force (STF) from Bahraich district, official sources said in Lucknow. Tejpal Maurya was arrested on a tip off on Saturday by the team of STF and a forest...
  • 40-year-old man attacked by tiger 22-03-2014 11:37 AM

    A 40-year-old man was seriously injured in a tiger attack in north Kheri forest division in Lakhimpur, a forest department official said on Saturday. The incident took place on Friday evening when Ramesh along with his fellow villagers was grazing his cattle near Chanpura forests under south Nighasan range, Divisional...
  • George Clooney takes girlfriend Amal Alamuddin, who is also WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's lawyer, on a wildlife safari 20-03-2014 10:49 AM

    Los Angeles: George Clooney has reportedly taken his new girlfriend, British lawyer Amal Alamuddin, to Tanzania for a wildlife safari. The couple were photographed out and about during their first trip together to the country amid rumours that they were dating, reported People magazine. They were first spotted together in...
  • Three injured in leopard attack in Haridwar's Roshnabad 01-03-2014 09:34 PM

    Three persons were injured today after being attacked by a leopard in a factory in Roshnabad area of the city. The leopard sneaked into the premises of a thread manufacturing factory located in SIDCUL area at about 11 in the morning, prompting those on duty to scamper for cover. Three...
  • Three elephants die after being hit by a train in Assam 27-02-2014 06:44 PM

    Guwahati: Three elephants were killed when they were hit by a local passenger train in upper Assam's Jorhat district. The elephants were killed when the Guwahati-Tinsukia Intercity Express hit them as they were crossing the railway track at Venuguri village near Moriani railway station in a herd. The elephants were...
  • Desist from spreading rumours about the leopard, appeals District authorities 26-02-2014 08:17 AM

    Mathura district authorities on Tuesday asked people to desist from spreading rumours regarding the sighting of the leopard which has run amok in the area. Officials concerned have been asked to get in touch with the people and impress upon them the need to avoid spreading rumours about the leopard....
  • Meerut normal after leopard attack 25-02-2014 08:40 PM

    Schools and market places reopened on Tuesday after being closed since Sunday as a precautionary measure after a leopard entered the city and attacked several people, officials said. "Although precautionary measures are being taken, I am sure the big cat has left the city," said Sushant Sharma, divisional forest officer,...
  • Alert sounded as leopard slips into Meerut 24-02-2014 11:01 PM

    An alert was sounded in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut city after a leopard entered into it on Sunday and attacked several people, officials said on Monday. As a precautionary measure, all schools and colleges have been closed and people were told to stay indoors. The big cat was first spotted at...
  • Giant pandas get a celebrity welcome in Belgium 24-02-2014 01:11 PM

    Two giant pandas arrived in Belgium on a 15-year loan on Sunday, and they got the kind of welcome usually reserved for visiting dignitaries or celebrities. The male and female pair, Xing Hui and Hao Hao, showed no signs of stress from a journey of more than 12 hours as...
  • MP tells Centre to foot Rs 260 crore bill to import Cheetas from Africa 21-02-2014 10:34 AM

    Cheetah, which became extinct from the country about seven decades back, may find a home in India if the Centre agrees to fund WII's Rs 260 crore project for reintroducing the feline in Nauradehi wildlife sanctuary in Madhya Pradesh's Sagar district. If the project gets the nod, the spotted animal...
  • Elephant crushes woman to death at Rajaji National Park 12-02-2014 05:00 PM

    A 55-year-old woman was crushed to death by an elephant in Gauhri range of Rajaji National Park on Wednesday, forest officials said. The victim, Rekha Devi was attacked by the elephant at Ganga Bhogpur Talla village near Rishikesh, killing her on the spot, Ranger Rajendra Nautiyal said. A similar incident...
  • Speeding truck mows down two spotted deer on Balaghat-Seoni road 11-02-2014 06:29 PM

    Two spotted deer were killed after they were hit by a speeding truck on the Balaghat-Seoni Road near Karjai village, a forest official said on Tuesday. "The deer, aged about three to four years, were ran over by a truck last night after they came on the road from the...
  • These photos of boy risking his own life in flood waters to save baby deer from drowning will make you tear up just a little 07-02-2014 02:34 PM

    Amidst all the politics, the crime and the filmy gossip, there comes a story of someone who touches your heart. Someone who reinstates your belief in humanity and shows you a ray of hope in this otherwise big bad world. Here is one such story of a boy - Belal...
  • Congress stages walkout in the state Assembly over death of 22 deer 04-02-2014 05:28 PM

    The principal opposition Congress on Monday staged a walkout in the Chhattisgarh Assembly demanding a probe into the mysterious death of 22 spotted deer in a zoo of Bilaspur district by a committee of the members of the house. Raising the issue through a calling attention notice in the assembly,...
  • Four tigers spotted in Indore and Dewas forest ranges: Forest department 24-01-2014 11:18 PM

    Evidence suggesting existence ofat least four tigers in Indore and Dewas forest ranges ofMadhya Pradesh has been gathered by forest officials.The evidence was gathered by forest departmentofficials engaged in counting of wild animals in these ranges. Two tigers were sighted by forest departmentpersonnel, while pugmarks suggested presence of as many...
  • Poisoning of monkeys: Suspect surrenders 17-01-2014 06:47 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: A 40-year old man, accused in the case of killing of wild monkeys by feeding them poisonous food in a village, has surrendered before a local court. Premkumar, a contractual employee in the state Forest Development Corporation, had been absconding for the last few days after the police and...
  • Post re-introduction drive, Panna reclaims its tiger populace 03-01-2014 05:55 PM

    After the successful tiger re-introduction programme in Madhya Pradesh, Panna Reserve that lost all its big cats to poaching four years ago, now boasts of having 23 tigers in its wild. The tiger re-introduction programme was launched in 2009 by translocating tigers (one male and four females) from other reserves...
  • Shivraj Singh urges ministers to strive for clean image of government, party 23-12-2013 12:59 PM

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday took all his 23 newly-inducted ministers in a state tourism bus to a wildlife sanctuary near here for an interactive session, and asked them to strive to ensure a clean image of government and the party. "The chief minister advised them...
  • NTCA says no to reintroduction of white tigers in MP 22-12-2013 01:32 PM

    The National Tiger Conservation Authority has refused to give its nod for reintroduction of white tigers in Madhya Pradesh saying they have no "conservation value", a decision that may come as a setback to the state's efforts to secure these rare species. The decision was taken sometime ago during a...
  • 1,100 tortoises found after villagers complain of foul smell, smuggler arrested 18-12-2013 02:40 PM

    A man was arrested in Bihar for smuggling nearly 1,100 tortoises from Gaya district, a police officer said on Wednesday. "Seventeen sacks full of tortoises were seized from a Scorpio at GT Road near Amas police station late on Tuesday," Gaya Superintendent of Police Nishant Kumar Tiwari said. "Local villagers...
  • Motorsport returns to Uttarakhand after 23 years 10-12-2013 11:10 AM

    Uttarakhand is taking the adventure route to entice tourists back to its green vales. After almost a quarter of a century, the state is bringing motorsport back on its tourism calendar to boost confidence among tourists, and woo them to its tourism hotspots again. The state government is all set...
  • Daily wager guarding endangered animals killed by tiger 21-10-2013 11:18 PM

    A daily wage employee of Corbett Tiger Reserve, who was attacked by a tiger while he was patrolling in the park three days ago, succumbed to the injuries on Monday. The incident occurred on 18th of this month when the victim, identified as Rakesh Sharma, was patrolling at a hilly...
  • Two-yr-old girl injured in leopard attack near Katarniyaghat wildlife sanctuary 27-08-2013 01:28 PM

    A two-year-old girl was seriously injured in a leopard attack in a village adjoining the forest in Katarniyaghat wildlife sanctuary. Anjali was sleeping in the courtyard of her house in Babhania village when the leopard attacked and seriously injured her on Monday, divisional forest officer Ashish Tewari said on Tuesday....
  • Smuggler caught with 5 leopard skins, arrested under Wildlife Protection Act 05-08-2013 03:59 PM

    A man has been caught with five leopard skins and sent to jail under several sections of Wildlife Protection Act, a forest official said on Monday. Gopi, resident of Punjab, has been arrested on Sunday night under various sections of Wildlife Protection Act, said BS Almia, forest officer of Pithoragarh...
  • Watch: Himalayan black bear stranded after flash floods in Uttarakhand 28-06-2013 09:43 AM

    Locals believe that two bears were stranded in Govindghat. The Himalayan black bear comes down to the lower altitudes during the monsoon, searching for a particular type of grass. They usually are found in regions as high as 10,000 feet and the altitude in the video captured by CNN-IBN video...
  • Take frogs off dissecting table in labs: NBC 17-06-2013 11:09 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: As part of conservation of endangered animal species especially amphibians, the National Biodiversity Congress has sought a ban on using animals covered under the Wildlife Protection Act for study and experimental purposes. Many species of amphibians, listed as protected in the Wildlife Act, are facing extinction on the global...