Elephant Current Affairs, GK & News

Cyanobacteria: Cause of death in 330 Botswana Elephants

More than 330 elephants died in Botswana. The first mass death of these elephants were reported in May 2020 when a group of 169 elephants were found dead. Later in July 2020, another 281 were reported to have died mysteriously. The authorities have found that Cyanobacteria is the cause of death in these 330 elephants. ..




India’s first water clinic for elephants opened in Mathura

India has opened its first specialised hydrotherapy treatment center (water clinic) for elephants suffering from arthritis, joint pain and foot ailments on the banks of the Yamuna in Mathura. It is opened near the Wildlife SOS’ Elephant Conservation and Care Centre (ECCC), which currently houses 20 rescued elephants. The new hydrotherapy jumbo pool is 11-foot-deep ..


India’s first specialized hospital for elephants opened in Mathura

India’s first specialized hospital for elephants has opened by NGO Wildlife SOS (WSOS) in Mathura at Farah block’s Churmura village. The first-of-its-kind hospital has unique facilities including wireless digital X-ray, laser treatment, dental X-ray, thermal imaging, ultrasonography, hydrotherapy and quarantine facilities. The hospital is strategically located near elephant conservation and care centre. It is designed ..


The elephants Kanha Tiger Reserve enjoys week-long picnic

In Madhya Pradesh, the elephants at the Kanha National Park (KNP) are on a week-long picnic. This picnic, which is arranged every year, includes massaging for the elephants and a delicious menu. The purpose of a picnic is to provide family time to Jumbo. The Kanha National Park management has been organizing such picnic for ..


Gaj Yatra Rolled Out from Meghalaya

In the North-East, the Gaj Yatra has been rolled out by the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) and the Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) from Tura, the principal town of Garo Hills of Meghalaya on May 28, 2018. It is the part of an 18-month-long national campaign to protect India’s national ..