Elephant

Mitigation Steps for Solving Plight of Asian Elephants

Although well protected from international trade, Asian elephants have little protection under domestic laws. Generally, national wildlife agencies in Asia consider the domesticated elephant to be just another domestic animal (and allow their tusks to be sold), while livestock departments consider it wild and not under their jurisdiction. 

"So it's in a very curious, halfway position that makes conservation very difficult," explains Lair. Caring for privately owned domesticated Asian elephants often turns out to be the job of an impoverished mahout—or nobody's job at all.

Life of Captive Elephants

As one of the most intelligent mammals on the planet, elephants have immensely complex needs that no zoo, circus or other attraction can provide. Life in captivity is torture for these sensitive creatures that require tight social bonds and have strong migratory instincts. This reports comprises the life of Captive Elephants.

Asian Elephants Social Characteristics

Male behaviour:
By contrast, adult males tend to be solitary, or may form temporary associations of two or three unrelated bulls. They leave the family of their birth at 12-15 years of age and after that time, although they may frequently associate with female groups for feeding or mating, they have no long term bonds with them, or with each other.

Asian Elephants are highly Communicative

Vocal Cues:

  • Large repertoire of vocalizations, including:
  • Low frequency, long distance calls to maintain contact between roving individuals or groups
  • Close range, high pitched calls indicate mood
  • Loud trumpeting indicates alarm, surprise
  • Low snorts signal changes in immediate environment, alerting herd.

Tactile Cues:

Diet & Feeding

Food Items and Feeding Strategies

 

Wildlife Occupancy Modeling at Kaziranga Karbi Anglong

Surveying Wildlife Movement through Tea Gardens & other Private Lands

Wildlife Corridors are generally designated as “clearly defined” areas through which wildlife moves from one forest tract to another, in search of food, water, refuge & breeding grounds. . In the Kaziranga Karbi Landscape there are such three well defined corridors- Panbari, Haldibari and Kanchunjuri. But animals are prone to use the entire stretch of 50+ kms highway (NH 37)to cross over from Kaziranga to Karbi Anglong or vice-versa. The Project will conduct a Grid Cell survey of the 250+ sq km area that separates the two landscapes.

The Truth about Elephant Paintings

 The Truth about Elephant Paintings
The Truth about Elephant Paintings

Assam’s tea gardens shape up to become second home to wild animals

Tea estates in the North East are creating shelters for animals driven from their original habitat by deforestation.

 

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