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Elephant Suvarna's new born calf Bannerghatta Biological Park in Bengaluru. The calf has been named 'Sudha' after Infosys Foundation Chairperson Sudha Murthy to acknowledge her contribution towards the cause of wildlife conservation.

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Officials feed elephants with a cake made of ragi and rice, fruits, vegetables and sugarcane on the occasion of World Elephant Day, at Nehru Zoological Park in Hyderabad.

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Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javedkar and Minister of State Babul Supriyo during the release of a document on best practices on human elephant conflict management, on the eve of World Elephant Day 2020, in New Delhi.

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A zookeeper sprinkles water on an elephant as mercury rises in the city, at Assam State Zoo in Guwahati.

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Elephants at an enclosure in Alipore Zoological Garden in Kolkata.

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A herd of wild elephants takes shelter on highland inside the flooded Burapahar range of Kaziranga National Park, in Nagaon District.

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A wild elephants crosses a road following flooding in the low-lying areas of Kaziranga National Park, in Nagaon district.

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A wild elephant that strayed into human settlement areas being rescued by forest officials after it fell into a well, near Pooyankuutti in Ernakulam district.

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A wild elephant that strayed into a human settlement area, tries to get out of a well that it fell into, near Pooyankuutti in Ernakulam district.

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An animal keeper feeds milk to a female elephant calf, rescued from Rani Reserve Forest, during the onoging COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, at Assam Zoo in Guwahati.

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A worker cleans elephant shoes at his residence, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Patna.

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Akhtar Imam bathes his elephant Moti at Danapur in Patna. Imam has willed half of his property to his two elephants, named Moti and Rani. Imam, who has been looking after elephants since the age of 12, says his life was once saved by the elephants from some criminals.

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Elephants being tested for novel coronavirus during a routine check-up amid ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, at a village in Jaipur.

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This photo show elephants standing by a 15-year-old pregnant wild elephant who died after suffering injuries, in Velliyar River, Palakkad district of Kerala state. Police on Friday arrested one person for causing the death of the elephant which chewed a pineapple stuffed with firecrackers that went off in its mouth in southern India. The female elephant couldn't eat because of the injury in its mouth and it died in a river later in a forest in Pallakad area in Kerala state on May 27, said a state forest officer, Surendra Kumar.

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Animal lovers holding a banner pray for the pregnant wild elephant, which was killed in Kerala, at the bank of River Ganga in Kolkata. The killing of the elephant has triggered a nationwide outrage.

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Elephant named Ulloor Sivaparvati enjoys a bath in a summer day at her shed in Thiruvananthapuram Prasanth Nagar. As the temple festivals are banned due to COVID lockdown Elephant owners are having a tough time without any income in this season.

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A herd of wild elephants graze near a road in Malakkappara, Thrissur district, in the southern Indian state of Kerala. Vehicular traffic through this road has almost ceased because of the ongoing lockdown and wild elephants have appeared close to human habitat.

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A herd of wild elephants walk in a forested area near a railway track at Panbari village, on the outskirts of Guwahati.

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A herd of wild elephants look for food in a forested area near a railway track at Panbari village, on the outskirts of Guwahati.

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A forest guard signals for a train to slow down as wild elephants graze nearby at Panbari village, on the outskirts of Guwahati.

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Villagers climb a railway pole to watch a herd of wild elephants grazing nearby at Panbari village, on the outskirts of Guwahati.

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Villagers stand on a railway track to watch a herd of wild elephant grazing in a forested area nearby at Panbari village, on the outskirts of Guwahati. More then 30 wild elephants and their calves came out from nearby Amchang wildlife sanctuary and crossed a railway track in search of food in Panbari village Monday night. Wildlife activists say human encroachment in the forests of northeast India have forced elephants out of their natural habitats, triggering conflicts with locals.

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A mahout cleans a paw of a rescued elephant at Elephant Conservation and Care Centre, in Mathura.

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Elephants arrive for tourist rides during the re-opening of Pobitora wildlife sanctuary that was closed to tourists due to the monsoon season in Pobitora, on the outskirts of Guwahati.

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A mahout controls elephants brought for tourist rides during the re-opening of Pobitora wildlife sanctuary that was closed due to the monsoon season in Pobitora, on the outskirts of Guwahati.

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A tusker seperated from the herd wanders close to a populated area in HD Kote taluk, in Mysuru.

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Elephants who were a part of Dasara celebrations being taken back to the forest, in Mysore.

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47-year old elephant Lakshmi, which went missing 2 months ago, near ITO in New Delhi. The elephant and the mahout were traced from east Delhi’s Yamuna Khadar near Chilla village on Tuesday night.

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47-year old elephant Lakshmi, which went missing 2 months ago, near ITO in New Delhi. The elephant and the mahout were traced from east Delhi’s Yamuna Khadar near Chilla village on Tuesday night.

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47-year old elephant Lakshmi, which went missing 2 months ago, at Shakarpur Police Station in New Delhi. The elephant and the mahout were traced from east Delhi’s Yamuna Khadar near Chilla village on Tuesday night.

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An elephant calf along with two wild elephants walk along a road at Nelliyampathy in Palaghat district of Kerala. Wild elephants and other animlas often leave their territory in pursuit of better habitat.

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Baby elephants rub their trunks against a tree at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Elephant Orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya. Countries that are part of an international agreement on trade in endangered species agreed to limit the sale of wild elephants, delighting conservationists but dismaying some of the African countries involved.

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Forest officials feed fruits to elephants at Nandankanan Zoological Park to mark World Elephant Day, in Bhubaneswar.

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People feed elephants at the Vadakkunnathan Temple during the beginning of the Malayalam month of Karkkidakam, in Thrissur, Kerala.

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Elephants cross a road in an attempt to move to a higher ground in the flooded Kaziranga National Park, Assam.

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Elephants at the Elephant Rehabilitation Centre in Kottoor, near Thiruvananthapuram.

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Mahouts bathe elephants at the Elephant Rehabilitation Centre in Kottoor, near Thiruvananthapuram.

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Mahouts bathe elephants at the Elephant Rehabilitation Centre in Kottoor, near Thiruvananthapuram.

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Elephants being fed at the Elephant Rehabilitation Centre in Kottoor, near Thiruvananthapuram.

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Mahouts bathe elephants at the Elephant Rehabilitation Centre in Kottoor, near Thiruvananthapuram.

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Mahouts bathe elephants at the Elephant Rehabilitation Centre in Kottoor, near Thiruvananthapuram.

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Baby elephants at the Elephant Rehabilitation Centre in Kottoor, near Thiruvananthapuram.

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Mahouts bathe elephants at the Elephant Rehabilitation Centre in Kottoor, near Thiruvananthapuram. The Rehabilitation Centre, planned on the lines of the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage in Sri Lanka, is India's first elephant rehabilitation centre. The centre, aimed at providing protection to abandoned, orphaned, injured and older elephants, is expected to have an elephant museum, mahout training center, super-specialty hospital, a retirement home and crematorium for the animals.

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