Animals

Elephants Hit by Trains in India Poses Challenge for Conservationists

Tuesday, 26 June

This is the aftermath of a train and elephant collision in the outskirts of Guwahati, India. Shared space between people and wildlife in India has led to many gruesome interactions like this ... which have become a mounting problem in the country.

Train collisions in India have killed 266 elephants from 1987 to July 2017. Railway officials in eastern India have installed devices that loudly broadcast the buzz of swarming honeybees. They hope that the elephants’ fear of insects will keep them away from oncoming trains.

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