Orissa police personnel taught how to tackle snakes

BHUBANESWAR - The Bhubaneswar-based Snake Helpline Group recently organised an awareness workshop for Orissa police personnel about snakes and snake bites.

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Two monkeys tie the nuptial knot in Orissa

BHUBANESWAR - In a bizarre ritual, locals tied the nuptial knot of two monkeys in Balasore district of Orissa.

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Simian couple ties knot in style in Orissa

BHUBANESWAR - A marriage of two monkeys that had brought luck to their caretakers was solemnised and attended by at least 10,000 people in a temple in an Orissa village, a media report said Wednesday.

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Population of endangered dolphin rises in Orissa’s Chilika Lake

BHUBANESWAR - There’s some good news for wildlife buffs as the population of endangered Irrawaddy dolphins in Orissa’s Chilika Lake has increased to 146 in 2009 FROM last year’s 138, an official said here Friday.

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Orissa factory turns lights off to let turtles breed

BHUBANESWAR - A chemical factory in Orissa has been keeping dozens of halogens lights switched off for the past two days to ensure mass nesting of endangered Olive Ridley turtles in a nearby beach, an official said Tuesday.

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West Bengal fishermen held for fishing at turtle site

BHUBANESWAR - At least 10 fishermen from West Bengal were arrested for fishing in the prohibited area of a turtle nesting site in Orissa’s Kendrapada district, officials said Sunday.

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Crocodile population in Orissa forest goes up

BHUBANESWAR - The population of saltwater crocodiles in Orissa’s Bhitarkanika National Park, the world’s largest rookery of Olive Ridley turtles, has gone up to 1,572 this year from 1,498 in January 2008. In 2006, the Guinness Book of World Records adjudged a 23-foot-long saltwater crocodile from Bhitarkanika the biggest crocodile in the world.

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