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Elderly man escapes being mauled by hyena

Elderly man escapes being mauled by hyena Sagaya Fernando   An elderly man and a biker escaped from the fangs of death after a striped hyena, a ferocious wild animal, sprang a surprise attack on them at Kharpudi village about 45 km from Pune city in Maharashtra (India) on September 6.   The elderly man carrying a bucket and accompanied by a dog was walking on the road along a thickly wooded area when suddenly the dog senses danger and backs away, while the hyena charged out of the bushes and started attacking him. Alarmed passersby jumped to his rescue, with a man armed with a stick started hitting the wild animal. The frightened hyena left its hold and escaped into the buses.   Earlier the same hyena attacked a man riding a bike claim the villagers.   In a twist to the tale, the hyena was later found dead by the villagers.   Deputy Conservator of Forests (Junnar Division) Jayaramegowda R said, “One elderly person and a biker were injured in the attack by a hyena in Kharpudi village. A

Gentle Giant Plays Gentleman's Game

Gentle Giant Plays Gentleman's Game

Animals never cease to amaze us with their intelligence. And, elephants are said to be exceptionally smart creatures. They have the largest brain of any land animal, and three times as many neurons as humans. While many of these neurons exist to control the elephant’s large and dexterous body, these creatures have demonstrated their impressive mental capabilities time and time again. A female elephant has proved this beyond any doubt by playing the game of cricket with much ease!
A video of the elephant named Rani, from Plathottam -- a tourist spot -- near Taliparamba town in Kannur district of Kerala, playing cricket with a group of men has gone viral on social media.


The elephant wielding a bat by its trunk tackles the ball thrown by the men with ease. The video has attracted diverse comments from netizens. Though many people have made comments commending the elephant, some others have been critical about it saying that 'it is not a natural behaviour of an elephant' and it should be left to be free in the wilderness enjoying nature and not do the bidding of human beings

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