1.)"Though other jungle inhabitants seldom interfere with an elephant, a hungry tiger will not hesitate to attack a solitary animal. The tiger will never let go an opportunity to prey upon calves and juveniles. J.C. Daniel in his book, The Asian Elephant, gives a number of recorded instances of tiger predating even upon full-grown elephants. Col Kesri Singh, in his book: The Tiger Of Rajasthan, has given an instance of a fight between a tiger and a big tusker in Assam. "...Some three or four years ago a tiger, having killed a baby elephant, was attacked by a tusker. Instead of trying to get clean away the tiger came at the elephant from the flank or rear, and having got on to his back raked and tore at him with his claws. The fight went on for a long time, the tusker apparently trying to dislodge the tiger by running under and against trees. He seems to have succeeded in this at least once, but only for the tiger to recover and return to the attack...In the morning the area was examined and the story reconstructed from the copious signs left about the area. The aggressor had had the best of it, for the party found the remains of the elephant calf and the dead tuskers huge bulk, atrociously torn, but the tiger had disappeared."
"Death by a Thousand Cuts".
2 Tigress kills elephant
An elephant is suspected to have died of wounds inflicted by the same tigress that attacked a man at the Corbett National Park in Uttaranchal.
Park officials confirmed that the pachyderm, which was found dead Friday night, had fought with the tigress that had mauled a man at the Dhikala tourist complex on the previous night.
According to a park official, "The elephant had been spotted with wounds, visibly inflicted by a tiger about five or six days back.
"We were keeping track of the animal. Finally we found him lying dead in the forest quite close to the Dhikala complex."
The elephant was found to have suffered multiple wounds on its trunk and it was amply evident that these were sustained in a battle with the tigress, which is suspected to have also suffered wounds.
The tigress had been spotted with two cubs. These cubs are believed to have been with the mother during the fight with the elephant.
Park officials were of the view that the elephant was unable to eat on account of the wounds on its trunk and therefore turned quite weak.
Asked why officials did not tranquillise the elephant to treat its wounds, Uttaranchal chief wildlife warden C.K. Chandola told IANS: "It is usually preferred that animals living in their natural habitat find their own natural means to heal themselves.
"No one thought that the wounds would prove fatal," he said.
"Special teams had been detailed to keep track of the movements of the tigress to assess the nature and kind of wounds it had received in the fight with the elephant."
While there is no evidence of the big cat turning into a man-eater, Chandola did not rule out the possibility.
"Irreparable wounds or old age and infirmity can force a tiger to turn to man-eating. We have to keep a strict vigil."
3) Tiger attacks and injures elephant badly.
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4) Tigress attacking elephant with 3 people on it.
5) Tigress attacks elephant
6) Tiger kills mother, baby elephant
2006-11-23 - BHUBANESWAR, India
"It was a fight that even surprised the Forest officials of Similipal Tiger Reserve (STR). A duel between a tiger and an elephant in which the big cat prevailed. The tiger reserve rarely has witnessed such incidents in the past although tigers are known to kill elephant calves. Every year, two or three calves are hunted by the tigers in the reserve."
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7) Himalaya - India
Tiger kills man, injures elephant
Dalgaon, Nov 29, 2006. A Royal Bengal tiger which sneaked from the Orang National Park on the night of November 24 last and later killed one Niranjan Das (50) of village Nichilamari under Borchala police outpost also attacked a trained elephant of the Park. Briefing this, DFO, Wildlife informed that the elephant named "Indra" who was engaged alongwith three other domestic elephants of the Park to force the tiger back to the forest area, was seriously injured by the 'man-eater'. The team of forest guards and elephants were compelled to retreat after the severe attack. Tranquiliser specialists also failed to bring the man-eater under control. But to the utter relief of the Park authority and the villagers, the 'man-eater' returned to the Park in the afternoon of November 26 last, ascertained by the foot prints of the animal, the source added.
9) by John Mounteney Jephson - 1826
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by John Mounteney Jephson - 1826