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Angola/Kwanza Norte; Elephants destroy crops in Cambondo

2010-09-03 - Golungo Alto, Angola.

A herd of elephants on Wednesday destroyed several hectares of crops in Cambondo commune, north central Kwanza Norte province, local administrator, Domingos Barros, told Angop today. Mr Barros stated that the beasts had previously destroyed 126 plantations of banana, manioc and palm trees, depleting 300 families of their nourishing source and worsening food security in the region.


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Angola: Elephants Destroy Over 280 Farms

2010-07-12 - Golungo-Alto, Angola.

At least 283 farms have been destroyed by a herd of elephants in Cambondo, Golungo-Alto district (Kwanza Norte province), during the first six months of this year.

Speaking this Monday to Angop, the official of the Institute for Forest Development (IDF) said that the destruction of 130 hectares of diverse products might contribute to food penury in Cambondo village, once that most of people there are farmers depend on agriculture production as source of subsistence.


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Tunica mastodon loses tooth

2008-05-15 - Tunica Hills , Angola. JAMES MINTON

Recently, high water flushed a bear out of the woods, and now Angola has another significant discovery: a mastodon tooth found by Lt. Col. Joe Norwood on family property in the Tunica Hills near the penitentiary. LSU paleontologist Judith A. Schiebout identified the fossil through e-mailed pictures, and LSU now wants to look at the site, with the landowner’s permission, prison spokeswoman Cathy Fontenot reports. The tooth appears to be about 8 inches long, judging from the pictures.


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Elephants avoiding mines

2008-03-20 - Amherst, Angola. STAN FREEMAN

Eliminated from Angola during more than two decades of civil war, herds of African elephants are crossing heavily mined fields as they recolonize Angola from neighboring Namibia and Botswana. But miraculously, they are avoiding the mines entirely, according to researchers at University of Massachusetts in Amherst who are tracking them via global positioning system satellites. "It's quite a mystery," said Curtice R. Griffin, the UMass professor of wildlife ecology leading the research. He estimat...


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Hub in the illegal ivory trade. Sale of ivory is thriving in Angola which, unlike most African nations, has not banned the trade

2006-10-24 - Luanda, Angola. CHRISTOPHER THOMPSON

Despite a shrinking population of elephants, Angolas share of the trade in ivory tusks has doubled in the past year, according to a report by wildlife organisations TRAFFIC and WWF International, who surveyed the volume of elephant ivory available in curio markets in Luanda. Angola was also reported to be the country of origin in 53 major seizures of ivory in some 12 countries between 1990 and 2003.


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Angola"s elephants near extinction because of Ivory trade

2006-10-12 - Luanda, Angola.

Although the elephant population is on the rebound in east and south Africa, elephants in Angola may soon become a thing of the past because of the thriving illegal ivory trade. There were about 12,400 elephants in Angola in 1981, but that number dropped during the former Portuguese colony's war. The number of elephants in Angola has been reduced to no more than 246, according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.


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FEATURE-Illegal ivory trade prospers in Angola

2006-10-09 - LUANDA, Angola.

The Cafe del Mar looks like any other expensive restaurant on Ilha de Cabo, the fashionable beach playground for foreigners and rich Angolans in Luanda. But it has a special attraction: a small but well stocked curio kiosk with neat rows of ivory carvings, a popular but now illegal souvenir for tourists in much of Africa. "Yes, we're very popular," said the shop's owner. "Here is our Angolan ivory," she said, waving her hand toward a cluster of white statues. Despite a shrinking population of el...


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Elephants Destroy Angola Crops

2006-07-20 - Luanda, Angola.

Herds of elephants have destroyed tuber, corn, banana, potato, beans and peanut plantations in the Angolan province of Bengo. Bengo Governor Jorge Inocencio Dombolo said elephants raided several farms in the towns of Pango, Aluquem, Bula, Tumba and Dembos. Dombolo said many of these pachyderms were tagged and had escaped from natural parks in Bengo.


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Elephants Destroy Plantations In Three Bengo Districts in Angola

2006-07-17 - Caxito, Angola.

Elephants have been destroying cassava, banana, potatoes, maize, beans and peanuts plantations, in the districts of Pango-Aluquem, Dembos and Bula-Atumba, in Angola`s northern Bengo province. Since last June, elephants have destroyed about 200 fields belonging to small farmers, which may lead to a food crisis, warned the peasants.


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Angola"s trade in illegal ivory grows rapidly

2006-04-05 - Luanda, Angola.

Doubling of volume over a year shows serious rise in elephant poaching. War-battered Angola itself has only about 250 elephants. Elephant populations elsewhere are on the rise -- in part because of an almost complete global ban on the ivory trade. The World Conservation Union says elephant numbers in east and south Africa are rising. It says surveys showed elephant numbers in the two regions rose to 355,000 from 283,000 in the five years to 2002, a growth rate of 4.5 percent per year.


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New partnership to clear landmines for african elephants

2005-07-05 - Luanda, Angola.

A region made impassable by civil war in recent decades will be cleared of landmines to allow huge elephant herds to resume their normal spread in southern Africa, Roots of Peace (RoP) and Conservation International (CI) announced today. The U.S.-based non-profit organizations are partners in a project to remove landmines sown during Angola's 26-year civil war from critical access corridors used by elephants between northern Botswana and prime wildlife regions in Angola and Zambia. Once the land...


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Elephants Destroy Crops in Cabinda Province in Angola

2005-04-18 - Cabinda, Angola.

Undetermined number of elephants are destroying tillage of the peasants in the districts of Buco Zau and Belize in far northern Cabinda province, it was denounced today by the co-ordinator of a bio-diversity project, Alfredo Buza.

Mr Buza said that the gravity of the situation jeopardises the communities' food sustenance. He added that there has arrived last week in the region a British expert in handling of elephants, to study the situation.


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The worlds largest elephant

1955-11-13 - Cuando River, Angola.

The largest elephant on record was an adult male African elephant hunted by Jose Fenykovi from Madrid in Angola in 1955.


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13 Headlines about Elephants from Angola2010-09-03 - Golungo Alto, Angola - Angola/Kwanza Norte; Elephants destroy crops in Cambondo 2010-07-12 - Golungo-Alto, Angola - Angola: Elephants Destroy Over 280 Farms 2008-05-15 - Tunica Hills , Angola - Tunica mastodon loses tooth 2008-03-20 - Amherst, Angola - Elephants avoiding mines 2006-10-24 - Luanda, Angola - Hub in the illegal ivory trade. Sale of ivory is thriving in Angola which, unlike most African nations, has not banned the trade 2006-10-12 - Luanda, Angola - Angola"s elephants near extinction because of Ivory trade 2006-10-09 - LUANDA, Angola - FEATURE-Illegal ivory trade prospers in Angola 2006-07-20 - Luanda, Angola - Elephants Destroy Angola Crops 2006-07-17 - Caxito, Angola - Elephants Destroy Plantations In Three Bengo Districts in Angola 2006-04-05 - Luanda, Angola - Angola"s trade in illegal ivory grows rapidly 2005-07-05 - Luanda, Angola - New partnership to clear landmines for african elephants 2005-04-18 - Cabinda, Angola - Elephants Destroy Crops in Cabinda Province in Angola 1955-11-13 - Cuando River, Angola - The worlds largest elephant

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2021-11-15 - Azle, United States.

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Yunnan, China: Kunming Zoo welcomes a newborn Asian elephant calf

2021-10-21 - Kunming, China.

Yaming, an Asian elephant in the zoo, gave birth to a male Asian elephant calf on Oct. 15, 2021. The new member is in good health and in the period of immune isolation and protection with his mother, ...


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Elephant Glossary and Encyclopedia is renovated!

2021-10-18 - Banlung, Cambodia. Dan Koehl

The Elephant Glossary, started back in 1995, has been repaired, recovered and developed, now with almost 200 terms. They can all be viewed by Alphabetical order, or by Category, and the numbers of ch...


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Keonjhar sees rising elephant deaths

2021-10-08 - Bubaneshwar, India.

Elephants death toll has risen in Keonjhar forest division over the last one year. Sources revealed that when Santosh Joshi was the DFO from 2017 to 2020, 24 elephants had died in Keonjhar forest di...


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Elephants at BEC were found to be just "skin and bones" after the coronavirus pandemic forced the park to close

"Just skin and bones": Bali elephants left to starve

2021-10-07 - Petang, Indonesia. Al Jazeera Staff

Bali Elephant Camp (BEC), a safari-style park, north of Ubud, Indonesia, left more than a dozen elephants to starve, and staff without pay after plummeting ticket sales forced it to close when COVID-1...


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COPA presents its Second Report containing information on 16 investigations to parliament

2021-10-06 - Colombo, Sri Lanka.

The Second Report of the Committee on Public Accounts (COPA) for the First Session of the Ninth Parliament was presented to Parliament today (06) by its chairman, (Prof). Tissa Vitharana, Parliament C...


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Is there any risks when Zoos have Facebook pages?

2021-10-03 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Dan Koehl

Lately, I have noticed that Zoos Facebook Pages slowly more and more are taking over Zoos educational role. The latest example is about the elephant Mala in Parc Paradisio. Mala has colic, and hundred...


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Gange attracted elephants during khedda operations. Credit: DH File Photo

Elephant dies at Sakrebailu camp

2021-09-27 - Shivamogga, India. DHNS, Shivamogga

Gange, a female elephant used for khedda operations, died at the Sakrebailu camp in the district on Sunday. "The elephant was not well for the past two years. The condition worsened fifteen days ago. ...


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10,000-pound elephant calls Attapulgus home as it moves into South Georgia refuge

2021-09-23 - Attapulgus, United States.

It’s a big day for South Georgia. Bo, a 10,000-pound elephant moved into his new home thanks to Elephant Aid International and George Carden, the person giving Bo a new life. He's the owner of Georg...


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NEW ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM IN WINSTON

2021-09-16 - Winston, United Kingdom. Brooke Communications

43-year old African elephant Butch, who is over ten-foot-tall, is the newest animal to call the game park in Winston home. Marketing Director Jacob Schlueter said Butch came from another facility wher...


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Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens DG resigned over elephant issue: Union

2021-09-09 - Colombo, Sri Lanka. Pamodi Waravita and Ruwani Fonseka

The Sri Lanka Podujana National Zoological Gardens Department Workers’ Union yesterday (9) claimed that National Zoological Gardens Department Director General (DG) Ishini Wickremesinghe has resigne...


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South Georgia elephant sanctuary welcomes first resident

2021-09-09 - Attapulgus, United States.

Elephant Refuge North America, an 850-acre natural habitat located in Attapulgus, Georgia, plans to accept its first resident later this month. Bo, a 34-year-old male elephant, is being released by th...


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Twin elephant calves born at Pinnawala

2021-08-31 - Kegalle, Sri Lanka.

For the first time in Sri Lanka's history, twin baby elephants have been born at the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. The twin calves were born to female elephant named 'Surangi'. Both calves are male. T...


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A Sri Lankan Buddhist monk anoints a temple elephant as a part ritual marking the New Year as per traditions at a temple in Colombo on April 17, 2021.

Sri Lanka prohibits handlers from drunk driving on elephants, bans putting baby elephants to work

2021-08-23 - Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Under the new regulations, logging elephants can only work up to four hours a day, while working at night is forbidden. They are also entitled to at least two-and-a-half hours of bathing time each day...


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Adult tuskers fast disappearing in Odisha: Male elephants account for 18% of total population

2021-08-14 - Bhubaneswar, India.

With the large scale poaching of tuskers over the years, the gender imbalance is fast emerging as a major threat to the elephant population growth in Odisha with the drastic drop in the numbers of adu...


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‘We are hopeful’: Cora the elephant’s health is improving after end-of-life options considered

2021-08-13 - Topeka, United States.

Cora the elephant is improving after concerns over her health had the Topeka Zoo considering end-of-life options. Shanna Simpson, an animal curator at the zoo, said Cora wasn’t eating, had a lot of ...


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Human-elephant conflict continues to take heavy toll; 219 jumbos and 89 people so far this year

2021-08-12 - Colombo, Sri Lanka.

The Department of Wildlife Conservation has recorded 219 jumbo deaths up to August 11 this year mainly from human-elephant conflict. During the same period, 89 people were killed in elephant attacks. ...


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Another jumbo dies of anthrax in Mudumalai Tiger Reserve?

2021-08-12 - COIMBATORE, India.

An elephant, which was found dead at Mangalapatti near Thengumaradha in Nilgiris district.on Tuesday, may have died of anthrax, according to the forest department.


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Scientific approach, local involvement must for conservation: Minister

2021-08-12 - New Delhi, India.

Union Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEF&CC), Bhupender Yadav on Thursday said that nature conservation should be taken up with a scientific approach involving the local commun...


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Hyderabad: Elephant from Kolhapur to carry Bibi ka Alam

2021-08-12 - Hyderabad, India.

An elephant, Madhuri aged 38 years from Kolhapur will be used to carry the Bibi ka Alam standard during the procession on the 10 of Muharram month scheduled next Friday. The costs involved in bringing...


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