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Rescued baby elephant sent to safari park

2021-03-12 - Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.

The three-month-old female calf, weighing 121 kg, was handed over to safari park authorities on Wednesday. It was found abandoned beside Monkhali canal under Shaplapur beat office of Huiyakkong range of Cox's Bazar South Forest Division.


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relocation

Farmer buys elephant to fulfil wife’s dream

Dulal Chandra Roy, a farmer from Lalmonirhat’s Panchagram union, has sold his lands to buy his wife an elephant to fulfil her dream

2020-09-22 - Lalmonirhat , Bangladesh. United News of Bangladesh

Dulal Chandra Roy, a farmer from Lalmonirhat’s Panchagram union, sold his lands to buy an elephant for his wife. His wife Tulsi Rani Dasi said that she had received a divine instruction in her dreams about a year ago to buy an elephant and take care of it. It was not the first time she bought animals after dreaming of them. A few years ago Tulsi bought a horse, a swan and a goat.


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conflict

South Bengal’s jumbo problem

Chasing away elephants by scare tactics causes more damage as the herd splits into smaller groups and runs in various directions

2016-11-25 - New Delhi, Bangladesh.

The number of elephants crossing over to rice-growing districts South Bengal have increased over the years, leaving behind a trail of death and destruction Numbers tell the state of human-elephant conflict in Bengal: 108 people dead (out of which 71 were in south Bengal) and 14 elephants electrocuted last year. Since April this year, the conflict has left 18 people dead; two elephants have been electrocuted and two shot dead after they were declared rogue by the forest department.


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conservation

Assam team to visit Bangladesh for bringing back elephant

2016-08-02 - Dhaka, Bangladesh.

A team of Assam forest department will reach Bangladesh on Wednesday, to study how to bring back an elephant stranded in the neighbouring country after being washed away by the strong currents of the Brahmaputra river. On June 27, the wild female elephant was separated from her herd in Assam and floated along with the currents of the Brahmaputra river from Dhubri district into the neighbouring Bangladesh.


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circus

Bangladesh"s Traveling Circus

2013-11-03 - Jamsha, Bangladesh. Getty Images

Two circus performers ride an elephant past the circus tent of the Olympic Circus, November 1, 2013 in Jamsha, Bangladesh. As modernization slowly takes over landscape of Bangladesh, the circus is a dying art form and is moving further and further away from mainstream entertainment. Generations of low income families are born into circuses with rarely the hope of ever working in different profession or escaping the harsh realities of the circus.


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conservation

Save endangered elephants

A wild Asiatic elephant foraging in a forest of Teknaf.

2011-10-31 - Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Unplanned human settlement and cultivation on elephant habitat is causing a human-elephant conflict in Bangladesh. The result each year is around 32 human and four elephant deaths, said experts yesterday. Many more are injured and the damage to crops amounts to Tk 3 crore in the country´s north-eastern and south-eastern regions, they said.


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death

Bangladesh zoo mourns elephant

2010-07-24 - Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Bangladesh´s biggest zoo has declared three days of mourning following the death of a 100-year-old elephant which was its top attraction and "loyal servant", an official said on Saturday. Pabantara collapsed on Thursday after a heart attack and died hours later, plunging her fans into grief, AHM Shahidullah, head of the state-owned Dhaka Zoo, told AFP. The female Asian elephant had lived at the zoo since it was founded in 1957 and carried hundreds of thousands of children and adults on fun...


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poaching

Wild elephant poached in Bandarban

2009-11-10 - Bandarban, Bangladesh.

Poachers killed a wild elephant at Kagoji Khola-Garjontoli area of Naikkhongchhari upazila on Sunday afternoon. Locals alleged that the poachers shot the female elephant dead to collect its bones and tusk. Naikkhongchhari police said local people saw the dead elephant with bullet holes in its body and informed the forest officials and police. Earlier, a wild male elephant was allegedly killed at a rubber garden near Alikhhong village of Baishari union of the upazila on October 1.


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research

Arakanese Elephants to be Tracked with Video

2008-10-20 - Dhaka, Bangladesh.

An environmental group focusing on Arakanese wildlife is preparing to record wild elephants in Arakan State with video cameras as the elephant population has declined in recent years, said one environmental worker from Sittwe.
The group will be carrying out the plan in the near future in Arakan Roma and the Mayu Range, where wild elephants range. The elephants will be counted by the group via the video cameras.


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accident

Octogenarian killed by wild elephants in Chandraghona

2008-03-06 - Rangamati, Bangladesh.

A herd of wild elephants killed an Octogenarian attacking his home situated at a remote hilly village of Chandraghona yesterday evening, police said. The victim was identified as Aminur Rahman, 80, of Hatimara village under Chandraghona Union of Kaptai Upazila in the district. The herd of wild elephants numbering 20 to 25, suddenly attacked the thatch house of the victim at around 6 PM on February 28 when he was sitting on the yard of the house, the police said. Sensing the presence of the wild ...


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conflict

Wild elephants stray into B"desh village, kill man

2008-02-09 - Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Wild elephants straying into a Bangladesh village killed a man, injured another and trampled several homes on Saturday, forest officials said. The incident occurred at a village near Ramu, about 400 km (250 miles) southeast of the capital Dhaka, said an official of Bangladesh Forest Department. Villagers, who were caught off guard, fled their homes, but later returned with drums and firecrackers to scare off the herd of around six elephants. The elephants also devoured rice stocks, fruits and so...


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conflict

Elephants kill man, destroy homes in Bangladesh

2008-01-24 - COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh. Mohammad Nurul Islam / David Fogarty

One man was killed and another injured in attacks by wild elephants that strayed into villages and trampled homes and crops in Bangladesh, police said on Thursday. They said the elephants stormed into different villages near a forest about 400 km (250 miles) southeast of the capital Dhaka on Wednesday. The victims were working in their fields when the elephants came out of the forest, witnesses told police. Attacks by elephant have become frequent in recent years, as their forest habitats shrink...


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accident

Wild Elephants Kill Five on Border

2008-01-15 - Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Wild elephants killed five people, including one woman from Burma, and injured 20 others in the Bangladesh border township Teknaf, opposite Maundaw Township in Burma, according to a local official report. The Burmese victim who was killed was identified as Khadija Begun, 35 years old, who was living in a slum near the Naff River in Teknaf Township. The incident took place on 10 January when Kadija Begun went into the forest to collect firewood along with her two young sons. When the family reach...


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conflict

Wild elephant kills one in northern Bangladesh

2008-01-11 - Dhaka, Bangladesh. Ruma Paul and Anis Ahmed

A wild elephant straying into a village trampled a man to death and injured at least 15 people in Bangladesh on Friday, police and forest officials said. The incident occurred at a village in Lalmonirhat district, 350 km (215 miles) north of the capital near the Indian border. The elephant apparently broke from its herd and lost its way and entered the Bangladesh village from nearby Indian forest, one Lalmonirhat police official said.


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Wild elephants kill 4 people in Cox"sBazar

2007-12-28 - Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.

A group of wild elephants, came down from the hilly terrain, today killed four people including a mother and two children at Eidgaon area of Sadar Upazila under the district. The angry elephants also damaged eight households in Satgharia Para of West Gazalia of Islamabad union in the same Upazila. The elephants were hungry and became mad, according to the experts of the Department of Forest. Police and the local residents said the elephants at first attacked the house of Mojaher Mia and his wife...


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conflict

Wild elephant kills four villagers in southern Bangladesh

2007-12-19 - Dhaka, Bangladesh.

A lone elephant attacked a rice farm, killing at least four members of the same family in southern Bangladesh, media reports said on Wednesday. The daily Bangladesh Observer said the wild elephant left its herd and entered a village Tuesday near the resort district of Cox's Bazar, 300 kilometres south of the capital Dhaka, and demolished a mud and straw hut where the family was asleep. The dead included a six-month-old girl, the newspaper said.


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Wild elephant tramples 3 to death in Bangladesh

2007-12-18 - Dhaka, Bangladesh.

A wild elephant trampled to death three members of a family in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar district, 310 km southeast of the capital Dhaka, early Tuesday. Locals were quoted by the private news agency UNB as saying that the victims were asleep when the animal attacked the house before dawn. A group of wild elephants coming down from the hills also demolished a number houses and standing crops.


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Wild elephant kills one, injures two in Bangladesh

2007-08-26 - Dhaka, Bangladesh.

A wild elephant rampaged through a village in Bangladesh's Chittagong district, 264 km southeast of capital Dhaka, early Saturday, killing a girl and injuring two others. Locals was quoted by private news agency UNB as saying the elephant came down from a nearby hill and tore through the house of Omar Faruq at Chunati village around 6 a.m. when the victims were asleep.


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conflict

Wild Elephants Trample Two Sleeping Boys To Death In Bangladesh

2007-06-24 - Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Two tribal boys were killed in an attack by wild elephants from across the border at Panihata village under Nalitabari upazila of the country's central district Sherpur on Saturday, officials and locals said. A herd of eight wild elephants coming from the Indian state of Meghalaya entered the bordering area and attacked the house of Ilias Sangma at the village at around 4:00 a.m. (local time) when the family members were asleep. The elephants damaged the house and trampled Ilias two sons: Faruqu...


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Wild elephants kill two villagers in Bangladesh

2007-05-22 - Cox Bazar, Bangladesh.

Wild elephants trampled two people to death and destroyed 20 bamboo homes when they strayed into a Bangladesh village on Tuesday. The herd of some 10 elephants also uprooted trees and damaged crops in Mithachhari, near Cox's Bazar town, 400 km (250 miles) southeast of the capital Dhaka. Police said some seven people have been trampled to death by wild elephants in the last two months at Cox's Bazar district alone.


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Elephants kill two Bangladeshi children

2007-04-18 - COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh.

Wild elephants straying into a village trampled two nine-year-old children to death in southeastern Bangladesh on Wednesday, police and forestry officials said. The victims, a boy and a girl, failed to escape when a herd of elephants swooped on their village near a forest at Ramu, 430 km (269 miles) southeast of the capital Dhaka. The elephants also destroyed five houses, uprooted trees and demolished standing crops.


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death

Bangladesh elephant dies in fight with another

Villagers look at the carcass of a dead elephant in Cox

2007-03-22 - COXS BAZAR, Bangladesh.

A century-old elephant died after a rare fight with another elephant in a Bangladesh forest, officials said on Thursday. Forest officials retrieved the dead elephant, a male around 100 years old, and conducted an autopsy which suggested it died of injuries inflicted in a clash with another male. The other elephant was likely to be injured, and officials were trying to locate it.


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Circus elephant helps Bangla demolition squad

The flimsy buildings had little chance against the elephant

2007-03-13 - DHAKA, Bangladesh.

Suffering from a shortage of tools and heavy equipment, city chiefs recruited a circus elephant to come to the aid of workers in the city of Barisal. The animal rapidly reduced the illegal properties to rubble, carrying out the work of 10 men in a matter of minutes, reports say. Illegally built properties have become more commonplace over the last decade.


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conservation

Number of elephants decreasing fast in Cox Bazar and Teknaf

2007-02-25 - Dacca, Bangladesh. Sheikh Arif Bulbon

The number of elephants is alarmingly decreasing in forests of Cox's Bazar and Teknaf, where once one-third of elephant population of the country was found, due to undue pressure of deforestation and increasing of human activities in forest areas. According to the last census of the World Conservation Union (IUCN), there are only 30 to 35 elephants in forests of Teknaf and Southern Cox's Bazar regions.


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Report: Wild elephants rampage through village in Bangladesh, kill one

Elephant Road in city of Dhaka 100 years ago.

2006-11-09 - DHAKA, Bangladesh.

A herd of wild elephants rampaged through a northern Bangladeshi village, damaging crops and homes, and killing one elderly man. The victim died instantly after elephants crushed him. About three dozen people have been killed over the past few years by wild elephants in the district, which is close to the forested border with India. About 250 wild elephants make their homes in Bangladesh's tropical forests, but their habitat has been reduced in recent years due to human development, occasionally...


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conflict

Elephants rampage through Bangladesh village, killing boy

2006-11-02 - CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh.

A herd of wild elephants rampaged through a remote, hillside village in southeastern Bangladesh, killing one boy, villagers said Thursday. Last month, a herd of wild elephants killed five members of a family in the same district. Delwar Hossain said the villagers tried to scare the elephants away by beating drums and using firecrackers and then left the area, which borders Myanmar. A 10-year-old boy who lingered behind, however, was crushed to death by the elephants, Hossain said.


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conflict

Elephants attack Bangladesh village, five killed

2006-10-19 - CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh.

A herd of wild elephants rampaged through Jangalgunagari village, 350 km (220 miles) southeast of the capital Dhaka, in southern Bangladesh on Thursday, killing five members of a family. Two children were among those trampled to death by the herd of about 10 elephants. The elephants also destroyed five bamboo huts and damaged crops before they were chased away by police firing blank shots. Villagers also torched bushes and lit firecrackers to scare the animals away.


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Elephants and villagers battle in jungles of Bangladesh

2006-09-04 - UKHIA, Bangladesh.

Deep in the forests of southeastern Bangladesh, a battle rages between herds of endangered elephants and villagers. Every year, about 30 people and five elephants die in this struggle in the hills where humans are encroaching on the forests to rebuild their lowland villages washed away by seasonal floods. "Sometimes we win. Sometimes the elephants win. This is an ongoing battle," said Abdus Shukur, a 45-year-old father of three.


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Wild elephants, crocodile kill four in Bangladesh

2006-05-25 - Dhaka, Bangladesh. Nazrul Islam

Marauding elephants have trampled down three people in Bangladesh's south-eastern Banderban and Cox's Bazar districts while a crocodile has taken away one fisherman from southern Sundarbans on Thursday and Tuesday, according to sources in the district administrations.


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conflict

Elephants Ravage Bangladesh Refugee Camp, Child Killed

2006-05-12 - COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh.

One child was killed and 30 people were injured on Thursday when two wild elephants wrecked parts of a refugee camp in southeastern Bangladesh, police said. They said the elephants strayed into the camp for Myanmar Muslim refugees from the nearby forest and destroyed dozens of bamboo shelters. Police fired blank shots to chase the elephants back to the forest from the camp that houses 8,000 Muslim refugees, who are among the tens of thousands who crossed into Bangladesh more than a decade ago al...


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Elephants kill Bangladeshi villager, attacks rise

2006-01-17 - COX´S BAZAR, Bangladesh.

A herd of wild elephants crushed a Bangladeshi villager to death, the eighth such killing over the past month in the southeast of the country, an official said on Tuesday. Another man was injured in the clash in forests near Cox's Bazaar town, 400 km (250 miles) from Dhaka, where officials say a dwindling natural habitat is forcing elephants to overrun villages.


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South Asian experts vow to protect endangered elephants

2005-12-20 - CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh. Nazimuddin Shaymol

Asian elephant numbers are falling because of deforestation, road-building and expansion of farmlands and plans to protect remaining populations are crucial, wildlife experts meeting in Bangladesh said. The South Asian wildlife experts concluded a two-day meeting in southern Bangladesh on Tuesday with an agreement for joint collaboration to protect elephants, whose numbers across Asia are now 60,000, down from 150,000 two decades ago.


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death

2 wild elephants died in Bangladesh, caught in electric traps

2004-10-29 - Sherpur, Bangladesh. Agencies

Angry villagers killed two wild elephants with electric traps on Monday and Tuesday as some 150 giant animals from across the Meghalaya State border of India ravaged several thousand acres of Aman crops and a number of households in the remote villages here.


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Mourning elephant electrocuted in Bangladesh

2004-10-28 - Dhaka, Bangladesh. Independent Online

An elephant was killed in Bangladesh by an electrified fence built
to protect crops as he mourned the death of a herd member electrocuted by
the same barrier, an official said on Thursday.


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34 Headlines about Elephants from Bangladesh2021-03-12 - Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh - Rescued baby elephant sent to safari park 2020-09-22 - Lalmonirhat , Bangladesh - Farmer buys elephant to fulfil wife’s dream 2016-11-25 - New Delhi, Bangladesh - South Bengal’s jumbo problem 2016-08-02 - Dhaka, Bangladesh - Assam team to visit Bangladesh for bringing back elephant 2013-11-03 - Jamsha, Bangladesh - Bangladesh"s Traveling Circus 2011-10-31 - Dhaka, Bangladesh - Save endangered elephants 2010-07-24 - Dhaka, Bangladesh - Bangladesh zoo mourns elephant 2009-11-10 - Bandarban, Bangladesh - Wild elephant poached in Bandarban 2008-10-20 - Dhaka, Bangladesh - Arakanese Elephants to be Tracked with Video 2008-03-06 - Rangamati, Bangladesh - Octogenarian killed by wild elephants in Chandraghona 2008-02-09 - Dhaka, Bangladesh - Wild elephants stray into B"desh village, kill man 2008-01-24 - COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh - Elephants kill man, destroy homes in Bangladesh 2008-01-15 - Dhaka, Bangladesh - Wild Elephants Kill Five on Border 2008-01-11 - Dhaka, Bangladesh - Wild elephant kills one in northern Bangladesh 2007-12-28 - Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh - Wild elephants kill 4 people in Cox"sBazar 2007-12-19 - Dhaka, Bangladesh - Wild elephant kills four villagers in southern Bangladesh 2007-12-18 - Dhaka, Bangladesh - Wild elephant tramples 3 to death in Bangladesh 2007-08-26 - Dhaka, Bangladesh - Wild elephant kills one, injures two in Bangladesh 2007-06-24 - Dhaka, Bangladesh - Wild Elephants Trample Two Sleeping Boys To Death In Bangladesh 2007-05-22 - Cox Bazar, Bangladesh - Wild elephants kill two villagers in Bangladesh 2007-04-18 - COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh - Elephants kill two Bangladeshi children 2007-03-22 - COXS BAZAR, Bangladesh - Bangladesh elephant dies in fight with another 2007-03-13 - DHAKA, Bangladesh - Circus elephant helps Bangla demolition squad 2007-02-25 - Dacca, Bangladesh - Number of elephants decreasing fast in Cox Bazar and Teknaf 2006-11-09 - DHAKA, Bangladesh - Report: Wild elephants rampage through village in Bangladesh, kill one 2006-11-02 - CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh - Elephants rampage through Bangladesh village, killing boy 2006-10-19 - CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh - Elephants attack Bangladesh village, five killed 2006-09-04 - UKHIA, Bangladesh - Elephants and villagers battle in jungles of Bangladesh 2006-05-25 - Dhaka, Bangladesh - Wild elephants, crocodile kill four in Bangladesh 2006-05-12 - COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh - Elephants Ravage Bangladesh Refugee Camp, Child Killed 2006-01-17 - COX´S BAZAR, Bangladesh - Elephants kill Bangladeshi villager, attacks rise 2005-12-20 - CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh - South Asian experts vow to protect endangered elephants 2004-10-29 - Sherpur, Bangladesh - 2 wild elephants died in Bangladesh, caught in electric traps 2004-10-28 - Dhaka, Bangladesh - Mourning elephant electrocuted in Bangladesh

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Third elephant calf born in Beekse Bergen

2024-02-20 - Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands.

African elephant Punda has become the mother of a healthy elephant calf after a 22-month pregnancy. This is the third calf born in the Safari Park Beekse Bergen k in four months. Never before have thr...


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Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium’s elephant calf dies at age 2

2024-02-15 - Pittsburgh, United States.

The zoo said Tsuni died Thursday after a sudden, brief battle with elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus (EEHV). Her EEHV was detected through routine blood testing on Feb. 8, even though she presente...


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Farewell to Seoul"s oldest elephant passing at age of 59

2024-02-15 - Seoul, South Korea.

The oldest female elephant in South Korea passed away Tuesday at a zoo in Gwacheon, Gyeonggi Province, at the age of 59, zoo officials said Thursday. The female elephant, named Sakura, had suffered fr...


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A star is born: Baby elephant debuts

2024-01-30 - Bangalore, India.

The Bannerghatta Biological Park is brimming with excitement as it welcomes a delightful new addition—a baby boy elephant calf. This adorable arrival brings the elephant count in the Bannerghatta zo...


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Guruvayur Kannan, nine-time winner of elephant race, dies at 62

2024-01-27 - Guruvayur, India.

Elephant Kannan, of the Guruvayur Devaswom Elephant Camp, a nine-time winner of the festival-related elephant race, has passed away. His demise was around 5:30 pm on Saturday. The tusker's age at the ...


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A baby elephant is found dead

2024-01-27 - Koh Nhek, Cambodia.

Villagers found a baby elephant dead in Koh Nhek district, Mondulkiri province in the middle of the forest​ on January 26, 2024, suspected of being shot. Mondulkiri Provincial department of environm...


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evolution

Discoveries: The Evolutionary Edge of Elephant Trunks and Ancient Giants

2024-01-13 - Beijing, China.

A recent study published in the journal eLife has uncovered new findings on the development of dextrous trunks by indigenous elephants. According to Dr. Shi-Qi Wang, a senior author of the research, t...


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Alleged poaching kills 46-year-old Sumatran elephant in Riau park

2024-01-13 - Pekanbaru, Indonesia.

The Tesso Nilo National Park in Pelalawan District, Riau Province, again lost one of its Sumatran elephants (Elephas maximus sumatranus) after a poacher allegedly killed it for its tusks. The 46-year...


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Celebration of Elephants: A Must-see New Exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History

2024-01-11 - New York, United States.

In a narrow but sprawling curatorial space at the uptown museum, The Secret World of Elephants, now opened, tells the story of elephant species and their relatives through life-size models, videos, gr...


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conflict

Workshop On Handling Human-Wildlife Conflicts

2024-01-11 - Mysore, India.

In response to the escalating threat posed by leopards, elephants and other wild animals in the Mysuru region, specialised task forces have been established to address the situation. A dedicated Leopa...


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Los Angeles Zoo mourns loss of 53-year-old Asian elephant Shaunzi

2024-01-04 - Los Angeles, United States.

The Los Angeles Zoo is grieving the death of 53-year-old Asian elephant Shaunzi. Zoo staff observed that Shaunzi was unable to stand up in her exhibit at around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday night, according t...


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