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First-ever record of Elephant on snow-covered Mountain

2013-03-11 - Chukha, Bhutan

In what could be the first ever case to be recorded in the world, a transient solitary Asiatic elephant has been confirmed to have ascended and scaled a snow-covered mountain at an elevation of 3419 masl at Shougay La in Chukha. A team comprising of officials from Wildlife Conservation Division (WCD) and Gedu Forest Division, Chukha under Department of Forests and Park Services (DoFPS) validated the presence through evidences such as traces of dung, foot print in the snow, feeding sign and inter...



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Elephants find sanctuary along southern foothills in Bhutan

2012-02-14 - Samtse, Bhutan

Seasonal elephant-visitors to the country from across the Indian border spend longer time in Bhutan, a study the forestry officials recently did revealed.
The study conducted in 2010 in Samtse, Sarpang and Phipsoo estimates about 110 elephants in Samtse and 380 in Sarpang and Phipsoo wildlife sanctuary. The data were mobilised through collection of dung samples. The reason, foresters said was the availability of large patches of forests and absence of threat from poaching they were trauma...



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World"s Youngest King Admits He Doubted Ability to Reign

2008-11-07 - Thimpu, Bhutan

Although the young king told his Buddhist subjects he is wanting for nothing and has no material desires, in accordance with tradition, he was presented with a number of gifts. Among them: several satchels of coins, nine bags of cereals, five bales of textiles and a number of animals, including three elephants, several sheep, a pair of yaks, two horses and a mule.



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SERBITHANG SOJOURN  Visitors from the south taking a constitutional

Elephants draw crowds in Thimphu

2008-10-16 - Thimphu, Bhutan

A temporary home for the three elephants at Serbithang has become a mini zoo with hundreds of people flocking every day to catch a glimpse of the gigantic pachyderm. Caretakers at the temporary home said that they could have easily collected more than Nu 100,000 had they charged visitors since the elephants were brought to Thimphu on October 9 for the Coronation next month. Many Thimphu residents, whove never seen elephants in the flesh, drove to Serbithang during the tsechu holidays last week....



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Elephants wreak havoc

2007-12-11 - Tshering Palden, Bhutan

A herd of 24 elephants, the biggest herd seen so far in Samtse, ravaged several acres of paddy, millet and potato fields in Chargarey on December 3. The elephants also trampled on and destroyed several doma (betel nut) trees on their rampage. Villagers told Kuensel that it took more than seven hours for about 150 people, including soldiers, 17 foresters and the villagers, to chase the elephants from the fields. Villagers suspect that the elephants entered Bhutan via Thaljora in India and moved u...



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5 Headlines about Elephants from Bhutan2013-03-11 - Chukha, Bhutan - First-ever record of Elephant on snow-covered Mountain 2012-02-14 - Samtse, Bhutan - Elephants find sanctuary along southern foothills in Bhutan 2008-11-07 - Thimpu, Bhutan - World"s Youngest King Admits He Doubted Ability to Reign 2008-10-16 - Thimphu, Bhutan - Elephants draw crowds in Thimphu 2007-12-11 - Tshering palden, Bhutan - Elephants wreak havoc


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2013-03-11-Chukha
First-ever record of Elephant on snow-covered Mountain
2012-02-14-Samtse
Elephants find sanctuary along southern foothills in Bhutan
2008-11-07-Thimpu
World"s Youngest King Admits He Doubted Ability to Reign
2008-10-16-Thimphu
Elephants draw crowds in Thimphu
2007-12-11-Tshering palden
Elephants wreak havoc