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About 350 elephants in the Okavanko delta died between May and June. Photograph: Handout

Botswana says it has solved mystery of mass elephant die-off

2020-09-22 - Gaborone, Botswana.

Hundreds of elephants died in Botswana earlier this year from ingesting toxins produced by cyanobacteria, according to government officials who say they will be testing waterholes for algal blooms next rainy season to reduce the risk of another mass die-off. The mysterious death of 350 elephants in the Okavango delta between May and June baffled conservationists, with leading theories suggesting they were killed by a rodent virus known as EMC (encephalomyocarditis) or toxins from algal blooms.


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Botswana registers no new elephant deaths since June

2020-09-04 - Gaborone, Botswana.

Botswana has recorded no new elephant deaths since June this year, Oduetse Koboto, the permanent secretary in Botswana's ministry of environment, natural resources conservation and tourism, has said. The southern African country recorded 281 elephant deaths, due to unknown causes, between March and May.
"The number of elephant carcasses found in the northern part of the country remains at 281. No more new elephant deaths have been recorded as of June," Koboto told Xinhua in a telephone i...


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Doug Groves with assistants and elephant Jabu, ahead of his stem cell treatment in 2019. Groves died on Monday.

Botswana elephant sanctuary owner Doug Groves dies after being trampled in the wild

2020-09-01 - Maun, Botswana. Nica Richards

A Botswana-based elephant conservationist who dedicated his life to working with and studying elephants has died. Elephant whisperer Douglas Groves passed away after being trampled by a wild elephant, his wife Sandi confirmed on Monday.
She said Groves was out in the bush when the incident took place.


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Smartwatch implants help track elephant sleep patterns

2017-03-03 - , Botswana.

Professor Paul Manger from Wits University and his colleagues are using a tracker called an Actiwatch to study elephant sleep patterns in Botswana. They removed the watches´ bands, insulated them with electrical tape and biologically inert wax, then attached them to the elephants´ trunks. The trunk is the most mobile appendage, Manger said, and if it´s still for more than five minutes it´s reasonable to assume the animal is asleep.


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Botswana bans elephant-back rides

2016-12-15 - , Botswana.

From the end of this month, no elephants will be permitted to be ridden in Botswana. Abu Camp, the only facility that allowed elephant back riding in the country, has been directed to terminate its elephant back safaris. The first commercial elephant rides in Africa began in Zimbabwe in the late 1990s and soon spread throughout Southern Africa. In the region there are now 39 commercial elephant venues, holding around 215 captive elephants. At least 25 of these offer elephant rides. Seven of them...


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Abu Camp Celebrating the Birth of a New Baby Elephant

2013-12-16 - Maun, Botswana.

Earlier this month Kiti, an elephant from the Abu Camp’s herd, gave birth to a new calf named Naledia – Setswana for star. She earned her name being born on a completely clear and cloudless night. It is a rare experience to be able to experience a baby elephant first hand, and Mirus Journeys are urging customers to book now will the calf is still young.


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Estimates of the African elephant population vary between 410,000 and 650,000 and in some countries there haven’t been surveys for many years, Elephants Without Borders said.

Microsoft Co-Founder Allen to Fund African Elephant Survey

2013-12-05 - Gaborone, Botswana.

Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft Corp (MSFT:US). with Bill Gates, will fund a survey of the number of elephants in Africa to help combat poaching that is claiming the life of one of the pachyderms every 15 minutes. The family trust of Allen, who’s worth $15.7 billion according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, will fund an $8 million count of the animals in 13 countries using three fixed-wing airplanes and two helicopters, Botswana-based Elephants Without Borders said today in an e-mail...


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Botswana: A missed opportunity on elephants

2013-11-24 - Gaborone, Botswana.

When word started getting around that Botswana is to host an emergency African Elephant Summit on December 2-4, 2013, residents of Chobe and Ngamiland naturally started rekindling hope that finally the elephant problem is being addressed. It, therefore, comes as a shock that the Botswana government has missed this rare opportunity to include the concern of over-population into the agenda of the forthcoming emergency elephant summit.


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Since adopting Jabu, Doug has formed a strong bond with the African elephant bull.

Walking With Elephants

2013-04-27 - Maun, Botswana.

Walking in the footsteps of African elephant bull Jabu made us feel more closely connected to elephants than ever before. Working together with Sanctuary Retreats, Living With Elephants gave us the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend time with a trio of orphaned elephants in the Okavango Delta. Despite their large size, elephants walk through the Botswanan bush with a soft tread, intelligent animals that are both strong and gentle.


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The giant Morula, lies down in the Botswana bush after asked to do so by Sandi to allow for the group of tourists to touch the undersides of her feet.

Couple who walk with elephants

2013-04-27 - Maun, Botswana.

Sandi, 45, with her American-born husband Doug, 58, has dedicated her life to raising three orphaned elephants, Jabu, Thembi and Morula, who now live deep in Botswana’s Okavango Delta. When the couple married in the late 1990s, they chose not to have children, because not only do they believe there are enough in the world, but because they committed themselves to the three pachyderms whose families were slaughtered in culling operations in the Kruger National Park and Zimbabwe.


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56 Headlines about Elephants from Botswana2020-09-22 - Gaborone, Botswana - Botswana says it has solved mystery of mass elephant die-off 2020-09-04 - Gaborone, Botswana - Botswana registers no new elephant deaths since June 2020-09-01 - Maun, Botswana - Botswana elephant sanctuary owner Doug Groves dies after being trampled in the wild 2017-03-03 - , Botswana - Smartwatch implants help track elephant sleep patterns 2016-12-15 - , Botswana - Botswana bans elephant-back rides 2013-12-16 - Maun, Botswana - Abu Camp Celebrating the Birth of a New Baby Elephant 2013-12-05 - Gaborone, Botswana - Microsoft Co-Founder Allen to Fund African Elephant Survey 2013-11-24 - Gaborone, Botswana - Botswana: A missed opportunity on elephants 2013-04-27 - Maun, Botswana - Walking With Elephants 2013-04-27 - Maun, Botswana - Couple who walk with elephants 2012-03-29 - Linyanti, Botswana - Elephant rescues baby from hyenas 2011-12-22 - Maun, Botswana - Living With Elephants looking for elephant keeper 2011-03-16 - Chobe, Botswana - Older elephants know the best anti-lion moves 2010-10-23 - Maun, Botswana - Elephant in fatal attack on Australian 2010-09-26 - Okavango, Botswana - Saving the elephants of Botswana 2010-09-16 - Okovango, Botswana - Elephant Necrophilia documented, but romantic viewers of the film think its greeving and resuscitate behaviour... 2009-08-19 - Francistown, Botswana - Zims charged with unlawful possession of tusk 2009-03-20 - Okavango, Botswana - Pink elephant is caught on camera 2008-08-25 - Mmadinare, Botswana - Trust auctions 14 elephants 2008-05-01 - Maun, Botswana - Mafunyane welcomes me home 2008-04-22 - Francistown, Botswana - Botswana: Elephant Attack Victim Missing Body Parts, the bull Shaka is killed. 2008-04-10 - , Botswana - Mokolodi elephants kill two 2008-04-07 - Gaborone, Botswana - Botswana Gets Green-Light to Sell Ivory. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) has given Botswana the go-ahead to sell 43.6 tonnes of ivory by the end of this year. 2008-03-16 - Abu Camp, Botswana - On this safari, elephants do the work, but they benefit, too 2008-03-14 - Okavango, Botswana - New Baby "Love" at Abu Camp in Botswana"s Okavango Delta 2008-03-05 - Kasane, Botswana - 2008-02-06 - Maun, Botswana - Plant pepper to chase elephants VP 2007-12-11 - Francistown, Botswana - Botswana: Problem Elephants 2007-12-11 - Francistown, Botswana - Botswana: Sugar Cane Versus Forest Reserve And Tourism 2007-11-13 - Maputo, Botswana - Mozambique: Export of Animal Trophies 2007-09-20 - Gumare, Botswana - Elephants kill woman 2007-09-11 - SELEBI-PHIKWE, Botswana - Botswana Councillor survives after hitting jumbo 2007-05-04 - Maun, Botswana - Wildlife dept prepares for CITES meet 2007-04-02 - Mahalapye, Botswana - Stray Jumbos Killed 2007-02-22 - FRANCISTOWN, Botswana - Elephants cause havoc in Botswana 2007-02-13 - FRANCISTOWN, Botswana - Old man gets P2 000 fine for elephant tusk possession 2007-02-01 - GWETA, Botswana - Delays worry residents 2007-01-16 - BOBONONG, Botswana - Chilli pepper to scare elephants 2006-11-27 - SELEBI-PHIKWE, Botswana - Elephant Kills Another Bobirwa Resident 2006-11-21 - Francistown, Botswana - Botswana: Update On New Developments in Tourism 2006-10-29 - Okavango, Botswana - Elephant attack in Okavango Delta in Botswana 2006-10-27 - SERONGA, Botswana - Botswana:Cut back on Elephants� 2006-10-04 - Savute, Botswana - Lions in Northern Botswana have been filmed hunting elephants for the first time 2006-09-23 - Maun, Botswana - Elephant dung decomposition and coprophilous fungi in two habitats of semi-arid Botswana. 2006-06-22 - Shashe River, Botswana - Limpopo-Shashe Transfrontier Conservation Area (TFCA) - New transfrontier game park to straddle SA, Zim and Botswana 2006-06-09 - Gaborone, Botswana - Botswana: Elephant Kills Man 2006-02-20 - Gaborone, Botswana - Relocating Elephants Not Easy - Mokaila 2005-07-21 - Gaborone, Botswana - Elephants Sell Like Hotcakes 2005-07-02 - Okavango, Botswana - Elephant handler internship in Okavango 2005-06-29 - KASANE, Botswana - Elephants continue to die mysteriously in the Chobe National Park. 2005-03-09 - Gaborone, Botswana - Botswana wants elephant cull 2004-12-07 - Tuli Block, Botswana - Where to now for Tuli elephants? 2004-12-06 - PARLIAMENT, Botswana - Botswana ministry sold 664 elephant hunting licenses 2004-11-22 - PARLIAMENT, Botswana - "Concentration of elephant herds dangerous to eco-system" 2004-10-18 - GABORONE, Botswana - Botswana"s 20 tonnes ivory trade on hold 2004-09-24 - Gaborone, Botswana - Botswana anthrax "subsiding"

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Mysuru Dasara

2020-10-26 - Mysore, India.

Mysuru Dasara is the “Nadahabba” or the State-Festival of Karnataka. With fairs, cultural events, dance performances and musical concerts, the ten-day festival is celebrated with pomp and pageantr...


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Baby elephant rescued from pond in southwest China

2020-10-20 - Pu'er City, China.

A baby Asian elephant was rescued on October 17 after it got trapped in a pond in Pu'er City, Yunnan Province. Forest service center staff members discovered the elephant at around 22:30. After freein...


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Cover Story: Death Follows as People Push Into Elephant Enclave

2020-10-19 - Xishuangbanna, China.

Xishuangbanna, the southern-most prefecture in China's Yunnan province, is known as a safe haven for wild Asian elephants where hundreds of the giant animals live in the sprawling tropical rainforests...


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Big tuskers arrive in Eastern Cape

2020-10-19 - Makhanda, South Africa. GUY ROGERS

Two elephants from Tembe Elephant Park in KwaZulu-Natal have arrived at Buffalo Kloof near Makhanda as part of a project to secure their big tusker genetics.


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Two female pachyderms, 25 rangers help to relocate Kuala Krai wild elephant

2020-10-18 - Kuala Krai, Malaysia. Sharifah Mahsinah Abdullah

A 2.5-tonne wild male elephant, caught yesterday after it entered a village presumably in search of food, has been relocated to the Kelantan National Park in Kuala Koh. 25 rangers were involved in the...


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Elephant Lakshmi dies in Mukoodal

2020-10-18 - Tirunveli, India.

A 54-year-old female elephant, Lakshmi, died at Mukoodal in the district on Sunday. The elephant was owned by one Dawood Meeran (50) of Ravanasamudram, near Ambasamudram, for the last five years. On S...


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Nandankanan Zoological Park finds adoption therapy

2020-10-18 - Bhubaneswar, India. Sudarsan Maharana

Elephant at Rs 2.5 lakh is the costliest species for adoption for a year. A State PSU like Odisha Mining Corporation has adopted 17 animals at a cost of Rs 16 lakh which include two Indian elephants a...


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Man-elephant conflicts have risen over the years due to the shrinking habitat of the tuskers, argue some experts.

Lift ban on elephant catching to curb man-jumbo conflict- Wildlife experts

2020-10-17 - Lucknow, India.

The rapidly rising graph of man-animal conflicts and consequent fatalities have not only left UP’s wildlife experts but also lone elephant catcher Kamaal Sheikh, worried. Expressing concern over the...


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Zoo Miami elephant Ongard treated after injuring tusk

2020-10-16 - Miami, United States.

The 10-year-old pachyderm “volunteered” to have his injury checked out and was very cooperative during the procedure, doctors said. Ongard will undergo treatment as soon as his results are back. Z...


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Deaths signal the return of tuberculosis among captive elephants in Chitwan

2020-10-16 - Kathmandu, Nepal. Chandan Kumar Mandal

Captive elephants of Chitwan National Park have once again started dying from tuberculosis, bringing back the memories of deaths among elephants due to TB at a worrying rate. Three domestic elephants ...


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A 35-year-old elephant being radio-collared in Haridwar forest division in Uttarakhand

First elephant radio-collared in Uttarakhand with eye on Maha Kumbh 2021

2020-10-15 - Dehradun, India.

Population has increased in the state and so have man-elephant conflicts. In June, according to the elephant census conducted earlier this year, the numbers of the elephants in the state had reached 2...


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TRAFFIC launches Elephant Trade Information System Online

2020-10-15 - Geneva, Switzerland.

The new website, named ETIS Online, was produced following a request made at the 69th meeting of the CITES Standing Committee in 2017. The site aims to bolster the collection of data on seizures invol...


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Tamed elephant Rajendra dies after being attacked by wild elephant in Kodagu"s Mathigodu Elephant Camp

2020-10-15 - Gonikoppa, India. Naina J A

The tamed elephants were left to graze in the forest on Tuesday night. The mahouts and kavaids spotted a severely injured Rajendra the next morning when they left for the forest to get the elephants b...


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Ivory Coast without ivory? Elephant populations are declining rapidly in Côte d"Ivoire

2020-10-14 - , Ivory Coast.

Recent years have witnessed a widespread and catastrophic decline in the number of forest elephants in protected areas in Côte d'Ivoire, according to a study published October 14 in the open-access j...


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Jai Dee was only three years old

Taronga Zoo’s Beloved Baby Elephant Jai Dee Has Sadly Passed Away

2020-10-14 - Sydney, Australia. Krisinda Merhi

Jai Dee started to show signs of abdominal pain Monday morning and was quickly treated. By midday, Jai Dee was displaying normal behaviour and was monitored closely by keepers and veterinarians, but u...


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Baba Ramdev falls off elephant while doing Yoga, escapes unhurt

2020-10-13 - New Delhi, India. Mukesh Ranjan

Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev on Tuesday fell on the ground while performing Yoga asanas. Yoga Guru was sitting atop a well-decorate elephant and performing Yoga asanas at the Guru Shardananda Ashram. But, as...


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This is where she was born, where she grew up, and what she is used to accept as her home.

Happy Birthday! Pregolja in Kaliningrad Zoo is 50 years old. An older elephant with a mixed life.

2020-10-12 - Kaliningrad, Russian Federation.

We dont know if she will get any presents. Lets just hope, that there is a dedicated elephant keeper there, who will try to make her happier today, than usually. Lets also hope that this keeper actua...


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41st Annual Conference Will be Virtual and Free to All EMA Members

2020-10-12 - Houston, United States. Elephant Managers Association

For the first time, EMA will host our annual conference virtually, free to all members! EMA will host the EMA virtual conference the same week as previously scheduled via Zoom


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The Circus Was Born in Putnam County

2020-10-10 - New York, United States.

The Putnam County Historian’s Office, in partnership with Southeast Museum, recently created a virtual exhibit called Historic Putnam County & the Birth of the American Circus from the early days of...


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Vikram finishes weight test in 20 minutes

2020-10-10 - Mysore, India.

Dasara elephant Vikrama continued to train for the arduous task of carrying 750-kg golden howdah at Mysuru Palace for the second day on Friday. On Thursday, a sand-bag weighing 350 kg was tied to Vikr...


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