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2020-09-10 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Dan Koehl

Good News! The Elephant News website is working again, so far just the latest news from this year, but over 7 000 old news are stored and searchable. You can also click on the links for country, location, category, or specific year to list archived news.


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A 53-year-old male elephant named Kham Khen died on Sunday from chronic abscess disease on his back. Mondulkiri Information Department

Elephant death leads to extinction concerns

2020-07-22 - Sen Monorom, Cambodia. Khouth Sophak Chakrya

A local Elephant conservation organisation in Mondulkiri province has expressed concern about the declining domestic elephant population after a 53-year-old male pachyderm named Kham Khen died on Sunday from chronic abscess disease on his back.


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The elephant Bak Maï before the death. Airavata Elephant Foundation. Photo: Dan Koehl

Elephant BakMai dies in Ratanakiri sanctuary

2020-05-25 - Banlung, Cambodia.

Bak Maï, a 32-year-old male domesticated elephant in Ratanakiri province, died on Thursday due to severe diarrhoea, said Airavata Elephant Foundation, the guardians of the elephant sanctuary, in a statement on Friday. An autopsy will be conducted by Airavata Elephant Foundation and local authorities to determine the cause of death since it happened very suddenly.


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Elephant rides to stop at Cambodia’s biggest attraction

2019-06-08 - Siem Reap, Cambodia. Lucy Middleton

The overworked group of 14 elephants will no longer be forced to work at Angkor Wat, where over 2.5 million international tourists visit each year. They will be transferred to a conservation and breeding centre by early 2020, the The Angkor Elephant Group Committee confirmed.


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Named after the white elephant ridden by the God Indra in Hindu mythology, the Airavata Khmer Elephant Foundation offers eco-tourism activities such as carefully supervised elephant rides in the animal’s natural habitat, the forest.

The foundation aiming to preserve the Kingdom’s elephant heritage

2019-05-21 - Banlung, Cambodia. Pann Rethea

Airavata Khmer Elephant Foundation was created four years ago to protect the very last surviving tame domestic elephant population in Ratanakkiri province, as well as the traditions of their mahouts (elephant trainers).


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Airavata Elephant Foundation agreed to buy the elephant, named Bak Mai, for $17,000 early last month from 15 families, he said, though the full amount is yet to be paid.

Killer Elephant Finds Home at Foundation

2016-12-01 - Banlung, Cambodia.

An elephant that killed its owner in September in Mondolkiri province has been sold to a foundation in neighboring Ratanakkiri province, the organization said on Wednesday. “Nobody wanted a killer elephant. They said the killer elephant would kill again,” said Pierre-Yves Clais, the vice president of Airavata Elephant Foundation.


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An elephant stands in a section of mondulkiri forest on sunday after it killed its handler and escaping.

Freedom short-lived as elephant again escapes

2016-11-30 - Sre Ampoum, Cambodia. Khouth Sophak Chakrya

An elephant that killed its owner in Mondulkiri province in September was recaptured yesterday afternoon after having escaped into the jungle for three days, according to the conservation NGO Airavata, which bought the bull after its old owner’s death.

Seng Pich, the group’s spokesperson, said Mai the elephant enjoyed a short-lived escape into the jungle in Pech Chreada district’s Sre Ampoum commune after being taken out of shackles put in place by the grievin...


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Elephant that killed owner gets company

2016-09-21 - Sre Ampoum, Cambodia.

A rogue male elephant that killed his owner in Mondulkiri on Monday was joined in the forest by two female elephants yesterday after they were released in an unsuccessful attempt to coax the bull home. The bull elephant, Mai, killed his owner, Mob Sreng, 45, by reportedly goring him with his tusks. Yesterday, the victim’s family freed two female elephants from their pens to attract Mai to leave the forest.


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Sangduen "Lek" Chailert and Elephant Nature Park (ENP), Chiang Mai, Thailand

2016-03-15 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Dan Koehl

Its time to step forward and give a balancing report of one of the largest scams I have witnessed in Asia, in no way, a paradise for elephants or the staff, although it has according to sources, an estimated annual income between $US 3. 650. 000 and $US 5. 475. 000 dollars.


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A man climbs atop Sambo the elephant at Phnom Penh’s Royal Palace in 2000 after a woman with a hose gave Sambo a shower.

Sambo’s return to Phnom Penh city nixed

2014-06-09 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Sambo the elephant will not be allowed to return to work in Phnom Penh, because both City Hall and the Forestry Administration oppose the idea, the FA’s director-general said yesterday. The 54-year-old Sambo left the city in 2012 after decades of entertaining and giving rides to tourists at Wat Phnom, a job that left her painfully lame and in need of serious rehabilitation.


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53 Headlines about Elephants from Cambodia2020-09-10 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia - Elephant News website is repaired and working! 2020-07-22 - Sen Monorom, Cambodia - Elephant death leads to extinction concerns 2020-05-25 - Banlung, Cambodia - Elephant BakMai dies in Ratanakiri sanctuary 2019-06-08 - Siem Reap, Cambodia - Elephant rides to stop at Cambodia’s biggest attraction 2019-05-21 - Banlung, Cambodia - The foundation aiming to preserve the Kingdom’s elephant heritage 2016-12-01 - Banlung, Cambodia - Killer Elephant Finds Home at Foundation 2016-11-30 - Sre Ampoum, Cambodia - Freedom short-lived as elephant again escapes 2016-09-21 - Sre Ampoum, Cambodia - Elephant that killed owner gets company 2016-03-15 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia - Sangduen "Lek" Chailert and Elephant Nature Park (ENP), Chiang Mai, Thailand 2014-06-09 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia - Sambo’s return to Phnom Penh city nixed 2014-05-29 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia - Angkor still has secrets to reveal 2014-05-28 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia - Short-lived retirement for Phnom Penh elephant Sambo? 2013-12-01 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia - The elephant database had half a million visits in one year! 2013-11-12 - Sen Monorom, Cambodia - Mondulkiri elephant row continues. Elephant Valley Project (EVP) will remain open for daytime visits only for the time being. 2013-10-31 - Phnom Prich Wildlife Sanctuary, Cambodia - 3 Elephants in Phnom Prich Wildlife Sanctuary in Mondulkiri province likely shot: NGO 2013-05-08 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia - Why doesnt PAWS tell what happened to Pat Derbys elephant Neena? 2013-05-07 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia - Pat Derbys forgotten elephant Neena, that died in a barnfire 1982. 2013-05-07 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia - Pat Derby (1942-2013) cofounder of Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) 2012-08-29 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia - Intense Three-Day Operation Results in Successful Wild Elephant Rescue 2012-08-27 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia - Funds needed for trucks of sand to elephants in Cambodia 2012-01-31 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia - Sombo in Phnom Penh is retired 2012-01-12 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia - Campaign to save Sombo the elephant from her agony 2012-01-06 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia - Can Sambo and other elephants transmit tuberculosis to people? 2012-01-06 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia - What’s Sambo’s future? 2011-12-31 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia - Records from the elephants dabase during 2011 2011-12-29 - Sen Monorom, Cambodia - Return to Elephant Valley Project in Cambodia 2011-12-28 - Sen Monorom, Cambodia - Elephant Valley Project in Sen Monorom, Mondulkiri province, Cambodia. (March 2011) 2011-12-28 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia - Elephants in Cambodia 2011-12-17 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia - What can be done for the elephant Sambo in Phnom Penh? 2011-12-17 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia - Visit to Sambo in Phnom Penh 14 December 2011 2011-12-17 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia - Sambo veterinarian examination in October 2011-12-16 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia - Sambo at temple Wat Phnom in Phnom Penh, Cambodia 2011-12-15 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia - Two albinistic elephants born in 2011, heres a short summary of white elephants I know. 2011-12-15 - Siem Reap, Cambodia - Angkor Wats elephants (Compagnie des Eléphants d’Angkor) 2011-11-05 - PHNOM TAMAO, Cambodia - Wounded elephant walks again, thanks to jumbo-sized false foot 2011-09-26 - Banlung, Cambodia - Last of the elephant riders. In Cambodia, amidst exotic wildlife and temple ruins, hill tribes still tame and work with elephants. But for how long? 2011-03-28 - Kampot, Cambodia - The zoo of horrors 2011-02-16 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia - Curtain falls on Sambo 2010-12-07 - Kampong Speu, Cambodia - Elephant stomps owner to death 2010-08-01 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia - Cambodian man killed by angry elephant 2010-02-10 - , Cambodia - South Korea requests elephants 2009-10-13 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia - Cambodia villagers save elephants 2009-08-20 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia - An elephants tale 2008-05-27 - Mereuch, Cambodia - Tigers, Elephants Returning to War-Torn Cambodia Forest 2008-04-09 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia - Phnom Penh"s totem elephant – Sambo – The speckle-eared pachyderm escaped machetes and famine, and now rests as Phnom Penh"s totem of good things. 2008-03-26 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia - Suspects in Elephant"s Death Arrested 2008-03-16 - Kompong Speu, Cambodia - Small skirmishes mark Asia battle to save elephants 2008-02-07 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia - Give ELIE a chance 2007-03-27 - PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - Cambodian thieves poison elephant 2006-09-20 - Angkor, Cambodia - Tourism official proposes elephant ban at Angkor 2006-08-01 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia - Magic Elephant Believed To Cure The Sick In Cambodia 2005-09-03 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia - Cambodia"s most wanted tiger and elephant hunter is jailed 2004-07-03 - Ratanakiri, Cambodia - Elephant tramples South Korean tourist in Cambodia

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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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Jack the elephant bull (27) has moved from Basel Zoo and returned home to Sosto Zoo in Hungary.

2020-10-22 - Sosto, Hungary.

Jack moved into the new, recently opened Tembea elephant enclosure in May 2017. He spent three and a half years at Basel Zoo. Last Tuesday, he returned to Hungary as agreed. There were no offspring bo...


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Central Highlands province mulls ban on elephant rides on safety, welfare concerns

2020-10-21 - Dak Lak, Vietnam. Tran Hoa, Nguyen Quy

Authorities in Dak Lak Province are considering calling a halt to the famous elephant-back tours following accidents and animal protection concerns. Nguyen Thuy Phuong Hieu, deputy director of the Cen...


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Kester Vickery and Emma Fearnhead of Conservation Solutions administer some necessary drugs to ensure the Tusker is safely transported to its new home.

‘Majestic giants’ introduced into community owned reserves to strengthen elephant gene poole

2020-10-21 - Mkuze, South Africa.

in a joint operation between WILDLANDS – a programme of the WILDTRUST, the Aspinall Foundation (in partnership with Albus Environmental), Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife and Conservation Solutions, a 20-year-...


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Caught out in a virus world: Elephant camps across Thailand are attempting to reinvent their image as they shift their focus to domestic tourism in a bid to survive

2020-10-21 - Bangkok, Thailand.

Focusing on animal welfare, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is working with the Department of Livestock Development, veterinarians and elephant experts to seek a solution in enhancing the stan...


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Karnataka: Elephant Ekadanta Dies In Shivamogga Due To Cardiac Arrest

2020-10-21 - New Delhi, India.

A 35-year-old elephant, named Ekadanta, passed away at Sakrebailu camp in Shivamogga. According to Sakrebailu forest officers, the death of the elephant was caused by cardiac arrest.
His body w...


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Odisha forms state-level task force to reduce man-animal conflict

2020-10-20 - Bhubaneswar, India.

In its bid to reduce the man-animal conflict, the Odisha government on Tuesday set up a state-level task force to prepare a master plan for the next three years, official sources said. The state leve...


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A herd of elephants crosses a rural road in Xishuangbanna on April 7.

Human-elephant conflict escalates in China"s Xishuangbanna

2020-10-20 - Xishuangbanna, China.

According to the local forest authority, human deaths and injuries from wild elephant attacks in Xishuangbanna have soared since 2016. In 2019 alone, 12 people were killed by wild elephants in the pre...


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The year four top-flight circuses came to Cedar Rapids

2020-10-20 - Cedar Rapids, United States. Joe Coffey, The History Center

The Van Amburgh circus that came to Cedar Rapids was run by his longtime manager, Hyatt Frost. It boasted its three tents held “300 men and horses,” the “largest elephant in captivity” and a ...


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Why We Should Be Alarmed By This Wild Elephant Getting Its Foot Badly Hurt By A Hunter’s Trap In Kelantan

2020-10-20 - Kelantan, Malaysia. AKMAL HAKIM

Wildlife authorities managed to rescue an endangered female Asian elephant that sustained injuries to its right foot after being ensnared in a trap near Kampung Renyuk in Jeli. Fortunately, authoritie...


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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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The twin bull elephants Sujay and Vijay in Theppakadu (captive-born 1971 in Top slip). Photo © Jackie Chiger

Mudumalai Tiger Reserve gets a dedicated wildlife veterinarian

2020-10-19 - UDHAGAMANDALAM, India.

After more than two years, the post of wildlife veterinarian at the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve (MTR) has finally been filled. According to officials, Rajesh Kumar, a veterinarian from the Department of A...


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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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