Amazon.com Widgets
wild

Ethiopia opens dwindling elephant herd to tourists

2008-12-09 - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Ethiopia began inviting tourists to visit its dwindling elephant herd on Monday as part of efforts to boost income from tourism. The Babile wildlife sanctuary near Harar, 560 km (350 miles) east of Addis Ababa, is the first in Ethiopia to offer visits specifically aimed at seeing elephants, whose numbers have been ravaged by poaching and decades of neglect. There are around 300 in Babile, which is also home to a national symbol: the rare black-mane lion, depicted on Ethiopia's currency.


 Read more  

conservation

National conservation program set to protect elephants, increase numbers

2008-09-09 - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Wildlife for Sustainable Development (WSD) announced it is undertaking various activities to protect increasingly diminishing Ethiopian elephants and reverse the trend. A national elephant conservation program is launched to protect and increase the number of Ethiopian elephants whose number is diminishing from time to time, WSD Director General Dr Yirmed Demeke told WIC. The program envisages to care for the elephants by protecting them from poaching, disease prevention, habitat protection so a...


 Read more  

accident

Kenyan wildlife vet killed by an elephant in Ethiopia

2008-09-08 - Babille, Ethiopia.

It is with great sadness that I report the death of another great conservationist at work. Zahoor Kashmiri was darting elephants in Babille in Ethiopia where a little understood population of elephants was being studied. The work was a collaboration with Yirmed from Ethiopian Elephants blog. I spoke to Yirmed who told me that a well know aggressive single tusked bull attacked and killed my good friend who simply didn’t have a chance. For me this is one of the saddest days in the year. Some of...


 Read more  

people
Photos I took in July, 1982 at the Henry Ford Community College with Bucky Steeles Elephants. Hezy asked me to take a couple photos of him with an African elephant, he said he had never touched a live African elephant! //Wayne Jackson, Canada

Professor Hezy Shoshani, elephant authority, killed in Addis Ababa bomb attack

2008-05-23 - Bloomfield Hills, Ethiopia. Sandra Shoshani

On Tuesday evening, May 20, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Hezy Shoshani was one of the victims of a bomb attack on a public minibus taxi as he was returning to his home from Addis Ababa University. He was taken to hospital and operated on but he had massive trauma and he died on Wednesday morning. Arrangements are being made for a funeral service in Israel, as soon
as his body is released. Memorial services may be held in Addis
Ababa, where he had been teaching for 1.5 years and doi...


 Read more  

conservation

Ethiopia: Company Endangers Rare Lions, Elephants

2007-06-06 - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

A thousand rare black-mane lions and some 300 elephants are in danger after a swathe of forest in their sanctuary in eastern Ethiopia was cut down,a wildlife expert told Reuters. Flora EcoPower Holding AG,a German biodiesel producer based in Munich, cleared the forest after it was granted 10,000 hectares of land by the government


 Read more  

5 Headlines about Elephants from Ethiopia2008-12-09 - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Ethiopia opens dwindling elephant herd to tourists 2008-09-09 - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - National conservation program set to protect elephants, increase numbers 2008-09-08 - Babille, Ethiopia - Kenyan wildlife vet killed by an elephant in Ethiopia 2008-05-23 - Bloomfield Hills, Ethiopia - Professor Hezy Shoshani, elephant authority, killed in Addis Ababa bomb attack 2007-06-06 - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Ethiopia: Company Endangers Rare Lions, Elephants

ELEPHANT NEWS was created on 2001 in Munich, and relaunched in Phnom Penh in 2020, with almost 8 000 links to articles on Internet
A number of articles now also have a cross reference to the elephant database, either for individuals elephants and/or to an article about the location holding

people

A sad message: The scientist and elephant researcher Ajay Desai passes away in Belagavi

2020-11-21 - , India.

Field biologist and wildlife conservation expert Ajay Adrushyappa Desai passed away in Belagavi on Thursday night. He was 62. Family sources said he suffered a heart attack in his sleep. Mr. Desai is ...


 Read more  But Share with
misc

Animal rights group urges court to recognize Bronx Zoo elephant as person

2020-11-19 - Bronx, United States.

Happy the elephant was the center of attention in court Thursday when five state appellate judges debated whether the beloved Bronx Zoo mammal should be recognized as a person. However, the judges wer...


 Read more  But Share with

Extern Link Read about Happy in the Elephant Database (external link which opens in new window)
Extern Link Read about Bronx Zoo in the Elephant Database (external link which opens in new window)
trade

Peshawar Zoo authorities move court seeking permission to import elephants

2020-11-16 - Peshawar, Pakistan.

The authorities of the Peshawar Zoo have approached the Supreme Court seeking permission to import a pair of elephants from Zimbabwe. A three-member bench, headed by Justice Mushir Alam, has issued no...


 Read more  But Share with
medical

Juno the Elephant will undergo surgery to remove tumor no longer responding to chemo

2020-11-13 - El Paso, United States.

One of the El Paso Zoo’s Asian elephants, Juno, will undergo her seventh cancer treatment this week. In October 2016, Juno was diagnosed with a malignant mass in her right mammary gland, commonly kn...


 Read more  But Share with

Extern Link Read about Juno in the Elephant Database (external link which opens in new window)
Extern Link Read about El Paso Zoo in the Elephant Database (external link which opens in new window)
event

Elephant Sunder gets a treat at end of musth

2020-11-13 - Bangalore, India.

20-year-old male elephant Sunder was treated to seasonal enrichment to mark the completion of its four-month-long musth period at the Bannerghatta Biological Park here on Thursday. Vanashree Vipin Sin...


 Read more  But Share with

Extern Link Read about Sunder in the Elephant Database (external link which opens in new window)
Extern Link Read about Bannerghatta Biological Park Zoo in the Elephant Database (external link which opens in new window)
death
The elephant, named Nga-Sun, was found collapsed on a palm plantation by villagers in Rayong province last month

Elephant shot fifteen times dies in agony after succumbing to its wounds in Thailand

2020-11-12 - Rayong, Thailand.

The elephant, named Nga-Sun, was found collapsed on a palm plantation by villagers in Rayong province last month. Vets from the local wildlife team identified gunshot wounds across the animal's buttoc...


 Read more  But Share with

Extern Link Read about Nga-Sun in the Elephant Database (external link which opens in new window)
Extern Link Read about Rayong province in the Elephant Database (external link which opens in new window)
relocation

Lost elephant calf in Malbazar sent to rescue hub

2020-11-11 - Jalpaiguri, India.

An elephant calf was rescued from near the New Mal railway station in Malbazar subdivision of Jalpaiguri on Tuesday. Soon, a team from the Malbazar wildlife squad arrived and intercepted the calf. The...


 Read more  But Share with

Extern Link Read about unknown name in the Elephant Database (external link which opens in new window)
Extern Link Read about Dhupjhora elephant camp (Gorumara Central Pilkhana) in the Elephant Database (external link which opens in new window)
conservation

Cambodia Ministry says Asian elephants face threat

2020-11-10 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Soth Koemsoeun

Ministry of Environment spokesman Neth Pheaktra said the Asian elephant is being severely threatened in world sanctuaries. Airavata Elephant Foundation president Chenda Clais said on November 10 that ...


 Read more  But Share with
Extern Link Read about Facts about Airavata Elephant Foundations elephants in the Elephant Database (external link which opens in new window)

Extern relevant Links (external link which opens in new window):
Airavata Elephant Foundation website
event

Sreekutty the elephant had a jumbo birthday bash, these adorable pictures are proof

2020-11-09 - Kottoor, India.

Sreekutty was brought to the Kappukadu elephant rehabilitation centre on November 8, 2019. Staying in the Kappukadu elephant rehabilitation center in Kerala, the calf turned a year old on November 8. ...


 Read more  But Share with

Extern Link Read about Sreekutty in the Elephant Database (external link which opens in new window)
Extern Link Read about Kottoor elephant rehabilitation centre (ERC) in the Elephant Database (external link which opens in new window)
conservation

Uttarakhand weighs denotifying elephant reserve

2020-11-09 - Dehradun, India.

The Uttarakhand government is considering denotifying the Shivalik Elephant Reserve. A senior forest department official told The Indian Express, “The state wildlife board will discuss this. That ar...


 Read more  But Share with
conflict

Nepalese Mahout killed in elephant attack

2020-11-08 - Nawalapur, Nepal.

A mahout has died when an elephant attacked him while grazing it inside the Chitwan National Park. The deceased is 36-year-old Hansaraj Kunmar Dhami of Chandranigahapur, Rautahat. He had been currentl...


 Read more  But Share with
illegal wildlife trade

Five men trying to sell elephant tusks caught on Food Street

2020-11-08 - Bengaluru, India.

HM Chaitanya Swamy, DHNS, Bengaluru, NOV 08 2020, 01:34 ISTUPDATED: NOV 08 2020, 01:56 IST Police have arrested a five-member gang from Tamil Nadu that allegedly tried to sell elephant tusks on Food S...


 Read more  But Share with
conservation

849 wild elephants died in Kerala forests from 2009 to 2019. The death rate of wild elephants in Kerala is high, reveals statistics shared by the forest department.

2020-11-07 - Palakkad, India.

The death rate of wild elephants in Kerala is high, reveals statistics shared by the forest department. As per the 2018 census, the wild elephant population in the state is 5,706. The death rate is h...


 Read more  But Share with
conflict

Electric fence on the Indo-Nepal border puts migrating elephants and humans at risk

2020-11-06 - Naxalbari, India. AVIJAN SAHA, SAHANA GHOSH

Elephants in north West Bengal, would earlier cross the Mechi river along the Indo-Nepal border, over to Nepal, along a regular route identified as the Mahananda-Kolabari elephant corridor.
In ...


 Read more  But Share with
facility

NBC 7’s Dagmar Midcap traveled to Kenya to document efforts being made to save and protect elephants

2020-11-06 - Sereolipi, Kenya.

Nestled in the foothills of Samburu County in northern Kenya is Africa’s first community-owned elephant orphanage. This magical place of healing and hope is named Reteti Elephant Sanctuary. Reteti r...


 Read more  But Share with
Extern Link Read about Reteti Elephant Sanctuary in the Elephant Database (external link which opens in new window)
facility

Kerala is all set to become home of world’s largest elephant care-and-cure facility

2020-11-06 - Kottoor, India.

With upgradation in progress, the centre will later on have around 50 elephants including the existing 16 elephants. The upgraded centre will have a veterinary hospital equipped with special facilitie...


 Read more  But Share with
Extern Link Read about Kottoor elephant rehabilitation centre (ERC) in the Elephant Database (external link which opens in new window)
medical
Tusker Vallabhan of Malayinkeezhu Sreekrishnaswamy Temple

Vallabhan waiting for tusk trimming with 1.5 metre long tusks

2020-11-06 - Malayinkeezhu, India.

Tusker Vallabhan of Malayinkeezhu Sreekrishnaswamy Temple is struggling to hold his head high literally after the tusks grew longer and heavier. He is unable to take food due to the long tusks and is ...


 Read more  But Share with

Extern Link Read about Vallabhan in the Elephant Database (external link which opens in new window)
Extern Link Read about Malayinkeezhu Sree Krishna Swami Temple in the Elephant Database (external link which opens in new window)
trade
Corruption of some wildlife officers and undue political and other interference are major challenges to overcome the illegal capture and domestic trade of wild elephants in Sri Lanka, a recent study has highlighted.

Report on illegal capture, trade of wild elephants in Sri Lanka

2020-11-06 - Colombo, Sri Lanka.

The research team observed that the last elephant birth in captivity was recorded in 1994. “However, the report submitted to the Magistrate’s Court by the Wildlife Conservation Department (DWC) Di...


 Read more  But Share with
facility

New $84 million elephant sanctuary to be developed at Victorias Werribee Zoo

2020-11-04 - Werribee, Australia.

Victoria’s Werribee Open Range Zoo is set to receive $84 million funding to develop a new elephant sanctuary. Announced yesterday by Victorian Environment Minister Lily D’Ambrosio, the $84 million...


 Read more  But Share with
Extern Link Read about Werribee Open Range Zoo in the Elephant Database (external link which opens in new window)
death
Forest department officials examine the carcass of the elephant which died in Bandipur Tiger Reserve on Tuesday

Tusker dies while trying to cross over rail barricade

2020-11-04 - Bengaluru, India.

A tusker died while trying to return to the forest after raiding crops in Bandipur Tiger Reserve (BTR) on Tuesday morning. The incident came to light when a patrolling team saw the sight of the jumbo ...


 Read more  But Share with

Extern Link Read about wild elephant, no name in the Elephant Database (external link which opens in new window)
Extern Link Read about Bandipur tiger reserve in the Elephant Database (external link which opens in new window)


Back in history: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Elephant News

ELEPHANT NEWS

Established 2001
Search for keywords


Locations of visitors to this page Editor Dan KoehlGuestbookArchive+1995-2020 Latest headlinesBy countriesBy locationsElephant BooksSubmit NewsContact EditorAbout elephant-news.comLink to us!Links to newssitesTo Elephant FactsHeadlines


Absolut Elephant

wish You a
Merry Christmas
and a
Happy New Year!