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La Petite and her newborn calf at the Ramat Gan Safari, Wednesday

Ramat Gan safari’s 25-year-old elephant La Petite, already a grandmother, has another girl of her own

2013-10-05 - Ramat Gan, Israel.

Safari workers have yet to decide on the calf’s name, but have said it will start with the letter “L” — like her mother’s name. The birth, which happened 22 months after the mother was caught on camera mating with the happy father Motek, was particularly welcomed by workers at the safari since the Asian elephant is considered an endangered species


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Negev Elephant Park a No Go Due to Bureaucratic Snafu

2013-08-25 - Negev, Israel.

A project that organizers hoped would bring masses of tourists to the western Negev – an elephant park – apparently won´t be getting off the ground, despite the fact that Kibbutz Nahal Oz and other investors have sunk over a million shekels into it. But despite international laws against transporting elephants, organizers are still helpful they will be able to make a go of the project.


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7 yr-old Asiatic elephant La Belle gives birth to a female calf. The breed is an endangered one. (Ramat Gan inbreeding again, calf sired by mothers father Motek)

2013-08-06 - Ramat Gan, Israel.

La Belle, a seven-year-old Asiatic elephant, gave birth to female calf, handlers at the Safari Park discovered Friday morning. The father is Motek, a 53 year old Asiatic elephant. The maternal grandmother, 25 year old La Petite, is behaving in a pushy manner since the birth and has tried to suckle the calf. Handlers explained that since this is La Belle’s first birth, her mother may be trying to teach her how to care for the calf.


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Staple diet: Up to 60 per cent of the meat consumed by our Homo erectus ancestors was elephant, say the researchers

Early man Homo erectus, lived on elephant meat, so much so we wiped them out in the Middle East 400,000 years ago

2011-12-15 - Tel Aviv, Israel.

Findings from the University of Tel Aviv reveal how important the huge animals were to the diet of early humans - researchers that elephants provided 60 per cent of the meat eaten by Homo erectus. Elephants also had the perfect fat-to-protein ratio for early humans and provided a year-round source of food.


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Gabi the elephant

Israel sends elephant to Turkey

2010-10-04 - Jerusalem, Israel.

Jerusalem´s Biblical Zoo made last preparations over the weekend to ship Gabi the elephant on a long journey to his new home in Turkey. Accompanied by his caretaker, 5-year-old Gabi will be placed inside a large crate and will then be shipped by sea to Turkey´s Gaziantep Zoo. Ammar Abidat, head of the Biblical Zoo´s elephant department, said Gabi was a handful as a young elephant, but has since been trained and is now well-behaved.


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Biblical Zoo"s elephant Abigail loses tug-of-war with death

2009-08-01 - Jersualem, Israel. Jonathan Lis

Jerusalem's Biblical Zoo last week lost two elephants, an unborn calf and its mother, who died from complications of pregnancy. Abigail, 32, died on Friday evening at the zoo's intensive care veterinary ward despite an international effort to deliver the dead calf she was carrying in her womb. After Abigail went into labor but could not give birth, the zoo's veterinary staff called Dr. Thomas Bernd Hildebrandt from the Institute for Zoo Biology and Wildlife Research, Berlin, and another expert o...


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Elephant hurts girl who snuck into zoo

2008-08-01 - JERUSALEM, Israel.

Israeli officials say a 17-year-old girl who sneaked into a zoo near Tel Aviv with a friend was attacked by an elephant and hospitalized. An employee of Safari nature park says the couple entered the park before dawn Friday by climbing over a wall and then entering the elephants' enclosure. Mori Hertzenstein told Army Radio the girl then approached the pen of 1 of the male elephants, who grabbed her with his trunk. Hertzenstein said "the elephant, which is a giant animal, hurt her." Israeli resc...


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Elephants without borders

2008-03-13 - Tel Aviv, Israel. Ofri Ilani

A few months ago, when he was traveling in the border region between Ethiopia and Eritrea, Prof. Jeheskel Shoshani found the corpse of a large elephant that had been shot by hunters. "It was a large male, and the poachers wanted its ivory, so they sawed off its head," he says. "When I saw that, I thought about the last moments in the life of this elephant. Elephants have language - they talk to one another with sounds that we can't hear. I asked myself what sound he made a moment before he died....


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At Jerusalem zoo, kids ask: Can he eat me in one bite?

2007-08-10 - Jerusalem zoo, Israel. Benny Ziffer

It was a veritable human jungle at the Biblical zoo. Here was a plus-size American woman in a pink suit licking a diet popsicle and declaring aloud, "This is delicious." And in front of the elephant cage, a family of French Jews points to the elephantine turds floating on the water. The French word is the same in Hebrew, only the emphasis is on a different syllable.


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Try this on for size

2007-07-05 - Jerusalem, Israel.

While taking a pet for a walk might be a pleasant stroll for some, it takes on a whole different scale for elephant keeper Amar Obaidat and his charges at the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo. Every morning the herd of elephants are taken for a walk around the zoo to get their circulation going for the day ahead. The elephants, Tamar, Suzanne, Michaela, Avigail, Teddy and baby Gabby, are walked in two groups to keep their numbers manageable. First to go are usually two of the smaller females and Gabby.


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Videofilm: Yossi kills Atari in Ramat-Gan Safari

2007-04-09 - Ramat-Gan, Israel.

A videofilm showing the african bull Yossi killing the female "matriarch" Atari 3rd of April in Ramat-Gan safari in Israel. It sure looks like he influenced by musth hormones.


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Atari was crushed to death within minutes

Murder in the Ramat Gan elephant yard. Worlds largest captive elephant, living in an Israeli zoo, attacks and kills herd"s female leader, leaving staff shocked by his behavior

2007-04-04 - Ramat-Gan, Israel. Reuben Weiss

Around 2 pm, toward closing time, Yossi, the 33-year-old male African elephant attacked 46-year-old Atari, brutally slamming her against the yards wall. The blow caused her to fall to the ground, and left her groaning for a few moments before dying. The elephant keepers quickly arrived at the scene and removed Yossi, making way for the safaris veterinarian Yigal Horowitz to approach Atari, only to pronounce her dead. It was a death in the family, elephant-keeper Izik Franko was quoted by Israels...


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Elephants for the Negev park will come from the Far East.

Negev to get elephant park

2006-11-01 - Negev, Israel. Zohar Blumenkrantz

Kibbutz Nahal Oz and the Tourism Ministry are planning a NIS 6 million elephant park in the agricultural areas near the kibbutz. Between 20 to 30 female Asian elephants will roam the park freely. Females are considered more friendly to people than males. Visitors will also be able to ride the elephants. Details of the wildlife park, which hopes to open in 2008 to 400,000 annual visitors were revealed for the first time yesterday during a tour of the southern region by Tourism Ministry director g...


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Jerusalem Tisch Family Zoological Gardens trumpets birth of elephant

2005-12-10 - Jerusalem, Israel. YAAKOV KATZ

A two year pregnancy and a 10-hour birth process made Israeli history on Saturday when a baby elephant was born at the Jerusalem Tisch Family Zoological Gardens after being conceived through artificial insemination. The male baby - who has yet to be named - was born to Tamar a Thai elephant brought to Israel ten years ago as a gift from the Thai government to then-prime minister Yitzhak Rabin. Saturday's birth was one of 10 births around the world of an elephant conceived through artificial inse...


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Sociopathic elephant exiled to Israeli barn after murderous past

2005-10-31 - Ramat-Gan, Israel.

Ostracized by her herd, La Petite is looking to pack her trunk and move to a new home. The 19-year-old elephant with a checkered past -- she killed her first baby and is suspected of killing a handler -- failed to fit in at a British zoo, and now is having trouble at an Israeli safari park. Until she can be moved, the former circus performer is isolated from the park's other elephants, and animal rights activists are up in arms.


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German Specialists Make Ultrasound Examination of Pregnant Elephant at Jerusalem"s Biblical Zoo

2004-08-02 - Jerusalem, Israel. GCM/CRB

A German team from the IZW, The Institute of Zoo Wildlife Research in Berlin, make an ultrasound examination of Tamar, a pregnant elephant, at Jerusalem's Biblical Zoo July 31, 2004.


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16 Headlines about Elephants from Israel2013-10-05 - Ramat Gan, Israel - Ramat Gan safari’s 25-year-old elephant La Petite, already a grandmother, has another girl of her own 2013-08-25 - Negev, Israel - Negev Elephant Park a No Go Due to Bureaucratic Snafu 2013-08-06 - Ramat Gan, Israel - 7 yr-old Asiatic elephant La Belle gives birth to a female calf. The breed is an endangered one. (Ramat Gan inbreeding again, calf sired by mothers father Motek) 2011-12-15 - Tel Aviv, Israel - Early man Homo erectus, lived on elephant meat, so much so we wiped them out in the Middle East 400,000 years ago 2010-10-04 - Jerusalem, Israel - Israel sends elephant to Turkey 2009-08-01 - Jersualem, Israel - Biblical Zoo"s elephant Abigail loses tug-of-war with death 2008-08-01 - JERUSALEM, Israel - Elephant hurts girl who snuck into zoo 2008-03-13 - Tel Aviv, Israel - Elephants without borders 2007-08-10 - Jerusalem zoo, Israel - At Jerusalem zoo, kids ask: Can he eat me in one bite? 2007-07-05 - Jerusalem, Israel - Try this on for size 2007-04-09 - Ramat-Gan, Israel - Videofilm: Yossi kills Atari in Ramat-Gan Safari 2007-04-04 - Ramat-Gan, Israel - Murder in the Ramat Gan elephant yard. Worlds largest captive elephant, living in an Israeli zoo, attacks and kills herd"s female leader, leaving staff shocked by his behavior 2006-11-01 - Negev, Israel - Negev to get elephant park 2005-12-10 - Jerusalem, Israel - Jerusalem Tisch Family Zoological Gardens trumpets birth of elephant 2005-10-31 - Ramat-Gan, Israel - Sociopathic elephant exiled to Israeli barn after murderous past 2004-08-02 - Jerusalem, Israel - German Specialists Make Ultrasound Examination of Pregnant Elephant at Jerusalem"s Biblical Zoo

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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 ...


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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...


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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...


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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...


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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...


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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...


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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...


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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 ...


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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. ...


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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...


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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...


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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...


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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...


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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 ...


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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...


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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...


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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 ...


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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...


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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...


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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 ...


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