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Yangon Zoo celebrates Momo’s birthday, away from crowds

2020-10-27 - Yangoon, Myanmar.

The Yangon Zoo’s most celebrated resident, Momo the elephant celebrated her 67th birthday at a party organised by zoo staff. Now approaching 70, Momo is one of the oldest Asian elephants in the world. Momo first arrived at Yangon Zoo at the age of 7, and has since entertained visitors with her talents for spraying water and kicking footballs.


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A staff member feeds milk to Ayeyar Sein in Wingabaw Elephant Camp, Bago, Myanmar, September 27, 2019

Baby elephant nursed back to health at Myanmar sanctuary

2020-10-02 - Bago, Myanmar.

Baby elephant Ayeyar Sein trumpets impatiently as a vet prepares her milk bottle and walks cautiously, her front left leg in a splint made of bamboo and cloth bandages. The four-month-old calf was rescued from a hunter's snare trap in the forest of Myanmar's southwest Ayeyarwaddy region last month and is now being looked after by staff at the Wingabaw elepant sanctuary, an hour's drive northeast of Yangon.


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Animal adoption at Yangon Zoo

2020-09-19 - Yangon, Myanmar.

Yangon Zoo is noted for having Mo Mo, the oldest resident in the zoo, who turns 67 this October. The animal adoption program includes three other female elephants – Myo Myo, Ma Hla Chaw and Ma Chaw Lay. They are fed on 10 pounds of wheat, jaggery, salt and 300 pounds of grass twice a day. The cost of adopting one of these pachyderms is K500,000 for one month. Momo was born in Loikaw in 1953, and arrived in Yangon at the age of seven. Mo Mo is a female elephant, and has never mated with any of ...


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FIRST ELEPHANT MUSEUM TO OPEN IN YANGON ZOO

2018-08-16 - Yangon, Myanmar. Thi Thi Min

THE first elephant museum in Myanmar will be opened in the museum of natural history in Yangon’s Zoological Gardens at the end of this year, said U Thein Toe, Director of Yangon Region Forestry Department.


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Burma: Ministry calls for urgent action to reverse decline in wild elephant population through the Myanmar Elephant Conservation Action Plan (MECAP)

2017-01-27 - Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar.

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation (MONREC) has called for urgent action to reverse the decline in the wild elephant population of Myanmar, which is being killed at an increasing rate, while securing the future of the country’s former timber-trade elephants, state media reported on 27 January.


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Elephants, hot springs and misty mountains: Forty-eight hours in Taungoo

2015-11-11 - Taungoo, Myanmar.

We departed for the Bago mountains on a tour up to visit an elephant camp, affiliated with the world renowned Save the Elephant Foundation. The work of SEF Myanmar is not just to help elephants and improve government regulations in regards to animal welfare and the environment, but also to provide education, improved healthcare and employment to the families of mahouts (elephant caretakers) and the poor villagers in the surrounding mountains.


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At least 34 wild elephants poached in Myanmar last year

2014-06-01 - Yangon, Myanmar.

"We arrested poachers in 34 cases of elephant slayings last year but we believe there were a lot more deaths," said Aye Myint Maung,deputy minister of environmental conservation and forestry. "There are some areas we can’t reach because of fighting between the government and ethnic rebels," he told dpa. There are 2,500 to 3,000 wild elephants left in Myanmar’s jungles, down from 6,000 in 1960-1970, and 4,639 recorded in a 1991 census, the deputy minister said, citing government estimates.


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Illegal ivory trade increasing in Myanmar

2014-02-05 - Yangon, Myanmar.

“Simply speaking, smuggling ivory out of the country is increasing. Surveys also show that. As a result, the Forest Department is trying to control it in collaboration with international wildlife preservation organisations,” said the researcher, requesting anonymity. An official from the Myanmar Timber Enterprise (MTE) called for systematic measures, stating that the increasing illegal ivory trade is a danger to the nation.


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Myanmar"s Elephant Logging Camps Under Threat

2014-02-01 - , Myanmar.

This government-owned camp holding 62 elephants and about 330 local villagers is one of many which are under threat due to upcoming changes in laws that reflect the steady depletion of forests in the country. The local government blames illegal loggers for this, while others are under the opinion that the government carelessly sold land for construction and development purposes to the wrong people. Either way, elephant logging which has been a source of income for many in this country for genera...


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Elephants seen at Pho Kyar Elephant Camp

Myanmar keeps over 40 percent of captive Asian elephants

2013-11-15 - Yangon, Myanmar.

“There are only around 50,000 Asian elephants in the world,” said elephant expert Khine Oo Maw. “More than 14,000 elephants have been held captive and 40 percent of them are in Myanmar. Besides Asian elephants, there are also white-coloured elephants. These elephants are regarded as white elephants in Buddhist countries.”


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Tourist arrivals on the upswing at Pho Kyar Elephant Camp

2013-11-06 - Yedashe, Myanmar.

The number of tourists visiting Pho Kyar Elephant Camp during the peak season between October and February is expected to increase by as much as 50 percent, camp officials say. Pho Kyar Elephant Camp is located in Yedashe Township, Bago Region. It is situated in the foothills of the Bago Yoma mountain range, lying within the Saing Ya tropical reserve, 10 miles west of Thargaya near Yoma crossing road.


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A rare white elephant is put in chains in a compound of Upatasanti Pagoda in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. An albino elephant, deemed an auspicious creature in Myanmar, killed his mahout who happened to bear the same name as the current president

Myanmar: White elephant kills mahout

2013-11-03 - Yangon, Myanmar.

The mahout was killed by tusker Yaza Gaha Thiri Pissaya Gaza Yaza, 19, who was the first white elephant captured under the junta that ruled Myanmar between 1988 to 2010. Thein Sein, 56, died en route to hospital after being gored accidentally by one of the three white elephants kept at the Royal White Elephant Garden on the outskirts of Yangon, said a garden official. The pachyderm was reportedly moving his massive head up and down when he caught the mahout in the left chest.


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Myanmar"s timber elephants and their handlers have survived wars and dictatorships, but will they survive democracy?

2013-10-27 - Yangon, Myanmar. Nirmal Ghosh

The Ministry for Environmental Conservation and Forestry has pledged to reduce its logging by more than 80,000 tonnes this fiscal year. Myanmar will ban raw teak and timber exports by April 1, 2014, allowing only export of high-end finished timber products. MTE says that the private elephant owners contracted by the government will be the first on the chopping block. Saw Moo, a second generation private elephant owner, sees a bleak future for his stable of 20 elephants. He fears the family busin...


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Wild Elephant Poaching Increases in Pegu

2013-10-21 - Pegu, Myanmar.

In January, residents and lawmakers from Irrawaddy Division’s Ngaputaw Township reported the deaths of five elephants within seven months by hunters. Myint Wai, a local resident in Pegu Division, northeast of Rangoon, points to a homemade map of the mountain range, identifying sites where he found the dead carcasses most recently. Some sites are deep in the jungle, he says, adding that he walked for several days to get there. One of the closest sites lies two hours from the highway, over a rou...


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Burma river cruise: upriver to an Asia of yesteryear

2013-04-27 - Mandalay, Myanmar.

In 1920, a young Cornishman, James Howard Williams, arrived here to take up a post with Bombay Burma. His remarkable Boy’s Own adventures in the jungles of Burma are brilliantly captured in his memoir, Elephant Bill. It includes a nail-biting account of him leading the exodus of elephants and refugees across the mountains to India in 1942 as the Japanese advanced across the Chindwin. His elephant companies then returned to pave the way, literally, for Allied tanks, armoured cars and soldi...


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A caretaker bathing a newly-born white elephant and its white mother in Naypyidaw.

Rare white elephants treasured in Myanmar

2012-03-28 - Naypyidaw, Myanmar.

Kings and leaders in the predominantly Buddhist nation have traditionally treasured white elephants, whose rare appearances in the country are believed to herald good fortune, including power and political change.


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2011-11-25 - Yangoon, Myanmar.

Myanmar said it was holding a welcoming ceremony in the capital on Sunday for two white elephants, a five-year-old male from western Rakhine state, while the second was a female aged 15 found in the Irrawaddy region, west of Yangon, another official said.considered symbols of good luck -- after a landmark week for the Army-dominated nation. The recent capture of the pale pachyderms brings the number being held by the government to an auspicious seven, according to an official in the capital Nayp...


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People parade with a white elephant and a vehicle carrying a sacred Buddha tooth relic from China, encircling the grounds of the Maha Pasana Cave in Yangon Nov 22, 2011.

Sacred Buddha tooth relic arrives at Yangon

2011-11-23 - Yangoon, Myanmar.

The Chinese Buddha sacred tooth relic, after being placed in Nay Pyi Taw for 16-day public obeisance, was conveyed to Yangon´s Maha Pasana Cave in Kaba Aye Pagoda Tuesday for continued public obeisance by Yangon residents. Nearly 50,000 people filled the two sides of the 7-kilometer motor road leading from the airport to the Kaba Aye Pagoda in greeting the tooth relic.


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Myanmar shows new "lucky" elephant

2010-10-23 - Naypyidaw, Myanmar.

MYANMAR state media yesterday hailed the discovery of a fifth white elephant, considered a symbol of good fortune, ahead of elections dismissed by critics as a charade to legitimise military rule. The female pachyderm named Nandawady was sprinkled with holy water in a ceremony that coincided with Thursday´s unveiling of the country´s new flag.


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One More White Elephant Captured in Arakan

2010-09-24 - Maungdaw, Myanmar. Takaloo

Another rare white elephant was captured on Thursday in the remote jungle of northwestern Maungdaw Township in Burma´s Arakan State, said a forestry official. "The white elephant is 18 years old and her height is 7 feet and 1 inch. After a five-day joint operation by forestry, army, and Nasaka forces, the elephant was finally caught at 11:55 am in the jungle nearby Yan Aung Pyin Village under Kyein Chaung in northern Maungdaw," the official said.


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In this image made off MRTV video footage, a rare white elephant is caught in the jungles in Maungdaw township in northwestern Rakhine state, Myanmar. Myanmar

Myanmar junta celebrates rare white elephant

2010-08-10 - Yangoon, Myanmar.

Myanmar´s ruling junta threw a lavish welcome ceremony for a rare white elephant, a traditional symbol of power and prosperity, which was transported from the jungle to the country´s remote capital, state media reported Tuesday. The 38-year-old female elephant was recently captured in the jungles of northwestern Myanmar and transported Monday by boat and truck to Naypyitaw, where it was given the name Bhaddavati, or "One Who is Endowed With Goodness," in a formal naming ceremony, the...


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National Geographic Channel focuses on Myanmar elephants

2009-11-19 - Yangon, Myanmar.

The National Geographic Channel is due in Myanmar this month to shoot a documentary on the country's hard-working elephants, sources close to the project said Thursday. They will come here this month to document the state of Myanmar's domesticated elephants - how to catch wild elephants, how to tame and train them, said an official from the politically well-connected Htoo Trading Company, which will facilitate the production.


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Dr Chan Aye gives a check-up to a child in a Karen village in the Bago Yoma near Taungoo.

Elephant tours benefit local communities

2009-02-23 - Rangoon, Myanmar.

THIRTEEN years ago, Dr Tin Thein took a small group of foreign tourists into the mountains west of Taungoo. They were interested in seeing Myanma Timber Enterprise elephants clearing trees in the Bago Yoma, and he had the local connections to make it happen. Dr Tin Thein saw a future in the elephant camp trips – and a way help the poor communities who work in the timber industry.


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Number of Wild Elephants in Mayu Range Increasing

2009-02-11 - Maungdaw, Myanmar.

The number of wild elephants have been increasing in the Mayu Range, located on the Mayu Peninsula between the Naff and Mayu Rivers in western Burma, as elephants from other parts of Burma including the Indian and Bangladesh borders have been moving into the area this cold season, said an official from the forest department.


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A wild elephant eating leafs at a hill in Teknaf, bordering Myanmar

Myanmar at centre of elephant smuggling trade: report

2008-12-12 - Rangoon, Myanmar.

Myanmar is at the centre of an illegal trade in elephants and ivory, with more than 250 live animals smuggled out of the country in the past decade, a report said Wednesday. Most of the elephants were destined for use in the tourist trekking industry in neighbouring Thailand, said the report by the wildlife trade monitoring network TRAFFIC. Smuggling of live elephants and ivory is in "blatant contravention" of national laws and of the CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Specie...


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Wildlife keepers warn against elephants tendency to move sanctuary

2008-09-26 - Yangon, Myanmar.

Wildlife keepers in Myanmar have warned against tendency of move of sanctuary of wild elephants from deep mountain range in western Rakhine state to agricultural field as elephant feed is running short there this year, the local Biweekly Eleven News reported Friday. Such wild elephants are being found shifting from the May Yu mountain range bordering Bangladesh to agricultural farms with crop plantations of local farmers and destroying the plantations for the sake of feed, the report said, calli...


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Burma Takes Measures for Wildlife Conservation - Chinese Agency

2008-09-23 - Yangoon, Myanmar.

Myanmar [Burma] has taken measures for wildlife conservation by restricting the catching of elephant in the country's Bago Yoma mountain range where most of the animal take sanctuary, the local Weekly Eleven journal reported Tuesday. In order to prevent elephant from extinction in the country, the Myanmar forestry authorities allowed catching of the wild elephants in the mountain range's Hlegu area only once in three years, prescribing the ratio of the elephants caught to be handed over to the a...


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Myanmar"s capital opens its first zoo

2008-03-26 - Naypyidaw, Myanmar.

A first-ever zoological garden was inaugurated in Myanmar’s new capital of Nay Pyi Taw this morning, aimed at providing recreation place for tourists visiting the capital and local people, China’s Xinhua news agency reported. Attached with the opening ceremony were elephant and other animal shows as well as elephant-ride programmes for visitors, reports reaching here said. The zoological garden project, which covers an area of more than 400 hectares and was undertaken by the Ministry of Fore...


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Workers in Myanmar are seen using elephants for logging

Myanmars wild elephants helping cut down their forest habitat

2008-02-17 - Yangoon, Myanmar.

Elephants in Myanmar have long been invaluable labourers in the country's timber industry, nimbly finding their way through forests and dragging heavy fallen trees to rivers for shipping. But as Myanmar's ruling junta expands logging in the country's teak forests, more wild elephants are being captured and trained for clear-cutting operations that destroy the very habitats in which they roamed freely, activists and industry insiders say.


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Trucks loaded with animals inside a covered cage wait at Yangon Zoological Garden in Yangon, Myanmar, Friday, Feb. 15, 2008 before transportation to the new zoo in the administrative capital Naypyitaw. The military government began relocating scores of a

Junta Moves Zoo Animals in Myanmar

2008-02-15 - Yangoon, Myanmar.

First, the civil servants were transferred to Myanmar's newly built capital deep in the countryside. Now, it's time for the rhinos and elephants to move. The military government this week began using cranes and trucks to relocate scores of animals , including elephants, monkeys, birds, rhinos, bears and deer , out of the Zoological Garden in the biggest city, Yangon. Fourteen trucks filled with animals, many stuffed into small cages, were scheduled to depart late Friday for the new capital, Nayp...


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Myanmar elephant keeper Zaw Nyng Lin rests on a group of Teak logs Monday, Jan. 15, 2001, at the Shwe Pyi Aye Camp, in the jungles of central Myanmar. Myanmar has become notorious in the region for ignoring international and its own environmental laws in

Environmental problems loom in Myanmar

2007-10-14 - Rangoon, Myanmar. MICHAEL CASEY

Truckloads of illegal timber cross the Myanmar border to sawmills in China, while markets along the Thai border openly sell bear paws, tiger skins and elephant tusks. Further inland, the repressive military regime plans to dam one of Asia's purest rivers, and allows gold and gem mines to tear up hillsides and pollute groundwater for quick cash. Myanmar has become notorious in the region for ignoring international and its own environmental laws in a single-minded effort to make the money that env...


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Villagers Killed by Elephants in Pegu Division

2007-03-07 - Irrawaddy, Myanmar. Shah Paung

Villagers living near the Pegu Mountains in central Burma have complained that an increasing number of elephants moving through their village has left several people dead, rice and bean crops destroyed, and villagers with no recourse to justice. Local residents say that earlier this week, a group of elephants came into Thayetgone village in Pegu Division and trampled a farmer. It’s not the first time the elephants have caused trouble in the area.


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Meeting for White Elephant in Burma

2006-09-27 - Mayu, Myanmar.

Yesterday authorities from Buthidaung Township held a meeting at the Forest Department's office to discuss searching for white elephants in the Mayu Range, which is located among Buthidaung, Maungdaw, and Rathidaung Townships, said an official report. White elephants are exalted by the Burmese community, and Burmese junta has a belief that the presence of a white elephant will bring prosperity and wealth to a country.


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Mangrove elephants facing extinction

2006-04-04 - Yangon, Myanmar.

Elephants that once roamed the mangrove swamps of Myanmar's vast Ayeyarwaddy Delta are headed for extinction, with only two of its kind still alive, a local newspaper said Monday. The two survivors live in the delta's Meinmahla island wildlife sanctuary about 130km south-west of Yangon, the Flower News weekly newspaper said.


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Keepers at the zoo coax one of the elephants into its container for the trip to Cologne.

Yangon elephants head for Germany

2005-10-03 - Yangon, Myanmar. Khin Hninn Phyu

TWO elephants left Myanmar for Germany aboard a special chartered flight on September 27 under an exchange program between the Yangon and Cologne zoos. The two female elephants, Shu Thuzar and Aye Chan May, both about 12 years old, are being exchanged for a breeding pair of white rhinoceroses as well as a male and two female lions.


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Burmese economy worsens elephants crucial for timber industry to get foreign currency

2005-04-16 - RANGOON, Myanmar.

As military-ruled Burma sinks deeper into economic stagnation, only the country's famed elephants may be assured of jobs. Eighty percent of Burma's 4,000 tame elephants work in the timber industry, moving 700,000 tons of teak and other precious wood for export, which annually brings in more than $300 million. As long as the country depends on the timber industry to get foreign currency, elephants will be crucial, U Aung Myint, an official of a government-owned timber company, recently told the M...


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36 Headlines about Elephants from Myanmar2020-10-27 - Yangoon, Myanmar - Yangon Zoo celebrates Momo’s birthday, away from crowds 2020-10-02 - Bago, Myanmar - Baby elephant nursed back to health at Myanmar sanctuary 2020-09-19 - Yangon, Myanmar - Animal adoption at Yangon Zoo 2018-08-16 - Yangon, Myanmar - FIRST ELEPHANT MUSEUM TO OPEN IN YANGON ZOO 2017-01-27 - Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar - Burma: Ministry calls for urgent action to reverse decline in wild elephant population through the Myanmar Elephant Conservation Action Plan (MECAP) 2015-11-11 - Taungoo, Myanmar - Elephants, hot springs and misty mountains: Forty-eight hours in Taungoo 2014-06-01 - Yangon, Myanmar - At least 34 wild elephants poached in Myanmar last year 2014-02-05 - Yangon, Myanmar - Illegal ivory trade increasing in Myanmar 2014-02-01 - , Myanmar - Myanmar"s Elephant Logging Camps Under Threat 2013-11-15 - Yangon, Myanmar - Myanmar keeps over 40 percent of captive Asian elephants 2013-11-06 - Yedashe, Myanmar - Tourist arrivals on the upswing at Pho Kyar Elephant Camp 2013-11-03 - Yangon, Myanmar - Myanmar: White elephant kills mahout 2013-10-27 - Yangon, Myanmar - Myanmar"s timber elephants and their handlers have survived wars and dictatorships, but will they survive democracy? 2013-10-21 - Pegu, Myanmar - Wild Elephant Poaching Increases in Pegu 2013-04-27 - Mandalay, Myanmar - Burma river cruise: upriver to an Asia of yesteryear 2012-03-28 - Naypyidaw, Myanmar - Rare white elephants treasured in Myanmar 2011-11-25 - Yangoon, Myanmar - 2011-11-23 - Yangoon, Myanmar - Sacred Buddha tooth relic arrives at Yangon 2010-10-23 - Naypyidaw, Myanmar - Myanmar shows new "lucky" elephant 2010-09-24 - Maungdaw, Myanmar - One More White Elephant Captured in Arakan 2010-08-10 - Yangoon, Myanmar - Myanmar junta celebrates rare white elephant 2009-11-19 - Yangon, Myanmar - National Geographic Channel focuses on Myanmar elephants 2009-02-23 - Rangoon, Myanmar - Elephant tours benefit local communities 2009-02-11 - Maungdaw, Myanmar - Number of Wild Elephants in Mayu Range Increasing 2008-12-12 - Rangoon, Myanmar - Myanmar at centre of elephant smuggling trade: report 2008-09-26 - Yangon, Myanmar - Wildlife keepers warn against elephants tendency to move sanctuary 2008-09-23 - Yangoon, Myanmar - Burma Takes Measures for Wildlife Conservation - Chinese Agency 2008-03-26 - Naypyidaw, Myanmar - Myanmar"s capital opens its first zoo 2008-02-17 - Yangoon, Myanmar - Myanmars wild elephants helping cut down their forest habitat 2008-02-15 - Yangoon, Myanmar - Junta Moves Zoo Animals in Myanmar 2007-10-14 - Rangoon, Myanmar - Environmental problems loom in Myanmar 2007-03-07 - Irrawaddy, Myanmar - Villagers Killed by Elephants in Pegu Division 2006-09-27 - Mayu, Myanmar - Meeting for White Elephant in Burma 2006-04-04 - Yangon, Myanmar - Mangrove elephants facing extinction 2005-10-03 - Yangon, Myanmar - Yangon elephants head for Germany 2005-04-16 - RANGOON, Myanmar - Burmese economy worsens elephants crucial for timber industry to get foreign currency

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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.
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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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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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