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MPs to vote on circus elephant ‘deportation’, minister wants to move Buba to France

2020-11-27 - Haag, Netherlands.

The fate of the Netherlands’ last circus elephant lies in the hands of farm minister Carola Schouten, who will decide next week if the animal should stay with the circus family who own her, or if she should be moved to a sanctuary in France. MPs are due to vote on the issue on Tuesday after a motion was filed by CDA MP Martijn van Helvert and the anti-immigration PVV to halt the move. They argue it would be cruel to move the elephant to a new location.


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DNA research supports captive breeding programmes in zoos

2020-09-29 - Rotterdam, Netherlands. Dr. M (Mirte) Bosse

Researchers from the Animal Breeding and Genomics group at Wageningen University & Research now join forces with studbook keepers from Rotterdam Zoo (Diergaarde Blijdorp) by performing DNA research to facilitate proper management of captive populations. In a recent kickoff meeting both institutions laid the foundation for future collaborative research.


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medical

Infectious Diseases Management in Asian Elephant : TB and EEHV-HD Abstract

2020-06-08 - Utrecht, Netherlands. Angkawanish, Taweepoke, Utrecht University

Our study, three reacted positive in a serological test (TB STAT Pak, Chembio). In serum of one of these, antibodies were found retrospectively, 23 months prior to bacterial culture from trunk wash samples. Sequence analysis of M. tuberculosis isolates from the four animals classified them as ancient strains (n=1) based on presence of a M. tuberculosis specific deletion (TbD1) and modern strains (n=3) identical to M. tuberculosis ATCC 2794.


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birth

A new four generation elephant baby born in Netherlands

2013-08-10 - Rotterdam, Netherlands.

The female Asian elephant baby was born this morning at 5 AM at the outside habitat. Mother is Throng Nhi born 2003 in Rotterdam (her father Alexander was born 1978 in Tel Aviv Zoo), father is Timber. Timber was born in Rotterdam 1998, Timbers father Ramon was born 1970 in Hannover Zoo, Germany.


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Photo © Martijn Fabrie, Netherlands

Elephants to be moved from Emmen zoo after family dispute

2012-11-13 - Emmen, Netherlands.

A mother elephant, her two sons and a daughter are to be found a new home by Emmen zoo officials after a power struggle within the herd. The problems began earlier this year when the matriarch of the herd died and two rival strands of the family began fighting it out for control. The dispute has become so serious that the two groups cannot exercise at the same time and have to be kept separated, Nos television said.


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medical

Amsterdam elephant gets contact lens

2012-01-25 - Amsterdam, Netherlands.

An elephant at Amsterdam’s Artis zoo has become the first elephant in Europe to be fitted with a contact lens. Her eye was injured during a scuffle with another elephant, the zoo says. Asian elephant Win Thida’s eye began streaming and she was evidently having trouble keeping it open because of the pain. Vet Anne-Marie Verbruggen was called in, and an examination revealed that the elephant’s cornea had been damaged, most likely by a twig.


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conference

2011 Elephant and Rhino Research and Conservation Symposium

2011-10-10 - Rotterdam, Netherlands.

The Rotterdam Zoo in association with the International Elephant Foundation (IEF) would like to invite you to participate in the 2011 Elephant and Rhino Research and Conservation Symposium scheduled for October 10-14, 2011 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. This year IEF welcomes to the elephant symposium our colleagues working with all species of rhinos, both in human care and in the wild. Elephants and rhinos face similar problems in the wild (habitat loss and poaching), and many animal managers, ...


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birth
Newborn male calf, Dierenpark Emmen, Feburary 2011.

Emmen Zoo Birth

2011-02-10 - Emmen, Netherlands.

The Emmen Zoo in the Netherlands celebrated the birth of a male calf on February 6, the second to be born in the outdoor exhibit with the herd. The calf was the fourth for the thirty year old Burmese cow Htoo Yin Aye. It was sired by the zoo’s breeding bull Radza. The forty four year old male arrived at Emmen in 2003 from Latvia. Since his arrival, he has sired twelve calves. The new calf brought the zoo’s herd size to thirteen, seven of which are males.


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Elephant born in Rotterdam Zoo

2010-07-21 - Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Rotterdam´s Blijdorp Zoo has announced the welcome addition of another elephant. The calf weighed in at 75 kilograms which zoo authorities say is "on the small side". Despite this, the baby was up on its feet and suckling less than two hours after birth.


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death

Olifant Swe San Thay overleden

2010-02-18 - Emmen, Netherlands.

The elephant attendants of animal park Emmen found gisterochtend elephant Swe San Thay inanimately in the stable. Nor to the body of the elephant, nor to camera pictures, which are at night made in the stable, is see something what can an indication for the cause of death be. The elephant has been transmitted for section to the department animal medicine of the university of Utrecht. Swe San Thay (Burmese for golden abundance) were one of the seven Asian elephants, which came in 1988, from Burma...


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misc

Twitter"s 100,000 Twelephants Can Aid 100,000 Elephants

2009-12-05 - Amsterdam, Netherlands. Ron Callari

"Twelephants" is a unique campaign that seeks to provide a safe haven for 100,000 elephants in the Elephant Corridor of Africa. In an interview recently conducted with Femke Hulsenbek, Pifworld's program officer, she noted that "Twelephants is one of the most ambitious projects on the Pifworld platform...established to raise awareness for the Elephant Corridor, enabling elephants in Botswana to roam freely across the border to Zambia."


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birth

Elephant baby born in Amersfoort Zoo, Netherlands

2009-11-10 - Amersfoort, Netherlands.

Indra of Amersfoort got a baby around 5:30 am this morning. According the the official website of the zoo everything seems to be fine. Gender is unkown yet. Indra got her baby in the new barn. She stood there together with Mimi while her moter was separated in one of the boxes. The public can watch the new baby in the new barn.


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event

Elephant Parade - Amsterdam

2009-09-17 - Museumplein, Netherlands.

From September onwards, a hundred full size art elephants will swarm the streets of Amsterdam: together, they form a remarkable open-air exhibition, the Elephant Parade, that is dedicated to the Asian elephant. After the successful editions in Rotterdam and Antwerp, the exhibition in Amsterdam will be the largest so far. The Elephant Parade is founded by father and son Mike and Marc Spits. With their project, they aim to raise attention for the Asian elephant, that is threatened with extinction.


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International Conference on Diseases of Zoo and Wild Animals 2009

2009-05-20 - Safaripark Beekse Bergen, Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands.

On behalf of the Leibniz Institut for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW) and the European Association of Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians (EAZWV) we wish to extend a cordial invitation to you to participate in the: "International Conference on Diseases of Zoo and Wild Animals 2009", between 20th and 24th May 2009. The Conferece will be held at the Safaripark Beekse Bergen, Hilvarenbeek, The Netherlands


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film

Olifant Annabel in dierenpark Emmen overleden

2009-03-02 - Emman, Netherlands.

Film showing the female asian elephant Annabel in Emmen Zoo, Netherlands, after she fell down in the in the dry moat and could not get out by herself. After several attempts to help, zoo staff brought in a crane to lift her out. Unable to stand and in shock, the decision was made to euthanize the zoo's oldest elephant.


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death

Breakdown truck for Emmen elephant

2009-03-01 - Emmen, Netherlands. RADIO NETHERLANDS WORLDWIDE

A breakdown truck was called to Emmen Zoo on Sunday to rescue an elephant that had fallen into a ditch. The 42-year-old Annabel fell into the dry ditch that surrounds the elephant compound at 4.00 p.m. She landed on her side and was unable to climb back out by herself. After she was lifted out of the ditch by the breakdown truck, her rescuers couldn't immediately turn her the right way up. A vet said she was in a state of shock. Although elephants regularly fall into the ditch surrounding their ...


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birth
Photo: © Martijn Fabrie, Netherlands

Elephant baby born in Emmen Zoo

2008-09-04 - Emmen, Netherlands. Martijn Fabrie

A male calf has been born this morning at 11.30 AM in Emmen Zoo. His mother is Mingalar Oo and his father is Radza (father to seven babies, grandfather of 2 babies in Japan). It's the first time in the zoo's history that a birth took place in the outside enclosure.


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Thong Tai at Amsterdam Artis Zoo is pregnant

2008-03-19 - Amsterdam, Netherlands. Artis Zoo (Translation Martijn Fabrie)

Artis is hoping for a new elephant baby next spring. Thong Tai is again pregnant after she gave birth of Yindee in August 2005. Thong Tai has been sired by Nikolai who has been in Artis since 2003. Nikolai is planned to leave Artis on April 1st to Hannover. Six elephants are waiting for him to let them be sired. After Nikolai has left, there will be three elephants left. Thong Tai with here daughter Yindee and Win Thida (38 years old), who has been mother once. (Article in dutch)


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Circus combats animal rights activists using elephant pee

2008-03-17 - Hoogeveen, Netherlands.

Animals rights activists claim they have been sprayed with elephant urine by circus employees last Saturday in Hoogeveen. The activists said that employees of Circus Renz Berlin used water pistols to shoot at them. When the police arrived at the scene everything was quiet again, although a threatening atmosphere was still lingering in the air according to an unnamed police spokesperson. The police confiscated one water gun that contained a “foul smelling substance”.


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Anandá is the name. The newborn asian elephant in Emmen zoo is named son of the greatest

2008-03-03 - Emmen, Netherlands.

The new born elephant in Emmen Zoo, Netherlands, now has a name: Ananda Yingthway, which means son of the greatest in burmese. Ananda is son to the asian elephant bull Radsch (Radza) who is indeed very big, and have unusually large and beautiful tusks. Anandas mother Htoo Yin Aye was born in Burma (Myanmar).


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Photo © Martijn Fabrie, Netherlands

Birth of a male asian elephant in Emmen Zoo, Netherlands

2008-02-26 - Emmen, Netherlands. Martijn Fabrie

In Dierenpark Emmen in The Netherlands, an elephant has given birth to a male calf. His is name is not known right now. He was born on 25 February 2008. Mother: Htoo Yin Aye, Father: Radza. The newborn elephant weights 130 kg at birth. There's a video from him on the Internet, but it's in Dutch: http://nl.sitestat.com/regio-i/dvhnoorden/s?dvhn.video.dvhn-video20080226Olifantje_Emmen&ns_type=clickout&ns_url=http://wm1.streamzilla.jet-stream.nl/ndcvbk/20080226Olifantje_Emmen.wmv


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Return to the Wild broadcasted worldwide

2008-02-21 - Vlaardingen, Netherlands. Antoinette van de Water

Award award winning Bring the Elephant Home documentary “Return to the Wild” will have its European première on Animal Planet. The documentary shows Antoinette’s journey with the rescued elephants Sri Nuan and Douk Ngern, which was the start of the Bring the Elephant Home foundation. As of yet we can’t give a full schedule for all of Europe, as soon as it is available to us we will put it up here, but we can give these times and dates: United Kingdom: Sun Feb 24 - 21:00
The Nethe...


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birth

Unborn elephant in Blijdorp (Rotterdam Zoo) probably dead

2008-01-02 - Rotterdam, Netherlands. Martijn Fabrie, Netherlands

The unborn child of elephantmother Irma of Zoo Blijdorp isn't likely to live anymore. Employees of the zoo in Rotterdam were counting of a birth around the Christmas and New Year days, but they think the calf is dead by now. Last Friday the the membranes of Irma broke. Normally the delivery will begin and within 48 hours the calf is born. The contractions however didn't start, even after the vetenarian had given her stimulating medicines and massaging the birthchannel.


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misc

Art project vandalised in Rotterdam. A painted elephant sculpture, part of an art project to raise money for threatened elephants in Thailand and India, was vandalised on Sunday night.

2007-09-04 - Rotterdam, Netherlands.

One of some 30 elephant sculptures embellishing the centre of Rotterdam was badly vandalised late Sunday night. As yet unidentified persons pulled the painted elephant from its pedestal causing the legs to break. Holes were also made in the elephant’s body. “We assume that they have been dancing and jumping on the elephant,” said Mike Spits, the person who took the initiative for the art project on Monday.


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Female asian elephant Swe Zin Born in Emmen Zoo

2007-08-09 - Emmen, Netherlands. Emmen Zoo News article

A female asian elephant calf was born yesterday to the bull Radza (imported 2003 from Riga Zoo) and the female Htoo Kin Aye from Burma. The baby was 80kgs, and already has a name; Swe Zin. During the latest 15 years Emmen Zoo had 17 elephant births.


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African nations reach compromise on ivory sales under UN-backed ban

2007-06-14 - The Hague, Netherlands.

Eighteen years after a United Nations-backed treaty banned the ivory trade, African ministers have for the first time achieved a regional consensus on how to address the highly charged issue. Eighteen years after a United Nations-backed treaty banned the ivory trade, African ministers have for the first time achieved a regional consensus on how to address the highly charged issue.


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Africa"s elephants get 9-year ivory export break

2007-06-14 - The Hague, Netherlands.

A U.N. wildlife conference extended a 1989 ban on African elephant ivory exports on Thursday by nine years, after sales from stocks, in a pact hailed as a step to safeguard the giant mammals. CITES backed an African plan, agreed after overnight talks among ministers, to crack down on poaching while allowing Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe to make one-off ivory sales. They say their elephant numbers are rising.


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eBay announces ban on ivory trade on its sites

2007-06-06 - The Hague, Netherlands.

US-based online commerce site eBay said Wednesday it will ban international trade of elephant ivory on all of its sites around the globe, creating the first-ever online international trade ban of elephant ivory. eBay said the decision followed an eight-country investigation by IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) of ivory for sale on eBay sites.


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CITES OKs sale of 60 Ton of ivory to Japan

2007-06-05 - The Hague, Netherlands.

The international body here that regulates trade in endangered plants and animals approved the sale of 60 tons of ivory to Japan over the weekend. The committee of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), also known as the Washington Convention, agreed to allow Japan to import stockpiled African elephant ivory from Botswana, Namibia and South Africa.


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poaching

Illegal ivory imports flourish in U.S.- report

2007-06-05 - The Hague, Netherlands. Anna Mudeva

The large quantity of illegal worked ivory entering the United States from China and Japan is a sign of the strong demand that is contributing to an alarming increase in elephant poaching in Africa. In 2006 alone, experts estimate as many as 23,000 African elephants were illegally killed. There is more worked ivory for sale in the U.S. than anywhere else in the world, except for Hong Kong.


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Fourteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties in CITES

2007-06-03 - The Hague, Netherlands.


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Photo: © Petra Prager, Berlin

Asian elephant bull Alexander relocated from Rotterdam Zoo Netherlands, to Antwerp Zoo, Belgium.

2007-04-18 - Rotterdam, Netherlands. Dan Koehl

The bull Alexander born 1978 in Ramat Gan Zoo Israel (Motek x Warda) was relocated 17th April with police escort from Diergaarde Blijdorp in Rotterdam to three waiting females in Antwerp Zoo. All three cows are proven breeders, one even had twins.


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Nothing "dung" about elephants" pooh

2007-04-18 - Delft, Netherlands.

Scientists working for Royal Nedalco, the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands and a firm called Bird Engineering have found a fungus in elephant dung that helped them break down fibres and wood into biofuel and produce a yeast which can efficiently ferment wood sugars. "We really see this as a technical breakthrough," business development manager Mark Woldberg from Royal Nedalco, a Dutch alcohol maker, told a biofuels conference on Wednesday.


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birth

Baby elephant trampled to death in Amersfoort zoo

2007-04-04 - Amersfoort, Netherlands.

A newborn baby elephant in Amersfoort zoo has been trampled to death by its mother Indra. The incident was recorded live on webcam. Zoo officials said pain can make elephants aggressive.


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Baby Elephant Trong Nhi   drinking in Blijdorp Zoo

Rotterdam Zoo celebrating its 10th elephant baby

2006-05-13 - Rotterdam, Netherlands. Mafootje

On may 13 at 11:30 a female elephant was born in Rotterdam. She was up on her feet in 3 minutes and was born in between the elephant group. For the mother Douanita this is the first living young she has had, but it's the tenth birth of an elephant in this Rotterdam Zoo. The elephant is named Trong Nhi after a famous Vietnamese female leader.


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Rotterdam elephants moving to Dublin

2006-02-22 - AMSTERDAM, Netherlands.

Blijdorp Zoo in Rotterdam announced on Wednesday that three of its elephants will be moved to Ireland this year. The herd in Rotterdam zoo is so large the management decided on a 'vertical' split of the group. The three females - Bernhardine, Jasmine and Anak, who is almost three - will be placed in a new enclosure Dublin Zoo is constructing. Bernhardine, 12, was the first elephant to be born in a Dutch zoo. All three elephants are ready to be mothers.


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conservation

Royal elephants auctioned for conservation

2005-10-02 - Apeldoorn, Netherlands.

A vast array of elephant collectables of the late WWF Founder-President HRH Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands was auctioned by Sotheby’s at Het Loo Palace, a former royal residence of the Dutch House of Orange. The ¤379,250 raised from the auction will go to WWF conservation efforts in Borneo. “This auction has risen far more than we ever dared imagine,” said Niek van Heijst, CEO of WWF-Netherlands. “We are extremely pleased that so many people, by buying one of the pri...


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birth

First elephant ever born in Artis Zoo in Amsterdam

2005-08-03 - Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Yesterday evening the first elephant baby ever was born in Amsterdam's Zoo, Artis. The baby, probably a girl, was born at 22.22 (10.22 pm) in the evening.
It is the first elephant ever born in Artis. At this point, the baby can only be seen through the monitoring camera. If nothing happens, mother and baby can be visited on Thursday, between 11am and 1pm, and between 3pm and 5pm.


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Dutch customs seize elephant parts

2005-02-23 - AMSTERDAM, Netherlands.

Dutch customs police have seized a shipment of African elephant body parts, including 22 feet, eight tusks, eight ears, three tails, a skull and an entire hide, officials said Wednesday.

The cargo, originating in Zimbabwe and bound for Germany, was halted at Schiphol airport in October without proper licenses. The find was announced this week following an investigation and will be permanently confiscated, spokeswoman Anita Douven said.

African elephants are an endan...


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relocation

Emmen zoo struggling to cope with giant elephant Radza from Riga Zoo

2003-10-14 - Emmen, Netherlands.

A Dutch zoo is struggling to cope after being sent the biggest elephant in Europe. Radza, a male elephant, has been loaned to Emmen Zoo to breed with its female elephants. But it is far bigger than the zookeepers expected and has been destroying the elephant cages. Razda, which is owned by Riga Zoo, Latvia, is more than 10ft high and weighs 7.2 tonnes.


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Elephant keeper Perry Haans killed in Safari Beekse Bergen

2003-02-20 - Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands. Press release

Wednesday morning the 19th of February 2003, Perry Haans (36), one of the elephant keepers at Safari Beekse Bergen, Hilvarenbeek, the Netherlands was injured badly by an elephant during his daily work. He was immediately taken to the nearby hospital where he died late that evening.


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41 Headlines about Elephants from Netherlands2020-11-27 - Haag, Netherlands - MPs to vote on circus elephant ‘deportation’, minister wants to move Buba to France 2020-09-29 - Rotterdam, Netherlands - DNA research supports captive breeding programmes in zoos 2020-06-08 - Utrecht, Netherlands - Infectious Diseases Management in Asian Elephant : TB and EEHV-HD Abstract 2013-08-10 - Rotterdam, Netherlands - A new four generation elephant baby born in Netherlands 2012-11-13 - Emmen, Netherlands - Elephants to be moved from Emmen zoo after family dispute 2012-01-25 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Amsterdam elephant gets contact lens 2011-10-10 - Rotterdam, Netherlands - 2011 Elephant and Rhino Research and Conservation Symposium 2011-02-10 - Emmen, Netherlands - Emmen Zoo Birth 2010-07-21 - Rotterdam, Netherlands - Elephant born in Rotterdam Zoo 2010-02-18 - Emmen, Netherlands - Olifant Swe San Thay overleden 2009-12-05 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Twitter"s 100,000 Twelephants Can Aid 100,000 Elephants 2009-11-10 - Amersfoort, Netherlands - Elephant baby born in Amersfoort Zoo, Netherlands 2009-09-17 - Museumplein, Netherlands - Elephant Parade - Amsterdam 2009-05-20 - Safaripark Beekse Bergen, Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands - International Conference on Diseases of Zoo and Wild Animals 2009 2009-03-02 - Emman, Netherlands - Olifant Annabel in dierenpark Emmen overleden 2009-03-01 - Emmen, Netherlands - Breakdown truck for Emmen elephant 2008-09-04 - Emmen, Netherlands - Elephant baby born in Emmen Zoo 2008-03-19 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Thong Tai at Amsterdam Artis Zoo is pregnant 2008-03-17 - Hoogeveen, Netherlands - Circus combats animal rights activists using elephant pee 2008-03-03 - Emmen, Netherlands - Anandá is the name. The newborn asian elephant in Emmen zoo is named son of the greatest 2008-02-26 - Emmen, Netherlands - Birth of a male asian elephant in Emmen Zoo, Netherlands 2008-02-21 - Vlaardingen, Netherlands - Return to the Wild broadcasted worldwide 2008-01-02 - Rotterdam, Netherlands - Unborn elephant in Blijdorp (Rotterdam Zoo) probably dead 2007-09-04 - Rotterdam, Netherlands - Art project vandalised in Rotterdam. A painted elephant sculpture, part of an art project to raise money for threatened elephants in Thailand and India, was vandalised on Sunday night. 2007-08-09 - Emmen, Netherlands - Female asian elephant Swe Zin Born in Emmen Zoo 2007-06-14 - The Hague, Netherlands - African nations reach compromise on ivory sales under UN-backed ban 2007-06-14 - The Hague, Netherlands - Africa"s elephants get 9-year ivory export break 2007-06-06 - The Hague, Netherlands - eBay announces ban on ivory trade on its sites 2007-06-05 - The Hague, Netherlands - CITES OKs sale of 60 Ton of ivory to Japan 2007-06-05 - The Hague, Netherlands - Illegal ivory imports flourish in U.S.- report 2007-06-03 - The Hague, Netherlands - Fourteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties in CITES 2007-04-18 - Rotterdam, Netherlands - Asian elephant bull Alexander relocated from Rotterdam Zoo Netherlands, to Antwerp Zoo, Belgium. 2007-04-18 - Delft, Netherlands - Nothing "dung" about elephants" pooh 2007-04-04 - Amersfoort, Netherlands - Baby elephant trampled to death in Amersfoort zoo 2006-05-13 - Rotterdam, Netherlands - Rotterdam Zoo celebrating its 10th elephant baby 2006-02-22 - AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - Rotterdam elephants moving to Dublin 2005-10-02 - Apeldoorn, Netherlands - Royal elephants auctioned for conservation 2005-08-03 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - First elephant ever born in Artis Zoo in Amsterdam 2005-02-23 - AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - Dutch customs seize elephant parts 2003-10-14 - Emmen, Netherlands - Emmen zoo struggling to cope with giant elephant Radza from Riga Zoo 2003-02-20 - Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands - Elephant keeper Perry Haans killed in Safari Beekse Bergen

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10,000-pound elephant calls Attapulgus home as it moves into South Georgia refuge

2021-09-23 - Attapulgus, United States.

It’s a big day for South Georgia. Bo, a 10,000-pound elephant moved into his new home thanks to Elephant Aid International and George Carden, the person giving Bo a new life. He's the owner of Georg...


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NEW ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM IN WINSTON

2021-09-16 - Winston, United Kingdom. Brooke Communications

43-year old African elephant Butch, who is over ten-foot-tall, is the newest animal to call the game park in Winston home. Marketing Director Jacob Schlueter said Butch came from another facility wher...


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Ishini Wickremesinghe is the daughter of Shan Wickramasinghe, the brother of former Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe

Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens DG resigned over elephant issue: Union

2021-09-09 - Colombo, Sri Lanka. Pamodi Waravita and Ruwani Fonseka

The Sri Lanka Podujana National Zoological Gardens Department Workers’ Union yesterday (9) claimed that National Zoological Gardens Department Director General (DG) Ishini Wickremesinghe has resigne...


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South Georgia elephant sanctuary welcomes first resident

2021-09-09 - Attapulgus, United States.

Elephant Refuge North America, an 850-acre natural habitat located in Attapulgus, Georgia, plans to accept its first resident later this month. Bo, a 34-year-old male elephant, is being released by th...


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birth

Twin elephant calves born at Pinnawala

2021-08-31 - Kegalle, Sri Lanka.

For the first time in Sri Lanka's history, twin baby elephants have been born at the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. The twin calves were born to female elephant named 'Surangi'. Both calves are male. T...


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welfare
A Sri Lankan Buddhist monk anoints a temple elephant as a part ritual marking the New Year as per traditions at a temple in Colombo on April 17, 2021.

Sri Lanka prohibits handlers from drunk driving on elephants, bans putting baby elephants to work

2021-08-23 - Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Under the new regulations, logging elephants can only work up to four hours a day, while working at night is forbidden. They are also entitled to at least two-and-a-half hours of bathing time each day...


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Adult tuskers fast disappearing in Odisha: Male elephants account for 18% of total population

2021-08-14 - Bhubaneswar, India.

With the large scale poaching of tuskers over the years, the gender imbalance is fast emerging as a major threat to the elephant population growth in Odisha with the drastic drop in the numbers of adu...


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medical

‘We are hopeful’: Cora the elephant’s health is improving after end-of-life options considered

2021-08-13 - Topeka, United States.

Cora the elephant is improving after concerns over her health had the Topeka Zoo considering end-of-life options. Shanna Simpson, an animal curator at the zoo, said Cora wasn’t eating, had a lot of ...


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Human-elephant conflict continues to take heavy toll; 219 jumbos and 89 people so far this year

2021-08-12 - Colombo, Sri Lanka.

The Department of Wildlife Conservation has recorded 219 jumbo deaths up to August 11 this year mainly from human-elephant conflict. During the same period, 89 people were killed in elephant attacks. ...


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Another jumbo dies of anthrax in Mudumalai Tiger Reserve?

2021-08-12 - COIMBATORE, India.

An elephant, which was found dead at Mangalapatti near Thengumaradha in Nilgiris district.on Tuesday, may have died of anthrax, according to the forest department.


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Scientific approach, local involvement must for conservation: Minister

2021-08-12 - New Delhi, India.

Union Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEF&CC), Bhupender Yadav on Thursday said that nature conservation should be taken up with a scientific approach involving the local commun...


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Hyderabad: Elephant from Kolhapur to carry Bibi ka Alam

2021-08-12 - Hyderabad, India.

An elephant, Madhuri aged 38 years from Kolhapur will be used to carry the Bibi ka Alam standard during the procession on the 10 of Muharram month scheduled next Friday. The costs involved in bringing...


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Wild elephant tests positive for herpes virus in Odisha forest

2021-08-11 - Bhubaneswar, India.

In 2019, five elephants had died within 33 days in Odisha after testing positive for herpes


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Apparently proving the saying that old habits die hard, Rivaldo, an elephant recently released into the wild in Mudumalai Tiger Reserve (MTR) in Nilgiris district returned to Mavanallah near his old habitat.

Elephant Rivaldo released into Mudumalai Tiger Reserve, returns to village

2021-08-06 - Udhagamandalam, India.

The villagers reportedly noticed Rivaldo moving around their area in the wee hours of Wednesday, about 40 kms from the camp and alerted the forest department officials.Though the elephant was radio-co...


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Maggie the elephant, longtime former resident of the Alaska Zoo, has died

2021-08-05 - Anchorage, United States.

Maggie, an African elephant that lived at the Alaska Zoo for 24 years, has died at a wildlife sanctuary in California. She was 41 years old. Maggie died at the Performing Animal Welfare Society wildli...


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TN forest dept may release more camp elephants depending on success of Rivaldo"s rehabilitation

2021-08-03 - Chennai, India.

In a 10-hour operation, the iconic tusker Rivaldo, which was captured and put inside a kraal for nearly three months, was successfully released in Chikala in Theppakadu forest range of Mudumalai Tiger...


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OKC ZOO’S YOUNG ASIAN ELEPHANT, KAIRAVI, TESTS POSITIVE FOR EEHV

2021-07-31 - Oklahoma City, United States.

The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden’s dedicated animal and veterinary care teams have begun to treat its youngest Asian elephant, female Kairavi (Kai), 2, for elephant endotheliotropic herpes...


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Battle for the Big Top: P.T. Barnum, James Bailey, John Ringling, and the Death-Defying Saga of the American Circus by Les Standiford

2021-07-30 - Miami, United States.

In Battle for the Big Top, New York Times–bestselling author Les Standiford brings to life a remarkable era when three circus kings—James Bailey, P. T. Barnum, and John Ringling—all vied for con...


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Elephant of Guruvayur Anakotta suffers mysterious burn injuries on body

2021-07-28 - Thrissur, India.

The 28-year-old elephant Keerthi of Anakotta (elephant camp) in Guruvayur was found with burn injuries on his head and neck. Injuries on the upper parts of the body remains a mystery to the authoritie...


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African Elephant Born at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium’s International Conservation Center

2021-07-28 - Pittsburgh, United States.

It’s a girl! An African elephant calf was born in the early morning hours of July 18th at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium’s International Conservation Center (ICC) in Somerset, PA. Both mother a...


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