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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 notices to the respondents and adjourned the hearing for two weeks.


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Govt undecided about two bears, lone elephant in Islamabad’s zoo

2020-09-21 - Islamabad, Pakistan.

“The expert committee formed to assist the government to shift the zoo animals, following Islamabad High Court (IHC) orders, has some reservations.“One of the experts in the committee advises against shifting the elephant to Cambodia. “He fears that Kaavan might not survive the journey, and even if it does, it will be isolated in the new home.” The government is also considering the suggestion of improving the existing living conditions for Kaavan to international standards, expanding th...


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Pakistan"s Lone Elephant Prepared for Move To Cambodia

2020-09-06 - Islamabad, Pakistan.

A team of veterinary experts from different parts of the world has conducted a medical examination on Pakistan's only Asian elephant, a procedure before moving the animal to its new home in Cambodia. Kaavan, the 34-year-old overweight bull elephant, has attracted global attention to the poor conditions of the animals at the Islamabad Zoo in Pakistan.


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No arrangements for Kaavan during winter

2016-11-28 - Islamabad, Pakistan.

Now that winter has set in, the management of the Marghazar Zoo is worried about the fate of Kaavan, the lone elephant, who requires special arrangements during the winter months. Kaavan belongs to Sri Lanka, where the temperature does not drop below zero degrees Celsius.


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An african elephant enjoys herself as zoo staff hose her down with water at the Karachi Zoological Gardens. The rise in temperature has affected the zoo animals as there are no ponds for them to cool off in.

As temperatures run wild, Karachi zoo residents hit the ice bucket

2014-05-06 - Karachi, Pakistan.

The people of Karachi are not the only ones suffering from the heat wave. The rise in temperature has also affected the animals at the Karachi Zoological Gardens as the ‘ponds’ where they can escape the heat are small and uncomfortable and in one case, nonexistent. While other animals have been provided ponds ‘according to the sizes’, the pair of elephants at the zoo have not been as lucky. To escape the heat, they are being kept under shelter during the day and are shifted to open cages...


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Modern enclave for elephant at Safari Park

2013-12-05 - Karachi, Pakistan.

KMC Administrator Rauf Akhtar Farooqui has said that construction of a modern elephant enclave on 65 thousand square feet has been completed in Safari Park. He said that a bath pool for elephants along with rest area and shades on 2800 square feet was also constructed. He was speaking during a visit of Safari Park to inspect development work, said a statement on Wednesday.


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Temporary pond built for bathing elephants at Karachi Zoo

2013-06-02 - Karachi, Pakistan.

A temporary pond has been prepared for bathing elephants and snakes in the Karachi Zoo. This measure has been taken to give some relief to the animals which were suffering due to the hot summer season, Karachi Zoo Administrator, Aqeel Naqvi, said on Monday.


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Zoo staff under radar after elephant dies ‘mysteriously’

2012-05-04 - Islamabad, Pakistan.

Performances of mahouts and veterinary staff of the Capital Development Authority were questioned after the death of a 20-year-old female elephant at Margazar Zoo on Tuesday. It is being alleged that ‘Saheli,’ the female elephant, was poisoned or given an over-dose of tranquiliser, resulting in her death.


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Female elephant dies at Murgahazar Zoo in Islamabad

2012-05-04 - Islamabad, Pakistan.

The female elephant of the zoo was found dead on early morning of Sunday in its enclosure. All the Marghzar Zoo officers reached the elephant’s enclosure and the zoo’s veterinary officer examined the animal and declared that the animal had expired. The female elephant was suffering from an injury in one of its legs but this may not be considered as a reason behind its death.


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Massive corruption and nepotism threatening Lives of poor elephants at Islamabad Zoo

2012-01-11 - , Pakistan.

After the suspension Mahaut (Elephant caretaker) who has been working for the last 20 years broke the headlines a month ago, the authorities at the Marghazar Zoo in Islamabad have refused to reinstate the suspended employ Muhammad Bilal, apparently the only trained Mahaut who can handle the two elephants at the facility.


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Legendary elephant continues to attract visitors years after death

2010-12-24 - Karachi, Pakistan. Qadeer Tanoli

Even after her death, Anarkali — a female elephant which entertained almost three generations in Karachi — continue to attract visitors at the Karachi Zoological Garden, though in a very different way. Due to their love for the elephant-deity, Ganesh, visitors from the Hindu community have now learnt how to trick the two staffers guarding the skull of Anarkali at the Karachi Zoo to offer sacrifices to it.


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Family-friendly atmosphere must for recreational comforts

2010-05-30 - Karachi, Pakistan.

City District Government Karachi (CDGK)’s Community Development Department has been striving to create a suitable atmosphere for families looking for recreational comforts at various family parks, Safari Park and the historical Karachi Zoological Gardens, said Safari Park District Officer Raza Abbas Rizvi while talking to Daily Times.


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Madhu Bala and Noor Jahan from Karachi safari to Karachi Zoo

2010-05-18 - Karachi, Pakistan.

A large number of children started rushing to the Karachi Zoo on Sunday night, after news spread that two female elephant calves, Madhu Bala and Noor Jahan, had been shifted from Safari Park. The transfer of the two calves ended a four-year wait for the Zoo, which had been without an elephant after the death of Anarkali in 2006. The trainer of the elephants at the Zoo has named the two calves as Madhu Bala and Noor Jahan.


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Taking care of baby elephants. CDGK CDD lacks measures

2009-09-20 - Karachi, Pakistan. Irfan Aligi

The City District Government Karachi’s (CDGK) Community Development Department (CDD) has failed to ensure timely placement of four baby elephants at their destined venues for the amusement of citizens. It is yet uncertain that these baby elephants would be shifted to Karachi Zoological Garden (KZG) , commonly known as Gandhi Garden, in the next three months.


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Newly-arrived baby elephants" monitoring period comes to end

2009-07-02 - Karachi, Pakistan. Syed Intikhab

The four newly brought baby elephants will be accessible to general public from today (Thursday) as the 48 hours monitoring period has come to an end on Wednesday, The Nations learnt. Great jubilation was observed in the Safari Park, when four baby elephants were witnessed trumpeting in the quarantine station, but the visitors were not allowed for the spectacle till Wednesday due to 48 hours strict monitoring of the loving species.


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Karachi Zoo to get two elephants

2008-09-28 - Karachi, Pakistan. SYED INTIKHAB ALI

Competent authorities in the CDGK have approved the purchasing of two Elephants in two to three months time for Karachi Zoo and Safari park as tender has been given to an international firm on lowest bid, The Nation has learnt on Saturday. Sources in the Community Development Department (CDD) said that city nazim Mustafa Kamal and DCO Karachi Javed Hanif had approved the summary for purchasing two elephants last month. It may be mentioned here that since the death of Anarkali (a female elephant ...


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Karachi Zoo losing its charm

2008-08-28 - Karachi, Pakistan. Jan Khaskheli

Families which went to the local Zoo, in a bid to catch a glimpse of the new elephant had to leave without having their wish come true. Though some inquired from the gardeners about the arrival of the new elephant, the only response they got was “the officers may know better when the elephant will arrive.” A gardener busy pruning bushes told The News that when he joined the Karachi Zoo 35 years ago there were two elephants. Anarkali was the only animal that attracted children as it p...


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Business mogul adopts Suzi in Lahore Zoo

2008-03-09 - Lahore, Pakistan.

A business tycoon has adopted female elephant ëSuzií of the Lahore Zoo for one year after paying an amount of Rs 732,000. A colorful ceremony was held in this regard at the Lahore Zoo on Saturday, which was attended by students of various schools, civil servants and other notable personalities. Wildlife and Forests Secretary Naveed Akram Cheema was the chief guest. Javed Tariq Khan, who adopted 'Suzi', cut a cake on the occasion while students presented various programmes.


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Suzi still awaiting her better half

2008-02-26 - Lahore, Pakistan. Imran Shah

The Lahore Zoo continues to deprive the 26-year-old Suzi of her groom, while catering to other demands of entertainment for the public at large. Officials concerned maintained that the administration concerned had always neglected the pairing of animals at the Lahore Zoo, robbing them of their basic needs. The situation is the same for the three female crocodiles who since 1984 remain without a male partner while Suzi, brought to the Lahore Zoo in 1982 at the age of six, had been its strong sour...


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Special programmes: Let’s go to the zoo for Eid

2007-12-21 - Lahore, Pakistan.

The Lahore Zoo has planned special Eid programmes including puppet and other entertainment shows to attract children and visitors during the Eid holidays. The tiger, lion and monkey cages are expected to attract the maximum number of visitors. Children may also look forward to ride Suzi the elephant.


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Pakistani elephant beats keeper when meals late

2007-06-04 - Islamabad, Pakistan.

A Pakistani zoo is appealing for donations to help feed its sole elephant, Suzi, which gets angry and beats its keeper with a stick when its meals are late. When Suzi is not fed on time it holds its masters cane in its trunk and starts beating him, an official at the zoo in the city of Lahore told the Daily Times.


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Lions and tigers in Karachi zoo. No elephants? Oh, My!

2007-03-19 - KARACHI, Pakistan. Jamil Khan and Maliha Rehman

The Karachi zoo has been unable to replace the widely loved elephant Anarkali who died in July last year at the age of 65. One of the main reasons is that the International Air Transport Association (IATA) banned the transport of live animals and the two major airlines capable of undertaking the task stopped flying to Pakistan, said Karachi Zoo District Officer Mansoor Qazi. There are only two elephants in zoos in the country: one is in Islamabad and the other at the Lahore Zoo came about two de...


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Mr President, we need an elephant for our zoo

2007-01-27 - Karachi, Pakistan. Sidra Rafique Gooda

It has been almost six months since the death of “Anarkali,” who passed away on July17, 2006, and the Karachi Zoo still remains without an elephant, which is considered as a major source of attraction at any zoo. Anarkali the elephant was the heart of the zoo and there has, to-date, been no replacement after her death.After Anarkali, efforts have also increased in this regard. According to Mansoor Qazi, the Sri Lankan government is interested in donating a baby elephant to the Karachi Zoo.


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23 Headlines about Elephants from Pakistan2020-11-16 - Peshawar, Pakistan - Peshawar Zoo authorities move court seeking permission to import elephants 2020-09-21 - Islamabad, Pakistan - Govt undecided about two bears, lone elephant in Islamabad’s zoo 2020-09-06 - Islamabad, Pakistan - Pakistan"s Lone Elephant Prepared for Move To Cambodia 2016-11-28 - Islamabad, Pakistan - No arrangements for Kaavan during winter 2014-05-06 - Karachi, Pakistan - As temperatures run wild, Karachi zoo residents hit the ice bucket 2013-12-05 - Karachi, Pakistan - Modern enclave for elephant at Safari Park 2013-06-02 - Karachi, Pakistan - Temporary pond built for bathing elephants at Karachi Zoo 2012-05-04 - Islamabad, Pakistan - Zoo staff under radar after elephant dies ‘mysteriously’ 2012-05-04 - Islamabad, Pakistan - Female elephant dies at Murgahazar Zoo in Islamabad 2012-01-11 - , Pakistan - Massive corruption and nepotism threatening Lives of poor elephants at Islamabad Zoo 2010-12-24 - Karachi, Pakistan - Legendary elephant continues to attract visitors years after death 2010-05-30 - Karachi, Pakistan - Family-friendly atmosphere must for recreational comforts 2010-05-18 - Karachi, Pakistan - Madhu Bala and Noor Jahan from Karachi safari to Karachi Zoo 2009-09-20 - Karachi, Pakistan - Taking care of baby elephants. CDGK CDD lacks measures 2009-07-02 - Karachi, Pakistan - Newly-arrived baby elephants" monitoring period comes to end 2008-09-28 - Karachi, Pakistan - Karachi Zoo to get two elephants 2008-08-28 - Karachi, Pakistan - Karachi Zoo losing its charm 2008-03-09 - Lahore, Pakistan - Business mogul adopts Suzi in Lahore Zoo 2008-02-26 - Lahore, Pakistan - Suzi still awaiting her better half 2007-12-21 - Lahore, Pakistan - Special programmes: Let’s go to the zoo for Eid 2007-06-04 - Islamabad, Pakistan - Pakistani elephant beats keeper when meals late 2007-03-19 - KARACHI, Pakistan - Lions and tigers in Karachi zoo. No elephants? Oh, My! 2007-01-27 - Karachi, Pakistan - Mr President, we need an elephant for our 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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