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Manila to improve zoo, acquire two more elephants

2013-07-16 - Manila, Philippines.

A bigger, better and modern Manila Zoo and possibly two more elephants to keep Mali, its most popular resident, company. This was confirmed by Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada who told the Philippine Daily Inquirer, on Tuesday, that talks were ongoing for a public-private partnership program with investors from Singapore who would spend P2 billion for the project.


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Amid the clamor from animal rights activists to ship her to a sanctuary in Thailand, Mali actually looks well cared for in her enclosure at the zoo, said Dr. Nikorn Thongtip of Kasetsart University’s Department of Large Animal and Wildlife Clinical Scien

‘Mali’ in pink of health, says elephant expert from Thailand

2013-06-30 - Manila, Philippines.

“Mali” the elephant appears to be in the pink of health—if a bit on the stout side. “She looked healthy in every system. The color of the mouth is pink. It’s a good color. It means an elephant is healthy. And her skin is healthy, no wound. The scientist added that contrary to some reports, Mali’s nails “do not look bad, compared to elephants of the same age.”


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Philippines Ivory Burn: 5 Tons Of Elephant Tusks Destroyed By Government

2013-06-22 - Manila, Philippines.

Philippine government workers used a backhoe and an incinerator Friday to crush and burn more than 5 tons of smuggled elephant tusks worth an estimated $10 million in the biggest known destruction of trafficked ivory outside Africa.Ivory can fetch up to $2,000 per kilogram ($910 per pound) on the black market and more than $50,000 for an entire tusk.


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NBI asked to probe ivory trade in PH

2012-09-25 - Manila, Philippines.

Environmental lawyer Antonio Oposa Jr has asked the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to investigate the illegal ivory trade in the country, now linked to its use in religious carvings like Santo Niño. "They need to look into the international syndicate behind this illegal trade. There are people hunting the elephants, killing them, packing and shipping the ivory and carving it before it even reaches the Philippines," Oposa told Rappler on Tuesday, September 25.


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Manila zoo orders therapy for stressed-out animals

2008-04-16 - Manila, Philippines. Karen Lema

Sisi slowly browses through the yellow pages, looking not for a phone number but for peanuts and sunflower seeds hidden in the directory. Mali plays with a block of ice containing apples and oranges, crushing it with her feet to get at the fruit. Sisi, a 23-year-old orangutan, and Mali, a 33-year-old elephant, are two of a number of mammals and birds undergoing behavioral therapy at Manila Zoo as part of a program to combat the stress and boredom of living in captivity. The program is Manila's a...


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Tanzania offers animal swap with RP

2008-02-17 - Manila, Philippines. Tina Santos, Philippine Daily Inquirer

The United Republic of Tanzania in Africa is willing to donate giraffes and elephants to the Manila Zoo in exchange for Philippine crocodiles. The Philippines has more than enough crocodiles, said Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim who proposed the exchange to a 13-man delegation from Tanzania. An animal-for-reptile exchange had earlier been proposed by Lim so the city could address its surplus of crocodiles and add to its animal collection. Lim said he was willing to exchange 20 of its more than 40 croco...


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Manila Zoo problem: Too many crocodiles

2008-01-23 - Manila, Philippines. Tina G. Santos

An animal-for-reptile exchange has been proposed by Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim so the city can address its surplus of crocodiles and add to its animal collection. Lim Tuesday said he was willing to exchange 20 of the Manila Zoo’s more than 40 crocodiles for animals like elephants, zebras and giraffes. The Manila Zoo continues to expand its collection of animals both locally and from other parts of the world. We are willing to swap animals with other zoos, Lim said. He said city veterinarians wer...


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Avilon Zoo in Philippines

2007-04-02 - Rodriguez, Philippines. Carmie O. Carpio

The barely four-year-old Avilon Zoo can already pass for an authentic wildlife encounter. The natural wonderland holds a lot of promise. Right now, it is not yet 100% complete as more structures are still being built, including an amphitheater and a chapel. Bigger animals are yet to be accommodated: the giraffe, rhinoceros and zebra, but we heard that the elephant will soon be on its way.


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Manila South Harbor Customs staff face theft charges

2006-10-11 - Manila, Philippines. Mark Ivan Roblas

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources on Monday filed criminal complaints against 21 persons, including 13 personnel of the Bureau of Customs, for their involvement in the pilferage of elephant tusks seized last year by government operatives. Facing charges for violating the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, Antifencing Law, qualified theft/robbery and gross neglect of duty


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More ivory being smuggled into Philippines

2006-06-09 - Manila, Philippines. Blanche S. Rivera

THE IVORY tusks seized last year in the Philippines account for the biggest shipment of smuggled elephant tusks being investigated by the Lusaka Agreement Task Force (LATF), an international team monitoring the illegal trade of African wildlife all over the world. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said the total 6,758 kilograms of tusks seized at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in September and the South Harbor in November last year were 200 kilograms more than th...


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Seized ivory tusks lost to pilferage?

2006-06-06 - Manila, Philippines. Joel E. Zurbano

A special team of agents will be tasked to investigate pilferages of cargoes and other irregularities at Customs warehouses. The Bureau of Customs made the move after a shipment of elephant tusks worth P50 million seized at the Port of Manila disappeared in the custody of the Asian Terminals Inc. at South Harbor.


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Philippine Customs Enforcement and Security Service director Nestorio Gualberto, 2nd from right, customs police Capt. Mariano Biteng, left, and custom

2005-10-11 - Manila, Philippines.

Philippine Customs Enforcement and Security Service director Nestorio Gualberto, 2nd from right, customs police Capt. Mariano Biteng, left, and customs collector Lourdes Kempis, right, inspect some of the more than 800 kilograms (1764 pounds) of seized elephant tusks which were illegally shipped to the country from Kenya at Manila's International Airport on Tuesday Oct. 11, 2005.


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Philippines seizes shipment of elephant tusks

2005-10-11 - MANILA, Philippines.

Philippine customs officials on Tuesday seized almost a ton of elephant tusks worth more than $500,000 at Manila airport. Nestor Gualberto, head of customs security, said the 850 kg (1,800 lb) shipment had arrived from Kenya last month in seven metal boxes labelled "rough stones". Officials opened the unclaimed boxes on Tuesday.


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13 Headlines about Elephants from Philippines2013-07-16 - Manila, Philippines - Manila to improve zoo, acquire two more elephants 2013-06-30 - Manila, Philippines - ‘Mali’ in pink of health, says elephant expert from Thailand 2013-06-22 - Manila, Philippines - Philippines Ivory Burn: 5 Tons Of Elephant Tusks Destroyed By Government 2012-09-25 - Manila, Philippines - NBI asked to probe ivory trade in PH 2008-04-16 - Manila, Philippines - Manila zoo orders therapy for stressed-out animals 2008-02-17 - Manila, Philippines - Tanzania offers animal swap with RP 2008-01-23 - Manila, Philippines - Manila Zoo problem: Too many crocodiles 2007-04-02 - Rodriguez, Philippines - Avilon Zoo in Philippines 2006-10-11 - Manila, Philippines - Manila South Harbor Customs staff face theft charges 2006-06-09 - Manila, Philippines - More ivory being smuggled into Philippines 2006-06-06 - Manila, Philippines - Seized ivory tusks lost to pilferage? 2005-10-11 - Manila, Philippines - Philippine Customs Enforcement and Security Service director Nestorio Gualberto, 2nd from right, customs police Capt. Mariano Biteng, left, and custom 2005-10-11 - MANILA, Philippines - Philippines seizes shipment of elephant tusks

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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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