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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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Texas zoo cancels controversial deal to buy African Lion Safari elephants for $2M

2021-03-05 - Fort Worth, United States.

A spokesperson for the Fort Worth Zoo said this week that the permit to import Emily and Nellie from Canada was withdrawn last year "following an internal decision" from management, and "those two ele...


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Noah"s Ark Zoo Farm: Animal Keeper - Elephant Section (Permanent Role)

2021-03-03 - Bristol, United Kingdom.

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced, motivated individual to join our committed and friendly team of animal keepers. We are looking to recruit an experienced animal keeper with at least one ...


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Experienced elephant keeper

2021-03-01 - Blackpool, United Kingdom.

With its new multi-million-pound elephant facility ‘Project Elephant Basecamp’ opened in 2018 award winning Blackpool Zoo is currently looking to fill a keeper position within its Elephant Section...


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Wendy the elephant lived at Bristol Zoo Gardens until 2002

Bristol Zoo to close

2021-02-28 - Bristol, United Kingdom.

Earlier this week, Bristol Zoo announced plans to turn its car park into housing. This came after the Bristol Zoological Society announced at the end of November the closure of its Clifton site, with ...


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Thermal camera in operation at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

How 30,000 elephant "selfies" will help in conservation

2021-02-26 - Bedfordshire, United Kingdom.

Zoo keepers have compiled the world's largest collection of thermal images of elephants. The pictures show elephants in every pose as they play, eat and hang out in their enclosure at ZSL Whipsnade Zo...


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Man was cleaning stables when he was hit by female, knocking his head against bars of enclosure

Elephant kills Spanish zookeeper with one hit from trunk.

2021-02-26 - Santander, Spain.

The female elephant weighing around 4,000kg (8,800lb) hit the 44-year-old with her trunk on Wednesday morning at the Cabarceno Natural Park near the northern city of Santander, the zoo said. The man w...


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Madras High Court calls for policy to prohibit future ownership of Elephants by private individuals, temples; seeks State response

2021-02-23 - Madras, India.

The Madras High Court on Tuesday opined that a uniform policy should be put in place to completely prohibit future ownership of elephants by individuals or temples and to bring all elephants under the...


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First million-year-old DNA extracted from Siberian mammoth teeth

2021-02-17 - Stockholm, Sweden.

For the first time, preserved DNA has been recovered from animal remains over a million years old. The DNA belonged to two mammoths that lived around 1.2 million years ago. “Instead of there being o...


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 A view of the elephant training centre in Konni that houses the elephant museum. The museum will be opened on February 19.

Konni: Full-scale museum will showcase the unique relationship between humans, elephants

2021-02-09 - Pathanamthitta, India.

The building that houses the museum, which was originally opened in 2006 by displaying an elephant skeleton and implements associated with the training of captive elephants, was awaiting renovation fo...


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‘Andal’ and ‘Premi’ from Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple in Srirangam

Elephants begin journey to Thekkampatti for 48-day retreat

2021-02-08 - Thekkampatti, India.

Elephants from temples across Tamil Nadu began to descend on Sunday morning for the 48-day jumbo retreat at Thekkampatti camp on the banks of river Bhavani in Coimbatore. A pet project of former Chief...


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Dudhwa Tiger Reserve Invites People to Name Newborn Elephant, Announces ‘Surprise Gift’

2021-02-08 - Salukapur, India.

The calf was born on February 3, more than two years after 10 elephants were translocated from Karnataka to Dudhwa tiger reserve's South Sonaripur range. Teresa is the first cow to conceive after the ...


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Study suggests how elephants became big and cancer-resistant

2021-02-08 - Buffalo, United States.

Though many elephant relatives harbor extra copies of tumor-suppressor genes, the scientists found that elephant genomes possess some unique duplications that may contribute to tumor suppression throu...


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Rajasthan Govt Orders Removal Of 20 Medically Unfit Elephants From Tourist Rides At Amer Fort

2021-02-08 - Jaipur , India.

The Rajasthan Government on Monday ordered the removal of 20 medically unfit elephants from tourist rides at Amer Fort in Jaipur. 3 elephants had tested positive for tuberculosis (TB), 11 elephants ha...


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A Unique 125,000-Year-Old Elephant Fossil Found

2021-02-06 - Isle of Wight, United Kingdom.

Two brothers living in England and interested in fossil hunting as an amateur found a fossil on the beach of Isle of Wight. While this fossil is thought to be an elephant fossil dating back 125,000 ye...


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Baby elephant born in North Sumatra"s Tangkahan CRU

2021-02-04 - Medan, Indonesia.

A 35-year-old elephant, named "Sari," gave birth to this female calf, weighing 69 kilograms and 108 centimeters in height, in the Tangkahan Conservation Response Unit (CRU), Mount Leuser National Park...


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The photo of Aameena trying to wake up her dead mother was a heart-wrenching sight for all.

Elephant calf found near dead mother befriends all at rehab home

2021-01-30 - Thiruvananthapuram, India.

Aameena, the wild elephant calf found near its deceased mother elephant at Kallar has been shifted to Kottoor elephant rehabilitation centre. The calf calf easily got adjusted to her new home. The mot...


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Sri Lanka to conduct elephant census after 10 years

2021-01-26 - Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka’s Department of Wildlife Conservation will conduct an island-wide elephant census this year after a decade to determine the exact number of the animals in the country, local media reported...


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Last trumpet for Thula Thula’s Frankie

2021-01-26 - Empangeni, South Africa.

STAFF, medical teams and anti-poaching personnel at Thula Thula Private Game Reserve are mourning the passing of their beloved matriarch elephant, Frankie, one of seven elephants that arrived at the p...


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Horowpothana Holding Ground report: Search for missing elephants in July

2021-01-19 - Colombo, Sri Lanka. Pamodi Waravita

The Department of Wildlife Conservation (DWC) would be conducting an investigation at the Horowpothana Elephant Holding Ground (HEHG) in July this year on the circumstances claimed in the National Aud...


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Video of an Elephant Massaging a Woman with its Trunk Goes Viral

2021-01-18 - New Delhi, India.

In the video, one can clearly see the woman lying comfortably on a low bed as the elephant is standing near her and massaging her back. The video was shared by a Twitter user named Aamir on Saturday (...


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