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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 Universitys Department of Large Animal and Wildlife Clinical Scien

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. Its a good color. It means an elephant is healthy. And her skin is healthy, no wound. The scientist added that contrary to some reports, Malis 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 Nio. "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

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 Manilas an...



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Tanzania offers animal swap with RP

2008-02-17 - Manila, Philippines

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

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 Zoos 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 were c...



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Avilon Zoo in Philippines

2007-04-02 - Rodriguez, Philippines

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

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

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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13 Headlines about Elephants from Philippines2013-07-16 - Manila, Philippines - Manila to improve zoo, acquire two more elephants 2013-06-30 - Manila, Philippines - 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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2013-07-16-Manila
Manila to improve zoo, acquire two more elephants
2013-06-30-Manila
2013-06-22-Manila
Philippines Ivory Burn: 5 Tons Of Elephant Tusks Destroyed By Government
2012-09-25-Manila
NBI asked to probe ivory trade in PH
2008-04-16-Manila
Manila zoo orders therapy for stressed-out animals
2008-02-17-Manila
Tanzania offers animal swap with RP
2008-01-23-Manila
Manila Zoo problem: Too many crocodiles
2007-04-02-Rodriguez
Avilon Zoo in Philippines
2006-10-11-Manila
Manila South Harbor Customs staff face theft charges
2006-06-09-Manila
More ivory being smuggled into Philippines
2006-06-06-Manila
Seized ivory tusks lost to pilferage?
2005-10-11-Manila
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 seizes shipment of elephant tusks