2020-10-02 - Colombo, Sri Lanka. Siddharthya Roy and Judy Isacoff

The rate of human-elephant conflict in Sri Lanka has increased exponentially in recent years. The highest number of human-elephant conflicts since 1948 was recorded in 2019, with 405 elephants and 121 humans reported dead, ,” said Sajeewa Chamikara, a member of the Movement for Land and Agricultural Reform, a nongovernment organization.

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Wild Elephants Spotted Foraging for Food in Trash Dump Encroaching on Their Land in Sri Lanka

2020-10-01 - Colombo, Sri Lanka. Benjamin VanHoose

Photographer Tharmaplan Tilaxan of Jaffna, Sri Lanka, captured a series of snapshots that document the large wild animals sifting through an open-area landfill located next to a nearby jungle.

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Overpopulation at Pinnawala discussed in Sri Lankas Parliament-

2020-09-30 - Colombo, Sri Lanka.

At the Parliament session held today (25), Minister of Tourism, Prasanna Ranatunga has said that the elephant population at the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage has exceeded its capacity and its revenue has also dropped significantly in the recent past

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Mahaveli is a success. But ….

2020-09-27 - Mahaveli, Sri Lanka. Chanaka Bandarage

Mahaveli Development Program is a national development program of Sri Lanka with irrigation development of about 365,000 hectares of land and development of hydro power. Thanks to the accelerated Mahaveli Program, the human – elephant conflict took an adverse upturn. It is estimated that over 256,000 hectares of virgin forest lands became Mahaveli land.

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Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage runs risk of being blacklisted: Minister

2020-09-26 - Pinnawala, Sri Lanka.

The Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage was facing a risk of being blacklisted for tourists due to various reasons including the overcrowding of the orphanage, and Bottle feeding was stopped as it was not good to give the baby elephants artificial milk. Tourism Minister Prasanna Ranatunge said.

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Uda Walawe’s iconic elephant Rambo to be translocated

2020-09-17 - Uda Walawe, Sri Lanka. Srilal Mithapala

There is reliable information coming through that the iconic elephant of Uda Walawe, Rambo, may be captured and translocated to a holding ground by the Department of Wildlife Conservation (DWC). (political and biased article)

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Online misinformation follows rare sighting of baby elephant twins in Sri Lanka

2020-09-16 - Colombo, Sri Lanka.

After the rare sighting of twin elephant calves in Sri Lanka in July 2020, misleading claims and old photographs have circulated on Facebook. Some posts falsely claim the Sri Lankan pair were the first twin baby elephants born in South Asia. Other posts share images of elephants in South Africa, misrepresenting them as recent photos of the new baby elephants.

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Responding to decision to move Dep. of Zoological Gardens under Ministry of Tourism

2020-09-07 - Colombo, Sri Lanka. Naveed Rozais

Under the formation of the new Government in 2020, it has been announced that the Department of Zoological Gardens will now fall under the Ministry of Tourism, causing concern among animal rights activists across the country with regard to the welfare of the 100 elephants and many other zoo animals in the care of the Department.

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wildlife officials have rescued a baby elephant that had fallen into a muddy swamp

2020-09-06 - Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka.

Polonnaruwa wildlife officials have rescued a baby elephant that had fallen into a muddy swamp at Divulana Villuwa, Polonnaruwa. The victim was a one-year-old male about 4 feet tall.After a five hour operation, wildlife officials have released the baby elephant to the herd.

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Rare Baby Elephant Twins Spotted in Sri Lankan National Park

2020-07-09 - Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka. Erika P.

On Wednesday, July 8, a pair of baby elephants were spotted in the Sri Lankan national park, and officials speculate that they are a rare set of twins. They estimate that the young tuskers are three to four weeks old, feeding from the same mother which led experts to believe that they are twins.

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254 Headlines about Elephants from Sri lanka2020-10-02 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - HUMAN-ELEPHANT CONFLICT SOARS IN SRI LANKA; GREEN ACTIVISTS BLAME HABITAT LOSS 2020-10-01 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Wild Elephants Spotted Foraging for Food in Trash Dump Encroaching on Their Land in Sri Lanka 2020-09-30 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Overpopulation at Pinnawala discussed in Sri Lankas Parliament- 2020-09-27 - Mahaveli, Sri Lanka - Mahaveli is a success. But …. 2020-09-26 - Pinnawala, Sri Lanka - Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage runs risk of being blacklisted: Minister 2020-09-17 - Uda Walawe, Sri Lanka - Uda Walawe’s iconic elephant Rambo to be translocated 2020-09-16 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Online misinformation follows rare sighting of baby elephant twins in Sri Lanka 2020-09-07 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Responding to decision to move Dep. of Zoological Gardens under Ministry of Tourism 2020-09-06 - Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka - wildlife officials have rescued a baby elephant that had fallen into a muddy swamp 2020-07-09 - Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka - Rare Baby Elephant Twins Spotted in Sri Lankan National Park 2016-11-27 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Jumbo Leap Over Courts To Swindle Baby Elephants 2016-11-24 - , Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka bans use of young elephants for work 2016-11-03 - Hambegamuwa, Sri Lanka - Baby elephant found tied to a tree in Hambegamuwa 2016-11-01 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka cracks down on owners of elephants taken from wild 2016-10-18 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Asian elephant herds lack clear matriarchs, strict hierarchies: new study 2016-10-09 - , Sri Lanka - Galkiriyagama wildlife officers treat wounded tusker 2016-08-20 - Kelaniya, Sri Lanka - Asian Elephants in Culture & Nature 2016-03-31 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Thirty eight illegally caught elephants in Wildlife custody - AG 2015-11-20 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Infrasound radar listens for elephant rumbles to warn villagers 2015-11-17 - Uda Walawe, Sri Lanka - Rehabilitated elephants can be good moms! 2015-04-20 - Pinnawala, Sri Lanka - Lanka’s first Open Air Zoo will open today 2015-04-12 - Kegalle, Sri Lanka - Raising his voice against “a stolen generation” of elephant 2015-04-09 - Oruwala, Sri Lanka - UPDATE: Attempt to seize Oruwala elephants engaged in Polo results in jumbo encounter 2014-08-01 - Kandy, Sri Lanka - Kandy Perahera 2014 2014-05-03 - Udawalawe, Sri Lanka - Investigations on poaching an elephant calf from Udawala sanctuary : Video 2014-05-02 - Udawalawe, Sri Lanka - Attempt to abduct elephant calf from Udawalawe averted 2014-02-02 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - No harm in gifting baby elephants – Minister 2014-01-30 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - President Mahinda Rajapaksa gifted two baby elephants to the Sri Lanka Army and the Police 2013-12-20 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Little elephant is the first scientific record of dwarfism in the wild 2013-12-04 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Sri Lankan elephant amnesty will lead to poaching, warn conservationists 2013-11-25 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Four elephants killed by illegal electric fence in Southern Sri Lanka 2013-11-01 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - To Cull or not to Cull? 2013-10-26 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Mulling over culling of elephants in Sri Lanka 2013-10-25 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Indian elephant expert critical of conservation methods in Sri Lanka 2013-10-25 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Elephant race scrapped on Sri Lanka"s new trunk road 2013-09-08 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Registering illegally captured elephants: Environmentalists up in arms against amnesty period 2013-08-27 - Uda Walawe, Sri Lanka - Is Rambo the famous elephant of Uda Walawe National Park dead? 2013-06-04 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Myanmar gifts a baby tusker to Sri Lankan Temple 2013-04-28 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Survey of Elephants 2013-04-10 - Pinnawala, Sri Lanka - Oil anointing for 100 elephants 2013-03-19 - Pinnawala, Sri Lanka - be yazim ki 2013-03-11 - Pinnawala, Sri Lanka - Record income from Pinnawala Orphanage 2013-01-13 - Pinnawala, Sri Lanka - Blind Pinnawala Raja dies 2012-12-12 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Workshops to solve human-elephant conflict 2012-12-09 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Relocating Elephants Backfires 2012-11-13 - Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka - Two jumbos killed, another wounded 2012-11-06 - Uda Walawe, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka"s begging wild elephants: making it safer for man and animal 2012-10-21 - Pinnawala, Sri Lanka - Video: "Kora Aliya" tranquilized 2012-10-06 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka to send two Pinnawala elephants to Prague zoo 2012-08-29 - Pinnawala, Sri Lanka - Two baby elephants from Pinnawala to Japan 2012-07-31 - Kandy, Sri Lanka - Religion Journal: How to Dress an Elephant 2012-06-10 - Pinnawela, Sri Lanka - Mass christening of baby elephants held in Sri Lanka 2012-04-15 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Lightning kills a temple tusker in Sri Lanka 2012-02-11 - Uda Walawe, Sri Lanka - If you’ve seen one elephant, have you seen them all? "A horse is a horse" – but is any elephant just another elephant? 2012-02-06 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Annual Nawam Maha Perahera at Gangaramaya Temple in Colombo 2012-02-02 - Pinnawala, Sri Lanka - Elephants in Sri Lanka 2012-02-01 - Pinnawala, Sri Lanka - Elephant captive breeding history and Hall of fame 2012-01-21 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Thrill-seekers take jumbo-size risks 2012-01-17 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Human-elephant conflict escalates in Sri Lanka. Call for a long-term focus - not electric fences 2012-01-16 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Pregnant female jumbo felled by shotgun in Sri Lanka 2012-01-10 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Prince and Princess Michael of Kent visit Lanka 2012-01-08 - Pinnawela, Sri Lanka - Highest elephant births turnout for Pinnawela Orphanage 2012-01-08 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Dehivela Zoo, Pinnawela elephant orphanage gets record income 2011-12-30 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - New sanctuaries for jumbos in Sri Lanka 2011-11-26 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - First budget with serious proposals for human-elephant conflict in Sri Lanka 2011-11-13 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Jumbos hit by trains: When will these tragedies end? 2011-09-28 - Yala, Sri Lanka - Elephants do as they please: Monaragala villagers can only watch 2011-09-26 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - The Hunt For A Stolen Elephant 2011-09-26 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Speed limit for trains to protect elephants 2011-09-15 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka to donate baby elephant to Philippines" Manila zoo 2011-08-22 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - First ever Sri Lanka National Elephant Survey: Elephant boom in North 2011-08-13 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Elephant calf sacrificed for President’s Prana Pooja 2011-08-11 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - An elegy to Millangoda Raja 2011-08-11 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - 2011-07-31 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Villagers block junction demanding solution to Human-Elephant Conflict 2011-07-27 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - The dynamics of social networks among female Asian elephants 2011-07-19 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Navam Raja, no more 2011-06-07 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Elephant holding grounds coming soon 2011-06-05 - Kandy, Sri Lanka - Baby elephant drowns 2011-05-16 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Million Rupees For An Elephant 2011-05-11 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Anxious moment 2011-04-22 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Dehivela Zoo organizes video clip contest for visitors 2011-04-05 - Vavuniya, Sri Lanka - Two elephants injuried in landmine blast 2011-04-04 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Govt to do away with jumbo translocation 2011-04-03 - Sinharaja, Sri Lanka - Elephants still lurking around in Sinharaja 2011-03-19 - , Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka Wildlife Ministry builds a new interim elephant orphanage 2011-03-18 - Rambukkana, Sri Lanka - Another birth at Pinnawala 2011-02-09 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Jumbos stranded due to floods 2011-01-30 - Pinnawela, Sri Lanka - Three more mahouts interdicted 2011-01-21 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Nearly Rs 300 m allocated 2011-01-17 - Pinnawela, Sri Lanka - Mahout’s spear brings death to elephant 2010-12-25 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka to conduct population census on wild elephants 2010-12-11 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka to deploy Civil Defense Force to curb man-elephant conflict 2010-12-08 - Pinnawala, Sri Lanka - Elephant calf that strayed ends in Pinnawela 2010-11-24 - Galgamuwa, Sri Lanka - Jumbo dies in re-location bid 2010-10-27 - Kekirawa, Sri Lanka - Field days for wild elephants in Kekirawa 2010-10-26 - Trincomalee, Sri Lanka - Twist of fate 2010-09-06 - Mahaweva, Sri Lanka - SRI LANKA: Returning IDPs face jumbo squatters 2010-08-25 - Kandy, Sri Lanka - Annual Esala Great Parade kicks off in Sri Lanka 2010-08-20 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Can there be peraheras without elephants? Traditions may change without their participation 2010-08-17 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka vets go on strike over elephants 2010-08-10 - Kaduruwewa tank, Sri Lanka - Mysterious baby elephant’s death 2010-08-09 - Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka - Revisiting "The Gathering" of elephants at Minneriya National Park 2010-08-02 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - “Stumpy” chosen winning name of cricket World Cup’s elephant mascot 2010-07-27 - Kobeiganei, Sri Lanka - Poachers Arrested With Wilpattu Elephant Tusks 2010-07-12 - Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka - Jumbo out of mud-hole; treated 2010-07-06 - Huruluwewa, Sri Lanka - Elephant killed, calf missing 2010-05-17 - LUNUGAMWEHERA, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka seeks harmony between elephants and humans 2010-04-25 - Pinnawela, Sri Lanka - At Sri Lankan elephant orphanage, dung is in business 2010-03-29 - Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka - Moves to minimise human - elephant conflict underway 2010-03-02 - Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka - She elephant shot dead 2009-11-01 - Kandy, Sri Lanka - Monk dies after elephant attack 2009-10-31 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - ‘Must jumbo’ at Dehivela zoo becomes restless 2009-10-22 - Kurunegala, Sri Lanka - Increase in death of wild jumbos 2009-10-18 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Experts debate jumbo problem 2009-10-10 - Pinnawela, Sri Lanka - Profiting from poop 2009-09-27 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Suspect in cub- elephant case flees country 2009-09-26 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Rabies among elephants in Sri Lanka 2009-09-26 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Bindu with new concept for Lankan cinema by Somaratne Dissanayake and Renuka Balasuriya at Sandeshaya Sri Lanka 2009-09-20 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Understanding elephants and finding solutions to HEC 2009-08-30 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Kublai Khan - The end of a majestic trail 2009-08-30 - Karuwalagaswewa, Sri Lanka - Baby jumbo rescued from flooded quarry 2009-08-25 - Kumbikkulama, Sri Lanka - Human, elephant conflict continues 2009-08-25 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Fundamental rights petition withdrawn 2009-08-23 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Baby elephant racket bared in Balangoda 2009-08-10 - Kadugannawa, Sri Lanka - Only 98 domesticated elephants now in Sri Lanka 2009-08-09 - Kandy, Sri Lanka - Agonising death in 2007 of a Maligawa elephant 2009-08-09 - Balangoda, Sri Lanka - Balangoda calf linked to baby elephant racket 2009-07-29 - Kandy, Sri Lanka - Massive crowds at first Kumbal Perahera 2009-07-27 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Baby elephants spark fighting in Sri Lanka 2009-04-26 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Dr. Miththapala on elephants 2009-02-13 - Hambantota, Sri Lanka - Land for jumbos 2009-02-07 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - New jumbo transit home 2009-01-17 - Kegalle, Sri Lanka - Second zoo in Sri Lanka to be opened in June 2009-01-16 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Two thousand jumbo deaths from 1990 to 2007 2009-01-11 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Wild life experts lock horns over baby elephant transfers 2008-12-18 - Buttala, Sri Lanka - tree tops wins wild Asia tourism award 2008-11-14 - Kurunegala correspondent, Sri Lanka - Policy to minimise human elephant conflict 2008-10-17 - Uda Walawe, Sri Lanka - Friday: day in pictures - Sri Lanka 2008-10-11 - Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka - Measures to detain wild elephants 2008-10-10 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Elephant protection societies mooted to minimise human-elephant conflict 2008-10-06 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka rescues five wild elephants during the last 5 days 2008-10-06 - Minneriya, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka hopes elephants can revive tourism trade 2008-10-05 - , Sri Lanka - The fall of Ravana 2008-09-30 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka to upgrade the Elephant Orphanage in Pinnawala 2008-09-23 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Constructive measures have been put in place to solve the Human -elephant conflict 2008-09-21 - Akkaraipattu, Sri Lanka - Elephants take two more lives 2008-09-20 - Mahaweli, Sri Lanka - Increase in elephant population in Mahaweli areas 2008-09-11 - Polpithigama, Sri Lanka - Villagers fume after wild elephant kills man 2008-09-05 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - New laws on tamed elephants 2008-09-02 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Human-elephant conflict cost lives in Sri Lanka 2008-09-02 - Mahavilachchiya, Sri Lanka - Drunken elephants play hell at Mahavilachchiya 2008-09-01 - Kandy, Sri Lanka - Nearly 120 jumbo deaths every year 2008-08-30 - Puttlalam, Sri Lanka - No crops, no compensation. Puttalam farmers say they may have to quit farming as human-elephant conflict rages on 2008-08-28 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - VIDEO: Elephant Runs Loose. It"s an increasing sight as many of the elephants stray into human settlement areas in search of food. 2008-08-24 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Abductions go to the wilds. A jumbo baby-smuggling racket, centred around the wilds in Habarana, has wildlife officials concerned 2008-08-24 - Kandy, Sri Lanka - Call to protect elephants 2008-08-24 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Are elephants happy at peraheras ? 2008-08-20 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - The preservation of the elephant population in the wild warrants urgent evaluation 2008-08-20 - Kandy, Sri Lanka - Are Peraheras only of Elephants? 2008-08-17 - Kandy, Sri Lanka - Elephants, acrobats enliven Sri Lankan Buddhist festival 2008-08-14 - Matale, Sri Lanka - Elephant tramples man to death 2008-08-11 - Pinnawela, Sri Lanka - They have what it takes to make eco-friendly paper. An elephant orphanage hits upon a simple solution to a messy problem 2008-06-03 - Anuradhapura , Sri Lanka - Elephants caught in Sri Lanka war 2008-03-25 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Elephants as casualties of war in Sri Lanka 2008-03-24 - Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka - Man-jumbo conflict again in Anuradhapura 2008-03-23 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Walk through our world 2008-03-21 - Dambulla, Sri Lanka - Vegetables thrown to wild elephants 2008-03-19 - PIMBURELLEGAMA,, Sri Lanka - Wild elephants fall victim to Sri Lanka war strategy 2008-03-16 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Cruel jaws of death. Elephants are falling victim to an improvised explosive, Hakka Patas, used by poachers in wildlife parks 2008-03-10 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Wild elephants hold up Sri Lanka vote: police 2008-03-08 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - The real poop on paper 2008-03-04 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - No reasons to fear that elephant population is diminishing. A new transition from human-elephant conflict to human-elephant coexistence 2008-03-02 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Jungle rumble: The battle goes on 2008-02-28 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - "Asokamala" essentially a captive animal - Wildlife Director 2008-02-17 - Yala, Sri Lanka - Where no man nor beast is vile From a hungry jumbo to little squirrels, the chief incumbent of Sithulpauwa. Raja Maha vihara welcomes all of them with food and loving kindness 2008-02-03 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Srilal follows Tranquil Footsteps 2007-12-31 - Kegalle, Sri Lanka - Pinnawela"s "Suranimala" creates a surprise for visitors 2007-12-30 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Asokamala safe for now 2007-11-24 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Jumbo in the Supreme Court. What are the laws regarding the gifting of protected animals by Sri Lanka? 2007-10-31 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - A sigh of relief for "Asokamala" 2007-10-21 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Elephant to Armenia with or without permission? 2007-10-19 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Follow India and ban gifting animals to foreign countries 2007-10-18 - Gagani Weerakoon, Sri Lanka - Govt. to gift jumbo despite protests 2007-10-17 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Lankan jumbo to Armenia 2007-10-15 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Elephant - human conflict takes its toll in Sri Lanka 2007-09-23 - Sammanturai, Sri Lanka - Marauding jumbo claims little girls life 2007-09-22 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - 117 elephants killed so far this year in Sri Lanka 2007-09-18 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka elephant population grew within last 50 years 2007-09-16 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - More elephants to be gifted after November 2007-09-12 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Forty wild elephants killed in Trincomalee district in 2007 2007-09-11 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - UNDER THE GREENWOOD TREE 2007-09-08 - Buttala, Sri Lanka - Elephant Lodge. Sri Lanka eco-lodge on track for global award 2007-09-05 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Lack of tamed elephants poser to Peraheras 2007-09-04 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Forty-sixth elephant cub born in Sri Lanka elephant orphanage named 2007-08-31 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Rs. 10 billion needed to manage wild elephants of Sri Lanka 2007-08-29 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - MOU to protect the elephant population of Sri Lanka 2007-08-26 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Forty-sixth elephant cub born in captivity at Pinnawala Orphanage in Sri Lanka 2007-08-26 - Pinnawela, Sri Lanka - Forty-sixth elephant cub born in captivity at Pinnawala Orphanage in Sri Lanka 2007-08-25 - Kantale, Sri Lanka - Express train mows down three more elephants 2007-08-23 - Mawanella, Sri Lanka - Sri Lankas tallest elephant dead 2007-08-19 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Nowhere to go. Environmentalists trumpet warnings over agriculture farm blocking elephant corridor 2007-08-17 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Pilot project to conserve elephants in Sri Lanka 2007-08-05 - Kandy, Sri Lanka - Tuskers from Myanmar ready for Perahera 2007-08-05 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Dont make national parks ghettos for our elephants. Jayantha Jayewardene, Managing Trustee of the Biodiversity & Elephant Conservation Trust offers some points to ponder on the human- elephant conflict 2007-08-03 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Number of tamed elephants dropped to 137 in Sri Lanka 2007-07-30 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Dumbo gets stuck at the jumbo sale in Colombo 2007-07-22 - Kurunegala, Sri Lanka - Elephants run amok at Kurunegala perahera 2007-07-08 - Kandy, Sri Lanka - Kandy Esala Perahera in Sri Lanka. One of the world"s grandest and most spectacular elephant street parades and processions. 2007-06-18 - Pinnawela, Sri Lanka - Chandani - The Daughter of the Elephant Whisperer 2007-05-13 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - More elephants die by home guards" weapons in Sri Lanka 2007-04-30 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Mysteries behind animal prophesy 2007-04-26 - Lunugamvehera, Sri Lanka - Ignored Policy and Imprisoned Elephants 2007-04-23 - Udawalawe, Sri Lanka - More orphan elephant cubs released to the jungles of Sri Lanka 2007-04-07 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Jumbo lives going for a six 2007-04-01 - Lunugamvehera National Park, Sri Lanka - Driven to death 2007-03-26 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka Wildlife Protection Society, boost to local wildlife conservation 2007-03-10 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Rogue Tiger cadres killed Army and Wild Life Officials involved on a drinking water mission for elephants 2007-03-09 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - 1850 elephants killed in Sri Lanka in the past 15 years 2007-03-04 - Yala National Park, Sri Lanka - A pilot project aims at making chena cultivators, the elephants’ number one enemy, their very protectors. 2007-02-24 - Galle, Sri Lanka - Elephant tournament attracts over 600 foreigners 2007-02-23 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Villagers at the mercy of wild elephants 2007-02-16 - PINNAWELA, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka will gift a Samadhi Buddha Statue and a baby elephant to China to mark the Golden Jubilee of diplomatic ties between the two countries. 2007-02-15 - GALLE, Sri Lanka - Elephant goes wild at polo tournament, takes on minibus 2007-02-14 - Galle, Sri Lanka - 6th Annual Sri Lanka elephant Polo tournament 2007-02-13 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Elephants of Sri Lanka 2007-02-04 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Lyn de Alwis is dead. He was one with the wilds and colleagues 2007-02-04 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Navam Perahera at Gangaramaya Temple, Colombo 2007-02-02 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Tamed elephant owners in Sri Lanka woe over lack of animals 2007-01-25 - Yala, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka grapples with elephant-human conflict 2007-01-16 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Human-elephant conflict killed 64 wild elephants and 20 people in northwestern Sri Lanka last year 2007-01-11 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka to present elephant calf to China 2006-12-05 - Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka - Thirteen elephants die in rail accidents in Sri Lanka"s Polonnaruwa district 2006-11-17 - Kandy, Sri Lanka - Reflections from Sri Lanka 2006-11-12 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Protest halts auction of rogue elephants in Sri Lanka 2006-10-25 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Future of Sri Lankan Elephants: the wild or the sheltered? 2006-10-20 - Udawalawe, Sri Lanka - The Pondering Elephant in Udawalawe National Park 2006-10-09 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Wild elephants kill 3 villagers in Sri Lanka 2006-06-14 - Pinnawela, Sri Lanka - Elephant gives birth at Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage in Sri Lanka 2006-05-18 - COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka to capture, retrain rogue elephants to work on conservation program 2006-05-04 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Human-elephant conflict grows in Sri Lanka 2006-02-11 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka Elephants Raise Funds for Their Upkeep 2006-02-04 - Lusaka, Sri Lanka - SLA mines injure Mannar elephants 2006-01-28 - Galle, Sri Lanka - Elephant Polo 2006 Marks Tsunami Recovery for Sri Lanka 2005-07-26 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka Environment Ministry drives wild elephants to Wilpaththu 2005-04-28 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Asian Development Bank to protect Sri Lanka"s elephants 2004-12-23 - Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka express hits elephants 2004-12-20 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - One elephant dies, another injured in train crash 2004-10-18 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Asian elephant conservationists go to Kenya 2004-10-06 - KEGALLA, Sri Lanka - Living with jumbo handicaps -Sama at the Pinnawela orphanage 2004-10-02 - Pinnawela, Sri Lanka - Elephant Conservation and Breeding Centre:More space for Pinnawela elephants 2004-09-02 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Yala National Park in Sri Lanka closed as thirsty elephants see red 2004-07-30 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - White elephant spotted in Sri Lanka - Albino pachyderm may boost conservation efforts 1999-01-23 - Colombo, Sri Lanka - First reported case of elephant rabies in Sri Lanka

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Mysuru Dasara

2020-10-26 - Mysore, India.

Mysuru Dasara is the “Nadahabba” or the State-Festival of Karnataka. With fairs, cultural events, dance performances and musical concerts, the ten-day festival is celebrated with pomp and pageantr...

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Elephant Lakshmi dies in Mukoodal

2020-10-18 - Tirunveli, India.

A 54-year-old female elephant, Lakshmi, died at Mukoodal in the district on Sunday. The elephant was owned by one Dawood Meeran (50) of Ravanasamudram, near Ambasamudram, for the last five years. On S...

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Nandankanan Zoological Park finds adoption therapy

2020-10-18 - Bhubaneswar, India. Sudarsan Maharana

Elephant at Rs 2.5 lakh is the costliest species for adoption for a year. A State PSU like Odisha Mining Corporation has adopted 17 animals at a cost of Rs 16 lakh which include two Indian elephants a...

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Man-elephant conflicts have risen over the years due to the shrinking habitat of the tuskers, argue some experts.

Lift ban on elephant catching to curb man-jumbo conflict- Wildlife experts

2020-10-17 - Lucknow, India.

The rapidly rising graph of man-animal conflicts and consequent fatalities have not only left UP’s wildlife experts but also lone elephant catcher Kamaal Sheikh, worried. Expressing concern over the...

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Zoo Miami elephant Ongard treated after injuring tusk

2020-10-16 - Miami, United States.

The 10-year-old pachyderm “volunteered” to have his injury checked out and was very cooperative during the procedure, doctors said. Ongard will undergo treatment as soon as his results are back. Z...

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Deaths signal the return of tuberculosis among captive elephants in Chitwan

2020-10-16 - Kathmandu, Nepal. Chandan Kumar Mandal

Captive elephants of Chitwan National Park have once again started dying from tuberculosis, bringing back the memories of deaths among elephants due to TB at a worrying rate. Three domestic elephants ...

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A 35-year-old elephant being radio-collared in Haridwar forest division in Uttarakhand

First elephant radio-collared in Uttarakhand with eye on Maha Kumbh 2021

2020-10-15 - Dehradun, India.

Population has increased in the state and so have man-elephant conflicts. In June, according to the elephant census conducted earlier this year, the numbers of the elephants in the state had reached 2...

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TRAFFIC launches Elephant Trade Information System Online

2020-10-15 - Geneva, Switzerland.

The new website, named ETIS Online, was produced following a request made at the 69th meeting of the CITES Standing Committee in 2017. The site aims to bolster the collection of data on seizures invol...

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Tamed elephant Rajendra dies after being attacked by wild elephant in Kodagu"s Mathigodu Elephant Camp

2020-10-15 - Gonikoppa, India. Naina J A

The tamed elephants were left to graze in the forest on Tuesday night. The mahouts and kavaids spotted a severely injured Rajendra the next morning when they left for the forest to get the elephants b...

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Ivory Coast without ivory? Elephant populations are declining rapidly in Côte d"Ivoire

2020-10-14 - , Ivory Coast.

Recent years have witnessed a widespread and catastrophic decline in the number of forest elephants in protected areas in Côte d'Ivoire, according to a study published October 14 in the open-access j...

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Jai Dee was only three years old

Taronga Zoo’s Beloved Baby Elephant Jai Dee Has Sadly Passed Away

2020-10-14 - Sydney, Australia. Krisinda Merhi

Jai Dee started to show signs of abdominal pain Monday morning and was quickly treated. By midday, Jai Dee was displaying normal behaviour and was monitored closely by keepers and veterinarians, but u...

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Baba Ramdev falls off elephant while doing Yoga, escapes unhurt

2020-10-13 - New Delhi, India. Mukesh Ranjan

Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev on Tuesday fell on the ground while performing Yoga asanas. Yoga Guru was sitting atop a well-decorate elephant and performing Yoga asanas at the Guru Shardananda Ashram. But, as...

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This is where she was born, where she grew up, and what she is used to accept as her home.

Happy Birthday! Pregolja in Kaliningrad Zoo is 50 years old. An older elephant with a mixed life.

2020-10-12 - Kaliningrad, Russian Federation.

We dont know if she will get any presents. Lets just hope, that there is a dedicated elephant keeper there, who will try to make her happier today, than usually. Lets also hope that this keeper actua...

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41st Annual Conference Will be Virtual and Free to All EMA Members

2020-10-12 - Houston, United States. Elephant Managers Association

For the first time, EMA will host our annual conference virtually, free to all members! EMA will host the EMA virtual conference the same week as previously scheduled via Zoom

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The Circus Was Born in Putnam County

2020-10-10 - New York, United States.

The Putnam County Historian’s Office, in partnership with Southeast Museum, recently created a virtual exhibit called Historic Putnam County & the Birth of the American Circus from the early days of...

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Vikram finishes weight test in 20 minutes

2020-10-10 - Mysore, India.

Dasara elephant Vikrama continued to train for the arduous task of carrying 750-kg golden howdah at Mysuru Palace for the second day on Friday. On Thursday, a sand-bag weighing 350 kg was tied to Vikr...

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An elephant ventures into a residential colony in Haridwar, in July this year.

Uttarakhand forest department uses solar repeller technique to check movement of wild animals

2020-10-09 - Dehradun, India.

In an attempt to check the movement of wild animals into residential areas near Ganga river in Haridwar district, the Uttarakhand forest department is now using solar enabled repeller systems. These s...

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UM paleontologists discover fossil of extinct elephant in Gopeng cave

2020-10-09 - PETALING JAYA, Malaysia.

Paleontologists from Universiti Malaya (UM) have discovered the fossil of a stegodon, an extinct elephant, in a limestone cave in Gopeng, Perak. It is the first stegodon fossil to have been discovered...

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Blind elephant to get therapy in UP elephant hospital

2020-10-08 - New Delhi, India.

55-year-old Arya, a blind elephant, has finally got medical aid and veterinary care at an elephant hospital in Uttar Pradesh’s Farah town on Mathura district’s border. The facility is run by the N...

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Elephant keepers at Sauraha used to earn Rs 100,000 per month before the Covid-19 pandemic upended their business

Sauraha elephant keepers hope cooperative model to revive pandemic-hit safari business

2020-10-08 - Sauraha, Nepal.

For months, elephant owners in Sauraha have been struggling to feed their elephants as there are no tourists visiting the place these days. No tourists mean no business. Under a revenue-sharing cooper...

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