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Baby elephant dies rejected by family at Swedish zoo

2021-04-09 - Borås, Sweden.

A two-week old elephant has died after being rejected by her family following the birth of another elephant calf, Sweden's Boras Zoo announced Friday. "Despite three days of intensive care with a vet and carers at her side night and day the little animal left us today," the zoo said in a post on Instagram showing keepers surrounding the mammal.


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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 one species [or lineage] of mammoth up in Siberia around 1-2 million years ago, it now looks like there are two,” says Love Dalén at the Centre for Palaeogenetics in Stockholm, Sweden. The genetic sequences change our understanding of mammoth evolution. They reveal that, at that time, Siberia was ...


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Royal elephant at Swedish zoo has deadly herpes virus

2017-03-16 - Kolmarden, Sweden.

Namsai, a three-year-old Asian elephant calf at the Kolmården zoo in central Sweden has contracted the EEHV elephant herpes virus and is seriously ill, the park announced on Tuesday. "There is no cure for EEHV, however treatment can suppress an outbreak and the elephant can survive if the disease is caught early and treatment begins quickly. Among the elephants that have been treated a few have survived," the park said on its website.


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The Swedish King greets the three months old elephant baby Namsai. To the right is Namsai’s mother Bua and to the left Saonoi.

Royal elephants expecting a baby

2016-11-09 - Kolmorden, Sweden.

Kolmården in Sweden, the largest zoo in the Nordics, has (on 14 October 2016) announced with great pleasure that King Karl XVI Gustaf’s Bua elephant cow is pregnant. The father of the prospective calf is none other than Danish Queen Margrethe‘s elephant bull Tonsak.


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By drilling into mammoth tusks and other remains, researchers now have the the extinct creatures

Mammoth genome sequence completed

2015-04-23 - Stockholm, Sweden. Pallab Ghosh

A US team is already attempting to study the animals´ characteristics by inserting mammoth genes into elephant stem cells. The new genome study has been published in the Journal Current Biology, Dr Love Dalén at the Swedish Museum of Natural History in Stockholm told BBC


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Albertus Seba made enough money as owner of a pharmacy to indulge his true passion. Among Seba’s final acquisitions was the elephant fetus, which was either sold or given to him by the Dutch West India Company.

Linnaeus"s Asian elephant was wrong species

2013-11-04 - Stockholm, Sweden. Ewen Callaway

Linnaeus dubbed the species Elephas maximus, which is now commonly known as the Asian elephant. He recognized just one species of elephant in the world, and this would be its archetype. In some ways, the specimen looked more like an African elephant, two curators later suggested in unpublished notes and at academic meetings.


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Researchers analyzed tissues from 88 bone, tooth, and tusk samples to add to the existing genetic data set of woolly mammoths.

New Woolly Mammoth Lineage Discovered

2013-09-11 - Stockholm, Sweden. Laura Poppick

A previously unknown European lineage of woolly mammoths once plodded Earth, suggest new DNA analyses, which also provide new evidence for the role of climate change in the animal´s ultimate extinction. a team of researchers based at the Swedish Museum of Natural History in Stockholm has analyzed a suite of 88 new DNA samples from woolly mammoth museum specimens ranging from Europe to North America.


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Despite Mammoth Blood Discovery, Cloning Still Unlikely

2013-06-02 - Stockholm, Sweden.

Despite the recent discovery of a stunningly preserved mammoth, the odds of scientists using it to clone a real-life mammoth anytime soon are still low, experts say. "To clone a mammoth by finding intact cells — and, more importantly, an intact genome — is going to be exceptionally difficult, likely impossible," said Love Dalén, a paleogeneticist at the Swedish Museum of Natural History. "Finding this mammoth makes it slightly less impossible."


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137, 278 people visit Elephant News every year

2012-11-26 - Stockholm, Sweden.

137, 278 people visited the Elephant www.elephant-news.com during 25 nov 2011-25 nov 2012, according to Cluster map, which is about 376 visitors per day.


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1200 people visit elephant.se every day

2012-11-26 - Stockholm, Sweden.

438, 244 people visited the elephant database at elephant.se during 25 nov 2011-25 nov 2012, according to Cluster map, which is about 1200 visitors per day. Apr 500 from USA, 180 from UK, 95 from Canada, followed by India, Australia, Germany, Sri Lanka and Netherlands. Other countries represented less than 25 visitors/day.


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Latest about EEHV - Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus

2012-10-30 - Kolmarden, Sweden. Dan Koehl

With kind assistance of Professor Gary S. Hayward, Ph D. Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Elephant.se page about EEHV - Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus is updated to latest level. (Database records of deceased elephants due to Herpes Virus, is presented further down the page)


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PAWS threatens to sue me? Heres the laywers letter.

2012-10-17 - Kolmarden, Sweden. Dan Koehl

I have spoken out loudly against the idea of bringing healthy elephants from Toronto zoo, to PAWS, a Tuberculosis infected "sanctuary" in northern California. Now PAWS threatens to sue me. Only in In 2002, PAWS spent $67,000 in legal fees, according to its income tax return.


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Bua on walk outside the enclosure in 2009, with keeper Dan Koehl.

Swedish kings elephant Bua pregnant through AI

2012-03-20 - Kolmarden, Sweden.

Bua, a gift from the king of Thailand, to the king of Sweden, living in Kolmarden Zoo since 2004, is pregnant through artificial insemination, performed by Dr. Thomas Hildebrandt and Dr. Frank Goeritz from The Leibniz-Institute of Zoo and Wildlife Research in Berlin. Sperm donor is Raja in Woburn safari park, UK.


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Chipperfield to Ringling Brothers Barnum & Baileys Circus in U.S.A.

2011-11-17 - Kolmarden, Sweden. Dan Koehl

What started with a 100 year old picture of 12 Chipperfield elephants in Clonmel railway station, Tipperary, during tour in Ireland in 1952, has developed into an ambitious effort to research all their elephants from 1947.Inspired by this story about about travels, I pack my trunk and leave with air to Bangkok, for a five months journey in Asia, soon comes here pictures and reports from the elephant roundup in Surin!


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Elephant News on Facebook!

2010-10-03 - Kolmarden, Sweden.

The Elephant News, being 10 years old and dating back to 2000, has now over 5000 articles, which you can search through. Recently it also got its own facebook page, where you are invited to join (below on this page). If you have a website, you can also place a newsticker on your own site, displaying the 10 latest news!


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Largest online elephant database now includes more than 6000 elephants spanning 1200 years.

2010-09-01 - Kolmården, Sweden. Dan Koehl

The elephant database now includes 6009 elephants (including 549 breeding cows and 210 breeding bulls), from 1780 location facilities in 108 countries.


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5000 news about elephants in the searchable database

2009-10-25 - Kolmarden, Sweden.

This website, www.elephant-news.com was created in october 2001. Today, some eight years later, the database reached 5000 articles, which are all indexed in the database, searchable, and therefore becoming a recource also for research and statistics. (Some of the original articles already deleted at the origial website) which you can search through from the searchfield in the upper left corner. You can even search the database from YOUR website


 
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The elephant database has now 5000 records

2009-09-25 - Kolmården, Sweden. Dan Koehl

After three years of intensive work the database now include 5002 elephants (including 471 breeding cows and 185 breeding bulls) , from 1400 location facilities from 100 countries all over the world which is submitted in the database, ranging from year 802 until now. Thanks to Ryan Easley from USA who has made a great job updating american elephants!


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Catherine Reid

Elephant Conservation Science and Veterinary Medicine Group

2009-06-08 - Kolmarden, Sweden.

The Elephant Conservation Science and Veterinary Research Group website functions to provide current information concerning advances in elephant research in key topics that are relevant for wild and captive elephant management. This website provides not only basic explanations of elephant conservation topics such as endtheliotropic herpesvirus and tuberculosis but also an explanation of the implications of new findings for elephant management and conservation.


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Application with CV should be sent before 31 December 2008 Brigitte.Larsson@kolmarden.com

Elephant keeper in Kolmarden Wildlife Park, Sweden

2008-11-28 - Kolmarden, Sweden. Brigitte Larsson, Kolmarden

Kolmarden is looking for an experienced elephant keeper to join the staff in our pachyderm section, currently housing three female Asian elephants managed in free contact and four white rhinos. We are seeking an ambitious, team oriented, and outgoing person. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of elephant training, husbandry and management and is fluent in a Scandinavian language and/or English.


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The elephant database has now 4000 records

2008-09-02 - Kolmarden, Sweden. Dan Koehl

After two years of intensive work the database now include 4000 elephants (including 380 breeding cows and 154 breeding bulls), 1732 dead elephants and
2268 living, from 1121 location facilities in 92 countries, ranging from year 802 until now.


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African bull elephant born in Boras Zoo

2008-08-12 - Boras, Sweden. Marcus Svedin

An african bull elephant was born tonight at 23.44, without knowledge or presence of staff in Boras Zoo. This is Boras third birth, and the first son to Kibo, who was born in Hannover Zoo 1977. The birth was a little bit early, but all is well.


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4000 news about elephants in the searchable database

2008-08-12 - Kolmarden, Sweden. Dan Koehl

This website, www.elephant-news.com was created in october 2001. Today, some seven years later, the database reached 4000 articles, which are all indexed in the database, searchable, and therefore becoming a recource also for research and statistics. (Some of the original articles already deleted at the origial website) which you can search through from the searchfield in the upper left corner. You can even search the database from YOUR website


 
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Asiatisk elefant - Asian Elephant (Elephas maximus)

2008-08-08 - Kolmarden, Sweden. Mats Elting

Cute butt. The elephants at Kolmården is a gift from the King of Thailand to the King of Sweden


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Saba with keepers Emilie Olander and Dan Koehl. Right Sabas former keeper Guillioume Rebis

Asian elephant Saba transfered from PC in France to free contact in Sweden

2007-11-15 - Kolmarden, Sweden.

Saba, who had been alone elephant in Zoo Le Pal for many years, and in PC the last three years, had difficulties to adapt to the newcomers, there was fights between the elephants and she missed the contact with humans. In 2007 it was decided to bring her to Kolmarden Zoo in Sweden, where the two asian elephants belonging to the swedish king are worked in free contact. She was transfered at 7th of November, and was traight away worked hands on in free contact. She is now happier, and gets a lot o...


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Asian elephant Saba transfered from PC in France to free contact in Sweden

2007-11-07 - Kolmården, Sweden.

Saba, who had been alone elephant in Le Pal for many years, had difficulties to adapt to PC and newcomers, there was a lot of fights between the elephants and she missed the contact with humans. In 2007 it was decided to bring her to Kolmarden Zoo in Sweden, where the two asian elephants belonging to the swedish king are worked in free contact. She was transfered at 7th of November, and was traight away worked hands on in free contact. She is now happier, and gets a lot of attention and care.


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Asian elephant Saba transfered from PC in France to free contact in Sweden

2007-11-07 - Kolmården, Sweden.

Saba, who had been alone elephant in Le Pal for many years, had difficulties to adapt to PC and newcomers, there was a lot of fights between the elephants and she missed the contact with humans. In 2007 it was decided to bring her to Kolmarden Zoo in Sweden, where the two asian elephants belonging to the swedish king are worked in free contact. She was transfered at 7th of November, and was traight away worked hands on in free contact. She is now happier, and gets a lot of attention and care.


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Over 2500 elephant news articles!

2007-07-24 - Stockholm, Sweden. Dan Koehl

The Elephant News archive has now over 2 500 articles in the database (Some of the original articles already deleted at the origial website) which you can search through from the searchfield in the upper left corner. You can even search the database from YOUR website, placing a searchbox there. Make use of the resource!


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Largest online elephant database now includes more than 3000 elephants spanning 1200 years.

2007-07-17 - Stockholm, Sweden. Dan Koehl

Started in 1995, the elephant database had a slow start, but after intensive work this spring and summer it now contains over 3000 elephants from more than 800 location facilities from over 75 countries all over the world, ranging from Charlemagnes elephant Abul-Abbas in 802, to the latest births and deaths. Theres also graphical statistics and generation pedigree-tables.


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Swedes in Stockholm dumbstruck by elephants

2006-05-10 - Stockholm, Sweden.

Motorists approaching the Swedish capital on Tuesday were met with the unlikely sight of three elephants grazing by the freeway. Swedish radio reported on Wednesday that the elephants had escaped from a circus van, towed by a lorry which had overturned on a sharp bend just north of the capital. The animals had dispersed across the field, reported the radio.


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Outbreak of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection among captive Asian elephants in a Swedish zoo

2005-05-02 - Uppsala, Sweden. SS Lewerin, SL Olsson, K Eld, B Roken, S Ghebremichael, T Koivula, G Kallenius, and G Bolske. National Veterinary Institute, Uppsala

Between 2001 and 2003, there was an outbreak of tuberculosis in a Swedish zoo which involved elephants, giraffes, rhinoceroses and buffaloes. Cultures of trunk lavages were used to detect infected elephants, tuberculin testing was used in the giraffes and buffaloes, and tracheal lavage and tuberculin testing were used in the rhinoceroses. Five elephants and one giraffe were found to have been infected by four different strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis.


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Circus Mustang´s Elephants Trample Homeowner"s Yard in Sweden

2004-10-14 - Stockholm, Sweden. Mattias Karen, Associated Press

A homeowner in southern Sweden filed a police complaint after four circus elephants broke loose from their trainers and ran into his back yard, trampling the hedge and the lawn, a police spokesman said Thursday.


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New elephants in Kolmarden don"t understand Swedish

2003-07-18 - Kolmarden, Sweden.

When the Swedish royal couple visited Thailand earlier this year, they were presented with two elephants as a gift from the king of Thailand. But the giant mammals don't understand Swedish, so two zookeepers are traveling to Thailand to learn Thai. "The elephants must be able to understand commands in the languages they've been raised with, so that we don't have to teach them Swedish," Magnus Nilsson, chief executive of Sweden's Kolmarden safari park, Norrköping, told The Associated Press on Fr...


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Boras Zoo celebrates second elephant birth in Sweden

2003-03-29 - Boras, Sweden. Dan Koehl

Boras second african elephant birth took place 29 march, 02.29 hrs, a female calf weighing abt 80 kgs.


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Swedish zoo Kolmarden to put down TB-infected elephants

2002-12-11 - Kolmarden, Sweden.

Two elephants at one of Sweden's largest zoos may have to be put down after one of them tested positive for tuberculosis, health officials said on Wednesday. Three other elephants at the Kolmaarden zoo, located 150km south of Stockholm, have already been put down after succumbing to the disease. The two elephants, Sandai and Donkey, are 17 and 36-years-old respectively.


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The first elephant ever born in Sweden

2001-08-14 - Borås, Sweden. Dan Koehl, Mia Rapp and Joergen Gustafsson

The african female Kwanza (meaning the first one in Swahili) was born at the 13th of August, in Boras Zoo in Sweden. 85 cm high, and 80 kgs. Mother is Dudu, (WB South Africa) 11 years, father is Kibo (born in Hannover Zoo, Germany) 24 years old. This is not only the first elephant born in Sweden, but also the first second generation African elephant in Europe.


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Attendant On Hunger Strike In Zoo, Demands Better Conditions For Animals

1991-11-15 - Stockholm, Sweden.

A fired zoo attendant has refused to leave the elephant quarters and started a hunger strike to protest the animals´ living conditions, news reports said. ´´I will not leave (the elephants) Nike and Shiva voluntarily. The police will have to carry me away,´´ Dan Kohl told the national news agency TT on Thursday. If someone wanted to separate you from your kids, how would you react?,´´ he said.


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20 years on Internet!

ELEPHANT NEWS was created on 2001 in Munich, and relaunched in Phnom Penh in 2020, with almost 8 000 links to news articles about elephants on the Internet

A number of articles now also have a cross reference to the elephant database, either for individuals elephants and/or to an article about the location holding

In the right column, you can also see if an elephant has birthday today, and follow the link to more facts!

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NEW ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM IN WINSTON

2021-09-16 - Winston, United Kingdom. Brooke Communications

43-year old African elephant Butch, who is over ten-foot-tall, is the newest animal to call the game park in Winston home. Marketing Director Jacob Schlueter said Butch came from another facility wher...


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Ishini Wickremesinghe is the daughter of Shan Wickramasinghe, the brother of former Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe

Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens DG resigned over elephant issue: Union

2021-09-09 - Colombo, Sri Lanka. Pamodi Waravita and Ruwani Fonseka

The Sri Lanka Podujana National Zoological Gardens Department Workers’ Union yesterday (9) claimed that National Zoological Gardens Department Director General (DG) Ishini Wickremesinghe has resigne...


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South Georgia elephant sanctuary welcomes first resident

2021-09-09 - Attapulgus, United States.

Elephant Refuge North America, an 850-acre natural habitat located in Attapulgus, Georgia, plans to accept its first resident later this month. Bo, a 34-year-old male elephant, is being released by th...


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Twin elephant calves born at Pinnawala

2021-08-31 - Kegalle, Sri Lanka.

For the first time in Sri Lanka's history, twin baby elephants have been born at the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. The twin calves were born to female elephant named 'Surangi'. Both calves are male. T...


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A Sri Lankan Buddhist monk anoints a temple elephant as a part ritual marking the New Year as per traditions at a temple in Colombo on April 17, 2021.

Sri Lanka prohibits handlers from drunk driving on elephants, bans putting baby elephants to work

2021-08-23 - Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Under the new regulations, logging elephants can only work up to four hours a day, while working at night is forbidden. They are also entitled to at least two-and-a-half hours of bathing time each day...


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Adult tuskers fast disappearing in Odisha: Male elephants account for 18% of total population

2021-08-14 - Bhubaneswar, India.

With the large scale poaching of tuskers over the years, the gender imbalance is fast emerging as a major threat to the elephant population growth in Odisha with the drastic drop in the numbers of adu...


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‘We are hopeful’: Cora the elephant’s health is improving after end-of-life options considered

2021-08-13 - Topeka, United States.

Cora the elephant is improving after concerns over her health had the Topeka Zoo considering end-of-life options. Shanna Simpson, an animal curator at the zoo, said Cora wasn’t eating, had a lot of ...


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Human-elephant conflict continues to take heavy toll; 219 jumbos and 89 people so far this year

2021-08-12 - Colombo, Sri Lanka.

The Department of Wildlife Conservation has recorded 219 jumbo deaths up to August 11 this year mainly from human-elephant conflict. During the same period, 89 people were killed in elephant attacks. ...


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Another jumbo dies of anthrax in Mudumalai Tiger Reserve?

2021-08-12 - COIMBATORE, India.

An elephant, which was found dead at Mangalapatti near Thengumaradha in Nilgiris district.on Tuesday, may have died of anthrax, according to the forest department.


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Scientific approach, local involvement must for conservation: Minister

2021-08-12 - New Delhi, India.

Union Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEF&CC), Bhupender Yadav on Thursday said that nature conservation should be taken up with a scientific approach involving the local commun...


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Hyderabad: Elephant from Kolhapur to carry Bibi ka Alam

2021-08-12 - Hyderabad, India.

An elephant, Madhuri aged 38 years from Kolhapur will be used to carry the Bibi ka Alam standard during the procession on the 10 of Muharram month scheduled next Friday. The costs involved in bringing...


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Wild elephant tests positive for herpes virus in Odisha forest

2021-08-11 - Bhubaneswar, India.

In 2019, five elephants had died within 33 days in Odisha after testing positive for herpes


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Apparently proving the saying that old habits die hard, Rivaldo, an elephant recently released into the wild in Mudumalai Tiger Reserve (MTR) in Nilgiris district returned to Mavanallah near his old habitat.

Elephant Rivaldo released into Mudumalai Tiger Reserve, returns to village

2021-08-06 - Udhagamandalam, India.

The villagers reportedly noticed Rivaldo moving around their area in the wee hours of Wednesday, about 40 kms from the camp and alerted the forest department officials.Though the elephant was radio-co...


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Maggie the elephant, longtime former resident of the Alaska Zoo, has died

2021-08-05 - Anchorage, United States.

Maggie, an African elephant that lived at the Alaska Zoo for 24 years, has died at a wildlife sanctuary in California. She was 41 years old. Maggie died at the Performing Animal Welfare Society wildli...


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TN forest dept may release more camp elephants depending on success of Rivaldo"s rehabilitation

2021-08-03 - Chennai, India.

In a 10-hour operation, the iconic tusker Rivaldo, which was captured and put inside a kraal for nearly three months, was successfully released in Chikala in Theppakadu forest range of Mudumalai Tiger...


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OKC ZOO’S YOUNG ASIAN ELEPHANT, KAIRAVI, TESTS POSITIVE FOR EEHV

2021-07-31 - Oklahoma City, United States.

The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden’s dedicated animal and veterinary care teams have begun to treat its youngest Asian elephant, female Kairavi (Kai), 2, for elephant endotheliotropic herpes...


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Battle for the Big Top: P.T. Barnum, James Bailey, John Ringling, and the Death-Defying Saga of the American Circus by Les Standiford

2021-07-30 - Miami, United States.

In Battle for the Big Top, New York Times–bestselling author Les Standiford brings to life a remarkable era when three circus kings—James Bailey, P. T. Barnum, and John Ringling—all vied for con...


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Elephant of Guruvayur Anakotta suffers mysterious burn injuries on body

2021-07-28 - Thrissur, India.

The 28-year-old elephant Keerthi of Anakotta (elephant camp) in Guruvayur was found with burn injuries on his head and neck. Injuries on the upper parts of the body remains a mystery to the authoritie...


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African Elephant Born at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium’s International Conservation Center

2021-07-28 - Pittsburgh, United States.

It’s a girl! An African elephant calf was born in the early morning hours of July 18th at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium’s International Conservation Center (ICC) in Somerset, PA. Both mother a...


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Elephant calf stuck inside septic tank rescued by forest department in Karnataka

2021-07-27 - MADIKERI, India.

The Mathigodu Camp elephant Kunthi was called in for the rescue mission. A rope was tied around the neck of the calf and it was pulled out by Kunthi. We are tracking the herd across Devarapura Sacred ...


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