Amazon.com Widgets

Elephant News - started in Munich 2001


Zurich firemen use crane to haul old elephant to her feet

2016-04-21 - Zuerich, Switzerland

Druk, the oldest of the zoos elephants, found herself on the ground after a tussle with other members of the herd, the zoo said in a statement. Seeing that the elderly elephant didnt have the energy to stand up by herself, zookeepers called on Zurich city fire service to help.



Extern Link Read full article (external link)
More from category accidentMore from category: accident
More from country SwitzerlandMore from country: Switzerland
More from location: ZUERICH
Three of the zoo

Zurich Zoo opens new 57-million-franc ($63.5-million) facility for elephants

2014-06-05 - Zurich, Switzerland

The 11,000-square-metre park features six times the space of the previous enclosure and six water basins for the elephants to swim in. Visitors can get an aquarium view of them under the water in one of the basins, which has a glass wall. The cost of the elephant park was financed through foundation grants, legacies and sums donated by 5,500 individuals.



Extern Link Read full article (external link)
More from category facilityMore from category: facility
More from country SwitzerlandMore from country: Switzerland
More from location: ZURICH
Extern relevant Links:
Zurich Zoo in Switzerland


Goodbye, Yoga! Bull elephant travels to Sweden

2013-10-31 - Basel, Switzerland

On 23rd October, bull elephant Yoga (16) left Basel Zoo for Boras Zoo in Sweden. An articulated lorry and an extra large crate were required to transport the 4.6-ton bull. Yoga should be back in three years€ time for the opening of the new elephant enclosure. On Friday 25th October after 48 hours of travel, Yoga arrived safe and sound at Boras Zoo.



Extern Link Read full article (external link)
More from category transferMore from category: transfer
More from country SwitzerlandMore from country: Switzerland
More from location: BASEL
Extern relevant Links:
Yoga at Boras Zoo in Sweden

Eight Countries Submit Plans To Combat Illegal Trade In Elephants

2013-06-02 - Geneva, Switzerland

The Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) received plans from China, Kenya, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Uganda, Tanzania and Viet Nam - identified as primary source, transit and import countries affected by the illegal trade in ivory. The plans - which contain specific activities in the areas of legislation and regulations, national and international enforcement, outreach and public awareness - were requested by the CI...



Extern Link Read full article (external link)
More from category smuggleMore from category: smuggle
More from country SwitzerlandMore from country: Switzerland
More from location: GENEVA

2013-01-13 - Geneva, Switzerland

Swiss border police made an unusual find when they searched a train in Basel at the weekend: an elephant tusk meticulously hidden in a Frenchmans bag, police said on Wednesday. The man, only identified as a 40-year-old French national based in Italy, had tried to smuggle the tusk into Switzerland on a train from Frankfurt to Zurich on Sunday, border police said in a statement.



Extern Link Read full article (external link)
More from category smuggleMore from category: smuggle
More from country SwitzerlandMore from country: Switzerland
More from location: GENEVA

Recent trade of elephants from Zimbabwe to China. Public statement of the CITES Secretariat

2013-01-11 - Geneva, Switzerland

The Secretariat has corresponded with the CITES Management Authorities of Zimbabwe and China to ascertain the particular circumstances surrounding this trade and whether the procedures set out under Article IV of the Convention and Resolutions Conf. 10.21 and 11.20 were followed. This communication with the relevant Management Authorities is ongoing.



Extern Link Read full article (external link)
More from category tradeMore from category: trade
More from country SwitzerlandMore from country: Switzerland
More from location: GENEVA
External Links about trade:
Traffics fact sheet: What is wildlife trade?
CITES (Convention in International Trade in Endangered Species)

The CITES Secretariat ready to support joint investigation

2012-12-26 - Geneva, Switzerland

The Secretary-General of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) welcomes the United Nations Security Councils call for an investigation into the alleged involvement of the Lords Resistance Army (LRA) in the poaching of African elephants and smuggling of their ivory. Through a statement read out by the current president of the body, Mr Mohammed Loulichki from Morocco, the Security Council called ´on the United Nations and African Union to...



Extern Link Read full article (external link)
More from category tradeMore from category: trade
More from country SwitzerlandMore from country: Switzerland
More from location: GENEVA

Swiss circus Knie forces chubby elephants to diet

2012-03-22 - Rappersville, Switzerland

Three overweight elephants at a Swiss circus will have to diet and work out in order to shed between 50 and 300 kilogrammes (110-660 pounds), Swiss newspaper Tages Anzeiger reported Wednesday. To help them lose weight, Circus Knie is not only putting them on a special and low-sugar diet but also making them work for their food. Hay barrels will now be suspended above the elephants´ heads, forcing them to make an effort to reach their food.



Extern Link Read full article (external link)
More from category medicalMore from category: medical
More from country SwitzerlandMore from country: Switzerland
More from location: RAPPERSVILLE
Extern relevant Links:
elephants at Circus Knie in Switzerland

2010-07-29 - Basel, Switzerland

Ruaha has died at Basel Zoo at the age of 59, which made her the worlds oldest African elephant in captivity, the zoo announced on Thursday. She was delivered to the zoo in 1952 along with four other young elephants. Ruaha was believed to be one year old at the time. A member of the zoo staff found her dead in the elephant enclosure on Thursday morning. The zoo said she probably died of old age, but will investigate the actual cause of death.



Extern Link Read full article (external link)
More from category deathMore from category: death
More from country SwitzerlandMore from country: Switzerland
More from location: BASEL
Extern relevant Links:
Ruaha at Basel Zoo

Source & © Hui Min Neo

Asia demand for ivory, sharks" fins set for scrutiny

2009-10-21 - Geneva, Switzerland

Asian demand for bluefin tuna, sharks fins and ivory will come under scrutiny when 175 member states of the UN wildlife trade agency meet to consider trade restrictions, according to documents seen by AFP. Proposals to restrict or ban international trade in those three products are due to be studied when the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) holds its next triennial meeting in Qatar next year.



Extern Link Read full article (external link)
More from category tradeMore from category: trade
More from country SwitzerlandMore from country: Switzerland
More from location: GENEVA
26 Headlines about Elephants from Switzerland2016-04-21 - Zuerich, Switzerland - Zurich firemen use crane to haul old elephant to her feet 2014-06-05 - Zurich, Switzerland - Zurich Zoo opens new 57-million-franc ($63.5-million) facility for elephants 2013-10-31 - Basel, Switzerland - Goodbye, Yoga! Bull elephant travels to Sweden 2013-06-02 - Geneva, Switzerland - Eight Countries Submit Plans To Combat Illegal Trade In Elephants 2013-01-13 - Geneva, Switzerland - 2013-01-11 - Geneva, Switzerland - Recent trade of elephants from Zimbabwe to China. Public statement of the CITES Secretariat 2012-12-26 - Geneva, Switzerland - The CITES Secretariat ready to support joint investigation 2012-03-22 - Rappersville, Switzerland - Swiss circus Knie forces chubby elephants to diet 2010-07-29 - Basel, Switzerland - 2009-10-21 - Geneva, Switzerland - Asia demand for ivory, sharks" fins set for scrutiny 2009-08-04 - Gland, Switzerland - 2008-11-08 - Geneva, Switzerland - Ivory auctions will undercut poachers: UN 2008-08-28 - Geneva, Switzerland - Endangered Sumatran elephants and tigers get boost 2008-05-14 - Geneva, Switzerland - Wildlife threatens many poor farmers" crops: WWF 2008-01-18 - Zuerich, Switzerland - 2007-02-28 - Geneva, Switzerland - Africa Divided Over Ivory Trade Ahead Of June CITES Gathering 2007-02-28 - Geneva, Switzerland - U.N.: Africans split over ivory trade 2006-11-06 - Gland, Switzerland - 66th IUCN Council Meeting. IUCN Headquarters, Switzerland 2006-10-08 - Geneva, Switzerland - Japan approved for special ivory import 2006-10-05 - Geneva, Switzerland - CITES puts ivory sales on hold 2006-10-04 - Geneva, Switzerland - Tusk sale a boon for elephants 2005-06-27 - Geneva, Switzerland - Illegal ivory trade persists 2005-05-03 - Zuerich, Switzerland - Elephant baby Farha born in Zuerich zoo 2002-10-04 - Geneva, Switzerland - Illegal ivory trade driven by unregulated domestic markets, identified by new monitoring system 1999-02-10 - Geneva, Switzerland - Ivory ban lifted 1997-08-24 - Rappersvil, Switzerland - Rolf Knie, 75, Elephant Trainer And Swiss Circus Family Leader


Elephant News
ELEPHANT NEWS

Established 2001
Search for keywords


Locations of visitors to this page 54.161.164.139Login Editor Dan KoehlGuestbookArchive+1995-2015 Latest headlinesBy countriesBy locationsElephant BooksSubmit NewsContact EditorAbout elephant-news.comLink to us!Links to newssitesTo Elephant FactsHeadlines
Book Americas elephants by Bob Cline

More info?

Elephant News from
Switzerland

2016-04-21-Zuerich
Zurich firemen use crane to haul old elephant to her feet
2014-06-05-Zurich
Zurich Zoo opens new 57-million-franc ($63.5-million) facility for elephants
2013-10-31-Basel
Goodbye, Yoga! Bull elephant travels to Sweden
2013-06-02-Geneva
Eight Countries Submit Plans To Combat Illegal Trade In Elephants
2013-01-13-Geneva
2013-01-11-Geneva
Recent trade of elephants from Zimbabwe to China. Public statement of the CITES Secretariat
2012-12-26-Geneva
The CITES Secretariat ready to support joint investigation
2012-03-22-Rappersville
Swiss circus Knie forces chubby elephants to diet
2010-07-29-Basel
2009-10-21-Geneva
Asia demand for ivory, sharks" fins set for scrutiny
2009-08-04-Gland
2008-11-08-Geneva
Ivory auctions will undercut poachers: UN
2008-08-28-Geneva
Endangered Sumatran elephants and tigers get boost
2008-05-14-Geneva
Wildlife threatens many poor farmers" crops: WWF
2008-01-18-Zuerich