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Ugandan ivory trader sentenced to life in prison

2022-10-21 - Kampala, Uganda.

A Ugandan court has sentenced an ivory trader to life in prison - the longest sentence for such crimes in the country's history. A new law was passed in 2019 that toughened sentences for poaching or trafficking in endangered species. Pascal Ochiba was arrested in January this year with two pieces of ivory, weighing nearly 10kg (22lb). The magistrate said Ochiba, as a repeat offender, deserved life in prison for the future protection of wildlife.


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Elephant kills Colombian researcher in Uganda

2022-04-12 - Fort Portal, Uganda.

A Colombian researcher has died after being trampled on by an elephant in Uganda's Kibale National Park. Ramirez Amaya Sebastian, who is based at a university in the US, had been carrying out a routine research in the park forest with an assistant when the incident happened, according to the Uganda Wildlife Authority. The elephant attack at Kibale was the first deadly incident at the park in 50 years, UWA said.


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Rangers Accused of Demanding Cash to Return Marauding Elephants to Murchison Park

2021-01-10 - Masindi, Uganda. Michael Ojok

According to Jalon Lakony Opiyo, every time elephants invade the area, each member of the village which has around 2000 households contributes 1000 shillings for the rangers to rescue them and their properties.


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ELEPHANT CENSUS SHOWS A POPULATION INCREASE IN UGANDA

Ugandan elephants.

2015-11-13 - Entebbe, Uganda.

Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), working with the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has completed an aerial survey, which shows that Ugandan elephant numbers have increased significantly since the 1980´s. The areas surveyed did not include all protected areas, such as the Maramagambo forest within Queen Elizabeth National Park.


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Drones to Protect African Wildlife

 The Ugandan Wildlife Authority (UWA) says it will start using surveillance drones to help protect elephants and other endangered animals that have come under increased threat from poachers in recent months.  The unmanned aircraft are scheduled to be fly

2014-01-31 - Entebbe, Uganda.

The Ugandan Wildlife Authority (UWA) says it will start using surveillance drones to help protect elephants and other endangered animals that have come under increased threat from poachers in recent months. The unmanned aircraft are scheduled to be flying by the end of the year. UWA Executive Director Andrew Seguya told reporters that the drones will catch poachers “while in the act.”


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Uganda seizes blood ivory ready for shipment to China

2013-10-18 - Kampala, Uganda.

Over 800 pieces were found concealed in a container ready for shipment via the Indian Ocean port of Mombasa to China. Said to be worth over 6 billion Uganda Shillings, the catch will financially pain the middlemen of the illicit trade but have cost several hundred elephant their lives.


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URA seizes $700,000 animal trophies

SOUVENIRS OF SHAME: Uganda Wildlife Authority official John Wasike checks impounded items handed over by the Uganda Revenue Authority over the weekend. The banned items were seized over a three-month period by URA staff.

2012-02-13 - Kampala, Uganda.

The Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) last weekend handed over illegal Elephant Ivory, Monitor Lizard skins and Rhino teeth worth Ush1.6b ($700,000) to the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA). The trophies that are banned under the Convention in Trade in Endangered Species were impounded over the last three months destined for export. The items were impounded at different customs points after lacking exportation documents. According to Mr. James Kisaame, the enforcement assistant commissioner at URA, 1...


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Ms Weiland explains the uses of the equipment to UWA officials in Kampala yesterday

2012-01-21 - Entebbe, Uganda.

Authority received an assortment of machines, including computers, ivory detectors and security torches for its workers. The equipment worth Shs7.5 million, a donation from Bush Meat Eastern Africa, will help the wildlife authority staff track animals through the Global Positioning System and also detect ivory in whichever form it has been carried.


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Uganda: Conservationists Worry Over Rising Elephant Poaching

2011-12-05 - Kampala, Uganda.

Conservationists have raised the red flag over the increase in poaching of elephants in national parks. According to UWA, 33 elephants have been killed at Murchison Falls National Game Park in the last seven years, of which 25 have been killed this year. The numbers of elephants killed in parks since the year began have more than tripled.


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Three elephants killed every year

2010-09-15 - Kampala, Uganda. Gerald Tenywa

POACHERS kill three elephants in Uganda every year, John Makombo, the acting head of the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), has said. “Poaching has never been stopped anywhere in the world, but it can be controlled. That is one of the reasons UWA exists,” Makombo said. According to Makombo, the population of elephants, currently estimated at 5,000, has been increasing over the years due to UWA’s strong anti-poaching drives.


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Elephants killed in Semliki wildlife reserve

The carcass of an elephant in the Semliki reserve

2010-09-06 - Toro-Semliki, Uganda. Gerald Tenywa

TWO elephants have been killed in Toro-Semliki wildlife reserve in western Uganda by poachers who crossed over from the Congo. Sources said one of the poachers was intercepted with elephant ivory and was being held by the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces. The sources added that the elephants were butchered on Wednesday and the carcasses were discovered the following day.


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Uganda: Elephants, Lions Snared Every Week

2009-09-10 - Kampala, Uganda. Gerald Tenywa

EACH week, the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has to rescue an elephant or lion from a wire snare.The snares, set up by poachers, are fixed on fences or trees to trap the animals. According to Sam Mwandha, UWA's director of conservation, poaching is common in Queen Elizabeth and Murchison Falls national parks. "We have been called every week to remove snares from animals in the two parks," he said.


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Elephant victim moved to Mulago Hospital

UWA chief Moses Mapesa (right) visits Batanyenda at Mulago Hospital

2009-09-07 - Mulago, Uganda.

MUSTAFA Batanyenda, the Rukungiri man who was seriously wounded by a marauding elephant, has been transferred to Mulago Hospital where he is expected to undergo a major operation this week. Mulago Hospital spokesperson Erifazi Ssekabira said on Thursday the patient’s wounds were being treated in preparation for the operation. He noted that Batanyenda sustained broken jaws.


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Elephant attack victim needs support

Batanyenda at the hospital yesterday

2009-09-02 - Nyakibale, Uganda. Milton Olupot

NYAKIBALE Hospital in Rukungiri district is stranded with a man, whose jaws were shattered in an attack by an elephant on Augusts 27 as he tended his garden at Kihihi village in Kanungu district. Mustapha Batanyenda, 48, is said to have been hurled by an elephant onto a tree, injuring him severely. He now needs extensive facial recontructive surgery, according to Dr. Ronald Kasyaba. For him to regain near normalcy, this surgical reconstruction has to be done, that is if he has not died by the ti...


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Ugandan refugees return home to elephantine surprise - Feature

2008-11-25 - Kampala, Uganda.

It may not be quite as bad as the Three Bears returning home to find Goldilocks sleeping in one of their beds, but Ugandan villagers returning to the villages they abandoned during the East African nation's civil war are being met with a rather large surprise. "Elephants are moving into the villages," says Sam Mwandha, operations director for the state-owned Uganda Wildlife Authority. Much of Uganda's northern region lies in the so-called elephant corridor, a vast tropical flat terrain that adjo...


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UGANDA: Displaced first by war, now by elephants

Elephants have strayed into the village of Laminator in Koch Goma, Amuru district

2008-10-24 - Amuru, Uganda.

Marauding elephants in northern Uganda have added to the challenges faced by civilians trying to rebuild their lives in the wake of 20 years of civil war, destroying their crops and prompting some to return to displaced people’s (IDP) camps they had only recently left. "The villagers are scared of the elephants; some of them have sought refuge in huts they had left in the [IDP] camps," John Bosco Okullo, a local leader in Amuru District told IRIN.


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Africa: Continent"s Rare Species of Flora and Fauna Face Extinction as Poaching Intensifies.

2008-10-09 - Kampala, Uganda. Edmund Kagire

Most rare and precious African fauna and flora species are on the verge of extinction, today more than in the past years following increased illegal trade in the past decade as global demand for these increases on daily basis. Data from the Lusaka Agreement reveals that over 20.000 elephants are killed in Africa annually and the ivory worth over $20m is exported to China, USA and Japan where it has a lucrative ready market. There is also a ready market for rhino horns, hippo teeth, primates like...


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Uganda: Stray Elephants Relocated in Amuru

2008-07-28 - Kampala, Uganda. Patience Aber

The Police and army have launched a joint operation to drive back 35 stary elephants from Amuru District to Murchison Falls National Park. "We have embarked on an operation to drive elephants straying in Kochgoma and Alero sub-counties in Amuru district back to their conservation area in Murchison Falls National Park," UPDF northern region spokesperson Capt Ronald Kakurungu said last Tuesday in a statement. The elephants recently crossed over into the new district. Capt. Kakurungu said they are ...


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Population Genetic Structure of Savannah Elephants in Kenya: Conservation and Management Implications.

2008-05-13 - Kampala, Uganda. Okello JB, Masembe C, Rasmussen HB, Wittemyer G, Omondi P, Kahindi O, Muwanika VB, Arctander P, Douglas-Hamilton I, Nyakaana S, Siegismund HR. Makerere University

We investigated population genetic structure and regional differentiation among African savannah elephants in Kenya using mitochondrial and microsatellite markers. We observed mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) nucleotide diversity of 1.68% and microsatellite variation in terms of average number of alleles, expected and observed heterozygosities in the total study population of 10.20, 0.75, and 0.69, respectively. Hierarchical analysis of molecular variance of mtDNA variation revealed significant differe...


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Tourist versus elephant in Uganda

2008-04-07 - Kampala, Uganda. Wolfgang H. Thome

A French tourist visitor had a near fatal run in with an elephant at Murchisons Falls National Park last week. Ignoring guidance habitually given to visitors, to take a ranger with them for their game drive, the group approached some elephants to within very close range before switching their car engine off. Little did they know that a female elephant with a small cub was taking this intrusion into her space as a potential threat to her newly born and promptly went on the attack.


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Mother elephant attacks French tourist

2008-03-27 - Murchison Falls , Uganda. Gerald Tenywa

A French tourist sustained serious injuries when he was attacked by an elephant, which was protecting its calf at Murchison Falls National Park. According to the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), a group of tourists visited the park on March 22 and went for a game drive. “We offered to guide and protect them but they declined,” said Sam Mwandha, the UWA director of field operations. “They went too close to the elephant and turned off the engine of their vehicle instead of leaving it running...


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Sixth meeting of the MIKE (Monitoring the Illegal Killing of elephants) and ETIS (Elephant Trade information System) Technical Advisory Group [TAG6]

2008-03-02 - Kampala, Uganda.


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Uganda: Elephants Destroy Crops in Kasese

2007-11-23 - Kasese, Uganda. Michael Karugaba

A Herd of Elephants from Queen Elizabeth National Park has invaded Kisinga, Lake Katwe and Kyalhumba sub-counties in Bukonzo East, destroying several acres of crops. speaking to the press on Tuesday, the LC 1 Chairman for Rwentutu village in Lake Katwe Sub-county, Mr Semu Bwambale, said the most hit villages are Kabirizi, Rwentutu and Kighenge, where crops have been destroyed causing fear of a famine out break in the near future.


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Elephants destroy crops

2007-10-01 - Kasese, Uganda.

Elephants and monkeys from the Queen Elizabeth and Kibaale National parks have destroyed crops in the district. The crops include cassava, maize, pineapples and paw paws. The affected areas are Nyakiyumbu, Kisinga, Lake Katwe, Kichwamba and Muhokya villages. “The Elephants have also left many cotton fields destroyed. The cases were reported but the Government has not yet helped the people whose gardens were destroyed,” said Xavier Muhindo, the district production coordinator. He was addressi...


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Elephants invade Amuru IDP camp

2007-09-24 - Gulu, Uganda. David Kilama

Several elephants have invaded IDP camps in Amuru District destroying crops threatening peoples lives and forcing many to flee to safety. The elephants, which came from Murchison Falls National Park, are said to be searching for food. The most affected areas are Koch Goma Sub-county, Amar and Alero parishes and Ongako Camp.


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Uganda Rebels Threaten War From DRC"s Garamba National Park

Northern white rhino killed by poachers in Garamba National Park

2007-09-19 - Lira, Uganda. Julius Ocen

Uganda's rebel Lord's Resistance Army has reacted with fury to plans for a joint Ugandan-Congolese military attack on its main base in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The rebels have based themselves in the DRC's Garamba National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site inhabited by the world's last few northern white rhinos, the only known population of Congo giraffe and elephants, buffalos, and hippopotamus.


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Uganda: IDPs Petition President Over UWA

2007-08-08 - Kampala, Uganda. Chris Ocowun

THE internally displaced persons (IDPs) living in camps bordering Murchison Falls National Game Park in Amuru district have petitioned President Yoweri Museveni over the actions of the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA). The IDPs want the authority to drive back the elephants that invaded their area. The locals said this in a meeting with the special presidential advisor for the north, Richard Todwong, last week. Todwong assessed the destruction caused by over 400 elephants that have invaded the vi...


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Elephants increase to 3,000 in Queen Elizabeth National Park

2007-01-28 - Kampala, Uganda. Gerald Tenywa

THE elephant population in Queen Elizabeth National Park has hit the level of three decades ago of about 3,000. According to a census report released by the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), the elephant population is about 2,959, up from 2,497 in 2004. The population doubled between 2000 and 2004 when it increased from 1,100. UWA’s head of research and monitoring Aggrey Rwetsiba attributed the growth to reduced poaching and increased migration of elephants from DR Congo. The park’s managemen...


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Uganda impounds large consignment of ivory

2006-12-15 - Kampala, Uganda.

The Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has impounded a large consignment of ivory valued at 227 million Ugandan shillings (126,000 U.S. dollars) in Kampala. Paul Kyeyune, URA's Public and Corporate Affairs officer, was quoted by local media Friday as saying the 99 pieces of ivory weighing about 250 kg were intercepted at a tip-off at Kabuusu Tuesday midnight on the outskirts of Kampala.


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Uganda: Over 200 Give Up Poaching in Gulu

2006-06-06 - Kampala, Uganda. Charles Akena

OVER 100 people in Kamdini village have given up poaching wild game and handed over an assortment of hunting implements to the authorities. A delegation of 245 poachers led by Mr Patrick Odongo handed over spears, traps, wire snares, cooking pots and other tools to the Senior Conservation Officer of Murchison National Park, Mr Stonewall Kato, at Kamdini Parish last week. They revealed that they used to hunt animals in the park and later sell the meat to hotel proprietors in Kampala and other are...


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Elephants never forget . . . and cannot forgive

2006-02-16 - Bunyaruguru, Uganda. Thair Shaikh

THEY say that elephants never forget, and it could be that they are using their memories to exact revenge on people who make their lives a misery. A new study says that the usually gentle giants may be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) brought on by frightening experiences at an early age. In parts of Uganda they have raided villages, demolished huts and destroyed plots, not in an effort to get at food but to scare the people living there.


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Elephant kills Indian tourist in Uganda

2005-04-20 - Kampala, Uganda.

An Indian tourist at a wildlife reserve in northern Uganda was killed by an elephant when he and several compatriots tried to get a close look at the pachyderm and her calf, officials said on Tuesday. The slain safari-goer was one of six Indian visitors in the Murchison Falls National Park on Sunday to have misjudged the distance between themselves and a group of elephants and were charged, the officials said.


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Uganda"s Elephant Population Swells

2005-04-18 - KAMPALA, Uganda. GEOFFREY MULEME

The once-threatened elephant population in Uganda's Queen Elizabeth National Park increased by more than 1,000 during the past three years, partly because of animals fleeing poachers and civil war in neighboring Congo, a government wildlife official said Monday. Thousands of elephants in the park were slaughtered in the 1970s by dictator Idi Amin's soldiers and in the 1980s by rebel armies. The area is now protected, and the elephant population is booming because animals are leaving adjacent Vir...


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Elephants Raid Village

2005-03-15 - Kampala, Uganda. Chris Ahimbisibwe

Four elephants from Queen Elizabeth National Park invaded Rubengye village in Burere sub-county, Bushenyi district and left crop gardens destroyed.

The area councillor, Ephraim Biraro, revealed this on Friday during a district council meeting.


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Uganda Opposes Trade in Ivory but believes in the concept of sustainable utilisation

2004-10-07 - Kampala, Uganda. Gerald Tenywa, New Vision

A TEAM of wildlife officials has left for a global meeting in Bangkok,
Thailand to oppose the lifting of the ban imposed on ivory trade.

"Uganda believes in the concept of sustainable utilisation. We recognise
that Uganda's elephant population growth in the last 20 years is partly due
to the ban on ivory. Uganda therefore, proposes that this ban should be
upheld until such a time that mechanisms for regulating ivory trade and
elephant produc...


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35 Headlines about Elephants from Uganda2022-10-21 - Kampala, Uganda - Ugandan ivory trader sentenced to life in prison 2022-04-12 - Fort Portal, Uganda - Elephant kills Colombian researcher in Uganda 2021-01-10 - Masindi, Uganda - Rangers Accused of Demanding Cash to Return Marauding Elephants to Murchison Park 2015-11-13 - Entebbe, Uganda - ELEPHANT CENSUS SHOWS A POPULATION INCREASE IN UGANDA 2014-01-31 - Entebbe, Uganda - Drones to Protect African Wildlife 2013-10-18 - Kampala, Uganda - Uganda seizes blood ivory ready for shipment to China 2012-02-13 - Kampala, Uganda - URA seizes $700,000 animal trophies 2012-01-21 - Entebbe, Uganda - Poaching in the country could significantly be checked after the Uganda Wildlife with UWA , anti-poaching , gadgets 2011-12-05 - Kampala, Uganda - Uganda: Conservationists Worry Over Rising Elephant Poaching 2010-09-15 - Kampala, Uganda - Three elephants killed every year 2010-09-06 - Toro-Semliki, Uganda - Elephants killed in Semliki wildlife reserve 2009-09-10 - Kampala, Uganda - Uganda: Elephants, Lions Snared Every Week 2009-09-07 - Mulago, Uganda - Elephant victim moved to Mulago Hospital 2009-09-02 - Nyakibale, Uganda - Elephant attack victim needs support 2008-11-25 - Kampala, Uganda - Ugandan refugees return home to elephantine surprise - Feature 2008-10-24 - Amuru, Uganda - UGANDA: Displaced first by war, now by elephants 2008-10-09 - Kampala, Uganda - Africa: Continent"s Rare Species of Flora and Fauna Face Extinction as Poaching Intensifies. 2008-07-28 - Kampala, Uganda - Uganda: Stray Elephants Relocated in Amuru 2008-05-13 - Kampala, Uganda - Population Genetic Structure of Savannah Elephants in Kenya: Conservation and Management Implications. 2008-04-07 - Kampala, Uganda - Tourist versus elephant in Uganda 2008-03-27 - Murchison Falls , Uganda - Mother elephant attacks French tourist 2008-03-02 - Kampala, Uganda - Sixth meeting of the MIKE (Monitoring the Illegal Killing of elephants) and ETIS (Elephant Trade information System) Technical Advisory Group [TAG6] 2007-11-23 - Kasese, Uganda - Uganda: Elephants Destroy Crops in Kasese 2007-10-01 - Kasese, Uganda - Elephants destroy crops 2007-09-24 - Gulu, Uganda - Elephants invade Amuru IDP camp 2007-09-19 - Lira, Uganda - Uganda Rebels Threaten War From DRC"s Garamba National Park 2007-08-08 - Kampala, Uganda - Uganda: IDPs Petition President Over UWA 2007-01-28 - Kampala, Uganda - Elephants increase to 3,000 in Queen Elizabeth National Park 2006-12-15 - Kampala, Uganda - Uganda impounds large consignment of ivory 2006-06-06 - Kampala, Uganda - Uganda: Over 200 Give Up Poaching in Gulu 2006-02-16 - Bunyaruguru, Uganda - Elephants never forget . . . and cannot forgive 2005-04-20 - Kampala, Uganda - Elephant kills Indian tourist in Uganda 2005-04-18 - KAMPALA, Uganda - Uganda"s Elephant Population Swells 2005-03-15 - Kampala, Uganda - Elephants Raid Village 2004-10-07 - Kampala, Uganda - Uganda Opposes Trade in Ivory but believes in the concept of sustainable utilisation

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Blackpool Zoo confirms 2 elephants are expecting babies

2024-04-26 - Blackpool, United Kingdom.

The latest round of pregnancy tests at Blackpool Zoo has revealed that two of its elephants are expecting babies. Mother and daughter Noorjahan and Esha are both pregnant and due to give birth in late...


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RIP 2 year old “Chi Pich”

2024-04-02 - Sen Monorom, Cambodia.

There was sad news from Mondulkiri Province, with the death of 2 year old elephant “Chi Pich” being announced. Sources from the Elephant Livelihood Initiative Environment Organization (ELIE) said ...


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Popular tusker Mangalamkunnu Ayyappan dies

2024-03-26 - Kochi, India.

Popular tusker Mangalamkunnu Ayyappan, 55, 55, died at Mangalamkunnu in Palakkad on Monday. The elephant owned by M A Haridasan had been under treatment for the past few months.


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Pinnawala Orphanage sees birth of 76th calf

2024-03-23 - Kegalle, Sri Lanka.

The 76th elephant calf was born at the Rambukkana Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage on March 20.This baby elephant was born to 32-year-old she-elephant Shanthi and 19-year-old Pandu at the Pinnawala Elepha...


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SANParks partners with neighbouring nations to benefit communities

2024-03-23 - Pretoria, South Africa.

In the ongoing efforts to curb poaching and snaring of animals within the Zimbabwe and Mozambique borders, South African National Parks (SANParks) is working to create more partnerships with neighbour...


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Toledo Zoo Shares the Name of Precious New Baby Elephant

2024-03-15 - , United States.

After weeks of voting and thousands of submissions, the Toledo Zoo has officially chosen the name of their precious baby elephant and we're personally thrilled about the news! Ladies and gentleman, Ki...


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Extern Link Read about Toledo Zoo in the Elephant DatabasePress Release: The Toledo Zoo is thrilled to announce the birth of a healthy baby elephant, born to African elephant, Renee.Press Release: The Toledo Zoo is thrilled to announce the birth of a healthy baby elephant, born to African elephant, Renee.
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Reid Park Zoo welcomes new baby elephant

2024-03-09 - Tucson, United States.

A baby elephant was born at Reid Park Zoo. The zoo said Semba, the facility’s African elephant matriarch, gave birth to a 265-pound calf around 3:31 a.m. Friday, March 8. Reid Park Zoo said the calf...


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Baby elephant in Copenhagen named after Thai river

2024-03-04 - Copenhagen, Denmark.

A female baby elephant in Copenhagen Zoo has been named Chin after the Tha Chin river in central Thailand. The elephant was born last week in the Danish zoo. The zookeepers, who take care of the young...


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This elephant misses his mahout, authorities seek police help

2024-02-29 - Alappuzha, India.

Evoor Kannan, the elephant known for his murderous rage and with a history of killing two mahouts is in a bad mood these days. He had been gentle under the care of his former Mahout Sharath Parippally...


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Third elephant calf born in Beekse Bergen

2024-02-20 - Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands.

African elephant Punda has become the mother of a healthy elephant calf after a 22-month pregnancy. This is the third calf born in the Safari Park Beekse Bergen k in four months. Never before have thr...


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Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium’s elephant calf dies at age 2

2024-02-15 - Pittsburgh, United States.

The zoo said Tsuni died Thursday after a sudden, brief battle with elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus (EEHV). Her EEHV was detected through routine blood testing on Feb. 8, even though she presente...


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Farewell to Seoul"s oldest elephant passing at age of 59

2024-02-15 - Seoul, South Korea.

The oldest female elephant in South Korea passed away Tuesday at a zoo in Gwacheon, Gyeonggi Province, at the age of 59, zoo officials said Thursday. The female elephant, named Sakura, had suffered fr...


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A star is born: Baby elephant debuts

2024-01-30 - Bangalore, India.

The Bannerghatta Biological Park is brimming with excitement as it welcomes a delightful new addition—a baby boy elephant calf. This adorable arrival brings the elephant count in the Bannerghatta zo...


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Guruvayur Kannan, nine-time winner of elephant race, dies at 62

2024-01-27 - Guruvayur, India.

Elephant Kannan, of the Guruvayur Devaswom Elephant Camp, a nine-time winner of the festival-related elephant race, has passed away. His demise was around 5:30 pm on Saturday. The tusker's age at the ...


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A baby elephant is found dead

2024-01-27 - Koh Nhek, Cambodia.

Villagers found a baby elephant dead in Koh Nhek district, Mondulkiri province in the middle of the forest​ on January 26, 2024, suspected of being shot. Mondulkiri Provincial department of environm...


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Discoveries: The Evolutionary Edge of Elephant Trunks and Ancient Giants

2024-01-13 - Beijing, China.

A recent study published in the journal eLife has uncovered new findings on the development of dextrous trunks by indigenous elephants. According to Dr. Shi-Qi Wang, a senior author of the research, t...


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Alleged poaching kills 46-year-old Sumatran elephant in Riau park

2024-01-13 - Pekanbaru, Indonesia.

The Tesso Nilo National Park in Pelalawan District, Riau Province, again lost one of its Sumatran elephants (Elephas maximus sumatranus) after a poacher allegedly killed it for its tusks. The 46-year...


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Celebration of Elephants: A Must-see New Exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History

2024-01-11 - New York, United States.

In a narrow but sprawling curatorial space at the uptown museum, The Secret World of Elephants, now opened, tells the story of elephant species and their relatives through life-size models, videos, gr...


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Workshop On Handling Human-Wildlife Conflicts

2024-01-11 - Mysore, India.

In response to the escalating threat posed by leopards, elephants and other wild animals in the Mysuru region, specialised task forces have been established to address the situation. A dedicated Leopa...


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Los Angeles Zoo mourns loss of 53-year-old Asian elephant Shaunzi

2024-01-04 - Los Angeles, United States.

The Los Angeles Zoo is grieving the death of 53-year-old Asian elephant Shaunzi. Zoo staff observed that Shaunzi was unable to stand up in her exhibit at around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday night, according t...


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