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An electric fence separates elephants from fields in Dong Nai Province.

Elephant gives birth on farm

2020-09-02 - Thanh Son, Vietnam. Phuoc Tuan

A pregnant elephant entered local farmland in southern Dong Nai Province to give birth Tuesday, leaving behind her placenta. Residents of Thanh Son Commune, Dinh Quan District on Monday evening saw a herd of elephants entering a cashew farm 20 meters from the jungle.


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Herd of endangered elephants found in Quang Nam Province

2020-04-10 - Quang Nam, Vietnam.

A herd of eight Asian elephants – an endangered species listed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) – has been found living in an elephant conservation area in Nong Son District, Quang Nam Province.


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Dutch veterinarian Dr. Willem Schaftenarr is pictured with his colleagues taking care of the herd at the Dak Lak Elephant Conservation Center.

Dutch vet seeks to save near-extinct elephants in Vietnam

2017-01-26 - Buon Don, Vietnam.

A seasoned veterinarian from the Netherlands has been a lifelong ally of the shrinking herd of elephants in Vietnam’s Central Highlands.
Dr. Willem Schaftenarr, 63, has been a household name among elephant conservationists, mahouts, and the pachyderms themselves in Ban Don (Don Village), which is nestled in the namesake district in Dak Lak Province.


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About 50% of Indian elephant news articles, shows pic of an african elephant, now also in Vietnamese news sites... :(

Elephants in Dak Lak become more aggressive as loss of habitat continues

2017-01-12 - Dak Lak, Vietnam.

According to the Dak Lak provincial Elephant Conservation Center, there are five groups of elephants living in the province, with 60-70 in each group.
In Ea Sup district alone, there is one group of 30-34, while in Buon Don district, there are four groups with 30-36 elephants each. A survey conducted by the center found that the number of elephant groups in Dak Lak has decreased.


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One-year-old male elephant "Gold" playing inside the Dak Lak Elephant Conservation Centre (ECC) where he is being cared for in the central Vietnamese highland province of Dak Lak.

Survival of the unfittest: Vietnam’s disappearing elephants battle to stay alive

2016-12-21 - Dak Lak, Vietnam.

Now there are fewer than 100 elephants left in the wild in Vietnam and just 80 or so in captivity, mostly used to ferry tourists around the leafy forests of Vietnam’s central highlands. Experts say the Dak Lak Elephant Conservation Centre could be the last hope for Vietnam’s disappearing pachyderms.


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The forest and elephants are disappearing

The last domesticated elephant of the northern Highland in Vietnam

2016-12-17 - Gia Lai, Vietnam.

Ya Tao, the elephant of local Ksor Cham in Gia Lai Province, is now the only living domesticated elephant in the northern Highland region, a place once famous for its elephant residents. Ksor Cham said many people had wanted to buy his elephant but he had refused them all. Ya Tao has become an important family member after living with them for over 50 years.


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The continual erosion of forested land by local people has narrowed the living space for elephants in Dong Nai Province, leading to more conflict

Declining forested land triggers elephant conflict

2016-12-17 - Dong Nai, Vietnam.

Between 2009 and 2011, up to nine elephants died in the southern province of Dong Nai, which were initially suspected of being killed by people. Recently, the only elephant in Tan Phu protective forest was also killed.
According to the forest management board, for many years, the elephants have destroyed sugarcane and crops grown by people. Conservationists warned that if more elephants continue to be killed, the species faces extinction in Dong Nai.


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Female elephant H’Tuk receives an ultrasound scan from experts

Vietnam uses ultrasound to determine virility of domestic elephants

2016-12-06 - Buon Don, Vietnam.

Domesticated elephants in Vietnam’s Central Highlands are receiving ultrasound scans by international experts to check their fitness for mating.
In the heat of the afternoon inside Ban Don Village in Dak Lak Province, a group of vets from Dak Lak Elephant Conservation Center (DECC) waited alongside Dutch elephant expert Dr. Willem Schaftenaar for H’Tuk, a female elephant who lives at a local ecotourism resort.


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Vietnam seizes smuggled ivory hidden in timber

2016-11-30 - Hanoi, Vietnam.

Vietnamese authorities have seized nearly a tonne of ivory smuggled from Africa after locating nearly five tons in five previous shipments to the same port in the past two months. Ho Chi Minh City´s deputy customs chief, Le Dinh Loi, said the ivory seized Monday and Tuesday was hidden inside timber in two containers that arrived at Cat Lai port and was en route to neighboring Cambodia.


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Vietnamese government cracks down on ivory trade ahead of global conference

2016-11-14 - Hanoi, Vietnam.

Vietnam has destroyed seized ivory and rhino horn, wildlife products derived from species threatened with extinction. The public display of destruction comes ahead of a global conference to combat the illicit trade.


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144 Headlines about Elephants from Vietnam2020-09-02 - Thanh Son, Vietnam - Elephant gives birth on farm 2020-04-10 - Quang Nam, Vietnam - Herd of endangered elephants found in Quang Nam Province 2017-01-26 - Buon Don, Vietnam - Dutch vet seeks to save near-extinct elephants in Vietnam 2017-01-12 - Dak Lak, Vietnam - Elephants in Dak Lak become more aggressive as loss of habitat continues 2016-12-21 - Dak Lak, Vietnam - Survival of the unfittest: Vietnam’s disappearing elephants battle to stay alive 2016-12-17 - Gia Lai, Vietnam - The last domesticated elephant of the northern Highland in Vietnam 2016-12-17 - Dong Nai, Vietnam - Declining forested land triggers elephant conflict 2016-12-06 - Buon Don, Vietnam - Vietnam uses ultrasound to determine virility of domestic elephants 2016-11-30 - Hanoi, Vietnam - Vietnam seizes smuggled ivory hidden in timber 2016-11-14 - Hanoi, Vietnam - Vietnamese government cracks down on ivory trade ahead of global conference 2016-10-31 - Hanoi, Vietnam - Vietnam a port for smuggled elephant tusks 2016-10-29 - Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam - Vietnam Seizes Nearly One Ton African-Elephant Ivory 2016-10-10 - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam - Mozambique: Mozambican Ivory Seized in Vietnam 2016-05-19 - Dak Lak, Vietnam - Wild elephants forage for food in inhabited areas in Vietnam Central Highlands, scare locals 2016-04-23 - Hanoi, Vietnam - Vietnam seizes 100kg of ivory at Hanoi airport 2016-04-15 - Dak Lak, Vietnam - Elephant herd rejects baby rescued in central Vietnam 2016-03-29 - Dak Lak, Vietnam - Baby elephant rescued from well in central Vietnam 2016-01-08 - Hai Phong, Vietnam - SEIZED IVORY WORTH OVER $4 MILLION IN VIETNAM CAME FROM MOZAMBIQUE 2015-04-20 - Dak Lak, Vietnam - Fifth elephant dies in Dak Lak in four months 2015-04-09 - Yok Don, Vietnam - Elephant-minders at Yok Don National Park work to preserve remaining herd 2014-06-25 - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam - Vietnam confiscates 90kg of elephant tusks, ivory artifacts allegedly smuggled from Africa 2014-05-25 - Hai Phong, Vietnam - Vietnam seizes over 1 ton of elephant tusks smuggled from Hong Kong 2013-12-23 - Dai Nam, Vietnam - Elephant Ka Crushes Zookeeper at Dai Nam Open Zoo in Vietnam 2013-12-03 - Dak Drong, Vietnam - Wild elephants destroy houses, crops in central Vietnam 2013-10-25 - Dong Nai, Vietnam - Vietnam police arrest suspects in elephant murder 2013-10-22 - Hai Phong, Vietnam - 2.4 tonnes of elephant tusks seized 2013-08-23 - Ho Chi Min city, Vietnam - Customs seize illegal elephant tusks at HCMC Port 2013-08-18 - Pleiku, Vietnam - The owner of the fossilized ivory of 20,000 years 2013-08-06 - Ea Sup, Vietnam - Dak Lak province: people lose sleep over wild elephants 2013-05-17 - Yok Don national park, Vietnam - Wild elephant rescued after week-long search 2013-04-21 - Dak Lak, Vietnam - Vietnam’s elephants succumb to overwork, poaching 2013-04-04 - Quang Binh, Vietnam - Elephant found beheaded in Vietnam forest 2013-03-25 - Ea Sup, Vietnam - Dak Lak: Dead wild elephant found on the lakeside 2012-12-29 - Hanoi, Vietnam - New agreement between South Africa and Viet Nam - A turning point in tackling rhino poaching crisis, say WWF, TRAFFIC 2012-12-21 - Dak Lak, Vietnam - Elephants need forests to reproduce, not money 2012-12-13 - Dak Lak, Vietnam - Vietnam"s Elephants Face Threats from Near and Far 2012-10-30 - Dak Lak, Vietnam - Elephant herd tramples Vietnamese police officer 2012-10-12 - Dak Lak, Vietnam - No one can save Vietnam’s elephants? 2012-08-28 - Yok Don, Vietnam - Yok Don’s elephants killed for tusks 2012-08-27 - Yok Don, Vietnam - Two elephants killed in Yok Don National Park 2012-08-02 - Saigon, Vietnam - Huge haul of tusks worth $5mln seized in HCMC 2012-06-25 - Ho Chi Min city, Vietnam - Botanical garden restores bronze elephant statue 2012-04-15 - Hue, Vietnam - Tourists ride elephants to visit Hue royal citadel 2012-04-09 - Dak Lak, Vietnam - Three wild elephants die in one week in Vietnam. 2012-03-20 - Buôn Ma Thuột, Vietnam - Passion for elephants 2012-03-11 - Dak Lak, Vietnam - Local authorities still busy themselves with plans to protect elephants and yew 2012-03-06 - Hanoi, Vietnam - Elephant conservation projects remain on… paper 2012-03-05 - Saigon, Vietnam - Scientists say elephants seriously endangered 2012-02-23 - Dong Nai, Vietnam - Solar fence to safeguard humans and elephants 2012-02-23 - Dong Nai, Vietnam - Wild elephants trample crops in Dong Nai 2012-02-12 - Dong Nai, Vietnam - Elephant rescued from well in Dong Nai 2012-01-09 - Saigon, Vietnam - Vietnam circus elephant relocated to saigon Zoo 2011-12-29 - Dong Nai, Vietnam - Efforts to help save elephants end in failure 2011-12-28 - Dong Nai, Vietnam - Bullet tips found in dead elephant 2011-12-27 - Dong Nai, Vietnam - Elephant found dead in Vietnam forest 2011-11-10 - Mong Cai, Vietnam - Tonne of African ivory seized on Vietnam-Chinese border. More than 200 pieces hidden in cloth 2011-10-24 - Quang Nam, Vietnam - Circus elephant dies of exhaustion 2011-10-23 - Hanoi, Vietnam - Vietnam confiscates 1 ton of elephant tusks 2011-10-04 - Hanoi, Vietnam - Vietnam Nation"s elephants under threat 2011-10-01 - Ha Noi, Vietnam - Smuggled ivory seized in Vietnam: media 2011-09-30 - Ha Noi, Vietnam - Postcards in fight to save elephants 2011-08-24 - Saigon, Vietnam - Ny the Saigon circus elephant 2011-06-06 - Dak Lak, Vietnam - Dead elephant found in Dak Lak 2011-05-11 - Lam Dong , Vietnam - Lam Dong: Three charged with selling dead elephant’s ivories 2011-05-06 - Hai Phong, Vietnam - Smuggled African elephant tusks seized in Vietnam 2011-04-25 - Dalat, Vietnam - Elephant savagely killed in central Vietnam 2011-04-03 - Don Village, Vietnam - 2011-03-25 - Thai Nguyen, Vietnam - Archaeologists found a fossil elephant tooth in early March in the northern province of Thai Nguyen, Vietnam. 2011-03-11 - Dak Lak, Vietnam - Elephant race at Vietnam coffee festival 2011-02-11 - Dak Lak, Vietnam - Tame elephants in Vietnam face extinction 2011-02-03 - Dak Lak, Vietnam - Vietnam: Don Village’s elephants in danger 2011-01-08 - Dak Lak, Vietnam - Tame elephant dies after stabbing 2010-10-25 - Tây Nguyên, Vietnam - A Million Shades of Gray by Cynthia Kadohata 2010-10-25 - Dak Lak, Vietnam - Elephant survives second poacher attack 2010-10-13 - Daklak, Vietnam - Elephant hunter cemetery in Dak Lak 2010-10-06 - Hanoi, Vietnam - Vietnam charges four with cutting off elephant tails, tusks 2010-10-01 - Hanoi, Vietnam - 2010-09-21 - Hanoi, Vietnam - Ivory trade could make Vietnam"s elephants extinct within a decade. Country"s wild Asian elephant population further endangered as rich get a taste for home-produced ivory 2010-09-01 - Dalat, Vietnam - Two more elephants lose tails in human seeking for luck 2010-08-13 - Hanoi, Vietnam - Famous elephant calf dies in captivity in Hanoi 2010-06-02 - Hanoi, Vietnam - Preservation project comes too late for Vietnamese elephants 2010-05-31 - Dong Nai, Vietnam - Baby elephant likely poisoned to death in Dong Nai: expert 2010-05-29 - Dong Nai, Vietnam - Elephant found dead near Dong Nai game reserve 2010-05-28 - Hai Phong, Vietnam - Men caught smuggling elephant tusks to northern Vietnam 2010-04-09 - Dak Lak, Vietnam - Elephant found dead in Central Highlands 2010-03-21 - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam - Nearly 100 kgs ivory seized in Vietnam: report 2009-12-16 - Hanoi , Vietnam - Vietnam to create elephant hospital 2009-12-16 - Dak Lak, Vietnam - Highlands tourism week celebrates elephants 2009-11-27 - Hanoi, Vietnam - 80 wild elephants left in Vietnam 2009-11-26 - Dong Nai, Vietnam - Seminar seeks ways to conserve elephants 2009-09-10 - Dong Nai, Vietnam - Another elephant found dead in Dong Nai 2009-08-25 - Haiphong, Vietnam - Two tons of ivory found in container 2009-08-22 - Thanh Hoa, Vietnam - Vietnam cops seize 100kg ivory 2009-08-21 - Hanoi, Vietnam - Vietnam police seize elephant tusks 2009-07-29 - Hanoi, Vietnam - Vietnam finds 200kg of illegal elephant tusks 2009-04-25 - Dong nai, Vietnam - Rogue elephants terrorise Dong Nai. Wild pachyderms wander off national parklands to forage for crops. 2009-03-22 - Dak Lak, Vietnam - Don Village Festival to feature various activities 2009-03-07 - Hanoi, Vietnam - Tonnes of elephant tusks smuggled into Vietnam: reports 2009-02-26 - Dak Lak, Vietnam - Dak Lak: Hey elephants, where are you? 2009-02-22 - Hanoi, Vietnam - Vietnam"s illegal ivory prices could be world"s highest: report 2008-08-31 - Dac Lac, Vietnam - Rings made of elephant hair flood central highland souvenir shops 2008-08-04 - Dak Lak, Vietnam - Central farmers lose crops to elephants 2008-07-30 - Dac Lac, Vietnam - Wild elephants destroy crops 2008-06-12 - Dak Lak , Vietnam - Dak Lak: Tame elephants dying 2008-05-30 - Dak Lak, Vietnam - Famous Dak Lak elephant dies 2008-02-28 - Dak Lak, Vietnam - Illegal elephant bone distillation thwarted in Dak Lak 2008-01-12 - VietNamNet Bridge, Vietnam - Elephant gang terrorises Ha Tinh Province 2008-01-11 - Ha Thin, Vietnam - Elephant gang terrorises Ha Tinh Province 2007-12-25 - Central Highlands, Vietnam - From elephant tamer to herbal healer 2007-12-18 - VietNamNet Bridge, Vietnam - Enjoying the holiday season in the Central Highlands 2007-12-17 - Saigon, Vietnam - Enjoying the holiday season in the Central Highlands 2007-10-24 - Hanoi, Vietnam - Vietnam officials seek permission to shoot killer elephant 2007-10-23 - Nhan Dan, Vietnam - Preservation zones on Sao La deer and elephants 2007-10-15 - Dak Lak, Vietnam - Over VND8.5bil poured into preserving elephant herd 2007-10-15 - Lao dong, Vietnam - Quang Nam to set up endangered animal reserves 2007-10-08 - Dak Lak, Vietnam - Highland province to preserve domesticated elephants 2007-09-16 - Nhon Hoa, Vietnam - Home of elephants disappearing 2007-09-11 - Daklak, Vietnam - Rogue elephants wreak havoc in central Vietnam village 2007-09-07 - Nghe An, Vietnam - Central province moves to protect wild elephants 2007-09-03 - Dak Lak, Vietnam - Tourists kick up the dust on Buon Don’s elephant trails 2007-05-22 - Dak Lak, Vietnam - Elephants could join dodos in Vietnam central highlands 2007-05-21 - Hanoi, Vietnam - Vietnam elephant kills two handlers 2007-04-29 - Hanoi, Vietnam - Stories about Vietnamese circus 2007-03-02 - Daklak, Vietnam - Elephant kills owner in Vietnam mountains 2007-01-31 - Hue, Vietnam - Ceremonial elephant dies from water pipe lodged in throat 2007-01-23 - HANOI, Vietnam - Dac Lac: Pet elephant tramples tourists. 2007-01-11 - Nghe An, Vietnam - Ancient elephant skeleton discovered in Nghe An 2006-12-18 - Nghe An, Vietnam - Wild elephants cause havoc in central Vietnam 2006-11-22 - Quang Nam, Vietnam - Rogue elephants wreak havoc in central Vietnam, again 2006-10-28 - Dak Lak, Vietnam - Rampaging Elephants Destroy Crops In Central Vietnam 2006-10-12 - Quang Nam, Vietnam - Wild elephant rampage destroys crops 2006-10-11 - Quang Nam, Vietnam - Wild elephants terrorize Vietnam farmers 2006-08-09 - Dong Nai, Vietnam - Wild elephants back in Dong Nai Province 2006-07-23 - Hanoi, Vietnam - Keeping Viet Nam’s Asian elephants secure 2006-07-12 - Chu Prong, Vietnam - Wild elephants trample crops in Vietnams Central Highlands 2006-07-01 - HA NOI, Vietnam - Three men sentenced for smuggle in elephant tusk case 2006-05-19 - Dak Lak, Vietnam - Vietnam to protect wild elephants by electronic chips 2006-05-02 - Hanoi, Vietnam - Trumpeting the plight of elephants in Vietnam 2006-02-16 - Saigon, Vietnam - Land of elephants 2005-12-09 - HCM City, Vietnam - Efforts to save elephants from extinction 2004-12-11 - Hanoi, Vietnam - Vietnamese police uncovers big haul of smuggled elephant tusks 2004-12-06 - Ha Noi, Vietnam - Vietnamese Elephant tusk smugglers prosecuted 2004-10-26 - Dak Lak, Vietnam - Dac Lac Elephant Festival 2003-06-04 - Dak Lak, Vietnam - Vietnam"s famed elephant tamer

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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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Baby elephant rescued from pond in southwest China

2020-10-20 - Pu'er City, China.

A baby Asian elephant was rescued on October 17 after it got trapped in a pond in Pu'er City, Yunnan Province. Forest service center staff members discovered the elephant at around 22:30. After freein...


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Cover Story: Death Follows as People Push Into Elephant Enclave

2020-10-19 - Xishuangbanna, China.

Xishuangbanna, the southern-most prefecture in China's Yunnan province, is known as a safe haven for wild Asian elephants where hundreds of the giant animals live in the sprawling tropical rainforests...


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Big tuskers arrive in Eastern Cape

2020-10-19 - Makhanda, South Africa. GUY ROGERS

Two elephants from Tembe Elephant Park in KwaZulu-Natal have arrived at Buffalo Kloof near Makhanda as part of a project to secure their big tusker genetics.


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Two female pachyderms, 25 rangers help to relocate Kuala Krai wild elephant

2020-10-18 - Kuala Krai, Malaysia. Sharifah Mahsinah Abdullah

A 2.5-tonne wild male elephant, caught yesterday after it entered a village presumably in search of food, has been relocated to the Kelantan National Park in Kuala Koh. 25 rangers were involved in the...


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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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