Amazon.com Widgets
research

Testing satellite collars for elephant orphans

Testing of elephant collars involves moving the collars around and seeing if the information we are sent in GPS signals are accurate.

2017-03-15 - Kafue National Park, Zambia.

To ensure the proper operation of the satellite collars that will be fitted on a couple of the rehabilitated elephants of the GRI-Elephant Orphanage Project (EOP), we have been running trials in advance of a planned collaring later this month. This information can be obtained by satellite collars, which relay GPS signals of movements over time via the internet and can be downloaded into maps


 Read more  

misc

Zambia elephant population tenth of 1981 numbers: first pan-African census in over 40 years

2015-10-02 - Lusaka, Zambia.

This count will be the first pan-African census in over 40 years. Researchers in 20 countries will use a standardized method of data collection to create an up-to-date picture of the status of African elephants. In 1981, Zambia alone had an estimated 160,000 elephants. Today their number is likely one tenth of that.


 Read more  

wild

Crocodile bites trunk of thirsty elephant

2013-11-12 - Luangwa National Park, Zambia.

An elephant was bitten by a hungry crocodile as it reached its trunk into a watering hole at the Mfuwe Lodge in the South Luangwa Nation Park in Zambia.


 Read more  

abstract

Suni the baby elephant who was nearly hacked to death by ivory poachers walks again thanks to special boot

Back on her feet: Orphaned elephant calf Suni tests her new leg cast at the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation supported Elephant Orphanage Project near Lusaka, Zambia

2013-04-20 - Lusaka, Zambia.

A baby elephant who was almost hacked to death by ivory poachers is walking again thanks to an ingenious new boot and lots of TLC. The 17-month-old calf called Suni was found in Zambia almost a year ago dragging herself along by her front legs, weak and dehydrated, after suffering severe axe wounds.


 Read more  

misc

Dramatic rescue of mother and baby elephant. Sinking elephants pulled from mud

A mother and baby elephant were found distressed and dehydrated, sinking in deep mud at a safari park in Zambia.

2011-11-11 - Mfuwe, Zambia. Dominique van Heerden

Most conservationists would agree that you should not interfere with mother nature. But there are exceptions to every rule. Staff and tourists at Kapani Safari Lodge in Zambia were caught by surprise when a mother and baby elephant became trapped in mud. Saying they couldn´t just "stand by and watch them slowly die," what ensued was a dramatic rescue.


 Read more  

wild

Extraordinary moment a wild elephant balances on two legs to reach tasty treat from tree branch

Clever trick: This elephant has learnt how to balance on his hind legs to reach food in manages the Old Mondoro Bush camp in Zambia

2010-09-16 - Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia.

Teetering on two legs, this elephant showed he aims high when it comes to getting a good meal. The animal wasn´t daunted when faced with pulling some tasty pods from the branches of a particularly tall tree. Instead of simply shaking the tree trunk and catching his meal when it fell, he stretched himself to his full height to elegantly pluck it from the branches. It is thought this elephant, a 40-year-old male, is the only one of his herd who has learnt the extraordinary stunt.


 Read more  

conservation

Environmentalist dismisses elephant population claims

2010-03-24 - Kitwe, Zambia. Kabanda Chulu

INTERNATIONAL Fund for Animal Welfare representative Ezzeldin Downs has said there has been no scientific evidence to back statements from Tanzania and Zambia about an increase in the elephant population. Commenting on the United Nations Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES)s decision to reject Tanzania and Zambia’s plans to sell stockpiled ivory, Downs stated that conservationists had scored a rare victory.


 Read more  

death

Two fully grown Elephants electrocuted in Itezhi-tezhi

2009-12-06 - Kafue National Park, Zambia.

Two fully grown African bush Elephants in Itezhi-tezhi District have died after being electrocuted. The incident happened when the two adult male Elephants got in contact with a live 33Kilovolts (KV) ZESCO main power line. The power line which was hanging low following a heavy down pour caused the electrocution of the mammals.The live wire is the main power supply line from Choma power station to Itzhi-tezhi district. Zambia Wild (ZAWA) Public Relations Officer Wilfred Moonga said this in a stat...


 Read more  

conflict

Boy survives elephant attack in Livingstone

2009-11-10 - Livingstone, Zambia. Edwin Mbulo

A 17-year-old boy yesterday miraculously survived an attack by an elephant in Livingstone’s Kasiya area. Narrating the ordeal from his hospital bed at the Livingstone General Hospital, Nixon Lubindo said he was cycling near Suns of Thunder when he came into contact with the animal. “I was cycling near Suns of Thunder orphanage when I saw the elephant and stopped, but the animal charged towards me and I turned around and started to cycle back when I noticed that it had started to chase me,”...


 Read more  

conflict

Elephants on the loose in Zambia. Pachyderms cause havoc with crops and property but people are adapting

With poaching more under control in the Luangwa Valley, elephants are among the animals with rising numbers.

2009-10-15 - Eastern Province, Zambia.

They came while the village slept, destroying the reed fence and trampling the vegetable fields. Tipping over the maize and sorghum granaries (three-metre-high woven reed baskets) they gorged themselves on the meagre crop. Subsistence farmer Andyson Nyendwa remembers leaving his hut and joining his neighbours in lighting fires to scare away the three house-sized beasts.


 Read more  

conflict

Wounded elephant kills man in Livingstone

2009-09-18 - Livingstone, Zambia.

LIVINSGTONE resident of Simonga village was on Wednesday morning trampled to death by a wounded elephant. In an interview, Mosi-O-Tunya National Park area warden Stephen Malungo said the elephant, which had since been gunned down by Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) officials, had seven to eight bullet wounds on its back. I can confirm that a 33-year-old Chrispin Matali, Simonga resident, was yesterday (Wednesday) killed around 07:30 hours by an elephant as he was heading home from his work place...


 Read more  

trade

Zambia out to get back ivory held in Nairobi

Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) rangers display elephant tusks and rhino horns intercepted at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi in July 2009. The smuggled consignment of ivory weighing 280kg and rhino horns weighing 18kg was on transit from

2009-09-14 - Lusaka, Zambia.

The Zambian government is pressing to get back 6.5 tonnes of ivory from the Nairobi based Lusaka Agreement Task Force after the illegal trophies were confiscated in Singapore over eight years ago. Zambia’s minister of tourism, environment and natural resources Catherine Namugala has written to the Lusaka Agreement Task Force demanding the retrieval of the ivory that is believed to have been extracted from elephants poached in Zambia, taken to Malawi and subsequently transported to Singapore.


 Read more  

people

Mugabe gives Zambian chief 7 elephants

Zimbabwe

2009-09-08 - Livingstone, Zambia.

President Robert Mugabe has given seven elephants to a Zambian traditional chief for tourism purposes. President Mugabe last month promised to give elephants to chief Mukuni of the Toka Leya people of southern Zambia when the 85-year-old Zimbabwean leader visited the chiefdom during a traditional ceremony. Mr Mukuni, whose chiefdom borders Zimbabwe, runs several tourism ventures and tames wild animals in Livingstone – the tourist capital of Zambia – situated about 472km south of Lusaka.


 Read more  

people

Zambia: Mfuwe Farmers Earn a Living Out of Chillies

2008-10-01 - Ndola, Zambia. Nebert Mulenga

FROM what started as a mere campaign to scare away elephants from crop fields, chilli growing has now become a viable commercial farming activity for several Mfuwe residents in Eastern Province. Peasant farmer Boniface Mbao, 63, first planted the hot spice crop in 2006. By the end of the last season, he had managed to raise enough to buy iron sheets, household goods, and even built a standard house on his farm. "I have bought a big radio cassette, 10 iron sheets, and even this house I have built...


 Read more  

misc

Wild elephants stroll through hotel reception.

The elephants walk through Mfuwe Lodge of their own accord as the lodge is on their route to the wild mangoe trees

2008-10-01 - Luangwa, Zambia.

It's not everyday that you see a wild elephant standing next to you at the reception of a hotel. But in the Mfuwe Lodge in the South Luangwa National Park in Zambia, the sight of one or even ten elephants strolling around the lobby is a regular occurrence. Unwittingly built on the elephant's traditional path in 1998, the Mfuwe Lodge stands directly en-route to this elephant herd's favourite food - wild mangoes. Andy Hogg, 44, Director at the Bushcamp Company that runs the Mfuwe Lodge, has lived ...


 Read more  

trade

Tusks land man in Jail

2008-06-13 - Chipata, Zambia.

The High court in Chipata, Eastern Province has sentenced a 34 years old Mozambican national to five years imprisonment with hard labour for unlawful possession of prescribed trophy. Amon Mpinga of Marara village in chief Kachembe¢s area in Tete district, was convicted by Judge Eddie Sikazwe after he was found in possession of five elephant tusks which he brought from Malavia district. He wanted to sell the items without certificate of ownership. Facts are that on 28th December 2006, Mpinga was...


 Read more  

relocation

Appeal safeguards orphan elephants

The project will be developed as a facility to release orphans back into the wild

2008-05-20 - Lusaka, Zambia.

AN EMERGENCY appeal launched by a Cranleigh-based wildlife charity has ensured the future of a group of orphaned elephants in Africa. Following the floods that devastated much of Zambia earlier this year and with their home washed away, the elephants – tragic victims of ivory poaching - were facing an uncertain future. But the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) launched an emergency appeal and local supporters responded "magnificently", said a spokesman for the charity, "funding the bui...


 Read more  

smuggle

Nine arrested for illegal ivory

2008-03-31 - Lusaka, Zambia.

Zambian authorities have arrested nine Chinese nationals after they were found in illegal possession of products made from ivory, an official said on Monday. Zambia Wildlife Authority (Zawa) said the nine Chinese nationals were arrested on separate days last week after they conducted a search on a Chinese-owned factory in the capital Lusaka. "I wish to warn the public, especially Chinese nationals, that Zambia is not allowed to trade in ivory. Trade is restricted whether for raw or processed ivo...


 Read more  

misc

Elephant Pepper Web Site

2007-12-16 - Livingstone, Zambia.

After some hiatus in the regular supply of Elephant Pepper products, we are proud to announce the grand re-opening of our revamped website http://www.elephantpepper.com See our new range of grinders and other cool stuff! Importantly the Trust is growing, and we are working with farmers in many countries where elephants raid crops. Thank you for your interest and support. The Elephant Pepper Team


 Read more  

smuggle

Bus crew nabbed with Ivory

2007-10-19 - Lusaka, Zambia.

The Zambia Wildlife in Livingstone has detained a CR Carrier Bus and Six Staff together with a Passenger for being in possession of some Ivory Tusks. The tusks are worth more than K120 million. Those arrested include two drivers, two loaders, a conductor and a Bus Washer. The Bus, coming from Sesheke enroute to Lusaka was intercepted by ZAWA Officers at one of its checkpoints in Livingstone. Area Warder, Stephen Malungo said the suspects were arrested, Thursday.


 Read more  

conflict

Elephant goes amok

2007-09-13 - Livingstone, Zambia.

A Lone Elephant has destroyed property worth over $30,000 on an Island on the Zambezi River in the tourist capital Livingstone. The property belongs to Tongabezi Safaris. This is the third time this week that property has been destroyed by the same elephant. The beast is alleged to have strayed from neighbouring Zimbabwe. A check by ZNBC news found the island’s makeshift tents, fridge and stove destroyed. Some Zambia Wildlife Authority game rangers were also on the island to access the damage ...


 Read more  

accident

Jumbo kills man in Zambia

2007-08-06 - Lusaka, Zambia.

A 40-year-old man in Chiawa area of Zambia's Lusaka Province has been killed by an elephant. The incident happened Saturday morning when the man was in his maize field, reported Zambia News and Information Services (ZANIS) Sunday. Chieftainess in the area said the matter has been reported to Chirundu Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) to trace the elephant. She appealed to the ZAWA head office to re-enforce wildlife personnel in Chiawa and crop the animals on the loose, said the report.


 Read more  

smuggle

Zambia: DEC Nabs Lebanese

2007-07-22 - Ndola, Zambia.

THE Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) has arrested a Lebanese for unlawful possession of 55 pieces of elephant tusks and 58 rounds of ammunition. DEC public relations and Press liasion officer, Rosten Chulu said Reda Khalil Fadlallal, 65, of flat L8, Lubambe Centre in Parklands, Kitwe, was arrested after a tip-off from members of the public. The suspect was allegedly caught with 55 pieces of ivory weighing an estimated value of K310 million and 58 rounds of ammunition.


 Read more  

smuggle

Lebanese in Zambia seized for unlawful possession of elephant tusks

2007-07-21 - Kitwe, Zambia.

A Lebanese has been arrested in Zambia for unlawful possession of 55 pieces of elephant tusks worth nearly 80,000 U.S. dollars and 58 rounds of ammunition, Times of Zambia reported Saturday. The 65-year-old Lebanese was arrested in Kitwe, Copperbelt Province after a tip-off and then handed over to the Zambia Wildlife Authority for prosecution, Rosten Chulu, public relations and press liaison officer of the Drug Enforcement Commission, was quoted as saying.


 Read more  

people

Zambian wins "Nobel green prize"

Hammerskjoeld Simwinga was named after the former UN chief

2007-04-23 - Luangwa, Zambia.

A Zambian man has won a prestigious Goldman Prize for helping to curb widespread elephant poaching by setting up economic projects for villagers. Hammerskjoeld Simwinga wins $125,000 for the award, sometimes called the Nobel prize for the environment.


 Read more  

poaching

Zambia: ZAWA Nabs Six Suspected Poachers

2007-03-15 - Ndola, Zambia.

THE Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) has arrested six suspected poachers and confiscated 91 kilogrammes of assorted game meat worth K2.8 million. The suspects are four women and two men. They were arrested in Chiyunyi area in the lower Zambezi in Chongwe district last week on Thursday and are in police custody.


 Read more  

trade

Zambia urges US to let citizens bring elephant hunting trophies

2007-01-28 - Lusaka, Zambia.

Zambia has urged the US to rescind its decision not to allow their citizens to bring trophies from elephant-hunting safaris. Zambia maintains that the elephant trophy-hunting is key to the conservation of elephants. A Zambian delegation has met the US Fisheries and Wildlife Services authorities to argue that increased quotas for trophy hunting in selected areas with transboundary elephant populations are necessary, reported Zambia Daily Mail Saturday.


 Read more  

poaching

Elephant poaching in Zambia continues unabated as recent DNA research pinpoints the Luangwa Valley as a major source of illegal ivory

2006-11-22 - Luangwa, Zambia. I.P.A. Manning

Elephants continue to be poached for their ivory and meat in Zambia: last week in the West Petauke Game Management Area of the Luangwa Valley, close to my camp on the Luangwa river, a cow herd was all but obliterated by a poaching gang. The meat from these elephant, from hippo and our now decimated herds of buffalo, is carried to the villages of Rufunsa and Lukwipa on the Great East Road, which links Malawi with the capital, Lusaka, and sold openly to motorists; the ivory, we now know, follows t...


 Read more  

poaching

Zambia’s Wildlife Authority police officers implicated in poaching

2006-11-18 - Nyimba, Zambia. I.P.A. Manning

The recent killing of a herd of elephant and general contempt for the law in the Nyimba district of Zambia, suggest the collusion of Government officers in a commercial bushmeat and ivory poaching ring. On Sunday 12 November 06, a matriarchal herd of elephant was attacked in Zambia’s Luangwa Valley by an AK47 wielding poacher, accompanied by seven unarmed meat carriers; an adult female and a juvenile killed - possibly another killed, and one seen crossing the river with blood on its side.


 Read more  

research

Record Ivory Cache Traced to Zambia Elephants, DNA Shows

2006-08-18 - Lusaka, Zambia. Susan Brown

A trail of DNA has helped investigators trace the largest shipment of contraband ivory ever seized to African savanna elephants from Zambia (Zambia facts, maps, more). Ample roughage in the elephants' diets helps slough off plenty of cells from the intestines, making DNA easy to extract from dung. The size of the shipment more than 500 whole tusks and thousands of individual pieces means that elephants from a single region have been hit hard.


 Read more  

conservation

African Hot Sauce Brand"s Profits Go to Elephant Conservation

2006-07-27 - Livingstone, Zambia.

In Africa, farmers use the spicy chemical in locally grown chilis to keep elephants away from other crops. And in a unique marketing campaign designed to help farmers and save elephants, a line of Elephant Pepper chili products is now being sold in the United States.


 Read more  

conflict

In Zambia, Roaming Elephants Prove Dangerous

2006-06-08 - Lusaka, Zambia. Angel Tabe

Roaming elephants in Zambia are said to be destroying food crops, property and even human lives. The countrys wildlife authorities say they are working to resolve the problems, but villagers blame the continuing rampage on what they see as the governments reluctance to take action.


 Read more  

conflict

ZAWA kills two elephants in Siavonga, Zambia

2006-05-04 - Siavonga, Zambia.

Zambia Wildlife Authority, ZAWA, has shot dead two Elephants which have been terrorising villagers in the area. The move by ZAWA to kill the jumbos is an effort to control the beasts that have been a menace to the villagers. And Siavonga district commissioner, DC, Emily Striedl has said ZAWA will not manage to effectively control the big population of elephants in the district if adequate transport is not provided to them.


 Read more  

death

Killer elephant shot dead in Zambia

2006-03-01 - Livingstone, Zambia.

One of the two elephants that killed three people in southern Zambia has been shot dead by officers of Zambia Wildlife Authority. ZAWA PR officer Maureen Mwape said it is important to kill elephants that kills human beings because they will continue killing people.


 Read more  

conflict

Havoc:Migrating herds of elephants have destroyed property, ruined crops and even killed several people in parts of Zambia where villagers are increasingly angry

2006-02-05 - LUSAKA, Zambia.

Poor villagers and wild elephants are engaged in an increasingly bitter battle for space and food in Zambia, with animal conservation authorities accused of doing little to end the conflict. The elephants have claimed lives and destroyed property and vast fields of maize and cassava in the landlocked country. Terrorized people say Zambia's estimated 25,000 elephants have pushed the hungry and helpless deeper into poverty.


 Read more  

conflict

Elephants Invade Maize Fields in Mpika

2006-01-31 - Lusaka, Zambia. Freddie Phiri

HERDS of elephants have invaded maize and cassava fields in Mukungule chiefdom in Mpika district of Northern Province. One of the affected people, Emelda Mulenga of Kabungo village said herds of elephants had eaten their crops. "Jumbos have left the park and are destroying our crops and plunging us into further poverty" complained Mulenga. Mulenga, who said the most affected village was Kabungo, appealed to government to send game scouts to get rid of the animals before crops are entirely destro...


 Read more  

accident

NZ man killed by elephant in Africa

2005-09-22 - Livingstone, Zambia.

A Waihi man has been killed by an elephant in Africa. David Beverley Jones, known as Bev, was holidaying in Zambia with his son Colin when he was charged by the stray elephant on Saturday. His son-in-law, Bruce Storrie, says the animal singled out Bev Jones and just went after him. Storrie says Colin Jones did his best to distract the animal. He says Bev Jones, a microbiologist who worked in Africa for 10 years with the United Nations, loved Africa and was no stranger to the environment. Jones' ...


 Read more  

accident

Elephant kills NZ man in Africa

2005-09-22 - Victoria Falls, Zambia. ESTHER HARWARD

A Waikato microbologist has been killed by an elephant while on holiday in Africa. Bevan Jones, 75, was killed on Saturday by an elephant that strayed from its herd. Mr Jones, who lived in Hamilton for 20 years before retiring to Waihi with his wife Elaine, had been on a camping trip in Zambia with his oldest son Colin. Mr Jones had tried to hide from the elephant, his son-in-law Bruce Storrie said.


 Read more  

conflict

Marauding elephants on rampage in Mphuka’s chiefdom

2005-08-08 - Luangwa, Zambia.

Elephants have continued ravaging people’s winter gardens and granaries in Chief Mphuka’s area in Luangwa District threatening household food security for those depending on winter gardens for survival. Kabowo ward councillor, Foster Tembo revealed this to Luangwa District Commissioner, Kenneth Chipungu during a meeting held at Yapite Resettlement Scheme over the weekend.


 Read more  

culling

Hunting of Elephants to Benefit Zambians, Says Kalifungwa

2005-06-01 - Lusaka, Zambia. Chansa Kabwela

THE government's introduction of elephant sport hunting is aimed at benefiting Zambians, tourism minister Patrick Kalifungwa has said. And Kalifungwa urged people involved in the movement of forest produce to follow the right procedures as requested by law. Announcing the introduction of elephant sport hunting in Chiawa, Rufunsa and Lupande game management areas yesterday, Kalifungwa said elephants were of very high economic value and should benefit the local community to compensate for the loss...


 Read more  

conflict

Elephants Force Villagers in Zambian Chief Nyalugwe"s Area to Flee

2005-03-20 - Lusaka, Zambia. Brighton Phiri

ELEPHANTS have forced some people out of their villages in chief Nyalugwe's area.

In an interview, chief Nyalugwe of the Nsenga people in Nyimba district confirmed the elephants' invasion, which had left many people without food in his chiefdom. "The majority of our people have lost their food because the elephants have destroyed both the maize fields and storages in the villages," chief Nyalugwe said. He said one of the villagers last week sustained a broken leg as he ran for his...


 Read more  

poaching

Zambia: Turning Poachers Into Cultivators

2004-10-18 - Lusaka, Zambia. UN Integrated Regional Information Networks

A World Conservation Society (WCS) project in eastern Zambia's game-rich Luangwa valley is helping to transform poachers into farmers and entrepreneurs.


 Read more  

accident

Elephant ride ends in horror

2004-01-04 - Livingstone, Zambia. Gudrun Heckl

A South African couple's elephant-riding adventure turned into a life-threatening drama on the day of their 30th wedding anniversary.

Schoolteacher Sue Pearson is recovering from serious chest injuries in a Johannesburg hospital after a dramatic rescue effort spanning three countries, dogged by power failures at a clinic and an airport.

Pearson and her husband John, a Johannesburg businessman, were swept off a 24-year-old elephant which ran into a tree on the banks ...


 Read more  

43 Headlines about Elephants from Zambia2017-03-15 - Kafue National Park, Zambia - Testing satellite collars for elephant orphans 2015-10-02 - Lusaka, Zambia - Zambia elephant population tenth of 1981 numbers: first pan-African census in over 40 years 2013-11-12 - Luangwa National Park, Zambia - Crocodile bites trunk of thirsty elephant 2013-04-20 - Lusaka, Zambia - Suni the baby elephant who was nearly hacked to death by ivory poachers walks again thanks to special boot 2011-11-11 - Mfuwe, Zambia - Dramatic rescue of mother and baby elephant. Sinking elephants pulled from mud 2010-09-16 - Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia - Extraordinary moment a wild elephant balances on two legs to reach tasty treat from tree branch 2010-03-24 - Kitwe, Zambia - Environmentalist dismisses elephant population claims 2009-12-06 - Kafue National Park, Zambia - Two fully grown Elephants electrocuted in Itezhi-tezhi 2009-11-10 - Livingstone, Zambia - Boy survives elephant attack in Livingstone 2009-10-15 - Eastern Province, Zambia - Elephants on the loose in Zambia. Pachyderms cause havoc with crops and property but people are adapting 2009-09-18 - Livingstone, Zambia - Wounded elephant kills man in Livingstone 2009-09-14 - Lusaka, Zambia - Zambia out to get back ivory held in Nairobi 2009-09-08 - Livingstone, Zambia - Mugabe gives Zambian chief 7 elephants 2008-10-01 - Ndola, Zambia - Zambia: Mfuwe Farmers Earn a Living Out of Chillies 2008-10-01 - Luangwa, Zambia - Wild elephants stroll through hotel reception. 2008-06-13 - Chipata, Zambia - Tusks land man in Jail 2008-05-20 - Lusaka, Zambia - Appeal safeguards orphan elephants 2008-03-31 - Lusaka, Zambia - Nine arrested for illegal ivory 2007-12-16 - Livingstone, Zambia - Elephant Pepper Web Site 2007-10-19 - Lusaka, Zambia - Bus crew nabbed with Ivory 2007-09-13 - Livingstone, Zambia - Elephant goes amok 2007-08-06 - Lusaka, Zambia - Jumbo kills man in Zambia 2007-07-22 - Ndola, Zambia - Zambia: DEC Nabs Lebanese 2007-07-21 - Kitwe, Zambia - Lebanese in Zambia seized for unlawful possession of elephant tusks 2007-04-23 - Luangwa, Zambia - Zambian wins "Nobel green prize" 2007-03-15 - Ndola, Zambia - Zambia: ZAWA Nabs Six Suspected Poachers 2007-01-28 - Lusaka, Zambia - Zambia urges US to let citizens bring elephant hunting trophies 2006-11-22 - Luangwa, Zambia - Elephant poaching in Zambia continues unabated as recent DNA research pinpoints the Luangwa Valley as a major source of illegal ivory 2006-11-18 - Nyimba, Zambia - Zambia’s Wildlife Authority police officers implicated in poaching 2006-08-18 - Lusaka, Zambia - Record Ivory Cache Traced to Zambia Elephants, DNA Shows 2006-07-27 - Livingstone, Zambia - African Hot Sauce Brand"s Profits Go to Elephant Conservation 2006-06-08 - Lusaka, Zambia - In Zambia, Roaming Elephants Prove Dangerous 2006-05-04 - Siavonga, Zambia - ZAWA kills two elephants in Siavonga, Zambia 2006-03-01 - Livingstone, Zambia - Killer elephant shot dead in Zambia 2006-02-05 - LUSAKA, Zambia - Havoc:Migrating herds of elephants have destroyed property, ruined crops and even killed several people in parts of Zambia where villagers are increasingly angry 2006-01-31 - Lusaka, Zambia - Elephants Invade Maize Fields in Mpika 2005-09-22 - Livingstone, Zambia - NZ man killed by elephant in Africa 2005-09-22 - Victoria Falls, Zambia - Elephant kills NZ man in Africa 2005-08-08 - Luangwa, Zambia - Marauding elephants on rampage in Mphuka’s chiefdom 2005-06-01 - Lusaka, Zambia - Hunting of Elephants to Benefit Zambians, Says Kalifungwa 2005-03-20 - Lusaka, Zambia - Elephants Force Villagers in Zambian Chief Nyalugwe"s Area to Flee 2004-10-18 - Lusaka, Zambia - Zambia: Turning Poachers Into Cultivators 2004-01-04 - Livingstone, Zambia - Elephant ride ends in horror

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!

death

Second oldest camp elephant dies in Tamil Nadu

2022-04-27 - Pollachi, India.

Vijayalakshmi, the second oldest camp elephant of the Tamil forest department, died at the age of 71 in the Kozhikamuthi elephant camp in the Anaimalai Tiger Reserve (ATR) on Wednesday afternoon. The ...


 Read more  But Share with

Extern Link Read about Vijayalaksmi in the Elephant Database
Extern Link Read about Top Slip Kozhikkamuthy Elephant camp (Annaimalai) in the Elephant Database
conference

3rd Asian Elephant Range States Meeting to be held in Nepal

2022-04-27 - Kathmandu, Nepal.

The 3rd Asian Elephant Range States Meeting (AsERSM) will be held in Nepal from April 27. The sole purpose of the meeting is to secure the future of Asian elephants. Delegates from all 13 Asian Elepha...


 Read more  But Share with
zoo

Coming Up Trunks: Elephant Superstud Shows Off His Strength

2022-04-25 - Basel, Switzerland.

African bull elephant Tusker, who sired 13 calves at his previous zoo homes, has become a star attraction at Switzerland's Basel Zoo; not for fatherhood, but for his baffling skills in balancing huge ...


 Read more  But Share with

Extern Link Read about Tusker in the Elephant Database
Extern Link Read about Basel Zoo in the Elephant Database
film

Jawed Karim Posted the First-Ever video on YouTube 17 years ago

2022-04-25 - San Diego, United States.

On 24th April, 17 years ago, a 25-year-old man named Jawed Karim posted the first-ever video on YouTube, launching a service that has since grown to become the go-to hub for video streaming. The low-r...


 Read more  But Share with
Extern Link Read about San Diego Zoo in the Elephant Database
death

Two male elephants from a well-known wildlife sanctuary in Hazyview die while under sedation

2022-04-25 - Nelspruit, South Africa.

Two elephants, Kasper and Kitso, died while under sedation during relocation efforts from the Lowveld to Kleinmond Wildlife Sanctuary (KWS) in the Western Cape on April 23. According to the owner and ...


 Read more  But Share with

Extern Link Read about Kasper in the Elephant Database
Extern Link Read about Elephant Sanctuary Hazyview in the Elephant Database
misc

No, Viral Video Does Not Show Muslim Man Attempting To Feed Meat To Elephant

2022-04-22 - Malappuram, India.

The viral video was shared with the claim that the Muslim man from Kerela attempted to provide the elephant with meat to consume. Social media users mocking alleged that it was an attempt to convert t...


 Read more  But Share with

Extern Link Read about Kolakkadan Mini in the Elephant Database
Extern Link Read about Abdul Nassar Kolakkadan in the Elephant Database
misc

Twin elephant calves born in Bandipur saved from drowning moments after birth

2022-04-21 - , India.

Ramesh Kumar, Director, Bandipur Tiger Reserve, said a few tourists on a safari and staff saw a pregnant elephant near the old reception centre. As the safari van waited, the elephant heaved itself an...


 Read more  But Share with
conservation

UP: Dudhwa to get own elephant reserve

2022-04-17 - , India.

Dudhwa would soon have its own dedicated elephant reserve named as Terai Elephant Reserve (TER). The proposed Terai Elephant Reserve in Dudhwa would comprise Pilibhit Tiger Reserve (800 sq kms), Dudhw...


 Read more  But Share with
medical

Experts begin treatment of aged elephant at ATR camp

2022-04-17 - , India.

Four veterinary experts have started treatment of Vijayalakshmi, a 72-year-old female elephant housed at the Kozhikamuthi elephant camp in the Anamalai Tiger Reserve, which has been suffering from dig...


 Read more  But Share with

Extern Link Read about Vijayalaksmi in the Elephant Database
Extern Link Read about Top Slip Kozhikkamuthy Elephant camp in the Elephant Database
conservation

Adjustments to elephant conservation plan approved

2022-04-16 - , Vietnam.

Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh has approved adjustments to an elephant conservation plan in Vietnam that was previously signed off for 2013-2020. Under the decision, the scheme will be implemented...


 Read more  But Share with
film

Elephant Keeper

2022-04-16 - Austin, United States.

Austin, Texas-based activist filmmaker Kate Kirby’s documentary explores the relationship between a mahout and the 60-year-old elephant he tends at a Laotian elephant conservation center.


 Read more  But Share with
Extern Link Read about Laos Elephant Conservation Centre (ECC) in the Elephant Database
facility

More escort elephants must not be allowed at temple festivals: High Court

2022-04-15 - Kochi, India.

The High Court has directed that the government\'s order not to allow more escort elephants than existing ones must be complied with in festivals and other functions at temples under the Travancore De...


 Read more  But Share with

Extern Link Read about Ambalappuzha Vijayakrishnan in the Elephant Database
Extern Link Read about Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) in the Elephant Database
conflict

elephant handler is grabbed by the scruff of the neck and forced to kneel at an elephant’s feet after repeatedly beating the animal in the head with a sharp hook in Thailand

2022-04-14 - Ayutthaya, Thailand.

The keeper Peerapat, 18, pierced Chan's thick leathery skin with the bullhook and caused the elephant so much pain that his legs collapsed. Chan Chao is now being treated by local vets with deep cuts ...


 Read more  But Share with
Extern Link Read about Ayutthaya Royal Elephant Kraal in the Elephant Database
relocation

Botswana to translocate 500 elephants to Mozambique

2022-04-14 - Gaborone, Botswana.

Two years after pledging 500 elephants to Mozambique as a gift, Botswana says the animals are set to be translocated in the near future. This was revealed by President Mokgweetsi Masisi during a three...


 Read more  But Share with
Extern Link Read about Gorongosa National Park in the Elephant Database
relocation

Belfast Zoo elephants set to be rehomed at new facility

2022-04-13 - Belfast, United Kingdom.

Two much loved elephants at Belfast Zoo are to leave for a new home the City Council has confirmed on Wednesday. Asian elephants Dunja and Yheeto – both in their 40s - are among the largest resident...


 Read more  But Share with
Extern Link Read about Belfast Zoo in the Elephant Database
conflict

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 routin...


 Read more  But Share with
Extern Link Read about Kibale_National_Park in the Elephant Database
conflict

Elephant tramples mahout to death in Thiruvananthapuram

2022-04-11 - Thiruvananthapuram, India.

A mahout was trampled to death by an elephant that ran amok on Monday at Mukkukada near Navayikkulam in Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram district. Unni, a native of Vellannoor, was killed by the elephant w...


 Read more  But Share with
conflict

Accident in Prague Zoo"s "Elephant Valley" seriously injures breeder

2022-04-11 - Prague, Czech Republic. Raymond Johnston

A Prague Zoo employee was injured by an elephant over the weekend. The 31-year-old zoo employee had to be taken to the hospital for injuries to her pelvis, chest, and arm. The incident took place earl...


 Read more  But Share with

Extern Link Read about Tamara in the Elephant Database
Extern Link Read about Prague Zoo in the Elephant Database
conservation

Elephant count in Tamil Nadu rose by 800 in five years

2022-04-10 - COIMBATORE, India.

xperts from the Forest College and Research Institute in Mettupalayam have told a committee constituted to probe the reasons for the death of wild elephants, especially young ones, over the past year ...


 Read more  But Share with
film

A film on Malasar tribes of Anamalai

2022-04-08 - Pollachi, India.

Malasar, a six-minute conservation film, narrated by actor Nasser, shows not just the sacred bond between elephants and the Malasar tribes of the Anamalai Hills but also the need to protect the tribes...


 Read more  But Share with
Extern Link Read about Top Slip Kozhikkamuthy Elephant camp (Annaimalai) in the Elephant Database


Back in history: 1 2 3 » »»

Elephant News

ELEPHANT NEWS

Established 2001
Search for keywords


Locations of visitors to this page Editor Dan KoehlGuestbookArchive+1995-2021 Latest headlinesBy countriesBy locationsElephant BooksSubmit NewsContact EditorAbout elephant-news.comLink to us!Links to newssitesTo Elephant FactsHeadlines