Amazon.com Widgets
people

Tal Manor, Project Manager for Amboseli Trust for Elephants

2020-08-15 - Amboseli, Kenya.

Tal was raised in Kenya’s coastal town of Mombasa and worked with the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust for ten years. Tal's expertise centre on GIS(Geographic Information Systems), database management and film work, and now work as Project Manager for Amboseli Trust for Elephants.


 Read more  

research

KWS to fit more satellite collars on Amboseli elephants

2013-12-03 - Amboseli, Kenya.

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and the School for Field Studies, East Africa (SFS) will Tuesday start fitting tracking collars on four elephants within the Amboseli ecosystem in Kajiado County. The fitting of collars, will be conducted by a team of scientists, researchers and veterinarians from the partnering organisations.


 Read more  

research

The Kenyan and Tanzanian governments are jointly conducting a cross-border aerial wildlife census in the Amboseli-Kilimanjaro/ Magadi-Natron landscape.

2013-04-26 - Amboseli, Kenya.

The five-day exercise, which started on Monday (April 23, 2013) is a collaboration between the two countries and their agencies; Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute (TAWIRI), Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA), Wildlife Division of Tanzania and Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), together with affiliated Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) like African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), Amboseli Trust for Elephants, School of Field studies Tanzania, Honey Guide foundation among others.


 Read more  

research

Sh8m worth of satellite collars fitted on elephants

2013-02-24 - Amboseli, Kenya.

The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) has fitted six elephants with GPS satellite collars at the Amboseli at a cost of Sh8.8 million. The collars will monitor the animals’ movement and data used to map out migratory routes, critical corridors and seasonal variations for habitat use. Besides assisting scientists and conservation experts establish the extent and how elephants use the Amboseli landscape, the collars will also enable KWS design management intervention measures for conflict mitigation a...


 Read more  

death
Tragic ... viewers were shocked after seeing footage of baby elephant dying on new series Africa

Baby elephant death in show Africa was a natural tragedy we couldn’t prevent

2013-01-13 - Amboseli, Kenya.

DAVID ATTENBOROUGH’S new wildlife series, Africa, has amazed viewers with its revealing insights into the continent’s animals. But this week’s episode sparked a storm when it showed the painful, lingering death of a baby elephant. Viewers demanded to know why the BBC crew didn’t step in and save the creature. Here, the series producer explains why that wasn’t possible.


 Read more  

poaching

Kenya: Elephant Qumquat"s Killer Arrested

2012-11-13 - Amboseli, Kenya.

One of the poachers that killed the well-known elephant, Qumquat and her family has been arrested. The Big Life Foundation anti-poaching unit was informed of the location of the poacher through their community network. The team made the arrest alongside Kenya Wildlife Service. According to Big Life, the poacher was arrested last year but released. The team from Amboseli Elephant Research identified the dead elephants as Qumquat and her two daughters Qantina and Quaye.


 Read more  

research

40-Year Study Finds Elephants and Humans Are Remarkably Alike

2011-06-08 - Amboseli, Kenya.

After four decades of research into the social behavior of pachyderms, biologists have arrived at a remarkable conclusion: they´re really not so different from us. The results of the longest continual study of elephants found that some behaviors many people believe to be unique to humans, like casting flirtatious glances or arguing about directions, are in reality quite common among these species as well -- except they never forget to pack their trunks.


 Read more  

film
Mother love ... Echo and her family

Life and death of elephant "Echo"

2010-08-05 - Amboseli, Kenya. JENNA SLOAN

HER life has had more twists and turns than a soap opera. She saw one daughter murdered and rescued another from a kidnapper. She helped her son fight back from a crippling illness and even fostered her orphaned grandson. Sir David Attenborough filmed his first documentary with Echo and her clan more than 20 years ago. He has now filmed a new show, Echo: An Unforgettable Elephant - screened on BBC2 at 8pm tonight - to celebrate her life as well as to commemorate her death.


 Read more  

poaching

Poison-Arrow Killings Surge in Africa Elephant Poaching

2009-02-25 - Amboseli, Kenya. Nicholas Wadhams

Poachers on the hunt for ivory have stepped up their use of poison arrows and spears to kill elephants in southern Kenya, according to conservationists who say the techniques are harder to trace than gun attacks. The surge is part of a nationwide increase in attacks on the animals, according to a report issued earlier this month by the Amboseli Trust for Elephants.


 Read more  

poaching

Ivory, bushmeat, dogmeat: the Chinese connection

2008-08-18 - Amboseli, Kenya. Hcroze, Amboseli Trust for Elephants

The Amboseli Trust for Elephants field team has been forced to open a new eastern front in the continuing war to conserve elephants and the ecosystem. Already over the past two months our Maasai Elephant Scouts have reported that possibly six large breeding bulls have been killed in the Kimana-Kuku area. One was speared in early July. Another found dead with four spear wounds and the tusks already taken. Another, as the Scouts could reconstruct from tracks, retreated into dense push and managed ...


 Read more  

conflict

Elephants, lions top locals’ hit list

2008-03-31 - Amboseli, Kenya. PHILIP NGUNJIRI

HUMAN-WILDLIFE CONflict continues to claim the lives of elephants and lions in and around Amboseli National Park. In its latest report, WildlifeDirect.org says 14 jumbos were slain between January and February for reasons that range from political protest to revenge at Kenya’s popular Amboseli National Park. The report comes shortly after community conservation group Lion Guardians confirmed the slaughter of three lions in the same area — bringing the total to at least 10 lions killed in the...


 Read more  

film

New on DVD: Echo and Other Elephants

2008-03-27 - Amboseli, Kenya.

A series of documentaries collected by the BBC, this two-disc set delivers a beautiful look at the life of one of the world’s most famous elephants. Shot in Kenya’s Amboseli National Park, where Echo is a lifelong resident, Echo and Other Elephants follows her and her herd, as well as elephant expert Saba Douglas-Hamilton. This title will be released on April 1, 2008. Pre-order now!


 Read more  

poaching
14 elephants were speared in Amboseli, Kenya

Conservationists warn of elephant spearing in Kenya

2008-03-17 - Amboseli, Kenya.

Conservationists have raised concern after 14 elephants were speared in Amboseli, Kenya, leaving four dead. The news comes shortly after community conservation group Lion Guardians confirmed the slaughter of three lions in the same area. It is thought that the spearing of the lions and elephants is connected and related to complex local issues. The elephants are well known by conservationists in the area as they have been studied and followed since birth as part of a programme of research. Scien...


 Read more  

film

Amboseli: Dim future for the elephants

2008-03-17 - Amboseli, Kenya. RUPI MANGAT

Amboseli National Parks elephants are probably the world’s most famous. They are not only the longest studied elephants in the wild but also the longest studied wild mammals. Talk about being doubly famous. “Elephants are extremely intelligent animals,” says Dr Cynthia Moss, taking a morning break from shooting a 13-part Amboseli elephants “soap opera” for Animal Planet which will be screened on Discovery channel starting in 2009.


 Read more  

conflict
Elephants at Amboseli

Ingenious ways to stop Amboseli Jumbo menace

2008-02-27 - Amboseli, Kenya. Solomon Mburu

For ages, marauding elephants of Amboseli have given farmers sleepless nights and scientists have been testing ways of reducing the level of elephant crop damage and the threat to human life in the area. The human wildlife conflict that has persisted for years in Amboseli has left farmers reeling in losses of crops and even lives. The ecosystem in Amboseli National Park and its small size does not allow for complete fencing off to hold the jumbos inside the park making the already precarious ...


 Read more  

film

Torrent: BBC Echo of the Elephants 4of4 The Final Chapter Xvid AC3 www mvgroup org avi

2006-11-07 - Amboseli, Kenya.

Torrent added Tue 07 Nov 2006 16:17:20. Category: Movies » Documentary. Size 746.87 MB. Elephant expert Cynthia Moss is your guide to the daily dramas in the lives of grand matriarch Echo and her elephant herd that Moss has studied for more than 20 years in Kenya’s Amboseli National Park. Two classic Nature episodes, Echo of the Elephants and Echo of the Elephants: The Next Generation tell this remarkable story that includes mating struggles, difficult births, a baby elephant’s first steps,...


 Read more  

research

Elephants Imitate Sounds As A Form Of Social Communication

2005-06-01 - Amboseli, Kenya.

Elephants learn to imitate sounds that are not typical of their species, the first known example after humans of vocal learning in a non-primate terrestrial mammal. The discovery, reported in today's Nature, further supports the idea that vocal learning is important for maintaining individual social relationships among animals that separate and reunite over time, like dolphins and whales, some birds, and bats. Researchers from the Amboseli Trust for Elephants in Kenya, the Woods Hole Oceanograph...


 Read more  

research

Study by Savanna Elephant Vocalization Project shows Amboseli elephants can learn vocals

2005-03-23 - Amboseli, Kenya. BRYN NELSON

For a bored adolescent elephant, the call of the wild can sound much like a truck. In a new study, researchers describe surprising evidence for vocal learning and imitation by an orphaned 10-year-old African savanna elephant named Malaika, who mimicked the sound of trucks rumbling within a few miles of her hillside enclosure in Tsavo, Kenya. Joyce Poole, research director for the Amboseli Elephant Research Project, said she didn't believe Mlaika -- who has since died -- was trying to call out to...


 Read more  

death

Erin of the EB family in the Amboseli Elephant Research Project died 21 May

2003-06-13 - Amboseli, Kenya. Cynthia Moss, Amboseli Elephant Research Project

One of the best known elephants in Amboseli, Erin of the EB family, died in May after a three week struggle for survival involving her family, the Amboseli Elephant Research Project (AERP) team, a BBC cameraman, and the staff of the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS).


 Read more  

19 Headlines about Elephants from Amboseli2020-08-15 - Amboseli, Kenya - Tal Manor, Project Manager for Amboseli Trust for Elephants 2013-12-03 - Amboseli, Kenya - KWS to fit more satellite collars on Amboseli elephants 2013-04-26 - Amboseli, Kenya - The Kenyan and Tanzanian governments are jointly conducting a cross-border aerial wildlife census in the Amboseli-Kilimanjaro/ Magadi-Natron landscape. 2013-02-24 - Amboseli, Kenya - Sh8m worth of satellite collars fitted on elephants 2013-01-13 - Amboseli, Kenya - Baby elephant death in show Africa was a natural tragedy we couldn’t prevent 2012-11-13 - Amboseli, Kenya - Kenya: Elephant Qumquat"s Killer Arrested 2011-06-08 - Amboseli, Kenya - 40-Year Study Finds Elephants and Humans Are Remarkably Alike 2010-08-05 - Amboseli, Kenya - Life and death of elephant "Echo" 2009-02-25 - Amboseli, Kenya - Poison-Arrow Killings Surge in Africa Elephant Poaching 2008-08-18 - Amboseli, Kenya - Ivory, bushmeat, dogmeat: the Chinese connection 2008-03-31 - Amboseli, Kenya - Elephants, lions top locals’ hit list 2008-03-27 - Amboseli, Kenya - New on DVD: Echo and Other Elephants 2008-03-17 - Amboseli, Kenya - Conservationists warn of elephant spearing in Kenya 2008-03-17 - Amboseli, Kenya - Amboseli: Dim future for the elephants 2008-02-27 - Amboseli, Kenya - Ingenious ways to stop Amboseli Jumbo menace 2006-11-07 - Amboseli, Kenya - Torrent: BBC Echo of the Elephants 4of4 The Final Chapter Xvid AC3 www mvgroup org avi 2005-06-01 - Amboseli, Kenya - Elephants Imitate Sounds As A Form Of Social Communication 2005-03-23 - Amboseli, Kenya - Study by Savanna Elephant Vocalization Project shows Amboseli elephants can learn vocals 2003-06-13 - Amboseli, Kenya - Erin of the EB family in the Amboseli Elephant Research Project died 21 May

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!

Future elephant conferences, courses, events, jobs, films and workshops2021-11-15 until 2021-11-21 Webinar in Azle: 17th International Elephant Conservation and Research Symposium
webinar

17th International Elephant Conservation and Research Symposium

2021-11-15 - Azle, United States.

It is with great disappointment that due to the continuing ongoing pandemic we will not be able to meet in person for this year’s International Elephant Conservation and Research Symposium. BUT we a...


 Read more  But Share with
birth
Photo taken on Oct. 20, 2021 shows a newborn Asian elephant calf and his mother Yaming in Kunming Zoo, southwest China

Yunnan, China: Kunming Zoo welcomes a newborn Asian elephant calf

2021-10-21 - Kunming, China.

Yaming, an Asian elephant in the zoo, gave birth to a male Asian elephant calf on Oct. 15, 2021. The new member is in good health and in the period of immune isolation and protection with his mother, ...


 Read more  But Share with

Extern Link Read about Unnamed in the Elephant Database (external link which opens in new window)
Extern Link Read about Kunming Zoo in the Elephant Database (external link which opens in new window)
website

Elephant Glossary and Encyclopedia is renovated!

2021-10-18 - Banlung, Cambodia. Dan Koehl

The Elephant Glossary, started back in 1995, has been repaired, recovered and developed, now with almost 200 terms. They can all be viewed by Alphabetical order, or by Category, and the numbers of ch...


 Read more  But Share with
conservation

Keonjhar sees rising elephant deaths

2021-10-08 - Bubaneshwar, India.

Elephants death toll has risen in Keonjhar forest division over the last one year. Sources revealed that when Santosh Joshi was the DFO from 2017 to 2020, 24 elephants had died in Keonjhar forest di...


 Read more  But Share with
welfare
Elephants at BEC were found to be just "skin and bones" after the coronavirus pandemic forced the park to close

"Just skin and bones": Bali elephants left to starve

2021-10-07 - Petang, Indonesia. Al Jazeera Staff

Bali Elephant Camp (BEC), a safari-style park, north of Ubud, Indonesia, left more than a dozen elephants to starve, and staff without pay after plummeting ticket sales forced it to close when COVID-1...


 Read more  But Share with
Extern Link Read about Bali Elephant Camp (BEC) in the Elephant Database (external link which opens in new window)
conflict

COPA presents its Second Report containing information on 16 investigations to parliament

2021-10-06 - Colombo, Sri Lanka.

The Second Report of the Committee on Public Accounts (COPA) for the First Session of the Ninth Parliament was presented to Parliament today (06) by its chairman, (Prof). Tissa Vitharana, Parliament C...


 Read more  But Share with

Extern relevant Links (external link which opens in new window):
Facts about elephants in Sri Lanka
blog

Is there any risks when Zoos have Facebook pages?

2021-10-03 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Dan Koehl

Lately, I have noticed that Zoos Facebook Pages slowly more and more are taking over Zoos educational role. The latest example is about the elephant Mala in Parc Paradisio. Mala has colic, and hundred...


 Read more  But Share with

Extern Link Read about Mala in the Elephant Database (external link which opens in new window)
death
Gange attracted elephants during khedda operations. Credit: DH File Photo

Elephant dies at Sakrebailu camp

2021-09-27 - Shivamogga, India. DHNS, Shivamogga

Gange, a female elephant used for khedda operations, died at the Sakrebailu camp in the district on Sunday. "The elephant was not well for the past two years. The condition worsened fifteen days ago. ...


 Read more  But Share with

Extern Link Read about Gange in the Elephant Database (external link which opens in new window)
Extern Link Read about Sakrebyle elephant camp (Sacrebyle, Sakrebail) in the Elephant Database (external link which opens in new window)
relocation

10,000-pound elephant calls Attapulgus home as it moves into South Georgia refuge

2021-09-23 - Attapulgus, United States.

It’s a big day for South Georgia. Bo, a 10,000-pound elephant moved into his new home thanks to Elephant Aid International and George Carden, the person giving Bo a new life. He's the owner of Georg...


 Read more  But Share with

Extern Link Read about Bo in the Elephant Database (external link which opens in new window)
Extern Link Read about Elephant Refuge North America (ERNA) in the Elephant Database (external link which opens in new window)
relocation

NEW ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM IN WINSTON

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

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


 Read more  But Share with

Extern Link Read about Butch (Mickey) in the Elephant Database (external link which opens in new window)
Extern Link Read about Winston Wildlife Safari in the Elephant Database (external link which opens in new window)
zoo
Ishini Wickremesinghe is the daughter of Shan Wickramasinghe, the brother of former Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe

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

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

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


 Read more  But Share with
Extern Link Read about Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo) in the Elephant Database (external link which opens in new window)

Extern relevant Links (external link which opens in new window):
Ishini Wickremesinghe resigns as National Zoo DG
relocation

South Georgia elephant sanctuary welcomes first resident

2021-09-09 - Attapulgus, United States.

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


 Read more  But Share with

Extern Link Read about Bo (Joe, Kalanan) in the Elephant Database (external link which opens in new window)
Extern Link Read about George Carden Circus International in the Elephant Database (external link which opens in new window)

Extern relevant Links (external link which opens in new window):
Elephant Refuge North America (ERNA, Carol Buckley)
birth

Twin elephant calves born at Pinnawala

2021-08-31 - Kegalle, Sri Lanka.

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


 Read more  But Share with

Extern Link Read about Surangie (Suranganee) in the Elephant Database (external link which opens in new window)
Extern Link Read about Pinnawala elephant orphanage in the Elephant Database (external link which opens in new window)
welfare
A Sri Lankan Buddhist monk anoints a temple elephant as a part ritual marking the New Year as per traditions at a temple in Colombo on April 17, 2021.

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

2021-08-23 - Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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


 Read more  But Share with
conservation

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

2021-08-14 - Bhubaneswar, India.

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


 Read more  But Share with
medical

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

2021-08-13 - Topeka, United States.

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


 Read more  But Share with

Extern Link Read about Cora in the Elephant Database (external link which opens in new window)
Extern Link Read about Topeka Zoo in the Elephant Database (external link which opens in new window)
conflict

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

2021-08-12 - Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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


 Read more  But Share with
medical

Another jumbo dies of anthrax in Mudumalai Tiger Reserve?

2021-08-12 - COIMBATORE, India.

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


 Read more  But Share with
conservation

Scientific approach, local involvement must for conservation: Minister

2021-08-12 - New Delhi, India.

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


 Read more  But Share with

Extern relevant Links (external link which opens in new window):
Facts about elephants in India
event

Hyderabad: Elephant from Kolhapur to carry Bibi ka Alam

2021-08-12 - Hyderabad, India.

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


 Read more  But Share with

Extern Link Read about Madhuri in the Elephant Database (external link which opens in new window)
Extern Link Read about Swastishri Jinsen Bhattarak Pattachary Mahaswamy in the Elephant Database (external link which opens in new window)


Back in history: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

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