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Elephant mahout killed in tiger attack in Chitwan National Park

2020-09-28 - CHITWAN, Nepal. TILAKRAM RIMAL

The deceased has been identified as Babana Chaudhary (55) of Ratnanagar Municipality-6 in Chitwan district.
According to information officer and assistant conservation officer at CNP, Ashok Ram, Chaudhary was attacked by a tiger while he had gone to graze a domestic elephant into Kumroj Intermediate Community Forest, Chaudhary was cutting grass and collecting foliage when suddenly, the big cat pounced on him.


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Elephant Safari launched in western Chitwan

2016-12-14 - Chitwan, Nepal.

Four community forests located in Chitwan´s western part have introduced elephant safari with an aim to boost tourism. The elephant safari has been started from Devnagar Post, Chitwan National Park (CNP) Chief Conservation Officer, Ram Chandra Kandel said.


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Tusker attack kills man in Chitwan

2014-02-06 - Chitwan, Nepal.

A man died after a wild elephant attacked him at Gardi VDC-1 in the district on Wednesday night. The victim is identified as 43-year-old Sher Bahadur Darjee of Gardi VDC. Notorious elephant called Dhrube had killed other three people in a row of attacks after it first took one’s life at Ameliya village in the Madi area last year. The government had spent 1,600,000 rupees in a bid to take Dhrube under control.


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Hard life of Nepal"s first female elephant drivers

2013-12-28 - Chitwan, Nepal.

Breaking into the all-male profession, Meena Chaudhary and Meena Mahato are the first female mahouts of Nepal. Taking control of the elephant rides, they spoke Saturday with Xinhua of the challenges of being one of the few females into the stereotyped male profession.


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Elephants, mahouts at Chitwan breeding center underfed

2012-12-22 - Chitwan, Nepal.

For the last six months, 56 elephants reared in Sauraha Elephant Breeding Center at Chitwan National Park (CNP) have not been fed properly. Not only the elephants but the mahouts also are facing hand to mouth situation as the supply of allocated ration has become irregular.


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Elephant Pedicures, Face Paint & More At Nepal Festival

2011-12-30 - Chitwan, Nepal.

The lucky ellies got their toes painted in Nepal as part of a a three-day, elephant-themed festival. The event, which includes elephant races, elephant soccer and an elephant beauty pageant (!!), is intended to attract positive attention to Nepal, encourage tourism and raise awareness of conservation efforts. You know how many cool nail designs you could fit on those things? Check it out.

But what they really raised awareness of (for us, at least) was how awesome it would be to d...


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No private elephants in Chitwan Nat"l Park for now

2011-12-18 - Chitwan, Nepal.

Chitwan National Park (CNP) has decided not to allow the entry of private-owned tuskers for now after all political parties unanimously opposed the government decision to allow private elephants in CNP. CNP was preparing to allow entry from Monday after the government gave its permission despite serious concerns raised by conservation activists about the negative impact of the movement of private-owned elephants on bio-diversity and animal conservation.


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Tuskers destroy houses in Chitwan

2011-11-02 - Chitwan, Nepal.

A group of wild elephants has dismantled two houses at Ayodhyapuri VDC of Madi in Chitwan. The wild tuskers entering from the Chitwan National Park area broke down the houses of Bhim Prasad Neupane and Nawaraj Goudel of Ayodhyapuri-3 last night. Losses incurred due to the breakdown of houses by elephants is estimated at around Rs. 100,000, informed Chitwan District Police Office.


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Wild elephant kills woman in Chitwan

2011-04-26 - Chitwan, Nepal.

A woman was killed in an attack by a wild elephant at Meghauli of west Chitwan on Tuesday. Local resident Bhim Maya Tamang, 45, had gone to collect fodder when she was attacked by the wild elephant at the bank of Rapti River. The elephant had come to the place from Chitwan National Park, local resident Chudamani Chaudhari told Kalika FM. More than 12 other locals had joined Tamang to collect fodder for their cattle however managed to escape unhurt.


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Nepal’s eldest ‘gentle giant’ dies

2010-01-13 - Chitwan, Nepal.

The eldest elephant in Nepal has died on Wednesday.The female elephant, named Tribhuvankali, was believed to be around 80 years of age. It had been brought to the Koshi Tappu Wild Life Reserve from India in 1952. Reserve officials say the female elephant died due to natural causes. The elephant was sick from the past few days and had suddenly fallen down while grazing today morning. Doctors at the reserve declared it dead shortly after.


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2009 World Elephant Polo Championship

2009-11-29 - Chitwan, Nepal.

The World Elephant Polo Association was founded 28 years ago by Brits James Manclark and Jim Edwards in Nepal. It has now become a World Series of world class events embodying superb skill and daring, undertaken in a spirit of fun and goodwill, and at the same time contributing to the welfare of the elephants.


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Chinese tourist killed in elephant attack

2009-09-25 - Chitwan, Nepal.

A Chinese tourist died after being attacked by an elephant at Sauraha, near Chitwan National Park on Friday. Wang Heung was attacked by Laxmikali, belonging to Holiday Safari, after he returned from an elephant safari. The elephant suddenly attacked him while he tried to feed fruits to it. The elephant pulled him down and crushed with a leg. Wang died on the way to Bharatpur Medical College hospital, according to the police. Wang was accompanied by his wife


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Elephant Found Dead in Chitwan National Park

2007-10-16 - Chitwan, Nepal.

A wild elephant named Ronaldo was found dead at the gate of the Elephant Breeding Farm at Khorsor in the Chitwan National Park (CNP) on Monday, Rajendra Panohar of the farm said, adding that the elephant might have died due to shock from an electric wire. Chief conservation officer at the CNP Megh Bahadur Pandey declined to comment on the matter. Locals said the elephant died due to shock from the high-voltage electric wire. Ronaldo had attacked and killed a four-month-old child of Dil Bahadur T...


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Wild elephants create terror in Chitwan

2006-01-13 - Chitwan, Nepal.

As wild elephants spread terror in Patpani village of western Chitwan, a dozen of families here have fled their homes for fear of their lives. A 51-year old Kampari Tamang, a local resident is reported to have been killed by wild elephant yesterday. Fatally injured, she died while being rushed to Bharatpur hospital.


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Elephant polo stars just champion

2004-12-06 - Chitwan, Nepal.

Scotland are celebrating sporting glory after being crowned world champions of elephant polo. The Duke of Argyll captained the Chivas team to victory in the Elephant Polo World Championships in Nepal. They beat National Parks of Nepal 12-6 to regain the world title they last won in 2001. Arriving back in the UK, the jubilant Duke said: "No one can deny Scotland are one of the world's sporting heavyweights."


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Chivas Regal won annual Elephant Polo

2001-12-07 - CHITWAN, Nepal.

Chivas Regal from Scotland are the new World Champions following their success in the final held on Friday 7th December at the 20th Annual World Elephant Polo Championships (WEPA).


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16 Headlines about Elephants from CHITWAN2020-09-28 - CHITWAN, Nepal - Elephant mahout killed in tiger attack in Chitwan National Park 2016-12-14 - Chitwan, Nepal - Elephant Safari launched in western Chitwan 2014-02-06 - Chitwan, Nepal - Tusker attack kills man in Chitwan 2013-12-28 - Chitwan, Nepal - Hard life of Nepal"s first female elephant drivers 2012-12-22 - Chitwan, Nepal - Elephants, mahouts at Chitwan breeding center underfed 2011-12-30 - Chitwan, Nepal - Elephant Pedicures, Face Paint & More At Nepal Festival 2011-12-18 - Chitwan, Nepal - No private elephants in Chitwan Nat"l Park for now 2011-11-02 - Chitwan, Nepal - Tuskers destroy houses in Chitwan 2011-04-26 - Chitwan, Nepal - Wild elephant kills woman in Chitwan 2010-01-13 - Chitwan, Nepal - Nepal’s eldest ‘gentle giant’ dies 2009-11-29 - Chitwan, Nepal - 2009 World Elephant Polo Championship 2009-09-25 - Chitwan, Nepal - Chinese tourist killed in elephant attack 2007-10-16 - Chitwan, Nepal - Elephant Found Dead in Chitwan National Park 2006-01-13 - Chitwan, Nepal - Wild elephants create terror in Chitwan 2004-12-06 - Chitwan, Nepal - Elephant polo stars just champion 2001-12-07 - CHITWAN, Nepal - Chivas Regal won annual Elephant Polo

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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 ...


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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...


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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 ...


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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...


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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 ...


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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...


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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...


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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...


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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...


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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...


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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.


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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...


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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 ...


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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...


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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...


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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 routin...


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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...


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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...


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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 ...


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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...


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