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This example featured Robert Brothers’ pachyderms - said to be the largest troupe in Europe at the time.

Remembering when giant circus elephants paraded through Cambridge

2022-03-30 - Cambridge, United Kingdom.

Elephants were another iconic symbol of circuses during this era. These images from almost 50 years ago show when these incredible beasts roamed the streets of Cambridge as part of the circus. Rather than coming by road, these elephants arrived by train at Cambridge railway station before embarking on their journey through the city. Crowds young, old and everything in between flocked to the station and lined the streets to witness the giant animals in person. Most commonly seen in Cambridge in t...


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IMO to develop guidelines for the prevention and suppression of wildlife trafficking

2020-09-30 - Cambridge, United Kingdom.

Member states of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) have approved a proposal by the Kenya government for the development of guidelines for the prevention and suppression of wildlife smuggling using international shipping. The decision was taken at the 44th meeting of the FAL Convention on facilitation of international maritime traffic.


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The day the elephants trumpeted their way through Cambridge

2015-11-10 - Cambridge, United Kingdom.

Robert Brothers Circus was a regular visitor to Midsummer Common, and rather than coming by road, the elephants arrived by train at Cambridge railway station, usually on a Friday or Saturday, as our archive photos show.


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First reported case of fatal tuberculosis in a wild African elephant with past human–wildlife contact

2013-01-23 - Cambridge, United Kingdom. V. OBANDA, J. POGHON, M. YONGO, I. MULEI (Cambridge University Press)

In this paper we report the first case of fatal TB in an African elephant in the wild. The infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis was confirmed by post-mortem and histological examinations of a female sub-adult elephant aged >12 years that died in Tsavo East National Park, Kenya, while under treatment.


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Elephant Man of Burma:

2011-11-26 - Cambridge, United Kingdom.

Amateur documentary footage filmed by Gyles Mackrell, a British man who rescued hundreds of people during the Second World War using a herd of elephants has been
published by Cambridge University.


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Still of film taken in 1942 by Gyles Mackrell of elephants crossing the Dapha river to rescue Britons fleeing the Japanese invasion of Burma.

Gyles Mackrell"s 1942 footage shows how he led rescue of refugees from the Japanese invasion of Burma

2011-11-26 - Cambridge, United Kingdom.

Mackrell, a 53-year-old tea exporter in the Indian province of Assam, hurried the convoy of about 20 elephants and their handlers to the river – a journey of more than 100 miles through jungle, braving leeches – in less than a week and waded across the river to rescue troops in danger of starvation, capture or drowning.


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First Artificially Inseminated Elephant Born in Canada

2010-07-15 - Cambridge, Canada.

Officials at African Lion Safari announced Thursday the birth of ´Jake´, a healthy male Asian elephant. ´Jake´ is the result of artificial insemination, the first ever in Canada. African Lion Safari has been involved in this ongoing research programme in cooperation with the Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Biology, Berlin.


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5th International Workshop on Ultrasound & Assisted Reproduction in Elephants, Rhinoceroses and Giraffes

2009-01-22 - Cambridge, Canada. African Lion Safari & Game Farm Ltd

The fifth international workshop hosted by the African Lion Safari in cooperation with the Leibniz Institute of Zoo- and Wildlife Research with the unique opportunity to learn first hand about reproductive biology, management, pathology and assisted reproduction technologies in the 3 Megavertebrae species; elephant, rhinoceros and giraffe.


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Environment: Elephant Culling and Crisis in The Mara

2008-03-08 - Cambridge, United States. Juliana Rotich

In this issue of Global voices environment, we check in with various blogs around the world. Lets begin with South Africa (SA), where Elephant culling may soon return as a way to control the population of elephants in National parks. This was a banned practice, and it is still banned in other countries like Kenya. Richard Leakey of Wildlife Direct explains his position on the question. Is culling imminent for South African elephants? Reducing elephant populations may therefore, be a necessary pa...


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Asian gangs fueling the illegal ivory trade

2007-05-13 - Cambridge, United Kingdom.

Asian-run organized crime syndicates based in Africa are behind the rising illegal trade in elephant ivory, reports TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network of WWF and IUCN-The World Conservation Union. The study found that the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cameroon and Nigeria are the primary sources for poached ivory.


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Third annual workshop in Ultrasound and Assisted reproduction in elephants and rhinoceroses

2007-01-18 - Cambridge, Ontario, Canada.

Place: African Lion Safari. Instructors: Dr. Thomas Hildebrandt, Dr. Frank Goeritz, Dr. Robert Hermes, Dr. Peter Rich, Charlie Gray. Main topics of the workshop are the application of different Ultrasound Technologies (2D, 3D, Color-flow-Doppler etc), the methods of semen collection, and artificial insemination techniques.


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Ovulation, pregnancy, placentation and husbandry in the African elephant (Loxodonta africana).

2006-05-29 - Cambridge, United Kingdom. Allen WR. Dep. of Vet.Med. Equine Fertility Unit, Univ. of Cambridge, Suffolk

The African elephant reproduces so efficiently in the wild that overpopulation is now a serious problem in some game parks in Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa. The female reaches puberty between 10 and 12 years of age in the wild and, when in captivity, shows oestrous cycles of 14-15 weeks duration. She readily conceives a singleton in the wild yet her uterus has the capacity for twins. She shows a gestation length of 22 months and, in the wild, shows a population density and feed dependent i...


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African Lion Safari announces birth of 242 pound Asian elephant calf

2005-12-23 - Cambridge, Ontario, Canada.

African Lion Safari announced the birth of a healthy 242 pound, female Asian elephant on November 4, 2005. The calf was born to 11-year-old elephant Natasha after a 21 month pregnancy. The newborn is the first calf for both Natasha and father Rex. The calf has been lovingly named "Opal" - as she is considered a jewel among the park's herd of eleven elephants. The herd of ten other elephants are thrilled to welcome the new addition.


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Forest elephants at at Dzanga Bai in the National park Dzanga-Ndoki in the republic of Central africa

Forest elephant (Loxodonta africana cyclotis) stature in the Réserve de Faune du Petit Loango, Gabon

2003-03-17 - Cambridge, United Kingdom. Bethan J. Morgan and P. C. Lee. Department of Biological Anthropology, University of Cambridge

The stature of forest elephants Loxodonta africana cyclotis was determined at the Petit Loango Reserve over 14 months from January to December 1998 and May to June 1999 using three measures: shoulder height, hind footprint length and boli diameter. The shoulder height of 53 identified elephants was measured using photogrammetric methods. The minimum estimated shoulder height was 69 cm from a young calf, and the tallest animal was 216 cm. Hind footprint length and boli diameter data were collecte...


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12 Headlines about Elephants from Cambridge2022-03-30 - Cambridge, United Kingdom - Remembering when giant circus elephants paraded through Cambridge 2020-09-30 - Cambridge, United Kingdom - IMO to develop guidelines for the prevention and suppression of wildlife trafficking 2015-11-10 - Cambridge, United Kingdom - The day the elephants trumpeted their way through Cambridge 2013-01-23 - Cambridge, United Kingdom - First reported case of fatal tuberculosis in a wild African elephant with past human–wildlife contact 2011-11-26 - Cambridge, United Kingdom - Elephant Man of Burma: 2011-11-26 - Cambridge, United Kingdom - Gyles Mackrell"s 1942 footage shows how he led rescue of refugees from the Japanese invasion of Burma 2010-07-15 - Cambridge, Canada - First Artificially Inseminated Elephant Born in Canada 2009-01-22 - Cambridge, Canada - 5th International Workshop on Ultrasound & Assisted Reproduction in Elephants, Rhinoceroses and Giraffes 2008-03-08 - Cambridge, United States - Environment: Elephant Culling and Crisis in The Mara 2007-05-13 - Cambridge, United Kingdom - Asian gangs fueling the illegal ivory trade 2006-05-29 - Cambridge, United Kingdom - Ovulation, pregnancy, placentation and husbandry in the African elephant (Loxodonta africana). 2003-03-17 - Cambridge, United Kingdom - Forest elephant (Loxodonta africana cyclotis) stature in the Réserve de Faune du Petit Loango, Gabon

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Rosamond Gifford Zoo holds naming competition for baby twin elephants born last month

2022-11-29 - Syracuse, United States. CNYCentral

The Onondaga County Executive Office has announced details of a naming competition for the rare twin elephants born earlier this year. Members of the community are encouraged to vote on names for the ...


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Ugandan ivory trader sentenced to life in prison

2022-10-21 - Kampala, Uganda.

A Ugandan court has sentenced an ivory trader to life in prison - the longest sentence for such crimes in the country's history. A new law was passed in 2019 that toughened sentences for poaching or t...


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Albuquerque Biological Park Zoo elephant in danger of losing an eye

2022-10-17 - Albuquerque, United States.

Zoo veterinary staff have known for years that Irene suffers from lens luxation, a condition in which the lens in the eye is dislocated from its normal position, causing discomfort and blurry vision, ...


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In Vietnam, farmers show a willingness to work with the elephant in the room

It’s estimated there are only around 100 Asian elephants remaining in Vietnam. Dong Nai Biosphere Reserve is one of four locations identified as key to their survival in the country.

2022-09-30 - Dong Nai, Vietnam.

Solving human-wildlife conflict is a complex issue and a pressing concern for a wide variety of endangered species, none more so than the Asian elephant (Elephas maximus). People living around Vietnam...


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Third baby elephant of the year born at Pattaya garden

2022-09-29 - Pattaya, Thailand.

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The third baby elephant of the year has been born at a botanical garden in Pattaya. The Nong Nooch Gardens Pattaya welcomed the new little member, named “Ply Poa Jai” wi...


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Iconic elephant ‘Bandula’ dies at Dehiwala Zoo

2022-09-23 - Colombo, Sri Lanka.

‘Bandula’, the elephant found at the National Zoological Garden in Dehiwala is reported to have passed away today. According to reports, the elephant had suddenly fallen ill and had collapsed twic...


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Nepal: Koshi Tappu, CNP welcome baby elephant same day

2022-08-29 - Katmandu, Nepal.

The elephant named Loktantra Kali at the Koshi Tappu gave birth to a female calf while Saraswoti Kali at the CNP delivered a male calf on Sunday. Nepal is presently home to around 225 indigenous eleph...


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Vietnam strives to conserve elephants

2022-08-21 - Hanoi, Vietnam.

A national action plan on elephant conservation in Vietnam for 2023-2032 with a vision for 2050 is being developed. According to the summary report of the General Department of Forestry, the number of...


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Elephant owner and elephant killed by landmine explosion at the border of Sagaing Region and Kachin State

Sheldon Hooper, 27, was charged and killed by a large elephant at a safari park

2022-08-21 - Indawgyi, Myanmar.

The owner of the elephant and the elephant were killed when a landmine exploded at the border of Sagaing Region and Kachin State on August 15 according to sources. They stepped on the landmine when a ...


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Notorious poacher who trafficked in ivory, rhino horns jailed five years

2022-08-20 - Toronto, Canada.

Moazu Kromah, 49, made millions of dollars poaching and trafficking elephant tusks and rhino horns from endangered animals and was ordered caged Thursday in New York. Kromah and two confederates were ...


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Elephant in Thailand rips keeper in half after being overworked in hot weather

2022-08-20 - Khuekkhak, Thailand. Lean Jinghui

An elephant in Thailand has reportedly ripped its mahout (elephant rider or keeper) in half after being overworked. According to The Thaiger, the incident happened at a rubber plantation in the Phang ...


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India sees more deadly elephant attacks as habitats shrink

2022-08-19 - New Delhi, India.

Elephant-human conflicts have been on the rise in India as a result of habitat loss, and experts say such conflicts could get worse unless forested areas are protected and migration corridors restored...


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Howdah elephant Abhimanyu starts carrying 300-kg sand bags

2022-08-18 - Mysore, India.

A week after embarking on a practice walk on Jamboo Savari route, howdah elephant Abhimanyu entered the second phase of training on Thursday. The 300-kg sand bags were mounted on Abhimanyu after perfo...


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Karachi elephants to receive German dental treatment

2022-08-16 - Karachi, Pakistan.

Global organisation, Four Paws have sent their veterinarian doctors to Karachi for the treatment of elephants. The team of four doctors have arrived in Pakistan to treat four female elephants- two of ...


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Andhra Pradesh: ‘Kumkis’ add a dash of grandeur to I-Day celebrations in Chittoor - Jayanth and Vinayak served the Forest Department for more than two decades

Forest staff performing puja to kumkis Jayanth and Vinayak at Naniyala camp at Ramakuppam in Chittoor district.

2022-08-15 - Chittoor, India.

Jayanth (65) and Vinayak (52) are kumkis (trained elephants), faithfully serving the Forest Department in Chittoor district for more than two decades. Housed at the Naniyala forest camp in the Koundin...


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Dudhwa Tiger Reserve mahouts will now record their experiences to help understand elephants better

2022-08-14 - Lakhimpur Kheri, India.

Chief conservator of forests and field director, Sanjay Kumar Pathak has decided to document the experiences of these veteran mahouts so that not only the park authorities but other mahouts also benef...


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Mastodon bones discovered during West Michigan road project work

2022-08-12 - Grand Rapids, United States.

Several people are working to unearth mastodon bones in a West Michigan field after they were discovered during a road construction project. The bones are expected to be donated to the Grand Rapids Pu...


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Meet the mahouts at Theppakadu camp in Mudumalai who have transformed the lives of their elephants

Wasim, the star kumki, with his mahout Eswaran

2022-08-11 - Theppakadu, India.

Wasim’s trunk pauses midair as he reaches for a bamboo shoot. His mahout, M Eswaran, calls out a command from a distance and in a split second, the elephant changes course. The shoot is far from his...


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Myanmar: Elephant gives birth to rare white calf in Rhakine

2022-08-08 - Rhakine, Myanmar. Team Udayadani

A rare white elephant took birth in western Myanmar. The white elephant was born last month in western Rakhine state and currently weighs 180 pounds (80 kilograms) and its height is 2.5 feet (70 centi...


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A haven for retired elephants

Visitors up close with the elephants.

2022-07-18 - Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Travelling north from Siem Reap city on National Road 64 for about 90 minutes you will reach a wooden bridge that will take you to the headquarters of the Kulen Elephant Forest Sanctuary, the home of ...


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