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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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Blackpool Zoo confirms 2 elephants are expecting babies

2024-04-26 - Blackpool, United Kingdom.

The latest round of pregnancy tests at Blackpool Zoo has revealed that two of its elephants are expecting babies. Mother and daughter Noorjahan and Esha are both pregnant and due to give birth in late...


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RIP 2 year old “Chi Pich”

2024-04-02 - Sen Monorom, Cambodia.

There was sad news from Mondulkiri Province, with the death of 2 year old elephant “Chi Pich” being announced. Sources from the Elephant Livelihood Initiative Environment Organization (ELIE) said ...


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Popular tusker Mangalamkunnu Ayyappan dies

2024-03-26 - Kochi, India.

Popular tusker Mangalamkunnu Ayyappan, 55, 55, died at Mangalamkunnu in Palakkad on Monday. The elephant owned by M A Haridasan had been under treatment for the past few months.


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Pinnawala Orphanage sees birth of 76th calf

2024-03-23 - Kegalle, Sri Lanka.

The 76th elephant calf was born at the Rambukkana Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage on March 20.This baby elephant was born to 32-year-old she-elephant Shanthi and 19-year-old Pandu at the Pinnawala Elepha...


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SANParks partners with neighbouring nations to benefit communities

2024-03-23 - Pretoria, South Africa.

In the ongoing efforts to curb poaching and snaring of animals within the Zimbabwe and Mozambique borders, South African National Parks (SANParks) is working to create more partnerships with neighbour...


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Toledo Zoo Shares the Name of Precious New Baby Elephant

2024-03-15 - , United States.

After weeks of voting and thousands of submissions, the Toledo Zoo has officially chosen the name of their precious baby elephant and we're personally thrilled about the news! Ladies and gentleman, Ki...


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Extern Link Read about Toledo Zoo in the Elephant DatabasePress Release: The Toledo Zoo is thrilled to announce the birth of a healthy baby elephant, born to African elephant, Renee.Press Release: The Toledo Zoo is thrilled to announce the birth of a healthy baby elephant, born to African elephant, Renee.
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Reid Park Zoo welcomes new baby elephant

2024-03-09 - Tucson, United States.

A baby elephant was born at Reid Park Zoo. The zoo said Semba, the facility’s African elephant matriarch, gave birth to a 265-pound calf around 3:31 a.m. Friday, March 8. Reid Park Zoo said the calf...


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Baby elephant in Copenhagen named after Thai river

2024-03-04 - Copenhagen, Denmark.

A female baby elephant in Copenhagen Zoo has been named Chin after the Tha Chin river in central Thailand. The elephant was born last week in the Danish zoo. The zookeepers, who take care of the young...


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This elephant misses his mahout, authorities seek police help

2024-02-29 - Alappuzha, India.

Evoor Kannan, the elephant known for his murderous rage and with a history of killing two mahouts is in a bad mood these days. He had been gentle under the care of his former Mahout Sharath Parippally...


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Third elephant calf born in Beekse Bergen

2024-02-20 - Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands.

African elephant Punda has become the mother of a healthy elephant calf after a 22-month pregnancy. This is the third calf born in the Safari Park Beekse Bergen k in four months. Never before have thr...


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Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium’s elephant calf dies at age 2

2024-02-15 - Pittsburgh, United States.

The zoo said Tsuni died Thursday after a sudden, brief battle with elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus (EEHV). Her EEHV was detected through routine blood testing on Feb. 8, even though she presente...


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death

Farewell to Seoul"s oldest elephant passing at age of 59

2024-02-15 - Seoul, South Korea.

The oldest female elephant in South Korea passed away Tuesday at a zoo in Gwacheon, Gyeonggi Province, at the age of 59, zoo officials said Thursday. The female elephant, named Sakura, had suffered fr...


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A star is born: Baby elephant debuts

2024-01-30 - Bangalore, India.

The Bannerghatta Biological Park is brimming with excitement as it welcomes a delightful new addition—a baby boy elephant calf. This adorable arrival brings the elephant count in the Bannerghatta zo...


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Guruvayur Kannan, nine-time winner of elephant race, dies at 62

2024-01-27 - Guruvayur, India.

Elephant Kannan, of the Guruvayur Devaswom Elephant Camp, a nine-time winner of the festival-related elephant race, has passed away. His demise was around 5:30 pm on Saturday. The tusker's age at the ...


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A baby elephant is found dead

2024-01-27 - Koh Nhek, Cambodia.

Villagers found a baby elephant dead in Koh Nhek district, Mondulkiri province in the middle of the forest​ on January 26, 2024, suspected of being shot. Mondulkiri Provincial department of environm...


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Discoveries: The Evolutionary Edge of Elephant Trunks and Ancient Giants

2024-01-13 - Beijing, China.

A recent study published in the journal eLife has uncovered new findings on the development of dextrous trunks by indigenous elephants. According to Dr. Shi-Qi Wang, a senior author of the research, t...


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Alleged poaching kills 46-year-old Sumatran elephant in Riau park

2024-01-13 - Pekanbaru, Indonesia.

The Tesso Nilo National Park in Pelalawan District, Riau Province, again lost one of its Sumatran elephants (Elephas maximus sumatranus) after a poacher allegedly killed it for its tusks. The 46-year...


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Celebration of Elephants: A Must-see New Exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History

2024-01-11 - New York, United States.

In a narrow but sprawling curatorial space at the uptown museum, The Secret World of Elephants, now opened, tells the story of elephant species and their relatives through life-size models, videos, gr...


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Workshop On Handling Human-Wildlife Conflicts

2024-01-11 - Mysore, India.

In response to the escalating threat posed by leopards, elephants and other wild animals in the Mysuru region, specialised task forces have been established to address the situation. A dedicated Leopa...


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Los Angeles Zoo mourns loss of 53-year-old Asian elephant Shaunzi

2024-01-04 - Los Angeles, United States.

The Los Angeles Zoo is grieving the death of 53-year-old Asian elephant Shaunzi. Zoo staff observed that Shaunzi was unable to stand up in her exhibit at around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday night, according t...


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