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Incredible night time footage shows the moment a rare Asian elephant is born at a British zoo

2017-02-01 - Chester, United Kingdom.

Incredible night cam footage has captured the moment a rare Asian elephant was born following a short 20-minute labour. Following a 22-month gestation the male calf was born to 20-year-old mother Sithami Hi Way at Chester Zoo. Zoo keepers stayed up to monitor the birth via live CCTV and watched in awe as the baby dropped onto soft sand and scrambled to his feet in minutes.


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Rare Asian elephant born at Chester Zoo

2016-12-17 - Chester, United Kingdom.

The unnamed female calf was born to 12-year-old mother Sundara overnight after a 22-month gestation. Keepers at the zoo said both mother and daughter are doing well and visitors will be able to see the new arrival from Saturday.



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Bull elephant Hari Hi Way died on Tuesday after falling ill with a viral infection

Chester Zoo: Second young elephant dies in six weeks

2015-10-28 - Chester, United Kingdom.

A second young elephant has died in the space of six weeks at Chester Zoo.
Three-year-old Hari Hi Way was being treated by vets at the zoo after falling ill with a viral infection. Despite their efforts, the bull calf elephant died late on Tuesday afternoon. A post-mortem examination will take place, the zoo confirmed.


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The two-year-old elephant had contracted an illness called elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus, which affects wild and captive elephants

Chester Zoo elephant calf Bala Hi Way dies after illness

2015-09-16 - Chester, United Kingdom.

Bala Hi Way, who was born in January 2013, became ill over the weekend and was being treated by veterinary teams at the zoo. Despite their efforts, the animal died on Monday night, the zoo confirmed. The two-year-old had contracted an illness called elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus, which affects wild and captive elephants.


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Elephant calf Jamilah Hi Way dead at Chester Zoo

2013-07-03 - Chester, United Kingdom.

Jamilah, who was born in January 2011, was taken ill yesterday morning and was being treated by the veterinary team. Unfortunately, despite the best efforts of all involved in her care, Jamilah died during the night. The cause of Jamilah´s death will be determined at post-mortem. Jamilah, daughter of Thi Hi Way, was a much loved member of the herd and will be greatly missed by many. It is expected that the elephant house will open a little later than usual today. We are sure you will join ...


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Chester Zoo: Elephant Keeper

2012-11-19 - Chester, United Kingdom.

Chester Zoo have a vacancy for an Elephant Keeper to be based on the Elephants of the Asian forest exhibit working within a close team using a protected contact management system. The post will involve the daily care and management of our herd of 8 Asian elephants and their habitat. The successful candidate will provide excellent animal husbandry, care and welfare, ensuring that all enclosures and facilities are maintained to the highest possible standards for our visitors and the animals in our...


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Chester Zoo’s oldest elephant Sheba has died

2011-02-10 - Chester, United Kingdom.

THE matriarch of Chester Zoo’s Asian elephant herd, Sheba, has died after a short illness. Sheba, 56, has been at the zoo for 46 years and was the zoo’s oldest elephant. Affectionately known as Madam Sheba by the team who looked after her, she had been at the zoo longer than any other elephant. Sheba had been ill for a short time and despite the best efforts of the keeping team and zoo’s veterinarians the decision was taken to euthanise her. She died on Wednesday afternoon.


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Elephant makes crowd-pleasing debut

2010-07-21 - Chester, United Kingdom.

Venturing into the outside world for the first time, Chester Zoo´s four-day-old elephant calf has already proved a hit with the crowds. Hundreds of people craned their necks and joined crowds 10-deep around the paddock as the young Asian elephant made his public debut. Despite his tender age, the male, who has yet to be named, already weighs in at 110kg (242lb). He was born at the weekend to mother Sithami, 13, and father Upali, 16.


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Chester Zoo’s delight at birth of Asian elephant calf

2010-07-20 - Chester, United Kingdom.

DELIGHTED zookeepers are celebrating the birth of a new elephant calf. The calf, who is yet to be named, was born at Chester Zoo just before midnight on Sunday, ending a pregnancy of about 22 months. Its sex is currently unknown but both the mother, Asian elephant Sithami, and her newborn are said to be doing well. It is the second calf for Sithami, 13, who is also mother to Sundara, six.


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Chester Zoos Assam Haathi Project given Darwin Initiative grant boost

2010-03-20 - Chester, United Kingdom. Mark Dowling

HUNDREDS more villagers in northeast India will be able to live peacefully with elephants thanks to a conservation project. Conservationists from Chester Zoo and EcoSystems-India, who are working to mitigate human-elephant conflict, have been awarded a second Darwin Initiative grant to assist the expansion of their elephant conservation project in Assam.


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Bronze elephant gift to City

2010-01-14 - Chester, United Kingdom.

Chester city centre will be welcoming a heavyweight new arrival come the New Year. Taking centre stage at a proposed site near Barclays Bank will be a bronze elephant calf, donated to the city by Chester Zoo. The 1m tall elephant elephant – created by Hampshire-based sculptress Annette Yarrow – mirrors the bronze elephant calf that resides near the main entrance of the 110-acre zoo. The female calf was gifted by the zoo to the city to demonstrate the links between the award-winning attractio...


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Chester Zoological Gardens : Elephant Keeper

2009-10-06 - Chester , United Kingdom.

Chester Zoo is one of the leading zoological collections in Europe with an international reputation for achieving its mission in conservation, research and education. We are currently recruiting for an Asian Elephant Keeper. Applicants should have proven zoo experience of working with large mammals and also have experience with working with operant conditioning in a zoo setting. Ideally candidates will have a higher education qualification in life sciences (min HND) and/or Animal Management Qual...


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Elephant Study

2009-09-17 - Chester, United Kingdom.

Three elephant shots from Chester zoo, hope you like, btw not tha same elephant on all 3.


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Chester Zoo produces elephant guidance handbook

2009-09-10 - Chester, United Kingdom.

HOW do you manage when your next door neighbour weighs five tonnes? Chester Zoo has the anser. And how do you stop your over-sized neighbour 'rampaging' through what is effectively your back garden? Chester Zoo has come up with the answers to help people who live side by side with Asian elephants. Living with Elephants is a practical handbook for the people of Assam, India, and has been launched in an effort to help both humans and elephants co-exist peacefully. The aim of the guide, which inclu...


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ROYAL DOULTON ELEPHANT TRAINER FACE MUG - $325

2009-08-24 - Chestermere, Canada.

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SPECIALIST KEEPER – ELEPHANT TEAM

2009-01-05 - Chester, United Kingdom.

Chester Zoo is one of the leading zoological collections in Europe with an international reputation for achieving its mission in conservation breeding programmes, research and education. We are currently recruiting for a suitably experienced and qualified Specialist Keeper to be the Second-in-Charge of our Asian Elephant programme at the Zoo. Applicants should have proven experience of working with a mixed elephant herd in protected contact.


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Elephant & Rhino Evening

2008-09-04 - Chester, United Kingdom.

Chester Zoo will be hosting an Elephant & Rhino evening on Thursday 4th September. Join us for an evening with a difference at Oakfield Manor followed by a personal Zoo tour with our keepers. Pre booking is essential, to make a booking please call our Events Office on 01244 650 209 or email events@chesterzoo.org


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people

Moving on up!

2008-08-14 - Chester, United Kingdom.

It’s all change in the animal division with new team leaders for both the giraffe and elephant sections. There is also a new face at the elephants where Evelyn De Wolf takes over as team leader. Evelyn joins the zoo from Bellewaerde Park in Belgium where she was the animal curator. Kevin Buley, Chester Zoo’s Head of Zoo Programmes, said: “As the zoo continues to successfully grow and expand, new opportunities arise for our dedicated staff.


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The elephant shown here is not Jubilee but a bigger one.

Elephant in Chester Zoo in 1981

2008-03-03 - Chester, United Kingdom. John Burke

I see from the archives that 17 years ago on the 4th March we took our daughter Gillian to Chester Zoo. She was 4 at the time and by a coincidence so was the date and probably so was the temperature! So was the baby elephant that had been born in the Queen's Silver Jubilee year and was therefore named Jubilee. Ha - why did we not think of that. The elephant shown here is not Jubilee but a bigger one. In the language we used on the day probably either Mummy Elephant or Daddy Elephant.


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Zoo’s animal campaign drives visitors wild

2007-12-27 - Chester, United Kingdom.

A marketing campaign for Chester Zoo which attracted a record number of visitors was the mastermind of North East creative agency, Robson Brown. Stunning images were displayed high up on the lamp posts and were wrapped around the poles themselves. The unusual adverts included a giraffe and an elephant (pictured), and also delivered a variety of interesting facts.


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British zoo"s work in Assam wins major wildlife award

2007-11-21 - Chester, United Kingdom.

An innovative Chester Zoo project that uses smoke bombs comprising chilli powder to ward off marauding elephants from human habitation and crops in Assam was awarded the field conservation award at this year's annual BIAZA awards on Wednesday evening. Charles Walker, MP, presented the prestigious conservation and wild life awards at the Marwell Zoological Park in Hampshire on behalf of the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA).


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Elephant Family at Chester Zoo

2007-11-02 - Chester, United Kingdom.

It has been another mad week here in Manchester. The above photograph was taken 7 days ago on a trip to Chester Zoo. I wasn’t able to post this photo due to the Apple event in the evening, then being in Lincolnshire at the weekend and posting photographs over Halloween it has been really intense. It was my first visit to Chester Zoo with my digital SLR camera and although I was able to capture better images because of the fast burst mode, the zoom still isn’t really good enough to get really...


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Chester Zoo: Elephant keeper/senior keeper

2007-09-14 - Chester, United Kingdom.

A vacancy has arisen to join the Elephant Team in developing our Elephant
care programme and manage our growing herd. Candidates should have
proven experience of working with a mixed herd in both free and protected
contact. This is not a post for a trainee. This vacancy may be filled at either
keeper or senior keeper level dependent upon the previous experience and
qualifications of candidates. Ideally candidates will have a higher education
qualificatio...


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The tonnes of bushes will feed the elephants for three weeks

Chester elephants get trunk call

2007-03-09 - Chester, United Kingdom.

The elephants in Chester Zoo were given a trunk call after the highways agency were left with 200m of hawthorn bushes after a road clearance. Hawthorn is a favourite food for the elephants and with a 10-strong hungry herd, the keepers were keen to take it. The contractors, who were looking for a green solution, were happy to oblige.


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At Chester Zoo Cheshire England a Keeper Throws a Bucket of Water Over the Elephants

Chester Zoo: Elephant keeper

2007-01-26 - Chester, United Kingdom.

A vacancy has arisen to join the Elephant Team in Chester Zoo developing our Elephant care programme and manage our growing herd. Ideally candidates will have proven experience of working with a mixed herd in both free and protected contact. Keepers with substantial experience with other animals who are looking to move into elephant conservation may be considered This is not a post for a trainee. Candidates must already have or be prepared to obtain the ANC Management of Zoo Animals or an equiva...


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Daily Jigsaw Puzzle

2006-11-25 - Chesterbrook, United States. FlashPuzzleZone.com

Can you solve the daily jigsaw puzzle? Puzzle Description: Group of elephants including baby elephant. Daily Jigsaw Puzzle from the FlashPuzzleZone.com.


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Chester Zoo Elephant calf to be named on live TV

2006-11-17 - Chester, United Kingdom. Chester Chronicle

CHILDREN will get the chance to name the new baby elephant born at Chester Zoo last Sunday. The male Asian elephant calf was born at 4.19am on Remembrance Sunday inside the zoo's new elephant house, Elephants of the Asian Forest. Wiewers of BBC's flagship children's programme Blue Peter will be invited to enter a competition to name the calf and the programme will be broadcast live from the zoo on December 6.


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The baby Asian elephant was born following a 23-month pregnancy

Chester Zoo: Elephant calf makes debut The male calf was born at Chester Zoo in the early hours of this morning. The baby"s mother 24-year-old Thi gave birth following a 23 month pregnancy.

2006-11-12 - Chester, United Kingdom. Pressrelease Chester Zoo

24-year-old Chester Zoo elephant Thi became a mum today - (12 November 2006) – with a little help from the local hospital.The male Asian Elephant calf was born at 4.19 am today inside the zoos new elephant house, Elephants of the Asian Forest. The elephant team was prepared for the new arrival as Thi´s hormone levels had been analysed three times a week by experts at the Countess of Chester Hospital.


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Chester Zoo to pay £75,000 for death of elephant keeper

2004-11-30 - Chester, United Kingdom. Quentin Reade

Chester Zoo has been fined £25,000 and ordered to pay £50,000 costs after a keeper was butted to death by an elephant in 2001. Richard Hughes was helping to move a 30-year-old female elephant between pens when the animal lashed out and then headbutted him three times. Yesterday at Chester Crown Court, professor Gordon Reid, director of the North of England Zoological Society, which runs the Zoo, admitted to breaching the Health & Safety Act.


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Chester Zoo under attack after birth of elephant

2004-10-25 - Chester, United Kingdom. Sam Lister, Daily Post Staff

CHESTER Zoo defended itself against criticism from an animal welfare organisation last night which says it has breached RSPCA guidelines over the birth of an elephant. The 180kg male calf, who has not yet been named, was born at the zoo two weeks ago and is the second this year.


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Chester Zoo elephants trumpet a welcome for latest addition to family

2004-10-14 - Chester, United Kingdom. Daily Post

Chester Zoo has welcomed its latest attraction - a 180kg baby elephant born just a few days ago.


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Killed elephant keeper in Chester Zoo "gave warnings"

2002-03-18 - Chester, United Kingdom.

A zoo keeper who was killed by a bad-tempered elephant had warned that such an accident was likely to happen, an inquest has heard.
Richard Hughes, 34, was attacked by a four-ton Asian elephant named Kumara after he tried to move her in her enclosure at Chester Zoo.


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Killer elephant in Chester Zoo put down

2001-10-09 - Chester, United Kingdom.

Kumara, the elephant which killed a keeper at Chester Zoo has been destroyed.
The 34-year-old female Asian elephant killed senior keeper Richard Hughes last February. Kumara had been suffering severe episodes of colic in her gut and was also being treated for chronic foot and joint infections and arthritis.


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Motty at Chester Zoo 1978

Motty the elephant crossbreed. Loxodonta africana x Elephas maximus

1998-01-17 - Chester, United Kingdom. Derek Lyon

when the Asian elephant cow "Sheba" in Chester Zoo, England, 1978 gave birth to a calf with an African elephant bull" Jumbolino" as father the scientists became puzzled. The staff had observed several matings between the elephants, but since a cross was impossible, noone expected a delivery. This sensational elephant died two weeks after the birth. It was an early birth and Motty had stomach problems.


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32 Headlines about Elephants from Chester2017-02-01 - Chester, United Kingdom - Incredible night time footage shows the moment a rare Asian elephant is born at a British zoo 2016-12-17 - Chester, United Kingdom - Rare Asian elephant born at Chester Zoo 2015-10-28 - Chester, United Kingdom - Chester Zoo: Second young elephant dies in six weeks 2015-09-16 - Chester, United Kingdom - Chester Zoo elephant calf Bala Hi Way dies after illness 2013-07-03 - Chester, United Kingdom - Elephant calf Jamilah Hi Way dead at Chester Zoo 2012-11-19 - Chester, United Kingdom - Chester Zoo: Elephant Keeper 2011-02-10 - Chester, United Kingdom - Chester Zoo’s oldest elephant Sheba has died 2010-07-21 - Chester, United Kingdom - Elephant makes crowd-pleasing debut 2010-07-20 - Chester, United Kingdom - Chester Zoo’s delight at birth of Asian elephant calf 2010-03-20 - Chester, United Kingdom - Chester Zoos Assam Haathi Project given Darwin Initiative grant boost 2010-01-14 - Chester, United Kingdom - Bronze elephant gift to City 2009-10-06 - Chester , United Kingdom - Chester Zoological Gardens : Elephant Keeper 2009-09-17 - Chester, United Kingdom - Elephant Study 2009-09-10 - Chester, United Kingdom - Chester Zoo produces elephant guidance handbook 2009-01-05 - Chester, United Kingdom - SPECIALIST KEEPER – ELEPHANT TEAM 2008-09-04 - Chester, United Kingdom - Elephant & Rhino Evening 2008-08-14 - Chester, United Kingdom - Moving on up! 2008-03-03 - Chester, United Kingdom - Elephant in Chester Zoo in 1981 2007-12-27 - Chester, United Kingdom - Zoo’s animal campaign drives visitors wild 2007-11-21 - Chester, United Kingdom - British zoo"s work in Assam wins major wildlife award 2007-11-02 - Chester, United Kingdom - Elephant Family at Chester Zoo 2007-09-14 - Chester, United Kingdom - Chester Zoo: Elephant keeper/senior keeper 2007-03-09 - Chester, United Kingdom - Chester elephants get trunk call 2007-01-26 - Chester, United Kingdom - Chester Zoo: Elephant keeper 2006-11-17 - Chester, United Kingdom - Chester Zoo Elephant calf to be named on live TV 2006-11-12 - Chester, United Kingdom - Chester Zoo: Elephant calf makes debut The male calf was born at Chester Zoo in the early hours of this morning. The baby"s mother 24-year-old Thi gave birth following a 23 month pregnancy. 2004-11-30 - Chester, United Kingdom - Chester Zoo to pay £75,000 for death of elephant keeper 2004-10-25 - Chester, United Kingdom - Chester Zoo under attack after birth of elephant 2004-10-14 - Chester, United Kingdom - Chester Zoo elephants trumpet a welcome for latest addition to family 2002-03-18 - Chester, United Kingdom - Killed elephant keeper in Chester Zoo "gave warnings" 2001-10-09 - Chester, United Kingdom - Killer elephant in Chester Zoo put down 1998-01-17 - Chester, United Kingdom - Motty the elephant crossbreed. Loxodonta africana x Elephas maximus

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Vets suggest shifting of elephants from Karachi Zoo to Safari Park.

2021-11-30 - Karachi, Pakistan.

The experts are to submit a report before the Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday (today) recommending a number of steps necessary for the well-being of the elephants. Therefore it would be a good idea ...


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UI professor tackles the development of tusk-less elephants

2021-11-29 - Beira, Mozambique.

A tusk-less elephant phenomenon led a University of Idaho professor to research in Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique. Ryan Long, an associate professor in wildlife sciences, along with researchers...


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What costs captive jumbos’ lives? Lack of income or dearth of exercise?

2021-11-28 - Palakkad, India.

An increase in the frequency of deaths of captive elephants has prompted jumbo lovers to ask two key questions. Without enough festivals in the last two years, have the elephants contracted diseases o...


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Ancient mammoth tusk recovered from bottom of the ocean

2021-11-24 - Monterey, United States.

Researchers at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Institute (MBARI) have found and extracted mammoth tusks from a Columbian mammoth (Mammuthus columbi), deep in the ocean. According to MBARI, their team discov...


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Trial opens against accused elephant poachers in Indonesia

Suspected poachers sit on the defendant’s benches during their trial hearing at a district court in Aceh Jaya, Indonesia, Monday, Nov. 22, 2021. The court opened the trial against the group of men accused of poaching endangered elephants and trading in illegal ivory, in a case that wildlife conservation groups have hailed as a milestone. (AP Photo/Riska Munawarah)

2021-11-22 - Calang, Armenia.

An Indonesian court on Monday began a trial against a group of men accused of poaching endangered Sumatran elephants and trading in illegal ivory, in a case that wildlife conservation officials have h...


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Hadi Shrine Circus puts animals at the forefront in their annual charitable performances

2021-11-22 - , United States.

Tim Frisco, an employee with Miller Equipment Company, leads a group of elephants down the ramp into Roberts Stadium while preparing for the 72nd annual Hadi Shrine Circus on Nov. 22, 2005


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Why a Farmer from Alfred Killed One of the First Circus Elephants

Hachaliah Bailey (1775-1845), Artist unknown, oil on canvas SHS75.8.1 The William & Nancy Bailey Collection

2021-11-22 - Alfred, York County, United States.

It's an interesting tale that starts with Hachaliah Bailey. Yup, that Bailey, as in the Barnum and Bailey circus. Bailey was a farmer in upstate New York when he bought an elephant for about $1,000. A...


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Elephant Nature Park Updates

2021-11-22 - Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Article about the relocation of Asian female elephant Kamu to ENP.


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Baby elephant is forced to have her trunk amputated after being snared by cruel poachers and left behind by her herd in Indonesia

To save the life of the baby elephant, wildlife officials today (pictured) had to amputate half of her trunk at the Elephant Training Centre in Aceh Besar, Indonesia

2021-11-16 - Banda Aceh, Indonesia.

A baby elephant was forced to have her trunk amputated after being snared by cruel poachers and left behind by her herd in Indonesia. She was rescued on Sunday in Alue Meuraksa, a village in the Aceh ...


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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...


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Three Asian elephants pregnant at Melbourne Zoo

2021-11-13 - Melbourne, Australia.

For the first time in Melbourne Zoo’s history, three Asian elephants have become pregnant naturally and will give birth next year. New mum Mali, who was also born at the zoo 11 years ago, is sharing...


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The list of elephant people is growing!

2021-11-13 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Dan Koehl

The latest addition to the Elephant Database, presenteation of elephant people is growing, now over 300 names of legandary Circus trainers, Asian Mahouts, and head elephant keepers in Zoos.


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Remembering Karma

2021-11-10 - Mathura, India.

On 10 November 2021, we bid farewell to our beloved Karma. A few days before she passed, Karma collapsed out of exhaustion. Our team would lift Karma up with the help of a crane, without which they f...


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Elephant attacks mahout in ATR

2021-11-03 - COIMBATORE, India.

A mahout was injured in the attack of a camp elephant at the Kozhikamuthi elephant camp of the Anamalai Tiger Reserve near Top Slip on Monday. A Forest Department official said the mahout, Jayachandra...


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

Photo taken on Oct. 20, 2021 shows a newborn Asian elephant calf and his mother Yaming in Kunming Zoo, southwest China

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, ...


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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...


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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...


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

Elephants at BEC were found to be just "skin and bones" after the coronavirus pandemic forced the park to close

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...


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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...


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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...


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