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Rescued baby elephant sent to safari park

2021-03-12 - Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.

The three-month-old female calf, weighing 121 kg, was handed over to safari park authorities on Wednesday. It was found abandoned beside Monkhali canal under Shaplapur beat office of Huiyakkong range of Cox's Bazar South Forest Division.


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Border guard, woodcutter trampled to death

2015-04-03 - Coxs Bazar, India.

Two people, including a Border Guard Bangladesh member, were trampled to death by wild elephants in Cox´s Bazar and Chittagong yesterday. The BGB man was identified as Lance Nayak Habibur Rahman, 44, who hailed from Jhalakathi, reports our Cox´s Bazar correspondent. Commander of BGB-17 Battalion in Cox´s Bazar Col Khalequzzaman said Habibur was killed after three wild elephants attacked a BGB team which had gone to Himchhari Shampan Hill area in Ramu upazila around 2:00am...


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Elephants kill man, destroy homes in Bangladesh

2008-01-24 - COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh. Mohammad Nurul Islam / David Fogarty

One man was killed and another injured in attacks by wild elephants that strayed into villages and trampled homes and crops in Bangladesh, police said on Thursday. They said the elephants stormed into different villages near a forest about 400 km (250 miles) southeast of the capital Dhaka on Wednesday. The victims were working in their fields when the elephants came out of the forest, witnesses told police. Attacks by elephant have become frequent in recent years, as their forest habitats shrink...


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Wild elephants kill 4 people in Cox"sBazar

2007-12-28 - Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.

A group of wild elephants, came down from the hilly terrain, today killed four people including a mother and two children at Eidgaon area of Sadar Upazila under the district. The angry elephants also damaged eight households in Satgharia Para of West Gazalia of Islamabad union in the same Upazila. The elephants were hungry and became mad, according to the experts of the Department of Forest. Police and the local residents said the elephants at first attacked the house of Mojaher Mia and his wife...


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Wild elephants kill two villagers in Bangladesh

2007-05-22 - Cox Bazar, Bangladesh.

Wild elephants trampled two people to death and destroyed 20 bamboo homes when they strayed into a Bangladesh village on Tuesday. The herd of some 10 elephants also uprooted trees and damaged crops in Mithachhari, near Cox's Bazar town, 400 km (250 miles) southeast of the capital Dhaka. Police said some seven people have been trampled to death by wild elephants in the last two months at Cox's Bazar district alone.


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Bangladesh park seeks food aid for detained elephants

2007-05-17 - Coxs Bazar, India.

A Bangladesh safari park has called for urgent financial help from the government to feed nine elephants after their mahouts were detained by police last month after they used the pachyderms to illegally fell trees. Charges have been filed against the men and their principal employers. Keepers of the 900-hectare (2,250-acre) Dulhazara Safari Park said they lacked the food or money to feed the nine additional guests, which consume large amounts of paddy, rice and banana trees each day.


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Elephants kill two Bangladeshi children

2007-04-18 - COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh.

Wild elephants straying into a village trampled two nine-year-old children to death in southeastern Bangladesh on Wednesday, police and forestry officials said. The victims, a boy and a girl, failed to escape when a herd of elephants swooped on their village near a forest at Ramu, 430 km (269 miles) southeast of the capital Dhaka. The elephants also destroyed five houses, uprooted trees and demolished standing crops.


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Villagers look at the carcass of a dead elephant in Cox

Bangladesh elephant dies in fight with another

2007-03-22 - COXS BAZAR, Bangladesh.

A century-old elephant died after a rare fight with another elephant in a Bangladesh forest, officials said on Thursday. Forest officials retrieved the dead elephant, a male around 100 years old, and conducted an autopsy which suggested it died of injuries inflicted in a clash with another male. The other elephant was likely to be injured, and officials were trying to locate it.


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Elephants Ravage Bangladesh Refugee Camp, Child Killed

2006-05-12 - COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh.

One child was killed and 30 people were injured on Thursday when two wild elephants wrecked parts of a refugee camp in southeastern Bangladesh, police said. They said the elephants strayed into the camp for Myanmar Muslim refugees from the nearby forest and destroyed dozens of bamboo shelters. Police fired blank shots to chase the elephants back to the forest from the camp that houses 8,000 Muslim refugees, who are among the tens of thousands who crossed into Bangladesh more than a decade ago al...


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Elephants kill Bangladeshi villager, attacks rise

2006-01-17 - COX´S BAZAR, Bangladesh.

A herd of wild elephants crushed a Bangladeshi villager to death, the eighth such killing over the past month in the southeast of the country, an official said on Tuesday. Another man was injured in the clash in forests near Cox's Bazaar town, 400 km (250 miles) from Dhaka, where officials say a dwindling natural habitat is forcing elephants to overrun villages.


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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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