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Assam team to visit Bangladesh for bringing back elephant

2016-08-02 - Dhaka, Bangladesh.

A team of Assam forest department will reach Bangladesh on Wednesday, to study how to bring back an elephant stranded in the neighbouring country after being washed away by the strong currents of the Brahmaputra river. On June 27, the wild female elephant was separated from her herd in Assam and floated along with the currents of the Brahmaputra river from Dhubri district into the neighbouring Bangladesh.


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A wild Asiatic elephant foraging in a forest of Teknaf.

Save endangered elephants

2011-10-31 - Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Unplanned human settlement and cultivation on elephant habitat is causing a human-elephant conflict in Bangladesh. The result each year is around 32 human and four elephant deaths, said experts yesterday. Many more are injured and the damage to crops amounts to Tk 3 crore in the country´s north-eastern and south-eastern regions, they said.


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Bangladesh zoo mourns elephant

2010-07-24 - Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Bangladesh´s biggest zoo has declared three days of mourning following the death of a 100-year-old elephant which was its top attraction and "loyal servant", an official said on Saturday. Pabantara collapsed on Thursday after a heart attack and died hours later, plunging her fans into grief, AHM Shahidullah, head of the state-owned Dhaka Zoo, told AFP. The female Asian elephant had lived at the zoo since it was founded in 1957 and carried hundreds of thousands of children and adults on fun...


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Arakanese Elephants to be Tracked with Video

2008-10-20 - Dhaka, Bangladesh.

An environmental group focusing on Arakanese wildlife is preparing to record wild elephants in Arakan State with video cameras as the elephant population has declined in recent years, said one environmental worker from Sittwe.
The group will be carrying out the plan in the near future in Arakan Roma and the Mayu Range, where wild elephants range. The elephants will be counted by the group via the video cameras.


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Wild elephants stray into B"desh village, kill man

2008-02-09 - Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Wild elephants straying into a Bangladesh village killed a man, injured another and trampled several homes on Saturday, forest officials said. The incident occurred at a village near Ramu, about 400 km (250 miles) southeast of the capital Dhaka, said an official of Bangladesh Forest Department. Villagers, who were caught off guard, fled their homes, but later returned with drums and firecrackers to scare off the herd of around six elephants. The elephants also devoured rice stocks, fruits and so...


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Wild Elephants Kill Five on Border

2008-01-15 - Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Wild elephants killed five people, including one woman from Burma, and injured 20 others in the Bangladesh border township Teknaf, opposite Maundaw Township in Burma, according to a local official report. The Burmese victim who was killed was identified as Khadija Begun, 35 years old, who was living in a slum near the Naff River in Teknaf Township. The incident took place on 10 January when Kadija Begun went into the forest to collect firewood along with her two young sons. When the family reach...


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Wild elephant kills one in northern Bangladesh

2008-01-11 - Dhaka, Bangladesh. Ruma Paul and Anis Ahmed

A wild elephant straying into a village trampled a man to death and injured at least 15 people in Bangladesh on Friday, police and forest officials said. The incident occurred at a village in Lalmonirhat district, 350 km (215 miles) north of the capital near the Indian border. The elephant apparently broke from its herd and lost its way and entered the Bangladesh village from nearby Indian forest, one Lalmonirhat police official said.


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Wild elephant kills four villagers in southern Bangladesh

2007-12-19 - Dhaka, Bangladesh.

A lone elephant attacked a rice farm, killing at least four members of the same family in southern Bangladesh, media reports said on Wednesday. The daily Bangladesh Observer said the wild elephant left its herd and entered a village Tuesday near the resort district of Cox's Bazar, 300 kilometres south of the capital Dhaka, and demolished a mud and straw hut where the family was asleep. The dead included a six-month-old girl, the newspaper said.


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Wild elephant tramples 3 to death in Bangladesh

2007-12-18 - Dhaka, Bangladesh.

A wild elephant trampled to death three members of a family in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar district, 310 km southeast of the capital Dhaka, early Tuesday. Locals were quoted by the private news agency UNB as saying that the victims were asleep when the animal attacked the house before dawn. A group of wild elephants coming down from the hills also demolished a number houses and standing crops.


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Wild elephant kills one, injures two in Bangladesh

2007-08-26 - Dhaka, Bangladesh.

A wild elephant rampaged through a village in Bangladesh's Chittagong district, 264 km southeast of capital Dhaka, early Saturday, killing a girl and injuring two others. Locals was quoted by private news agency UNB as saying the elephant came down from a nearby hill and tore through the house of Omar Faruq at Chunati village around 6 a.m. when the victims were asleep.


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Wild Elephants Trample Two Sleeping Boys To Death In Bangladesh

2007-06-24 - Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Two tribal boys were killed in an attack by wild elephants from across the border at Panihata village under Nalitabari upazila of the country's central district Sherpur on Saturday, officials and locals said. A herd of eight wild elephants coming from the Indian state of Meghalaya entered the bordering area and attacked the house of Ilias Sangma at the village at around 4:00 a.m. (local time) when the family members were asleep. The elephants damaged the house and trampled Ilias two sons: Faruqu...


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The flimsy buildings had little chance against the elephant

Circus elephant helps Bangla demolition squad

2007-03-13 - DHAKA, Bangladesh.

Suffering from a shortage of tools and heavy equipment, city chiefs recruited a circus elephant to come to the aid of workers in the city of Barisal. The animal rapidly reduced the illegal properties to rubble, carrying out the work of 10 men in a matter of minutes, reports say. Illegally built properties have become more commonplace over the last decade.


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Elephant Road in city of Dhaka 100 years ago.

Report: Wild elephants rampage through village in Bangladesh, kill one

2006-11-09 - DHAKA, Bangladesh.

A herd of wild elephants rampaged through a northern Bangladeshi village, damaging crops and homes, and killing one elderly man. The victim died instantly after elephants crushed him. About three dozen people have been killed over the past few years by wild elephants in the district, which is close to the forested border with India. About 250 wild elephants make their homes in Bangladesh's tropical forests, but their habitat has been reduced in recent years due to human development, occasionally...


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Wild elephants, crocodile kill four in Bangladesh

2006-05-25 - Dhaka, Bangladesh. Nazrul Islam

Marauding elephants have trampled down three people in Bangladesh's south-eastern Banderban and Cox's Bazar districts while a crocodile has taken away one fisherman from southern Sundarbans on Thursday and Tuesday, according to sources in the district administrations.


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Mourning elephant electrocuted in Bangladesh

2004-10-28 - Dhaka, Bangladesh. Independent Online

An elephant was killed in Bangladesh by an electrified fence built
to protect crops as he mourned the death of a herd member electrocuted by
the same barrier, an official said on Thursday.


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15 Headlines about Elephants from Dhaka2016-08-02 - Dhaka, Bangladesh - Assam team to visit Bangladesh for bringing back elephant 2011-10-31 - Dhaka, Bangladesh - Save endangered elephants 2010-07-24 - Dhaka, Bangladesh - Bangladesh zoo mourns elephant 2008-10-20 - Dhaka, Bangladesh - Arakanese Elephants to be Tracked with Video 2008-02-09 - Dhaka, Bangladesh - Wild elephants stray into B"desh village, kill man 2008-01-15 - Dhaka, Bangladesh - Wild Elephants Kill Five on Border 2008-01-11 - Dhaka, Bangladesh - Wild elephant kills one in northern Bangladesh 2007-12-19 - Dhaka, Bangladesh - Wild elephant kills four villagers in southern Bangladesh 2007-12-18 - Dhaka, Bangladesh - Wild elephant tramples 3 to death in Bangladesh 2007-08-26 - Dhaka, Bangladesh - Wild elephant kills one, injures two in Bangladesh 2007-06-24 - Dhaka, Bangladesh - Wild Elephants Trample Two Sleeping Boys To Death In Bangladesh 2007-03-13 - DHAKA, Bangladesh - Circus elephant helps Bangla demolition squad 2006-11-09 - DHAKA, Bangladesh - Report: Wild elephants rampage through village in Bangladesh, kill one 2006-05-25 - Dhaka, Bangladesh - Wild elephants, crocodile kill four in Bangladesh 2004-10-28 - Dhaka, Bangladesh - Mourning elephant electrocuted in Bangladesh

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This elephant misses his mahout, authorities seek police help

2024-03-29 - 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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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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