Amazon.com Widgets
misc

Zimbabwe’s Plan to Export Wild Elephants: The Full Audio Interviews

2015-04-02 - Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe.

Over the last few months, there have been ongoing and alarming reports about a group of elephant calves held captive in enclosures in the Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe’s flagship wilderness area.Inside sources, people on the ground in the park, have said that these animals were snatched from their wild herds, rounded up in a facility, and are now being readied for export to unconfirmed destinations around the world.


 Read more  

poaching

Zimbabwe: More Poachers Jailed As Lawyers Probe "Torture" Claims

2013-11-01 - Hwange, Zimbabwe.

Two more men accused of poaching elephants in Zimbabwe were this week handed jail sentences, amid an ongoing crackdown that has followed the poisoning of dozens of elephants in the Hwange National Park. Caroline Washaya-Moyo, the spokesperson for Zimbabwe´s Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (Zimparks), on Wednesday welcomed the sentence, saying such jail terms are a ´deterrent´ to would-be poachers.


 Read more  

misc
A wildlife ranger trying to protect elephants has been trampled to death by them in Zimbablwe

Elephants kill anti-poaching ranger

2013-10-24 - Hwange, Zimbabwe.

Three elephants have trampled a park ranger to death during an anti-poaching patrol in a Zimbabwe nature reserve where more than 102 of the animals have been poisoned with cyanide in past weeks. The veteran ranger was charged by the elephants when separated from colleagues in the remote Hwange National Park. The National Parks Department said Lovemore Maphosa, 61, was out on a 10-day foot patrol.


 Read more  

poaching

Zimbabwe man jailed for 15 years for poisoning elephants

2013-10-17 - Hwange, Zimbabwe.

A Zimbabwe court on Wednesday sentenced a poacher to more than 15 years in prison for poisoning and killing elephants with cyanide, the fourth such conviction in the country in a month. The court in the western town of Hwange also found Akim Masuku, 26, guilty of illegal possession of ivory, handing down a total jail term of 15-and-a-half years, the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Authority said in a statement.


 Read more  

death
Elephants in the evening, Hwange, Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe: Poisoned Elephant Toll Reaches 102, Officials

2013-10-15 - Hwange, Zimbabwe.

WILDLIFE authorities said Tuesday they had found another 11 carcasses of elephants killed by cyanide poisoning, bringing to 102 the number of pachyderms poisoned for their tusks in a continuing wildlife crisis. Authorities arrested two suspected poachers at a village outside Hwange National Park where a small quantity of cyanide was recovered.


 Read more  

death

Zimbabwe: Govt Urged to Enact Tougher Poaching Penalties After Mass Elephant Poisoning

2013-09-08 - Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe.

The deliberate poisoning of more than 40 elephants in the Hwange National Park has sparked outcry across the world, with a growing chorus of voices demanding that stricter poaching penalties be implemented. The elephants died after members of a suspected poaching syndicate laced salt with the toxic chemical cyanide and distributed the salt in a drinking pool used by elephants in Hwange. The carcasses of the animals were discovered late last month after park rangers heard gunshots within the park...


 Read more  

misc

Elephants go thirsty

2012-08-29 - Hwange, Zimbabwe.

Presidential elephants and other wild animals in the Hwange Safari Lodge are likely to die from thirst as most of the drinking pans have run out of water. Wildlife conservationists have accused Hwange Safari lodge management of neglecting the watering pans in the area where the special presidential herd roams.


 Read more  

conflict

Elephants leave trail of destruction in Tsholotsho

2009-02-23 - Hwange, Zimbabwe. Fortunate Muzarabani

MARAUDING elephants have left a trail of destruction on what promised to be a bumper harvest for villagers in c, it has been learnt. Villagers who spoke to Sunday News last Monday indicated that the worst destruction of crops was witnessed in Bhayebaye, Masuswini, Mlagisa, Somkhaya and other surrounding villages in Ward 4 under Chief Mathupula.


 Read more  

research
Do elephants make other creatures feel safe at water holes?

Are elephants thugs or guardians of the water hole?

2008-12-18 - Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe. Nora Schultz

Are elephants the bullies of the national parks? Should they be culled to give other creatures a look-in at the water hole? These are questions that were asked recently when figures showed that, as some elephant populations have increased due to reduced poaching and creation of artificial water holes, other herbivore species have declined. But when Marion Valeix, then at the National Centre for Scientific Research in Beauvoir-sur-Niort, France, set out to discover if the elephants of Hwange Nati...


 Read more  

conflict
Hwange National Park (formerly Wankie) is the largest game reserve in Zimbabwe, over 14,600 square kilometres. The park is situated in the south west, on the main road between Bulawayo and the world famous Victoria Falls.

Zimbabwe: Rampaging Elephants Destroying Crops

2008-04-15 - Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe.

Marauding elephants that escaped from the Hwange National Park, an animal sanctuary in rural southwestern Zimbabwe, are destroying any hopes among peasant farmers of a moderately successful harvest. Arid climatic conditions are expected to blight agricultural production in the southwest this year, according to a recent forecast by the UN's Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), while Zimbabwe's political and economic turmoil is also affecting both food production and food security. Elephants ...


 Read more  

wild

Zimbabwe President"s elephants suffer

2006-09-28 - Hwange, Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe's wildlife continues to suffer terrible atrocities. Snaring is reported to be rife, with the country's larger, stronger animals (such as the elephant) sometimes managing to break free of these deadly wire traps, and later seen with hideous wire injuries. Conservationists do what they can, destroying snares, immobilising and treating suffering animals, arresting poachers and pushing for harsher penalties for their criminal acts.


 Read more  

wild

Heavy rains save dying animals in Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe

2005-12-27 - Hwange, Zimbabwe.

Life-giving rains have brought temporary relief to the thirst-crazed animals of Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe after a fierce drought which left the park littered with shrunken, rotting corpses. Pinetown conservationist John Davison, who has just returned from the park, said many dams and water pans were full to the brim again after nearly 230 mm of rain fell in less than a month.


 Read more  

poaching

Tourists flee park elephants slaughter in Zimbabwe, "Famine relief" may conceal poaching ring backed by the Mugabe regime

2005-03-23 - Hwange, Zimbabwe. Christopher Munnion

Horrified tourists have fled from Hwange national park, Zimbabwe's largest game reserve, after witnessing the "wholesale slaughter" of animals, part of what conservation groups fear is an officially sanctioned poaching ring.

A collection of elephant tusks
‘Indications are that the country's game is being plundered’

Operation Nyama, or "Operation Meat", is ostensibly a campaign to feed starving villagers in northern Matabeleland.

But indep...


 Read more  

9 Headlines about Elephants from Hwange2013-11-01 - Hwange, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe: More Poachers Jailed As Lawyers Probe "Torture" Claims 2013-10-24 - Hwange, Zimbabwe - Elephants kill anti-poaching ranger 2013-10-17 - Hwange, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe man jailed for 15 years for poisoning elephants 2013-10-15 - Hwange, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe: Poisoned Elephant Toll Reaches 102, Officials 2012-08-29 - Hwange, Zimbabwe - Elephants go thirsty 2009-02-23 - Hwange, Zimbabwe - Elephants leave trail of destruction in Tsholotsho 2006-09-28 - Hwange, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe President"s elephants suffer 2005-12-27 - Hwange, Zimbabwe - Heavy rains save dying animals in Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe 2005-03-23 - Hwange, Zimbabwe - Tourists flee park elephants slaughter in Zimbabwe, "Famine relief" may conceal poaching ring backed by the Mugabe regime

20 years on Internet!

ELEPHANT NEWS was created on 2001 in Munich, and relaunched in Phnom Penh in 2020, with almost 8 000 links to news articles about elephants on the Internet

A number of articles now also have a cross reference to the elephant database, either for individuals elephants and/or to an article about the location holding

In the right column, you can also see if an elephant has birthday today, and follow the link to more facts!

birth

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...


 Read more  But Share with

Extern Link Read about Tendai in the Elephant Database
Extern Link Read about Beekse Bergen Safaripark in the Elephant Database
death

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...


 Read more  But Share with

Extern Link Read about Tsuni in the Elephant Database
Extern Link Read about Fairhope Conservation Center in the Elephant Database

Extern relevant Links (external link which opens in new window):
The Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus


Extern relevant Links (external link which opens in new window):
The Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus
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...


 Read more  But Share with

Extern Link Read about Sakura Jjang in the Elephant Database
Extern Link Read about Seoul Grand Park Zoo in the Elephant Database
birth

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...


 Read more  But Share with

Extern Link Read about unknown in the Elephant Database
Extern Link Read about Bannerghatta Biological Park Zoo in the Elephant Database
death

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 ...


 Read more  But Share with

Extern Link Read about Guruvayur Kannan in the Elephant Database
Extern Link Read about Guruvayur Devaswom elephant camp in the Elephant Database
poaching

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...


 Read more  But Share with
evolution

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...


 Read more  But Share with
poaching

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...


 Read more  But Share with

Extern Link Read about Rahman in the Elephant Database
Extern Link Read about Tesso Nilo WWF-BKSDA Flying Squad camp in the Elephant Database
fossil

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...


 Read more  But Share with
Extern Link Read about American Museum of Natural History in the Elephant Database
conflict

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...


 Read more  But Share with
death

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...


 Read more  But Share with

Extern Link Read about Shaunzi in the Elephant Database
Extern Link Read about Los Angeles Zoo in the Elephant Database


Back in history: 1 » »»

Elephant News

ELEPHANT NEWS

Established 2001
Search for keywords


Locations of visitors to this page Editor Dan KoehlGuestbookArchive+1995-2023 Latest headlinesBy countriesBy locationsElephant BooksSubmit NewsContact EditorAbout elephant-news.comLink to us!Links to newssitesTo Elephant FactsHeadlines