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Rajasthan Govt Orders Removal Of 20 Medically Unfit Elephants From Tourist Rides At Amer Fort

2021-02-08 - Jaipur , India.

The Rajasthan Government on Monday ordered the removal of 20 medically unfit elephants from tourist rides at Amer Fort in Jaipur. 3 elephants had tested positive for tuberculosis (TB), 11 elephants had one eye blind, along with other ailments for the rest of the elephants, read the release by the Rajasthan Government. The team of veterinary department at the zoo had been constantly monitoring the health of these elephants since July 2020.


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Citing health of animals, Centre says stop elephant rides at Jaipur Amer Fort

2021-01-06 - Jaipur, India. Deep Mukherjee

Ride operators however, say that they ensure care for the elephants and that closing down the rides would be unfair to mahouts. “How is it fair for this report to say that the elephant rides should be done away with," asked Abdul Aziz, president of the Haathi Malik Vikas Samiti.


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Rajasthan CM Announces Rs 4.2 Cr Relief For Elephants And Caretakers

2020-12-09 - Jaipur, India.

“An amount of Rs 4.2 crore will be distributed to the caretakers of elephants (mahouts) and their families, responsible for their upkeep. The relief is for the elephant and mahouts living in Jaipur's Haathi Gaon (Elephant village). The money has been issued from the CM Relief Fund and aims to improve the condition of elephants and their caretakers. The money will be distributed through the ‘Elephant welfare fund’. Under this relief, around 95 elephants living in the elephant village will b...


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Jumbo deaths in Amber worry owners

2013-04-08 - Jaipur, India.

In the past two years, nine elephants have died in the Amber region. This year, two elephants have died so far. Lack of financial aid from the government, elephant owners alleged, is one of the main reasons for the deaths. Most of these elephants are used in riding, a major attraction among tourists.


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Elephant festival to rev up Holi spirits

2013-03-26 - Jaipur, India.

The popular elephant festival this year will be celebrated with traditional gaiety at Rambagh Polo Ground on March 26 from 4 pm to 7 pm. The event is being organized by the Rajasthan tourism, district administration, Jaipur Municipal Corporation and Elephants Owners Development Society.


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Injured elephant given mercy killing in Jaipur

2012-02-13 - Jaipur, India.

The nation may not have legalised euthanasia (mercy killing) for humans but in a first of its kind incident in the state, an elephant was given mercy killing in Jaipur. The female elephant Sita was down after she broke one of her legs and seeing her pathetic condition the wild life department granted permission for a euthanasia request on Saturday. According to officials, Sita had fractured her leg for the last two and half months.


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Odisha: Mahout Left Pet Elephant in Village

2011-12-28 - Jaipur, India. Akshya Rout

On Sunday , Nanda Lal a Mahot from Uttar Pradesh left the village Trijanga after chained a 50 year old male elephant on the tree . The elephant roared in hunger and due to absence of its Mahot . After knowing this incident, we rushed to the village with veterinary doctors and six forest guards to provide proper food and medicine to the jumbo. A Mahout of a pet elephant left the chained jumbo in village Trijanga under Danagadi block of Jajpur district for two days for which thepanicked villagers ...


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Muslim elephant riders in Hindu celebrations in Jaipur (Video)

2011-11-28 - Jaipur, India.

One of its many popular tourist spots is the Amer fort that was constructed in the 16thcentury by Rajput King Man Singh. Located nearby is the village of Amer after which the Amer fort is named. But another thing, which makes the village special today are the number of elephants it houses. About 110 elephants are taken care of here by the mahouts or elephant riders of the village.


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Elephant polo cancelled after protest

2011-08-18 - Jaipur, India.

A global campaign by animal right activists has led to cancellation of the day-long prestigious elephant polo tournament scheduled on Sunday and slated to be witnessed by who´s who of the corporate world at the Rajasthan Polo Ground here. The main sponsor of the event - Carlsberg India Pvt. Ltd. - withdrew on Tuesday in view of the growing opposition to the event as animal right activists from across the world had launched a campaign against it.


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Elephant Festival 2011 in Jaipur

2011-03-19 - Jaipur, India.

The unique annual Elephant Festival in Jaipur is all set to return in 2011. Celebrated along with Holi in Jaipur, Elephant Festival is one of the most popular festival in Rajasthan. As the name suggets the prime attraction of the festival are Elephants. The festival takes place at the Chaugan ground in Jaipur where Elephants participate in varieties of events to entertain the crowd.


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Jaipur elephant village awaits formal inauguration

2010-05-21 - Jaipur, India.

The much-awaited Indias first and the worlds third elephant village, after a delay of over two years, is now finally just awaiting a formal inauguration. The project that is envisaged to provide basic comforts for the pachyderms at Amber, might just bring some respite from the heat for the jumbos.


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Elephant dies at Amber

2009-08-25 - Jaipur, India.

In what can be described as a blow to elephant tourism at the Amber Fort, a 25-year-old she-elephant that had run off to the hills on Sunday died under mysterious conditions on Monday. Officials of the state forest department refused to go into the details of the death but hinted that the elephant had received severe injuries. However, others present on the spot were of the opinion that the elephant died due to an overdose of tranquillisers.


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Julia Roberts visits Jaipur, enjoys sightseeing, elephant rides

2009-01-22 - Jaipur, India.

Julia Roberts came holidaying to the picturesque Indian city of Jaipur with her husband and kids, went sightseeing and enjoyed elephant and camel cart rides. Roberts, who arrived in the city Tuesday afternoon, was staying at the luxury resort of Oberoi Rajvilas. She spent two days in the historic city.


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Elephants at Amber Fort weighed down by tourists

2008-11-09 - Jaipur, India.

The increased influx of tourists may have given a chance to mint money to those from the tourism industry, but the elephants at Amber are having a tough time. One can witness utter chaos during the peak hours for elephant rides with tourists thronging the Amber Fort. Despite the fact that the tourism department has restricted the maximum load for elephants (two tourists per elephant) and just one ride for each animal per day, the 95 elephants at here are having a hard time as mahouts have been f...


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Ageing jumbos in Amber a neglected lot

2008-06-16 - Jaipur, India.

Elephants in Rajasthan are almost synonymous with the pomp and show associated with the regal times of yore. One would find them in weddings, ceremonial processions, trade shows and on just about every occasion that needs a flavour of the august times. But little thought is spared to them after they age beyond 60, their official retirement age fixed by the forest department. Most of these elephants live in conditions detrimental to their being or are abandoned by the owners who adopt indifferenc...


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Elephants pay heavily for their insurance

2008-04-05 - Jaipur, India. Harsha Kumari Singh

Jaipurs jumbos have been the city's star attraction for many years now. Tourists love a ride up to the city's historic Amer Fort atop an elephant. But little has been done over the years for their welfare. Animal activists say high rates of elephant insurance instead of being a boon to the elephants are a bane, which has meant that owners make old elephants work till they die and claim the insurance money. NGOs working for elephant welfare have long been lobbying for a retirement age for elephan...


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Jaipur elephants to appear in Jodha Akbar

2007-10-03 - Jaipur, India.

Along with Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Jaipur's elephants are all set to show their acting skills in Ashutosh Gowarikars historical epic Jodha Akbar. More than 10 elephants from Jaipur would soon be transported to Maharashtra for taking part in the film's shooting. These elephants would be used by Gowarikar for filming the final shots of his historical movie Jodha Akhbar, Shyam Gupta, president of the Jaipur elephant owners association told IANS here Wednesday.


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Elephants grounded in tourist hotspot Rajasthan for want of licences

2007-09-06 - Jaipur, India.

Elephant owners in Rajasthan are miffed over the delay in getting their licenses for elephants renewed as it has led to the jumbos sitting idle and their owners being financially hurt in the busy tourist season. Dozens of elephants are used to ferry tourists to the Amer fort, on the outskirts of Jaipur, and the September month marks the beginning of the tourist season here.


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An exclusive village for elephants

2007-05-22 - Jaipur, India.

Elephants will have a new address in Jaipur, a village exclusively for them is being developed on the city's outskirts. The Amber Development Authority is going to begin construction of the boundary wall of the elephant village this week. Officials said the project would be completed within 18 months.


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Online booking for elephant ride at Amber Fort

2007-01-15 - Jaipur, India.

Enthused by the good response from online booking of wildlife safari in Ranthambore national park, the Rajasthan government plans to have a similar facility for elephant rides at the famous Amber Fort here. The tourism department is preparing a record of all the 110 elephants to be used for riding. The database involves the name of elephants, mahouts and their rotation number.


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The man behind the elephants

Jumbo mission to save Asian Elephants

2006-12-26 - JAIPUR, India.

Riding an elephant to the top of the amber fort in India's desert state city Jaipur is a must-do tourist attraction, but city living is not ideal for the animals. Now domesticated, they work the tourist trade in a city where, in summer, temperatures peak at around 40 degrees Celsius. In the past, their treatment has been harsh, but UK-based charity Elephant Family has been on a mission to teach owners and riders to treat the elephants better. Giving both financial aid and education to improve co...


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Owner gets Rs 6 lakh for tusker"s death

2006-12-21 - JAIPUR, India. Prakash Bhandari

In a landmark judgment, the Jaipur bench of the Rajasthan High Court has treated an elephant as a "living being at par with a human being" and ordered payment of Rs 5,99,440 as compensation to the owner of the animal which died in a road accident near the historic Amber palace here in 1988.


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Illegal ivory trade rampant in Jaipur

2006-12-14 - Jaipur, India.

The Jaipur police have seized 46 kg of ivory, worth more than Rs one crore in the international market, from ivory traders in the city. The tusks were probably obtained in Arunachal Pradesh from poachers and brought to the city. Jaipur is one of the biggest centres for carving ivory in the country, from where carved products are usually smuggled to countries like Japan, China.


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Hastyãyurvĕda--a complete treatise on elephants.Sharma MC.

2006-12-00 - Jaipur, India. Department of Dravyaguna, National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur

Ayurvĕda, the oldest existing medical science of India, which is not only responsible for the health of human beings but also, plays an important in Veterinary sciences. In India, history of traditional Veterinary medicine dates back to the era of Mahãbhãrata i.e.5000 B.C., recorded in the form of "Nakula Samhhitã". Hastãyurvĕda is a treatise on elephants, Palkãpya wrote this Samhitã. The present book is available as a complete Samhitã, edited by Pandit Shivadutta Sharma. Hastã...


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Trunk Show in Jaipur

2006-11-21 - Jaipur, India.

Brightly painted elephants, spangled camels, dancing girls, fire-breathers and sword-wielding soldiers greeted guests at City Palace in Jaipur, India, on Friday in a traditional procession last performed for Queen Elizabeth II when she visited the city 42 years ago. A dinner in the dazzling royal apartments followed, hosted by HRH Bhawani Singh and HRH Padmini Devi, the maharaja and maharani of Jaipur, in honor of a Cartier-sponsored elephant polo match to benefit the local animal shelter, Help ...


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Elephant Polo Draws Anger of Animal Welfare Groups

2006-11-20 - JAIPUR, India. Natures Corner

Eighteen protesters from organizations across India were arrested Friday at Jaipur's polo ground as they demonstrated against a game of elephant polo, a sport they say is cruel to the elephants. The protesters say sharp steel hooks used to prod the elephants into obeying their riders cause open wounds, which become painfully infected and are slow to heal. Use of the hooks was not allowed during the actual polo match on Saturday after a campaign against them by animal welfare groups, Elephant Fam...


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Elephants play polo amidst animal lovers protest in Jaipur

2006-11-19 - Jaipur, India.

A polo match with players riding on elephant went undeterred in spite of the protest by animal lovers here. Prominent personalities from the corporate world and Bollywood were present to see the match as elephants went on a roll during the match at the Ram Bagh. Palace Polo grounds. Among these celebrities, the former Indian Cricketer Mohammed Azharuddin and his wife Sangita Bijlani happened to be the cynosure as they played in the match representing the opposite sides.


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Trouble brews over elephant polo cup

2006-11-15 - Jaipur, India. Rajan Mahan

The elephant polo cup on Saturday in Jaipur was to be a highlight of the current polo season. But a petition by animal rights activists claims the jumbos are trained with ''brutal methods'' that inflict a lot of pain. "Our big objection is that the elephant is a Schedule 1 animal in the Wildlife Act and yet the jumbos will be misused for this game for commercial reasons.


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Frisky elephant causes stir on Jaipur streets

2006-11-10 - Jaipur, India.

A bull elephant, Ramu, in 'musth' today went berserk after seeing a she elephant Shyama walking ahead on Galta Road, injuring her, damaging roadside tinsheds and halting traffic near Ghat-ki- Balaji temple here until it was tranquilised by zoo officials. A veterinary doctor and forest officials from Jaipur zoo were rushed there and a tranquilizer gun used on Ramu, who then fell asleep in a sandy bed, he said.


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Rajasthan plans elephant rescue centre

2006-09-28 - Jaipur, India.

Rajasthan plans to set up a home for elephants rescued from all over the country. The centre is expected to come up in an area of about 80 hectares where as many as 50 elephants would be housed, according to the forest department here. "The centre will be run by Help In Suffering, an NGO working for the welfare of animals in Jaipur," a forest department official said.


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Rajaji national park in Uttaranchal wants Jaipur elephants for riding

2006-06-30 - Jaipur, India.

Uttaranchal is seeking trained elephants from Jaipur for its two national parks. The Uttaranchal forest department has made the request to introduce safaris at the Rajaji and Jim Corbett national parks. A Jaipur zoo official told IANS: 'We have informed elephant owners about it and it is for them to decide.'


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Rajasthan will care for its elephants: Raje

2006-06-28 - Jaipur, India.

Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, on a 15-day tour of Britain and the US, has promised that the states pachyderms would be properly cared for in an elephant village at Amber near here. Raje made the assurance Tuesday at a charity show organised by Elephant Family, an NGO in London that works for the welfare of Asian elephants, as also in Rajasthan, reports reaching here Wednesday said.


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When the Jaipurians had a date with elephants for polo

2005-10-18 - Jaipur, India.

All have heard of Polo played astride horse. Recently, polo lovers of Jaipur organised a polo match between the two teams from Pakistan and Germany with players riding elephants instead of the customary horses. The participating members teams were from Lahore Polo Club of Pakistan and the Amby Valley of Germany. Another interesting aspect of the event was that the Pakistan team comprised of three male players who vied with three female counterparts from Germany.


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Shortage of elephants in Jaipur disappoints tourists wanting a ride

2005-10-15 - Jaipur, India. Lokendra Singh

Tourists visiting Jaipur, which has the reputation of being a princely state, are irked over the shortages of elephants in the area, especially at a time when the elephant ride at prominent tourist spots in Rajasthan has been restored by the state government. Tourists gathering in the “Pink City” to enjoy an elephant ride, expressed their deep annoyance over the dilly-dallying attitude of the authorities, who had suspended elephant rides 20 days ago.


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Rajasthan to probe trampling of guide by elephant

2005-09-19 - Jaipur, India.

In the wake of a tour guide being trampled to death by an elephant last week, Rajasthan has set up a committee to probe the causes of "unusual" behaviour of elephants that ferry tourists to the Amber Fort here.
Thursday's incident - reportedly due to the animal's irritation at a camera flashlight and in which two Belgian tourists were also injured - sparked off safety fears at one of the three mightiest forts in and around Jaipur city.


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Blind elephants also carry tourists in Jaipur

2005-09-16 - Jaipur, India.

In a startling revelation, a former tourist official Friday said that 20 of the 100-odd elephants engaged in carrying tourists to the famous Amber Fort near here are blind, leading to increasing cases of accidents. "It's shocking but 20 of the 117 elephants, ferrying tourists, are blind and one can easily imagine what a risky business it is," Daulat Singh Rajawat, former general secretary of Tourist Guide Federation of India, (TGFI) told a news conference here.


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Elephant kills one, injures two Belgian tourists in India

2005-09-15 - Jaipur, India.

An elephant trampled a man to death and injured two Belgian tourists seriously when it went out of control at Amber fort on the outskirts of this Rajasthan capital Thursday.Vinod Bambha, 45, the manager of a travel agency, was escorting tourists Whars Mausini, 74, and Louis Dominique, 49, who had come from Delhi, around the popular tourist site when the incident occurred.


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Indian cricketers invited to play elephant polo

2005-08-15 - Jaipur, India. Qaiser Mohammad Ali

The Indian, Pakistani and English cricket teams, here for the Champions Trophy matches, have been invited to play elephant polo Monday - an entirely different ball game. Elephant polo, a traditional and elite sport, is quite popular in the state and particularly in the state capital. It is one of the several versions of polo played in India, the other being horse polo and cycle polo.


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Jaipur elephants to get a bathing pond

2005-06-09 - Jaipur, India.

The city's elephants, especially those ferrying tourists, will soon be able to catch a breath and enjoy a leisurely bath in a pond that the state government plans to build near the Amber Fort. There are 105 elephants in the city, of which 50 are used to ferry tourists to and from the fort situated atop a hill on the outskirts of Rajasthan's historic capital.


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Jumbo treat: Jaipur elephants in for special care

2005-05-09 - Jaipur, India.

Jaipur's majestic elephants, living symbols of Rajasthan's royal past, will soon see better days. Despite giving joy rides to tourists who flock at the historic Amber fort everyday, little has been done so far to take care of the jumbos. But now a special shelter is being made to save them from Jaipur's scorching heat, and an 'Elephant Village' will be created to cater to all their needs.


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Trunk tales: how to keep your jumbo happy

2005-04-04 - Jaipur, India. Anindita Ramaswamy, Sapa-dpa

If you own an elephant and don't know how to keep it happy, you could learn a few lessons from Parbati Barua, Asia's only female "mahout" (elephant handler).

Did you know that elephants have a "sour tooth", with a particular liking for tamarind? Or that they enjoy a daily, hour-long massage, preferably in a circular motion with a pumice stone?


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Rajasthan: Colourful elephants dazzle Jaipur

2005-03-27 - Jaipur, India.

Dozens of elephants in colourful velvet robes, jewellery and anklets marched with pride and aplomb as hundreds of awe-struck foreigners and locals cheered the majestic animals in Jaipur. The city is holding a month-long festival to promote tourism.


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42 Headlines about Elephants from Jaipur2021-02-08 - Jaipur , India - Rajasthan Govt Orders Removal Of 20 Medically Unfit Elephants From Tourist Rides At Amer Fort 2021-01-06 - Jaipur, India - Citing health of animals, Centre says stop elephant rides at Jaipur Amer Fort 2020-12-09 - Jaipur, India - Rajasthan CM Announces Rs 4.2 Cr Relief For Elephants And Caretakers 2013-04-08 - Jaipur, India - Jumbo deaths in Amber worry owners 2013-03-26 - Jaipur, India - Elephant festival to rev up Holi spirits 2012-02-13 - Jaipur, India - Injured elephant given mercy killing in Jaipur 2011-12-28 - Jaipur, India - Odisha: Mahout Left Pet Elephant in Village 2011-11-28 - Jaipur, India - Muslim elephant riders in Hindu celebrations in Jaipur (Video) 2011-08-18 - Jaipur, India - Elephant polo cancelled after protest 2011-03-19 - Jaipur, India - Elephant Festival 2011 in Jaipur 2010-05-21 - Jaipur, India - Jaipur elephant village awaits formal inauguration 2009-08-25 - Jaipur, India - Elephant dies at Amber 2009-01-22 - Jaipur, India - Julia Roberts visits Jaipur, enjoys sightseeing, elephant rides 2008-11-09 - Jaipur, India - Elephants at Amber Fort weighed down by tourists 2008-06-16 - Jaipur, India - Ageing jumbos in Amber a neglected lot 2008-04-05 - Jaipur, India - Elephants pay heavily for their insurance 2007-10-03 - Jaipur, India - Jaipur elephants to appear in Jodha Akbar 2007-09-06 - Jaipur, India - Elephants grounded in tourist hotspot Rajasthan for want of licences 2007-05-22 - Jaipur, India - An exclusive village for elephants 2007-01-15 - Jaipur, India - Online booking for elephant ride at Amber Fort 2006-12-26 - JAIPUR, India - Jumbo mission to save Asian Elephants 2006-12-21 - JAIPUR, India - Owner gets Rs 6 lakh for tusker"s death 2006-12-14 - Jaipur, India - Illegal ivory trade rampant in Jaipur 2006-12-00 - Jaipur, India - Hastyãyurvĕda--a complete treatise on elephants.Sharma MC. 2006-11-21 - Jaipur, India - Trunk Show in Jaipur 2006-11-20 - JAIPUR, India - Elephant Polo Draws Anger of Animal Welfare Groups 2006-11-19 - Jaipur, India - Elephants play polo amidst animal lovers protest in Jaipur 2006-11-15 - Jaipur, India - Trouble brews over elephant polo cup 2006-11-10 - Jaipur, India - Frisky elephant causes stir on Jaipur streets 2006-09-28 - Jaipur, India - Rajasthan plans elephant rescue centre 2006-06-30 - Jaipur, India - Rajaji national park in Uttaranchal wants Jaipur elephants for riding 2006-06-28 - Jaipur, India - Rajasthan will care for its elephants: Raje 2005-10-18 - Jaipur, India - When the Jaipurians had a date with elephants for polo 2005-10-15 - Jaipur, India - Shortage of elephants in Jaipur disappoints tourists wanting a ride 2005-09-19 - Jaipur, India - Rajasthan to probe trampling of guide by elephant 2005-09-16 - Jaipur, India - Blind elephants also carry tourists in Jaipur 2005-09-15 - Jaipur, India - Elephant kills one, injures two Belgian tourists in India 2005-08-15 - Jaipur, India - Indian cricketers invited to play elephant polo 2005-06-09 - Jaipur, India - Jaipur elephants to get a bathing pond 2005-05-09 - Jaipur, India - Jumbo treat: Jaipur elephants in for special care 2005-04-04 - Jaipur, India - Trunk tales: how to keep your jumbo happy 2005-03-27 - Jaipur, India - Rajasthan: Colourful elephants dazzle Jaipur

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 A view of the elephant training centre in Konni that houses the elephant museum. The museum will be opened on February 19.

Konni: Full-scale museum will showcase the unique relationship between humans, elephants

2021-02-09 - Pathanamthitta, India.

The building that houses the museum, which was originally opened in 2006 by displaying an elephant skeleton and implements associated with the training of captive elephants, was awaiting renovation fo...


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‘Andal’ and ‘Premi’ from Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple in Srirangam

Elephants begin journey to Thekkampatti for 48-day retreat

2021-02-08 - Thekkampatti, India.

Elephants from temples across Tamil Nadu began to descend on Sunday morning for the 48-day jumbo retreat at Thekkampatti camp on the banks of river Bhavani in Coimbatore. A pet project of former Chief...


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Dudhwa Tiger Reserve Invites People to Name Newborn Elephant, Announces ‘Surprise Gift’

2021-02-08 - Salukapur, India.

The calf was born on February 3, more than two years after 10 elephants were translocated from Karnataka to Dudhwa tiger reserve's South Sonaripur range. Teresa is the first cow to conceive after the ...


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Study suggests how elephants became big and cancer-resistant

2021-02-08 - Buffalo, United States.

Though many elephant relatives harbor extra copies of tumor-suppressor genes, the scientists found that elephant genomes possess some unique duplications that may contribute to tumor suppression throu...


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Rajasthan Govt Orders Removal Of 20 Medically Unfit Elephants From Tourist Rides At Amer Fort

2021-02-08 - Jaipur , India.

The Rajasthan Government on Monday ordered the removal of 20 medically unfit elephants from tourist rides at Amer Fort in Jaipur. 3 elephants had tested positive for tuberculosis (TB), 11 elephants ha...


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A Unique 125,000-Year-Old Elephant Fossil Found

2021-02-06 - Isle of Wight, United Kingdom.

Two brothers living in England and interested in fossil hunting as an amateur found a fossil on the beach of Isle of Wight. While this fossil is thought to be an elephant fossil dating back 125,000 ye...


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Baby elephant born in North Sumatra"s Tangkahan CRU

2021-02-04 - Medan, Indonesia.

A 35-year-old elephant, named "Sari," gave birth to this female calf, weighing 69 kilograms and 108 centimeters in height, in the Tangkahan Conservation Response Unit (CRU), Mount Leuser National Park...


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The photo of Aameena trying to wake up her dead mother was a heart-wrenching sight for all.

Elephant calf found near dead mother befriends all at rehab home

2021-01-30 - Thiruvananthapuram, India.

Aameena, the wild elephant calf found near its deceased mother elephant at Kallar has been shifted to Kottoor elephant rehabilitation centre. The calf calf easily got adjusted to her new home. The mot...


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Sri Lanka to conduct elephant census after 10 years

2021-01-26 - Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka’s Department of Wildlife Conservation will conduct an island-wide elephant census this year after a decade to determine the exact number of the animals in the country, local media reported...


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Last trumpet for Thula Thula’s Frankie

2021-01-26 - Empangeni, South Africa.

STAFF, medical teams and anti-poaching personnel at Thula Thula Private Game Reserve are mourning the passing of their beloved matriarch elephant, Frankie, one of seven elephants that arrived at the p...


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Horowpothana Holding Ground report: Search for missing elephants in July

2021-01-19 - Colombo, Sri Lanka. Pamodi Waravita

The Department of Wildlife Conservation (DWC) would be conducting an investigation at the Horowpothana Elephant Holding Ground (HEHG) in July this year on the circumstances claimed in the National Aud...


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Video of an Elephant Massaging a Woman with its Trunk Goes Viral

2021-01-18 - New Delhi, India.

In the video, one can clearly see the woman lying comfortably on a low bed as the elephant is standing near her and massaging her back. The video was shared by a Twitter user named Aamir on Saturday (...


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During the pandemic, elephants take a break in Myanmar

2021-01-18 - Taikyi , Myanmar. ZON PANN PWINT

As beaches, hotels, pagodas and even walking tours were starved of tourists for most of last year, the pandemic has also taken its toll on the nation’s many elephant camps – which were once a popu...


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WALSAPUGALA PROTEST DEMANDS ELEPHANT RESERVE GAZETTE

2021-01-18 - Colombo, Sri Lanka.

On Monday (18) locals from Walsapugala, Hambantota decided to take to the streets demanding the Proposed Wild Elephant Management Reserve in Hambantota, be included in the government gazette. The Wals...


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Man-Animal Conflict: IFS Officers will go for Online Training, says Assam Forest Minister

2021-01-18 - Guwahati, India. Sentinel Digital Desk

Amid repeated incidents of man-animal conflict being reported from different parts of Assam, a five-day training session have kick-started started in Guwahati on Monday for about 35 forest officials, ...


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Road comedy, with Burt Reynolds, Jackie Gleason, Jerry Reed, Dom DeLuise and Sally Field Charlotte

Smokey and the Bandit II (1980)

2021-01-17 - Jupiter, United Kingdom.

The maverick haulier must overcome a crisis of confidence when he and his friends are hired to transport a pregnant elephant to Texas, a mammoth task that proves far from easy. The Asian elephant in S...


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Mahout Vishnu with elephant

Angry elephant hurls mahout to death in TVM

2021-01-17 - Aruvippuram, India.

An aggressive elephant threw its mahout away in a fit of rage resulting in his death. The second mahout identified as Kollam native Vishnu (21) died in the attack by the elephant. The incident took pl...


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Three new baby Asian elephants born in SW China"s Yunnan

2021-01-16 - Yunnan, China.

At the Xishuangbanna Tropical Zoo, an Asian elephant named Ya Long also gave birth to a baby weighing 95.4 kilograms on January 14, after 21 months and 19 days of pregnancy. "It took the baby elephant...


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Karl Mogensen pets Asha, an African elephant at the Natural Bridge Zoo. The USDA has cited the zoo for allowing visitors to ride Asha without her handler always nearby.

Natural Bridge Zoo fined for animal welfare violations

2021-01-15 - Natural Bridge, United States.

The fifth violation involved Asha, the zoo’s prized elephant, and regulations that require dangerous animals such as lions, tigers, bears and elephants to be under the control of an experienced hand...


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Gerry Cottle dead: Circus legend who ran away at 15 is killed by coronavirus

2021-01-14 - Bath, United Kingdom. Vikki White

Gerry Cottle, who died in hospital in Bath this week aged 75 after contracting coronavirus, became one of Britain’s best known kings of the Big Top. From virtually nothing he went on to run a string...


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