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Jokowi to name elephant calves in Raguna zoo

2014-02-04 - Jakarta, Indonesia.

Two new born elephants at Ragunan Zoo are waiting for Governor Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to name them. On Dec. 2, 25-year-old Sumatran elephant Mulyani gave birth to a female calf, while on Oct. 20,Mulyani´s eldest daughter, Agustin, gave birth to a male calf. "We have given the calves temporary names until the governor names them," Ragunan Zoo spokesman Wahyudi Bambang said recently.


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An activist washes a Sumatran elephant at Surabaya Zoo in East Java in this file photo. Researchers will conduct DNA-based research projects to help conserve the endangered Sumatran elephants.

DNA test to help save Sumatran elephants

2013-01-16 - Jakarta, Indonesia.

The Eijkman Institute for Molecular Biology and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Indonesia agreed on Monday to collaborate on molecular genetics-based research projects to conserve the Sumatran elephant, which has been listed as a critically endangered species. The DNA-based test can estimate the population of the Sumatran elephant and determine the distribution of the species.


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Villagers inspect a dead Sumatran elephant allegedly poisoned by poachers for its tusks, in Indra Makmur, Aceh province, Indonesia, Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. The male elephant, estimated to be 4-5 years old was found dead Friday with the tusks removed. Indo

Endangered Sumatran elephant found dead in western Indonesia; 17th death in 9 months

2012-12-15 - Jakarta, Indonesia.

Indonesian police say an endangered Sumatran elephant has been found dead at a rubber plantation, apparently poisoned by poachers. It is the 17th Sumatran elephant found dead on the island of Sumatra since March. First Lt. Simson Purba of the local police says the plantation owner found the male elephant dying in East Aceh district Friday. Purba says the animal was dead by the time authorities arrived. It was about 5 years old and its left tusk had been stolen. Police are investigating the death...


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Endangered elephants ‘were poisoned’

2012-11-13 - Jakarta, Indonesia.

Three critically-endangered Sumatran elephants found dead in Indonesia´s Riau province were probably poisoned in a revenge attack by palm oil plantation workers, an official said on Monday. The decomposing carcases of the female elephants, including a year-old baby, were found in a jungly area just outside the Tesso Nilo National Park in Riau province on Saturday, park chief Kupin Simbolon told AFP.


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A Sumatran elephant poses for the camera.

Sumatran Elephants Swarm Village

2012-08-05 - Jakarta, Indonesia.

About 20 endangered Sumatran elephants entered Braja Indah village in Lampung, Indonesia yesterday in search of food. The villagers have been using torches and firecrackers in an attempt to herd the elephants away. A farmer from the same village was accidentally trampled to death in April and since then at 5 elephants have been poisoned. Read on for the full story.


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Sumatran elephants driven closer to extinction:WWF

2012-01-25 - Jakarta, Indonesia.

The Sumatran elephant could be extinct in the wild in under 30 years unless immediate steps are taken to protect its rapidly diminishing habitat, environmental group WWF said on Tuesday. IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, raised its listing of the Sumatran elephant subspecies from "endangered" to "critically endangered" after nearly 70 percent of its habitat and halve its population has been lost in one generation.


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 A ship crew unloads a Sumatran elephant from Kalimantan island when it arrived in Surabaya, Indonesia,

Poachers suspected in death of rare Sumatran elephant

2010-03-24 - Jakarta, Indonesia.

Poachers are suspected to have killed an endangered Sumatran elephant whose body was discovered by villagers with its tusks removed, Indonesian conservationists said Wednesday. We also found a stab wound on the right side of the chest, piercing through his liver," Mulyo Utomo from the nature conservation agency in Sumatras Riau province told AFP. The 10-year-old male elephants body was found in Petani village in Riau province.


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Herd of elephants takes over Indonesian village, residents flee

2010-03-21 - Jakarta, Indonesia.

A large herd of hungry elephants has taken over part of the Indonesian village of Petani on the island of Sumatra, forcing villagers to flee their homes, the countrys Antara news agency reported on Friday. The herd of some 45 elephants came into the village two weeks ago, though many have now returned back into the jungle.


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Four Bali Parks Hope To Draw Tourists With Imported Elephants

2010-02-09 - Jakarta, Indonesia. Made Arya Kencana

Denpasar. After last year’s failed attempt to ship in Komodo dragons, Bali now is looking at getting elephants from Sumatra to attract more tourists. Four conservation institutions in Bali on Tuesday requested 59 elephants from Way Kambas National Park in Lampung: 10 for the Elephant Safari Park in Taro, Gianyar district; 14 for Bali Zoo Park, also in Gianyar; 15 for Kasian in Badung; and 20 for Bakas Zoo in Klungkung district. The request was made at a meeting in Sanur, Bali, on elephants and...


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Floods, landslides kill three, elephant as thousands flee

2009-10-09 - Jakarta, Indonesia.

Flooding devastated Tenggamus regency, Lampung, on Monday, leaving two children dead, while another person and elephant were buried alive in a landslide as three other victims remained missing. The floods and landslides followed heavy rains in the last two days across the regency. The two children, five-year-old Suci Wulandari and six-year-old Rina, both residents from Semaka district, were drowned in the overflowing Way Kerap river. Their bodies were recovered late Sunday evening.


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Fossil of ancient elephant on display in Indonesia

2009-10-02 - Jakarta, Indonesia.

An elephant fossil of 200,000 years old found in Indonesia in April went on display Tuesday, the Kompas.com news portal reported Wednesday. "The elephant fossil is more than 200,000 years old, the largest and the most complete one found in Indonesia," Head of Indonesian Geology museum Yunus Kusumabrata said. The Jurassic elephant was predicted to have a weight of 10 tons with a length of 5 meters from head to the tail and a height of up to 4 meters from the ground, he said.


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Wild elephants kill two in Sumatra

2009-09-28 - Jakarta, Indonesia.

At least two people were killed and hectares of oil palm plantations destroyed when a herd of wild elephants went on a rampage through a resettlement area in eastern Sumatra over the weekend, a media report said Monday.


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Sumatran elephants on loan in Belgium

2009-08-22 - Jakarta, Indonesia.

The government has sent a pair of Sumatran elephants to Belgium to enliven the Indonesian Park in Parc Paradisio in the European country. Male elephant Valentino, 5 years old, and his partner Ani, 4, have become a center of attraction since their arrival on Aug. 17, the Indonesian Foreign Ministry said. Indonesian Ambassador to Belgium Nadjib Riphat Kesoema received the elephants, which were resettled under a breeding loan program signed by the two countries.


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Elephant found dead in Indonesia"s park, tusks missing

2009-08-11 - Jakarta, Indonesia. Li Xianzhi

A male elephant has been found dead at a national park in Lampung province of Indonesia, and both of its tusks went missing, the provincial World Wild Fund (WWF) said on Tuesday. The two-year-old animal may have been killed by those on purpose to steal its tusks, Afrizal Khaidir a senior official of the WWF said. The elephant was found dead at its cage at the Way Kambas National Park on Friday, he said.


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Wild elephants kill one in Indonesia"s Aceh province

2008-11-26 - Jakarta, Indonesia.

A herd of wild elephants went on a rampage in Indonesia's north-westernmost province of Aceh, killing one person and destroying property, state-run media reported Wednesday. A herd estimated at 13 pachyderms entered Cot Pengee village in Aceh Jaya district during the past several days, forcing residents to flee their homes for safety. Antara news agency quoted local community leader Iskandar Musa saying residents tried to drive the wild animals away with traditional methods, such as making loud ...


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Indonesians threaten to poison elephants

2008-08-05 - Jakarta, Indonesia.

Indonesian villagers threatened on Tuesday to poison rare wild elephants that are destroying their palm oil plantations in search of food. "The residents are so angry and have said they will put poison around the plantation areas to kill the elephants unless officials take quick action," said Jambo Dalem village chief Teungku Baili. He said he had warned officials in Trumon Timur district of Sumatra's Aceh province, but nothing had been done to protect the plantations. A herd of eight elephants ...


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Indonesia, Belgium cooperate in elephant conservation

2008-06-23 - Jakarta, Indonesia.

Belgium has asked two female elephants from Indonesia to be bred at Parc Paradisio sanctuary park, in Belgium. Parc Paradisio`s management has developed an international-standard elephant cage to accommodate Indonesia`s elephants, a press statement of the Indonesian forestry ministry said here on Monday. Parc Paradisio also invited an Indonesian delegation to visit the zoo accommodating various endangered animals. Indonesia, in return, has asked the assistance of Parc Paradisio in managing sever...


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Elephants outsmarting humans on Indonesia"s Sumatra--report

2008-01-07 - Jakarta, Indonesia.

A herd of wild elephants on Indonesia's Sumatra has repeatedly outsmarted efforts to stop them stealing crops, wising up to attempts to chase them off with burning torches, a report said Monday. The head of Way Kambas natural reserve in Lampung province, Hudiono, told the state-run Antara news agency that a herd of 25 to 30 elephants had been nightly roaming out of the reserve to raid crops since Thursday. The elephants, previously only occasional visitors, have managed to clamber over earthen e...


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Students respond to conservation SOS with WWF

2007-12-09 - Jakarta, Indonesia. Kurniawan Hari

Save Our Species (SOS) is an educational campaign for elementary to high school students grouped in the WWF Junior Conservationist program. This year, the campaign centers on efforts to save the Sumatran elephant (Elephas maximus sumatrensis) and Sumatran tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae), two endangered, indigenous species. About 120 students from several schools took part in the Nov. 24 event.


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Indonesia seeks ways to save Sumatran elephants, tigers from extinction

2007-09-04 - Jakarta, Indonesia.

Efforts to save Sumatran elephants and tigers from extinction gathered steam in Indonesia on Friday, with government officials and experts vowing to find ways to protect the species' dwindling habitat from loggers and farmers. More than 100 people were taking part in the three-day meeting that wraps up Friday. There is a very real danger that Sumatran elephants (and tigers) could become extinct in our lifetime if we don't come to agreement at this workshop, said Christy Williams of the World Wil...


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Indonesia seeks plan to save rare tigers, elephants

2007-08-29 - Jakarta, Indonesia.

More than 100 experts and officials met in Indonesia on Wednesday to try to draft an action plan to save Sumatran elephants and tigers threatened with extinction. Satellite images show large areas of lowland tropical forests, the primary habitat for elephants and tigers, have been cleared on Sumatra island mainly due to farming and logging, the WWF conservation group said. Between 1990 and 2000, a total of 8 million hectares (20 million acres) of lowland forests have been lost to development, th...


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Elephants kill mother and daughter in Indonesia

2007-05-28 - Jakarta, Indonesia.

Wild elephants trampled a woman and her child to death on Indonesia's Sumatra island, an official said on Monday. A herd of several elephants descended on a village just outside the Bukit Barisan Selatan national park on Saturday and attacked residents, said Lusman Pasaribu, the head of the park. Police and forest rangers later found the bodies of the woman and her three-year-old daughter.


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Elephants go on the rampage in Indonesia

2007-05-08 - Jakarta, Indonesia.

Two residents were injured after they were trampled by two wild elephants that went on a rampage in Indonesia's eastern Sumatra province of Riau, a local media report said on Tuesday. The incident took place on Sunday in Palas village of Pelelawan district when two rubber farmers were trampled by a couple of wild elephants. The beasts have periodically gone on rampages through the farm lands, the state-run Antara news agency reported.


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Elephants go on the rampage in Indonesia

2007-05-08 - Jakarta, Indonesia.

Two residents were injured after they were trampled by two wild elephants that went on a rampage in Indonesia's eastern Sumatra province of Riau, a local media report said on Tuesday. The incident took place on Sunday in Palas village of Pelelawan district when two rubber farmers were trampled by a couple of wild elephants. The beasts have periodically gone on rampages through the farm lands, the state-run Antara news agency reported.


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Sumatra to relocate people from killer elephants

2007-04-25 - Jakarta, Indonesia.

The local Government in Indonesia will move about 10,000 people living in Bukit Barisan National Park, a protected habitat for the animals whose numbers on the island are fast diminishing. Villagers in the past have co-existed with the elephants in the 363,000ha park which has been declared a World Heritage Site.


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Elephant kills its trainer at Indonesian tourist resort

2007-04-12 - Jakarta, Indonesia.

An elephant has trampled its longtime trainer Koidin, 40, who died of severe head of chest injuries, at a tourist resort in the Indonesian province of Central Java, local media reported Thursday. The incident occurred Wednesday afternoon at a resort in Tegal district, about 300 kilometres east of Jakarta, reported detik.com online news service.


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Wild elephants kill two in Indonesias Sumatra island

2007-03-13 - Jakarta, Indonesia.

A herd of wild elephants have killed two people and destroyed several homes during the past week in the south of Indonesia's Sumatra island, officials said Tuesday. Six pachyderms trampled to death one resident and destroyed several homes on Monday night in Suoh village in West Lampung regency, Edward Rahadian with the Natural Resource Conservation Agency (BKSDA) in Lampung province said. But Monday night's fatality was the second caused by the wild elephants in West Lampung regency in the past ...


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Sumatrensis elephant gives birth to female offspring

2007-01-19 - Jakarta, Indonesia. ANTARA News

The Sumatran elephant (elephas maximus sumatrensis, sp) in Minas conservation area in Siak district, Riau province, gave birth to a female offspring last week, an official of Sinarmas Forestry conservation division said. "Malina (29)`s baby elephant born on January 9 is like a special New Year present. With the birth of the baby elephant named Bubu, number of the endangered animals in Minas area increased to 9. Bubu was conceived for 22 months.


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WWF: Coffee threatens Indonesian animals

2007-01-17 - JAKARTA, Indonesia.

Coffee beans exported to the West are being illegally grown inside an Indonesian national park, threatening the habitat of endangered tigers, elephants and rhinos, the WWF said Wednesday. "If this trend of clearing park land for coffee isn‘t halted, the rhinos and tigers will be locally extinct in less than a decade," Nazir Foead, WWF-Indonesia‘s Director of Policy and Corporate Engagement, said in a statement.


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World Wildlife Fund (WWF) image shows an Indonesian official inspecting a slain elephant outside Bengkalis in May

21 elephants dead this year in Indonesias Sumatra: WWF

2006-11-03 - JAKARTA, Indonesia.

Twenty-one wild elephants on Indonesia's Riau islands have died in the first 10 months of this year, raising further concerns of rapid declines of the animal, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) conservation group has warned. Of the total, 15 died of poisoning and gunshot wounds resulting from "conflicts with humans in residential areas," said Dudi Rufendi, program manager for WWF in Riau.


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eight endangered Sumatran elephants were released into Tesso Nilo National Park

Indonesia to deploy soldiers to help extinguish haze-producing fires

2006-10-17 - JAKARTA, Indonesia.

Indonesia Brush fires that have sent a gray haze over neighboring Malaysia and Singapore scattered rare elephants in an Indonesian forest Tuesday, as the government prepared to have soldiers fight the blazes, officials said. The fires on Tuesday continued to ravage more than 200 hectares (500 acres) of conservation area for Sumatran elephants at the Tesso Nilo National Park and had forced some of the animals to wander on lands bordering with settlements.


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Six elephants killed by poison in Sumatra

2006-03-02 - Jakarta, Indonesia.

Six wild Sumatran elephants found dead with blackened mouths on the jungle floor of Mahato, Riau province, on Indonesia's Sumatra island, were believed to have been poisoned, a World Wildlife Fund (WWF) official said on Thursday. "We have a strong belief that they were all poisoned," Desmarita Murni, WWF communications officer for species programmes, told Deutsche Presse-Agentur dpa, adding that the WWF planned to perform an autopsy later on Thursday to find out exact details on how and who migh...


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Elephants attack Aceh fruit plantations

2005-09-30 - Jakarta, Indonesia. Nani Afrida

It has been almost a month since Sakdani had a good night's sleep; before he began staying up into the early hours of the morning to protect his banana plantation from rampaging elephants. "If I fall asleep my entire banana plantation will be destroyed by the elephants," a weary Sakdani told The Jakarta Post on Wednesday.


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Elephants trample farmers to death

2005-04-01 - Jakarta, Indonesia.

Wild elephants trampled three farmers to death in a national park on Indonesia's Sumatra island, as the villagers scavenged for lumber left behind by illegal loggers, a government official said on Friday.


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Experienced elephant keeper

2021-03-01 - Blackpool, United Kingdom.

With its new multi-million-pound elephant facility ‘Project Elephant Basecamp’ opened in 2018 award winning Blackpool Zoo is currently looking to fill a keeper position within its Elephant Section...


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Bristol Zoo to close

2021-02-28 - Bristol, United Kingdom.

Earlier this week, Bristol Zoo announced plans to turn its car park into housing. This came after the Bristol Zoological Society announced at the end of November the closure of its Clifton site, with ...


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How 30,000 elephant "selfies" will help in conservation

2021-02-26 - Bedfordshire, United Kingdom.

Zoo keepers have compiled the world's largest collection of thermal images of elephants. The pictures show elephants in every pose as they play, eat and hang out in their enclosure at ZSL Whipsnade Zo...


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Elephant kills Spanish zookeeper with one hit from trunk.

2021-02-26 - Santander, Spain.

The female elephant weighing around 4,000kg (8,800lb) hit the 44-year-old with her trunk on Wednesday morning at the Cabarceno Natural Park near the northern city of Santander, the zoo said. The man w...


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Madras High Court calls for policy to prohibit future ownership of Elephants by private individuals, temples; seeks State response

2021-02-23 - Madras, India.

The Madras High Court on Tuesday opined that a uniform policy should be put in place to completely prohibit future ownership of elephants by individuals or temples and to bring all elephants under the...


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First million-year-old DNA extracted from Siberian mammoth teeth

2021-02-17 - Stockholm, Sweden.

For the first time, preserved DNA has been recovered from animal remains over a million years old. The DNA belonged to two mammoths that lived around 1.2 million years ago. “Instead of there being o...


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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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