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Sabah Wildlife Department director Augustine Tuuga (fourth right) receives key replica of Nissan 10-tonne truck from representatives of Tan Chong Motor

Anonymous donor gives 10-tonne truck to Sabah Wildlife Dept for elephant rescue

2020-09-21 - Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. Avila Geraldine

The Sabah Wildlife Department (SWD) received a surprise asset boost when an anonymous individual donated a 10-tonne truck, to help in its efforts to save the Bornean elephants. The Nissan truck, fully-equipped with an 8-ton crane, was handed over to the department director Augustine Tuuga by representatives of Tan Chong Motors at the Lok Kawi Wildlife Park, near here.


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Killing jumbo a step backwards

2016-11-23 - Kota Kinabalu, Indonesia.

WWF-Malaysia has frowned on the State Wildlife Department´s killing of a bull elephant in Tawau in a Human-Elephant Conflict (HEC) as it impacts the shrinking population of Sabah´s pachyderms. The Department confirmed that the culled bull was in musth, a period where male elephants are known to exhibit aggressive behaviour and, consequently, are susceptible to provocation.


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Some of the rescued elephant calves.

Sabah Wildlife concerned over rising number of orphaned baby elephants

2016-02-27 - KOTA KINABALU, Malaysia.

The increasing number of orphaned baby Bornean elephants being rescued from plantations near forest reserves is worrying the Sabah Wildlife Department.
The fact that the baby elephants were found wandering alone was an indication that the adult animals including their mothers had been killed.


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Alarm over elephant inbreeding in Sabah

2016-02-26 - Kota Kinabalu , Malaysia.

Experts believe that the state’s 2,500 Bornean elephants were at risk of inbreeding in fragmented areas of its jungles as they are unable to meet elephants from other parts to mate and strengthen their gene pool.


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Baby Joe being given a bath by his caretaker Augustine at the Lok Kawi Wildlife Park in Kota Kinabalu.

Orphaned calf Joe doing well

2013-07-11 - Kota Kinabalu, Indonesia.

Baby elephant Joe, the sole survivor of a poisoning that killed a herd of 14 Borneo pygmy elephants, is out of the woods. The calf has gained weight and is now socialising with other elephants at the Lok Kawi Wildlife Park here. “He is very healthy and has gained over 100kg in the past few months, from 90kg when we rescued him, to almost 200kg now,” said Sabah Wildlife Department assistant director Dr Sen Nathan.


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The bond between ‘Joe’ and his caretaker, Augustine David.

Orphaned elephant calf Joe is healthy and well in Sabah Zoo

2013-04-20 - Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.

It was heart-wrenching looking at the picture of an elephant calf forlornly tugging at its dead mother last January at Gunung Rara. The elephant calf, who has since been given the name Kejora (after the plantation where it was found) and nicknamed Joe by his caretakers, is healthy and well – all thanks to the love and care of staff and namely one special person, his preferred caretaker, Augustine David. “Joe is active and naughty, just like any other child,” said Augustine, wh...


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A pygmy elephant calf near its dead mother in Gunung Rara forest reserve, Malaysia, in January 2013.

Borneo pygmy elephant death tests lay blame on unidentified toxin

2013-04-20 - Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.

After three months, officials still don´t know for certain what killed at least 14 Bornean elephants (Elephas maximus borneensis) in the Malaysian state of Sabah. However tests do indicate that the herd perished from a "caustic intoxicant," possibly ingested accidentally or just as easily intentionally poisoned. A distinct subspecies, Bornean elephants are the world´s smallest with a population that has fallen to around 2,000 on the island.


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Borneo elephants now classified as totally protected species

2012-01-15 - Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.

Those who kill Borneo elephants will now face a mandatory jail term as part of Sabah´s efforts to upgrade its conservation of the animal. State Tourism, Culture and En­­vironment Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun said the elephant was classified as a totally protected species under its wildlife laws. "This means that as far as our elephants are concerned, if you kill, you go to jail," he said when closing a wildlife conference here yesterday.


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Borneo elephants now classified as totally protected species

2012-01-11 - Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.

Those who kill Borneo elephants will now face a mandatory jail term as part of Sabah´s efforts to upgrade its conservation of the animal. State Tourism, Culture and En­­vironment Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun said the elephant was classified as a totally protected species under its wildlife laws. "This means that as far as our elephants are concerned, if you kill, you go to jail," he said when closing a wildlife conference here yesterday. The conference was jointly organised by the state&...


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Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Tan Sri Bernard Dompok receiving a souvenir from Malaysian Palm Oil Council chairman Datuk Lee Yeow Chor (right) after the launch of the Sabah Wildlife Conservation Colloquium 2012 yesterday. At left is stat

New wildlife haven for Sabah.2,000ha abode is for elephants and other animals driven from their habitat

2012-01-10 - Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.

A BORNEO Elephant Wildlife Sanctuary will be established on a 2,000-hectare site in Kinabatangan as a refuge for elephants and other wildlife affected by land clearance activities in Sabah. The MoU was one of the five signed during the opening ceremony of the two-day Sabah Wildlife Conservation Colloquium 2012, which was launched by Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Tan Sri Bernard Dompok.


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Sanctuary For Rescued Pygmy Elephants To Begin This Year

2012-01-09 - Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.

A sanctuary for the rehabilitation of rescued Borneo pygmy elephants is expected to be operational in the middle of this year. Sabah Wildlife Director Dr Laurentius Ambu said 2,000 hectares of land has been reserved for the sanctuary, known as the Borneo Elephant Wildlife Sanctuary, in Kinabatangan. "We will keep the animals there for treatment and then we will release them back into the wild," he told reporters after the opening of the Sabah Wildlife Conservation Colloquium 2012 here Monday.


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Gored to death ... Jenna O

Australian woman killed by Borneo elephant

2011-12-08 - Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.

Jenna O´Grady Donley, 26, a Sydney-based veterinarian, was attacked by the elephant yesterday, Malaysian newspaper The Star reported. The animal was apparently startled by the sounds of a camera´s shutter and flash. Witnesses said that she could not escape in time as the elephant suddenly charged at her while her female companion and guide escaped in the attack at the Tabin Wildlife Reserve in Sabah.


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Rocco the elephant about to give some primary school students a ride at the Sabah Zoological and Botanical Gardens. - Filepic

Borneo Pygmy elephant Rocco suddenly sickens and dies

2011-02-26 - KOTA KINABALU, Malaysia.

An endangered Borneo Pygmy elephant, Rocco, has died in captivity at the Lok Kawi Wildlife Park here. Rocco, reportedly about 27 years old, died at 3.30am on Monday, hardly 24-hours after it showed signs of weakness that was treated with emergency intravenous and subcutaneous fluid therapy.


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Beauty, elephant draw crowd as wildlife park celebrates World Animal Day

2010-10-04 - Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.

The Lok Kawi Wildlife Park did not miss out on the World Animal Day 2010 celebrations as it held a special open day which featured the newly rescued baby Bornean Elephant named Huminodun, and Unduk Ngadau 2010 Crystel Eve Huminodun William Majimbun.


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Rangers rescue two Borneo Pygmy elephants

2010-09-12 - Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.

Wildlife rangers rescued two endangered Borneo Pygmy elephants which had wandered into a plantation area in the east coast of Tawau. After tracking their movements through footprints for nearly a week, Sabah Wildlife Department rangers led by chief veterinarian Dr Sen Nathan spotted the jumbos near the Felda Umas plantation about 70km from Tawau town on the first day of Hari Raya.


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Rescue unit seen with the baby elephant.

Rescued baby elephant doing well — Veterinarian

2010-05-24 - Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.

The six-month old female elephant rescued from the Ladang Felcra /KTS in Lahad Datu last week is doing well, Sabah Wildlife Department senior veterinary officer Dr Sen Nathan said. Dr Sen who heads the departments Wildlife Rescue Unit said the baby elephant was rescued in the nick of time and if the discovery was made a few hours later, it would have been fatal for the pachyderm.


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Kota Kinabalu is the capital of Sabah state in Malaysia. Kinabalu National Park is located about 90 kilometres from the city

Baby jumbo on brink of death saved

2010-05-23 - Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.

A baby elephant on the brink of death was rescued in the east coast district of Lahad Datu. Weak and dehydrated, the female calf appeared to have been abandoned when found by the wildlife rescue unit of the Sabah Wildlife Department last week. Now recuperating at the Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary in Sandakan, the department is keeping its fingers crossed that the calf responds well to treatment and its new surroundings.


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A young elephant trumpets in the Lower Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary. Their home is highly fragmented leading to conflict with humans.

Sabah relocates elephant away from people

2010-02-27 - Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.

A young male Bornean elephant was recently relocated from the Sabah east coast to the Lok Kawi Wildlife Centre to prevent conflicts with human population that has encroached on the habitat of Sabah’s remaining 1,500 elephants, the Sabah Wildlife Department (SWD) said. The SWD said although Sabah retains about 49 per cent of its permanent forest cover and is the second biggest state in Malaysia, a lack of habitat for its unique wildlife is leading to more human elephant conflicts.


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Sabah"s wildlife lures Jack Hannah

2009-10-22 - Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.

Zoologist and television personality Jack Hanna is here with his film crew to capture Sabah's pygmy elephants, sun bears and orang utan on film to be shown in the Into the Wild television programme in the US to heighten the world's awareness of the animals. The famed Director Emeritus of the Columbus Zoo in Ohio, was pleased with the warm welcome he, his wife, daughter and film crew received and would be here for six days.


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Many jumbo casualties

2008-10-12 - Kota Kinabalu, Indonesia.

A growing number of elephants in the State are ending up injured or dead due to human-animal conflicts and this is worrying the Wildlife Department. Its Director, Laurentius Ambu, said a young elephant was found dead from unknown causes in early September. "But we have a bigger issue of elephants getting injured mostly due to man-made snares, then dying from their injuries," he said, in a statement. These traps are usually set by oil palm plantation workers who struggle for additional income by ...


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Probe into elephant"s death

2008-09-20 - KOTA KINABALU, United States. Jaswinder Kaur

The death of a male Borneo Pygmy elephant near a jungle resort in the Kinabatangan district early this month has sparked an investigation by the Sabah Wildlife Department. The department is probing the cause of death of the elephant, estimated to be about two years old. Its carcass showed no visible injuries. The department's officer-in-charge in Kota Kinabatangan, Roland Nuin, received information about the dead elephant on Sept 2 and sent a team to the scene.


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The mysterious Borneo pigmy elephant - not native to Borneo, not related to Asia

Extinct Javan elephants may have been found again - in Borneo

2008-04-17 - Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.

The Borneo pygmy elephant may not be native to Borneo after all. Instead, the population could be the last survivors of the Javan elephant race – accidentally saved from extinction by the Sultan of Sulu centuries ago, a new publication suggests. The origins of the pygmy elephants, found in a range extending from the north-east of the island into the Heart of Borneo, have long been shrouded in mystery. Their looks and behaviour differ from other Asian elephants and scientists have questioned wh...


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The baby Proboscis monkey clinging to its mother as another female takes a closer look at the newborn.

New bundles of joy at Lok Kawi Wildlife Park: the birth of a Borneo Pygmy elephant

2008-02-04 - Kota Kinabalu, Brunei Darussalam.

It was a busy week at the Lok Kawi Wildlife Park with the birth of a Proboscis monkey and a Borneo Pygmy elephant. The monkey was born on Wednesday and the elephant on Friday. The two births were also a milestone for the park as it was the first time in the world that a pygmy elephant had been born in captivity and the second time for a Proboscis monkey. Both newborns are in good health with staff keeping an eye on them round the clock for the next two weeks.


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Run along, but we will be watching you

2007-03-26 - KOTA KINABALU, Malaysia.

Raymond Alfred, project manager for World Wide Fund for Nature Malaysias Sorel project said elephant corridors might be the answer to reducing conflicts with elephants. The latest case involved an adult male elephant caught at a plantation in Kinabatangan over the weekend. It was collared and released into the sanctuary.


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Crop raider elephant collared in K"tangan

2007-03-23 - Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.

A male elephant, estimated to be 55-60 years of age, was captured and collared in Gomantong Plantation, Lower Kinabatangan, last Sunday before it was released into Lot 6 of Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary. This is the second elephant collared using the GSM collar done by the Sabah Wildlife Department and WWF-Malaysia as part of the Bornean Biodiversity and Ecosystems Conservation (BBEC) activities, which advocates sustainable approaches for the conservation of endangered biodiversity and ecosyst...


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Don"t shoot at jumbos fleeing floods

2007-01-11 - Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.

Oil palm smallholders in the Kinabatangan and Segama areas have been advised not to shoot at elephants encroaching into their land to seek shelter, following the destruction of their habitat by floods. Sabah's Honorary Wildlife Warden, Datuk Wilfred Lingham, said the smallholders should contact the nearest wildlife officers as they know best how to prevent the elephants from causing further damage to their crops.


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Sabah Zoo in Lok Kawi expecting first captive born pygmy elephant

2006-10-17 - Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. Daily Express

The Sabah Zoological and Botanical Park in Lok Kawi, 25km from here, is expecting the first birth of a Borneo pygmy elephant by a captive jumbo in 16 months. State Wildlife Department Deputy Director, Laurentius N. Ambu said the cow elephant was now into her sixth-month of pregnancy. "We have to monitor the progress of the elephant pregnancy. God willing, if she is healthy we will have the first captive born baby elephant in 16 months," he said at a mock cheque presentation-cum-launching of the ...


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Two elephants near plantation relocated

2005-10-04 - KOTA KINABALU, Malaysia.

Two elephants which had been living in the forest next to a plantation in Tawau for the last three months were successfully relocated after a four-day operation. NstKiosk The two bulls were released three days ago at the Kuamut forest reserve in Kinabatangan. The relocation headed off a potential conflict between the elephants and humans. The elephants, one in its mid-teens and the other in its early 20s, had been foraging near houses.


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Take steps now to save pygmy elephants

2005-06-16 - KOTA KINABALU, Malaysia. RUBEN SARIO

Sabah will continue losing its Borneo pygmy elephants unless it takes concrete measures to protect the animals. These steps, Sabah honorary wildlife ranger Datuk Wilfred Lingham said, included the establishment of a wildlife corridor by rehabilitating riverine forests along Sungai Kinabatangan, where the elephants’ habitats were shrinking as oil palm plantations continued to expand.


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Pygmy elephants may be relocated

2005-06-12 - Kota Kinabalu, Indonesia.

It may be necessary to relocate Sabah's pygmy elephants if they are to survive. Deputy State Wildlife Department Director Laurentius Ambu said such options could help reduce the number of elephants in certain "hotspots," hence allowing better control. Hotspots are where plantations or even villages are located close to wildlife reserves or forests.


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Pygmy elephants trapped in mud hole freed

2005-01-07 - KOTA KINABALU, Malaysia.

Two Borneo pygmy elephants stuck in a mud hole at an oil palm plantation in the east coast Lahad Datu district for about four days managed to get out of their predicament.

The weakened female elephants managed to extricate themselves out yesterday after the area around the mud hole was flattened, said Sabah Wildlife Department officer-in-charge for Lahad Datu Stephen Gibin Sira.


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Elephants stuck in mud

2005-01-06 - KOTA KINABALU, Malaysia.

A rescue is underway for two Borneo pygmy elephants trapped in a mud hole at an oil palm plantation near Kunak in the east coast of Sabah.

Ten state Wildlife Department rangers and a veterinarian assisted by plantation workers have been trying to extricate the two female elephants since Tuesday.


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Sabah CM orders full report on killing of jumbo

2004-10-28 - KOTA KINABALU, Indonesia. MUGUNTAN VANAR

The Sabah Wildlife Department has been ordered to give a full report on last month’s killing of an endangered Borneo Pygmy elephant to Chief Minister Datuk Musa Aman.


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Borneo Bull elephant killed for tusks

2004-10-27 - KOTA KINABALU, Indonesia. MUGUNTAN VANAR

A Borneo Pygmy elephant was shot dead and butchered for its ivory tusks a month ago near the Tabin Wildlife Forest reserve.

The endangered bull elephant, weighing 2.5 tonnes and 2.6m tall, was shot thrice in the head and had its tusks, each weighing about 14kg, removed. The hind legs were also butchered for meat sometime between Sept 25 and 26.


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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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Wendy the elephant lived at Bristol Zoo Gardens until 2002

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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Thermal camera in operation at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

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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Man was cleaning stables when he was hit by female, knocking his head against bars of enclosure

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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