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Karachi elephants to receive German dental treatment

2022-08-16 - Karachi, Pakistan.

Global organisation, Four Paws have sent their veterinarian doctors to Karachi for the treatment of elephants. The team of four doctors have arrived in Pakistan to treat four female elephants- two of them are in the Safari park, and the other two are at the Karachi zoo. The team comprises Dr Marina Ivanova, Dr Frank Goritz, Dr Thomas Hilderbrandt, CEO of Four Paws Josef Pfabigan, Director Dr Amir Khalil, elephant trainer Mathias Otto and his assistant Agnieszka.


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Vets suggest shifting of elephants from Karachi Zoo to Safari Park.

2021-11-30 - Karachi, Pakistan.

The experts are to submit a report before the Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday (today) recommending a number of steps necessary for the well-being of the elephants. Therefore it would be a good idea if they are also shifted to the Safari Park or their present enclosure at the Zoo may be enlarged and modified.


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An african elephant enjoys herself as zoo staff hose her down with water at the Karachi Zoological Gardens. The rise in temperature has affected the zoo animals as there are no ponds for them to cool off in.

As temperatures run wild, Karachi zoo residents hit the ice bucket

2014-05-06 - Karachi, Pakistan.

The people of Karachi are not the only ones suffering from the heat wave. The rise in temperature has also affected the animals at the Karachi Zoological Gardens as the ‘ponds’ where they can escape the heat are small and uncomfortable and in one case, nonexistent. While other animals have been provided ponds ‘according to the sizes’, the pair of elephants at the zoo have not been as lucky. To escape the heat, they are being kept under shelter during the day and are shifted to open cages...


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Modern enclave for elephant at Safari Park

2013-12-05 - Karachi, Pakistan.

KMC Administrator Rauf Akhtar Farooqui has said that construction of a modern elephant enclave on 65 thousand square feet has been completed in Safari Park. He said that a bath pool for elephants along with rest area and shades on 2800 square feet was also constructed. He was speaking during a visit of Safari Park to inspect development work, said a statement on Wednesday.


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Temporary pond built for bathing elephants at Karachi Zoo

2013-06-02 - Karachi, Pakistan.

A temporary pond has been prepared for bathing elephants and snakes in the Karachi Zoo. This measure has been taken to give some relief to the animals which were suffering due to the hot summer season, Karachi Zoo Administrator, Aqeel Naqvi, said on Monday.


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Legendary elephant continues to attract visitors years after death

2010-12-24 - Karachi, Pakistan. Qadeer Tanoli

Even after her death, Anarkali — a female elephant which entertained almost three generations in Karachi — continue to attract visitors at the Karachi Zoological Garden, though in a very different way. Due to their love for the elephant-deity, Ganesh, visitors from the Hindu community have now learnt how to trick the two staffers guarding the skull of Anarkali at the Karachi Zoo to offer sacrifices to it.


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Family-friendly atmosphere must for recreational comforts

2010-05-30 - Karachi, Pakistan.

City District Government Karachi (CDGK)’s Community Development Department has been striving to create a suitable atmosphere for families looking for recreational comforts at various family parks, Safari Park and the historical Karachi Zoological Gardens, said Safari Park District Officer Raza Abbas Rizvi while talking to Daily Times.


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Madhu Bala and Noor Jahan from Karachi safari to Karachi Zoo

2010-05-18 - Karachi, Pakistan.

A large number of children started rushing to the Karachi Zoo on Sunday night, after news spread that two female elephant calves, Madhu Bala and Noor Jahan, had been shifted from Safari Park. The transfer of the two calves ended a four-year wait for the Zoo, which had been without an elephant after the death of Anarkali in 2006. The trainer of the elephants at the Zoo has named the two calves as Madhu Bala and Noor Jahan.


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Taking care of baby elephants. CDGK CDD lacks measures

2009-09-20 - Karachi, Pakistan. Irfan Aligi

The City District Government Karachi’s (CDGK) Community Development Department (CDD) has failed to ensure timely placement of four baby elephants at their destined venues for the amusement of citizens. It is yet uncertain that these baby elephants would be shifted to Karachi Zoological Garden (KZG) , commonly known as Gandhi Garden, in the next three months.


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Newly-arrived baby elephants" monitoring period comes to end

2009-07-02 - Karachi, Pakistan. Syed Intikhab

The four newly brought baby elephants will be accessible to general public from today (Thursday) as the 48 hours monitoring period has come to an end on Wednesday, The Nations learnt. Great jubilation was observed in the Safari Park, when four baby elephants were witnessed trumpeting in the quarantine station, but the visitors were not allowed for the spectacle till Wednesday due to 48 hours strict monitoring of the loving species.


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Karachi Zoo to get two elephants

2008-09-28 - Karachi, Pakistan. SYED INTIKHAB ALI

Competent authorities in the CDGK have approved the purchasing of two Elephants in two to three months time for Karachi Zoo and Safari park as tender has been given to an international firm on lowest bid, The Nation has learnt on Saturday. Sources in the Community Development Department (CDD) said that city nazim Mustafa Kamal and DCO Karachi Javed Hanif had approved the summary for purchasing two elephants last month. It may be mentioned here that since the death of Anarkali (a female elephant ...


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Karachi Zoo losing its charm

2008-08-28 - Karachi, Pakistan. Jan Khaskheli

Families which went to the local Zoo, in a bid to catch a glimpse of the new elephant had to leave without having their wish come true. Though some inquired from the gardeners about the arrival of the new elephant, the only response they got was “the officers may know better when the elephant will arrive.” A gardener busy pruning bushes told The News that when he joined the Karachi Zoo 35 years ago there were two elephants. Anarkali was the only animal that attracted children as it p...


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Lions and tigers in Karachi zoo. No elephants? Oh, My!

2007-03-19 - KARACHI, Pakistan. Jamil Khan and Maliha Rehman

The Karachi zoo has been unable to replace the widely loved elephant Anarkali who died in July last year at the age of 65. One of the main reasons is that the International Air Transport Association (IATA) banned the transport of live animals and the two major airlines capable of undertaking the task stopped flying to Pakistan, said Karachi Zoo District Officer Mansoor Qazi. There are only two elephants in zoos in the country: one is in Islamabad and the other at the Lahore Zoo came about two de...


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Mr President, we need an elephant for our zoo

2007-01-27 - Karachi, Pakistan. Sidra Rafique Gooda

It has been almost six months since the death of “Anarkali,” who passed away on July17, 2006, and the Karachi Zoo still remains without an elephant, which is considered as a major source of attraction at any zoo. Anarkali the elephant was the heart of the zoo and there has, to-date, been no replacement after her death.After Anarkali, efforts have also increased in this regard. According to Mansoor Qazi, the Sri Lankan government is interested in donating a baby elephant to the Karachi Zoo.


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14 Headlines about Elephants from Karachi2022-08-16 - Karachi, Pakistan - Karachi elephants to receive German dental treatment 2021-11-30 - Karachi, Pakistan - Vets suggest shifting of elephants from Karachi Zoo to Safari Park. 2014-05-06 - Karachi, Pakistan - As temperatures run wild, Karachi zoo residents hit the ice bucket 2013-12-05 - Karachi, Pakistan - Modern enclave for elephant at Safari Park 2013-06-02 - Karachi, Pakistan - Temporary pond built for bathing elephants at Karachi Zoo 2010-12-24 - Karachi, Pakistan - Legendary elephant continues to attract visitors years after death 2010-05-30 - Karachi, Pakistan - Family-friendly atmosphere must for recreational comforts 2010-05-18 - Karachi, Pakistan - Madhu Bala and Noor Jahan from Karachi safari to Karachi Zoo 2009-09-20 - Karachi, Pakistan - Taking care of baby elephants. CDGK CDD lacks measures 2009-07-02 - Karachi, Pakistan - Newly-arrived baby elephants" monitoring period comes to end 2008-09-28 - Karachi, Pakistan - Karachi Zoo to get two elephants 2008-08-28 - Karachi, Pakistan - Karachi Zoo losing its charm 2007-03-19 - KARACHI, Pakistan - Lions and tigers in Karachi zoo. No elephants? Oh, My! 2007-01-27 - Karachi, Pakistan - Mr President, we need an elephant for our zoo

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Ugandan ivory trader sentenced to life in prison

2022-10-21 - Kampala, Uganda.

A Ugandan court has sentenced an ivory trader to life in prison - the longest sentence for such crimes in the country's history. A new law was passed in 2019 that toughened sentences for poaching or t...


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Albuquerque Biological Park Zoo elephant in danger of losing an eye

2022-10-17 - Albuquerque, United States.

Zoo veterinary staff have known for years that Irene suffers from lens luxation, a condition in which the lens in the eye is dislocated from its normal position, causing discomfort and blurry vision, ...


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In Vietnam, farmers show a willingness to work with the elephant in the room

It’s estimated there are only around 100 Asian elephants remaining in Vietnam. Dong Nai Biosphere Reserve is one of four locations identified as key to their survival in the country.

2022-09-30 - Dong Nai, Vietnam.

Solving human-wildlife conflict is a complex issue and a pressing concern for a wide variety of endangered species, none more so than the Asian elephant (Elephas maximus). People living around Vietnam...


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Third baby elephant of the year born at Pattaya garden

2022-09-29 - Pattaya, Thailand.

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The third baby elephant of the year has been born at a botanical garden in Pattaya. The Nong Nooch Gardens Pattaya welcomed the new little member, named “Ply Poa Jai” wi...


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Iconic elephant ‘Bandula’ dies at Dehiwala Zoo

2022-09-23 - Colombo, Sri Lanka.

‘Bandula’, the elephant found at the National Zoological Garden in Dehiwala is reported to have passed away today. According to reports, the elephant had suddenly fallen ill and had collapsed twic...


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Nepal: Koshi Tappu, CNP welcome baby elephant same day

2022-08-29 - Katmandu, Nepal.

The elephant named Loktantra Kali at the Koshi Tappu gave birth to a female calf while Saraswoti Kali at the CNP delivered a male calf on Sunday. Nepal is presently home to around 225 indigenous eleph...


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Vietnam strives to conserve elephants

2022-08-21 - Hanoi, Vietnam.

A national action plan on elephant conservation in Vietnam for 2023-2032 with a vision for 2050 is being developed. According to the summary report of the General Department of Forestry, the number of...


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Elephant owner and elephant killed by landmine explosion at the border of Sagaing Region and Kachin State

Sheldon Hooper, 27, was charged and killed by a large elephant at a safari park

2022-08-21 - Indawgyi, Myanmar.

The owner of the elephant and the elephant were killed when a landmine exploded at the border of Sagaing Region and Kachin State on August 15 according to sources. They stepped on the landmine when a ...


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Notorious poacher who trafficked in ivory, rhino horns jailed five years

2022-08-20 - Toronto, Canada.

Moazu Kromah, 49, made millions of dollars poaching and trafficking elephant tusks and rhino horns from endangered animals and was ordered caged Thursday in New York. Kromah and two confederates were ...


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Elephant in Thailand rips keeper in half after being overworked in hot weather

2022-08-20 - Khuekkhak, Thailand. Lean Jinghui

An elephant in Thailand has reportedly ripped its mahout (elephant rider or keeper) in half after being overworked. According to The Thaiger, the incident happened at a rubber plantation in the Phang ...


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India sees more deadly elephant attacks as habitats shrink

2022-08-19 - New Delhi, India.

Elephant-human conflicts have been on the rise in India as a result of habitat loss, and experts say such conflicts could get worse unless forested areas are protected and migration corridors restored...


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Howdah elephant Abhimanyu starts carrying 300-kg sand bags

2022-08-18 - Mysore, India.

A week after embarking on a practice walk on Jamboo Savari route, howdah elephant Abhimanyu entered the second phase of training on Thursday. The 300-kg sand bags were mounted on Abhimanyu after perfo...


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Karachi elephants to receive German dental treatment

2022-08-16 - Karachi, Pakistan.

Global organisation, Four Paws have sent their veterinarian doctors to Karachi for the treatment of elephants. The team of four doctors have arrived in Pakistan to treat four female elephants- two of ...


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Andhra Pradesh: ‘Kumkis’ add a dash of grandeur to I-Day celebrations in Chittoor - Jayanth and Vinayak served the Forest Department for more than two decades

Forest staff performing puja to kumkis Jayanth and Vinayak at Naniyala camp at Ramakuppam in Chittoor district.

2022-08-15 - Chittoor, India.

Jayanth (65) and Vinayak (52) are kumkis (trained elephants), faithfully serving the Forest Department in Chittoor district for more than two decades. Housed at the Naniyala forest camp in the Koundin...


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Dudhwa Tiger Reserve mahouts will now record their experiences to help understand elephants better

2022-08-14 - Lakhimpur Kheri, India.

Chief conservator of forests and field director, Sanjay Kumar Pathak has decided to document the experiences of these veteran mahouts so that not only the park authorities but other mahouts also benef...


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Mastodon bones discovered during West Michigan road project work

2022-08-12 - Grand Rapids, United States.

Several people are working to unearth mastodon bones in a West Michigan field after they were discovered during a road construction project. The bones are expected to be donated to the Grand Rapids Pu...


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Meet the mahouts at Theppakadu camp in Mudumalai who have transformed the lives of their elephants

Wasim, the star kumki, with his mahout Eswaran

2022-08-11 - Theppakadu, India.

Wasim’s trunk pauses midair as he reaches for a bamboo shoot. His mahout, M Eswaran, calls out a command from a distance and in a split second, the elephant changes course. The shoot is far from his...


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Myanmar: Elephant gives birth to rare white calf in Rhakine

2022-08-08 - Rhakine, Myanmar. Team Udayadani

A rare white elephant took birth in western Myanmar. The white elephant was born last month in western Rakhine state and currently weighs 180 pounds (80 kilograms) and its height is 2.5 feet (70 centi...


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A haven for retired elephants

Visitors up close with the elephants.

2022-07-18 - Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Travelling north from Siem Reap city on National Road 64 for about 90 minutes you will reach a wooden bridge that will take you to the headquarters of the Kulen Elephant Forest Sanctuary, the home of ...


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Madhya Pradesh: Elephant held captive in chains after killing its mahout at Panna Tiger Reserve

2022-07-10 - Panna, India.

A 55-year-old elephant is held captive in chains and shackels in the Panna Tiger Reserve after the elephant brutally killed its mahout Budhram Rotiya on Monday, said an official. Ever since its arriva...


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