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3rd Asian Elephant Range States Meeting to be held in Nepal

2022-04-27 - Kathmandu, Nepal.

The 3rd Asian Elephant Range States Meeting (AsERSM) will be held in Nepal from April 27. The sole purpose of the meeting is to secure the future of Asian elephants. Delegates from all 13 Asian Elephant Range States are going to be a part of the meeting. The main objective of the AsERSM is to identify the priorities and challenges at a country and range-wide level and to determine how they might best be addressed.


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Deaths signal the return of tuberculosis among captive elephants in Chitwan

2020-10-16 - Kathmandu, Nepal. Chandan Kumar Mandal

Captive elephants of Chitwan National Park have once again started dying from tuberculosis, bringing back the memories of deaths among elephants due to TB at a worrying rate. Three domestic elephants belonging to the national park have died so far this fiscal year. The park has confirmed TB as the reason behind the death of two elephants while the cause of the third death has yet to be ascertained. The latest casualty is also linked to TB as the elephant had been sick for a long time and was onc...


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Elephant camp visists to learn their husbandry, habits and friendships were highlights for Tiger Tops guests in Chitwan. Photo: Lisa Choegyal

MUST READ ARTICLE: The elephant dilemma. By following the sound science, Nepal could lead Asia in tourism best practice

2020-10-04 - Kathmandu, Nepal. Lisa Choegyal

According to science, neither is there any moral high ground to be gained by not riding elephants. Studies show that rides are not necessarily a problem provided they are done the right way, in the right terrain and with the right professional care. Elephant treatment must be based on science and experience, not on emotion and sentiment.


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Medical test must for tuskers in games

2011-09-19 - Kathmandu, Nepal.

Fearing further spread of deadly tuberculosis among elephants, the Department of National Park and Wildlife Reserve (DNPWC) has barred government-owned tuskers from taking part in any kind of game where chances of physical contacts with privately-owned elephants without tuberculosis-free certificates are high.


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Nepal"s elephant drivers strike over pay

2010-12-06 - Kathmandu, Nepal.

Elephant drivers in Nepal´s top wildlife park held a four-hour strike on Monday and threatened to stop working altogether in a protest over pay and conditions. The drivers, or mahouts, are employed by the hotel industry to take tourists on elephant-back safaris in the Chitwan national park, home to Nepal´s largest populations of rhinos and tigers as well as many rare bird and deer species.


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One-horned Rhino Bodyguards Deployed in Nepal Assisted by Zoological Society of London

2009-11-22 - Kathmandu, Nepal. Victoria Picknell

Nepals greater one-horned rhino population is on the road to recovery, following almost a decade of steep decline caused by poaching. Conservationists from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) have joined forces with local communities to form a team of rhino bodyguards on elephant-back to protect the species last remaining strongholds in Bardia and Chitwan National Parks. The new patrol guards, who are trained to recognise individual rhinos and adhere to strict scientific monitoring, are provi...


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Fund crunch may impede anti-poaching drive

2009-10-03 - Kathmandu, Nepal.

The government´s plan to mobilize the national army within three months for its anti-poaching drive is likely to face a major set-back, thanks to the severe fund crunch facing the Department of National Park and Wildlife Conservation (DNPWC). The additional financial aid, particularly for anti-poaching work, comes from NGOs and INGOs like the WWF and NTNC. Moreover, even the hattisars (elephant sheds) are understaffed. Usually, three persons -- mauthe, pachuwa and fadhert -- are deployed to loo...


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Picassos of the Jungle

Nepal"s jumbo Picassos to hold 1st exhibition

2009-02-08 - Kathmandu, Nepal.

It was the first nation to end its monarchy by a bloodless vote and the first to introduce a unique calendar with 11 Picassos of the Jungle (Poster courtesy: Indigo Gallery) months. Now the new republic of Nepal will launch another revolutionary concept – art exhibitions by elephants. The sensational event will be inaugurated at the Indigo Gallery in Kathmandu owned by American James Giambrone, who has helped other expatriate activities like an Obama ball to celebrate the victory of new US Pre...


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4 die in elephant rampage in south Nepal

2008-09-05 - Kathmandu, Nepal.

Four people were killed in elephant rampage in southern Nepali districts, local newspaper The Kathmandu Post reported on Friday. In Dhanusa district, some 125 km south of the Nepali capital, six-year old Nisha Pokherel was killed on her way with her family at the Jalar river in the morning. Similarly Ram Ashis Mahatto, 65, was also killed by the wild elephant while 20-year-old Mira Pokherel was injured and is undergoing treatment at a local hospital. Wild elephants have increasingly been on the ...


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Poaching threatens endangered wildlife

2008-05-17 - Kathmandu, Nepal.

As time passes by, Nepal’s endangered wildlife population is decreasing thanks to unabated poaching even inside the national parks and wildlife centres.
The officials at the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation (DNPWC) also accepted that the domestic and international poachers targeted the endangered wildlife with the threats of total disappearance of several species in the not too distant future in absence of effective measures to preserve them.


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Wild elephant kills three, including boy, in Nepal

2008-03-12 - Kathmandu, Nepal.

A wild elephant strayed into a village in east Nepal and trampled three people to death including a nine-year-old boy, forest officials said on Wednesday. "It first threw the boy...and then trampled him to death," forest official Tadhi Kandel said by telephone from Jhapa, 275 km (170 miles) southeast of Kathmandu. "We are trying to drive it back into the forest so that it does not cause further human losses." There are about 250 elephants in Nepal, including about 100 domesticated ones that are ...


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Nepal"s endangered elephants threatened by tuberculosis

2007-07-30 - Kathmandu, Nepal.

Nepal's dwindling population of endangered Asian elephants, already under threat from expanding human settlements, is faced with danger from tuberculosis, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said Monday. The warning came during a workshop on 'Disease Diagnosis and Treatment of Elephants' attended by experts from several national and international organizations working for the protection of the animals.


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Elephants with TB not given treatment in Nepal: report

2007-06-11 - Kathmandu, Nepal.

At least 10 elephants of Chitwan National Park (CNP) in central Nepal, suffering from tuberculosis (TB) for the last 18 months, are not getting treatment due to apathy of concerned authorities. As medication for each infected elephant costs no less than 50, 000 Nepali rupees (780 US dollars), curing them at the local level is not possible, said Rameshwor Chaudhary, chief of the section, adding, They need continuous medication for 18 months. This is not possible without help from the department, ...


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New trunk call of distress from Nepal

2007-06-08 - Kathmandu, Nepal.

Though four countries have signed agreements with the Nepal government to build new hospitals and the SAARC regional centre for tuberculosis (TB) research is located in Nepal, the disease has become a jumbo menace, stalking elephants doing tourist duty in the southern plains. Three elephants have died of TB and 10 more been found affected in the Chitwan National Park in the Terai plains, a major tourist attraction, Nepal's official media said Friday.


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Nepalese villagers gather around the body of an elephant at Sunsari District, some 350kms east of Kathmandu

Authorities in Nepal capture, remove tusks from killer elephant

2006-11-19 - Kathmandu, Nepal.

A rouge bull elephant in Nepal's east was tranquilised and his tusks cut after 12 deaths were attributed to a three-month rampage by the endangered animal, a park ranger said. "On Saturday the team shot the elephant with tranquiliser darts. The elephant's tusks have been removed," said Shiva Kumar Budhatoki, a ranger from Sunsari district forestry office.


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Elephant that killed 12 people in Nepal captured

2006-11-19 - Kathmandu, Nepal. Yahoo News

Nepalese hunters have captured a wild elephant that trampled to death at least 12 people and injured several others in the country's southeast. A team of 15 forestry officials found the elephant on Saturday after a two week search and shot it with a tranquilizer in the jungles of Sunsari district, about 310 miles southeast of the capital, Katmandu, said Ajit Karna, chief forest official in the area.


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16 Headlines about Elephants from Kathmandu2022-04-27 - Kathmandu, Nepal - 3rd Asian Elephant Range States Meeting to be held in Nepal 2020-10-16 - Kathmandu, Nepal - Deaths signal the return of tuberculosis among captive elephants in Chitwan 2020-10-04 - Kathmandu, Nepal - MUST READ ARTICLE: The elephant dilemma. By following the sound science, Nepal could lead Asia in tourism best practice 2011-09-19 - Kathmandu, Nepal - Medical test must for tuskers in games 2010-12-06 - Kathmandu, Nepal - Nepal"s elephant drivers strike over pay 2009-11-22 - Kathmandu, Nepal - One-horned Rhino Bodyguards Deployed in Nepal Assisted by Zoological Society of London 2009-10-03 - Kathmandu, Nepal - Fund crunch may impede anti-poaching drive 2009-02-08 - Kathmandu, Nepal - Nepal"s jumbo Picassos to hold 1st exhibition 2008-09-05 - Kathmandu, Nepal - 4 die in elephant rampage in south Nepal 2008-05-17 - Kathmandu, Nepal - Poaching threatens endangered wildlife 2008-03-12 - Kathmandu, Nepal - Wild elephant kills three, including boy, in Nepal 2007-07-30 - Kathmandu, Nepal - Nepal"s endangered elephants threatened by tuberculosis 2007-06-11 - Kathmandu, Nepal - Elephants with TB not given treatment in Nepal: report 2007-06-08 - Kathmandu, Nepal - New trunk call of distress from Nepal 2006-11-19 - Kathmandu, Nepal - Authorities in Nepal capture, remove tusks from killer elephant 2006-11-19 - Kathmandu, Nepal - Elephant that killed 12 people in Nepal captured

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Second oldest camp elephant dies in Tamil Nadu

2022-04-27 - Pollachi, India.

Vijayalakshmi, the second oldest camp elephant of the Tamil forest department, died at the age of 71 in the Kozhikamuthi elephant camp in the Anaimalai Tiger Reserve (ATR) on Wednesday afternoon. The ...


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3rd Asian Elephant Range States Meeting to be held in Nepal

2022-04-27 - Kathmandu, Nepal.

The 3rd Asian Elephant Range States Meeting (AsERSM) will be held in Nepal from April 27. The sole purpose of the meeting is to secure the future of Asian elephants. Delegates from all 13 Asian Elepha...


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Coming Up Trunks: Elephant Superstud Shows Off His Strength

2022-04-25 - Basel, Switzerland.

African bull elephant Tusker, who sired 13 calves at his previous zoo homes, has become a star attraction at Switzerland's Basel Zoo; not for fatherhood, but for his baffling skills in balancing huge ...


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Jawed Karim Posted the First-Ever video on YouTube 17 years ago

2022-04-25 - San Diego, United States.

On 24th April, 17 years ago, a 25-year-old man named Jawed Karim posted the first-ever video on YouTube, launching a service that has since grown to become the go-to hub for video streaming. The low-r...


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Two male elephants from a well-known wildlife sanctuary in Hazyview die while under sedation

2022-04-25 - Nelspruit, South Africa.

Two elephants, Kasper and Kitso, died while under sedation during relocation efforts from the Lowveld to Kleinmond Wildlife Sanctuary (KWS) in the Western Cape on April 23. According to the owner and ...


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No, Viral Video Does Not Show Muslim Man Attempting To Feed Meat To Elephant

2022-04-22 - Malappuram, India.

The viral video was shared with the claim that the Muslim man from Kerela attempted to provide the elephant with meat to consume. Social media users mocking alleged that it was an attempt to convert t...


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Twin elephant calves born in Bandipur saved from drowning moments after birth

2022-04-21 - , India.

Ramesh Kumar, Director, Bandipur Tiger Reserve, said a few tourists on a safari and staff saw a pregnant elephant near the old reception centre. As the safari van waited, the elephant heaved itself an...


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UP: Dudhwa to get own elephant reserve

2022-04-17 - , India.

Dudhwa would soon have its own dedicated elephant reserve named as Terai Elephant Reserve (TER). The proposed Terai Elephant Reserve in Dudhwa would comprise Pilibhit Tiger Reserve (800 sq kms), Dudhw...


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Experts begin treatment of aged elephant at ATR camp

2022-04-17 - , India.

Four veterinary experts have started treatment of Vijayalakshmi, a 72-year-old female elephant housed at the Kozhikamuthi elephant camp in the Anamalai Tiger Reserve, which has been suffering from dig...


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Adjustments to elephant conservation plan approved

2022-04-16 - , Vietnam.

Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh has approved adjustments to an elephant conservation plan in Vietnam that was previously signed off for 2013-2020. Under the decision, the scheme will be implemented...


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Elephant Keeper

2022-04-16 - Austin, United States.

Austin, Texas-based activist filmmaker Kate Kirby’s documentary explores the relationship between a mahout and the 60-year-old elephant he tends at a Laotian elephant conservation center.


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More escort elephants must not be allowed at temple festivals: High Court

2022-04-15 - Kochi, India.

The High Court has directed that the government\'s order not to allow more escort elephants than existing ones must be complied with in festivals and other functions at temples under the Travancore De...


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elephant handler is grabbed by the scruff of the neck and forced to kneel at an elephant’s feet after repeatedly beating the animal in the head with a sharp hook in Thailand

2022-04-14 - Ayutthaya, Thailand.

The keeper Peerapat, 18, pierced Chan's thick leathery skin with the bullhook and caused the elephant so much pain that his legs collapsed. Chan Chao is now being treated by local vets with deep cuts ...


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Botswana to translocate 500 elephants to Mozambique

2022-04-14 - Gaborone, Botswana.

Two years after pledging 500 elephants to Mozambique as a gift, Botswana says the animals are set to be translocated in the near future. This was revealed by President Mokgweetsi Masisi during a three...


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Belfast Zoo elephants set to be rehomed at new facility

2022-04-13 - Belfast, United Kingdom.

Two much loved elephants at Belfast Zoo are to leave for a new home the City Council has confirmed on Wednesday. Asian elephants Dunja and Yheeto – both in their 40s - are among the largest resident...


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Elephant kills Colombian researcher in Uganda

2022-04-12 - Fort Portal, Uganda.

A Colombian researcher has died after being trampled on by an elephant in Uganda's Kibale National Park. Ramirez Amaya Sebastian, who is based at a university in the US, had been carrying out a routin...


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Elephant tramples mahout to death in Thiruvananthapuram

2022-04-11 - Thiruvananthapuram, India.

A mahout was trampled to death by an elephant that ran amok on Monday at Mukkukada near Navayikkulam in Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram district. Unni, a native of Vellannoor, was killed by the elephant w...


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Accident in Prague Zoo"s "Elephant Valley" seriously injures breeder

2022-04-11 - Prague, Czech Republic. Raymond Johnston

A Prague Zoo employee was injured by an elephant over the weekend. The 31-year-old zoo employee had to be taken to the hospital for injuries to her pelvis, chest, and arm. The incident took place earl...


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Elephant count in Tamil Nadu rose by 800 in five years

2022-04-10 - COIMBATORE, India.

xperts from the Forest College and Research Institute in Mettupalayam have told a committee constituted to probe the reasons for the death of wild elephants, especially young ones, over the past year ...


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A film on Malasar tribes of Anamalai

2022-04-08 - Pollachi, India.

Malasar, a six-minute conservation film, narrated by actor Nasser, shows not just the sacred bond between elephants and the Malasar tribes of the Anamalai Hills but also the need to protect the tribes...


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