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Baby elephant owned by Queen of Denmark and King of Sweden dies

2021-12-09 - Kolmarden, Sweden.

What has been quite unknown to most people, however, is that the Swedish King and the Danish Queen, also owns several elephan`s. Now one of the royal elephants has died. The elephant was the son of two elephants that were once given as a gift by another monarch. Prince died on December 7th 2021, to the great sorrow of the king and the zoo staff.


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Royal elephant at Swedish zoo has deadly herpes virus

2017-03-16 - Kolmarden, Sweden.

Namsai, a three-year-old Asian elephant calf at the Kolmården zoo in central Sweden has contracted the EEHV elephant herpes virus and is seriously ill, the park announced on Tuesday. "There is no cure for EEHV, however treatment can suppress an outbreak and the elephant can survive if the disease is caught early and treatment begins quickly. Among the elephants that have been treated a few have survived," the park said on its website.


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Latest about EEHV - Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus

2012-10-30 - Kolmarden, Sweden. Dan Koehl

With kind assistance of Professor Gary S. Hayward, Ph D. Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Elephant.se page about EEHV - Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus is updated to latest level. (Database records of deceased elephants due to Herpes Virus, is presented further down the page)


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PAWS threatens to sue me? Heres the laywers letter.

2012-10-17 - Kolmarden, Sweden. Dan Koehl

I have spoken out loudly against the idea of bringing healthy elephants from Toronto zoo, to PAWS, a Tuberculosis infected "sanctuary" in northern California. Now PAWS threatens to sue me. Only in In 2002, PAWS spent $67,000 in legal fees, according to its income tax return.


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Bua on walk outside the enclosure in 2009, with keeper Dan Koehl.

Swedish kings elephant Bua pregnant through AI

2012-03-20 - Kolmarden, Sweden.

Bua, a gift from the king of Thailand, to the king of Sweden, living in Kolmarden Zoo since 2004, is pregnant through artificial insemination, performed by Dr. Thomas Hildebrandt and Dr. Frank Goeritz from The Leibniz-Institute of Zoo and Wildlife Research in Berlin. Sperm donor is Raja in Woburn safari park, UK.


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Chipperfield to Ringling Brothers Barnum & Baileys Circus in U.S.A.

2011-11-17 - Kolmarden, Sweden. Dan Koehl

What started with a 100 year old picture of 12 Chipperfield elephants in Clonmel railway station, Tipperary, during tour in Ireland in 1952, has developed into an ambitious effort to research all their elephants from 1947.Inspired by this story about about travels, I pack my trunk and leave with air to Bangkok, for a five months journey in Asia, soon comes here pictures and reports from the elephant roundup in Surin!


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Elephant News on Facebook!

2010-10-03 - Kolmarden, Sweden.

The Elephant News, being 10 years old and dating back to 2000, has now over 5000 articles, which you can search through. Recently it also got its own facebook page, where you are invited to join (below on this page). If you have a website, you can also place a newsticker on your own site, displaying the 10 latest news!


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Largest online elephant database now includes more than 6000 elephants spanning 1200 years.

2010-09-01 - Kolmården, Sweden. Dan Koehl

The elephant database now includes 6009 elephants (including 549 breeding cows and 210 breeding bulls), from 1780 location facilities in 108 countries.


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5000 news about elephants in the searchable database

2009-10-25 - Kolmarden, Sweden.

This website, www.elephant-news.com was created in october 2001. Today, some eight years later, the database reached 5000 articles, which are all indexed in the database, searchable, and therefore becoming a recource also for research and statistics. (Some of the original articles already deleted at the origial website) which you can search through from the searchfield in the upper left corner. You can even search the database from YOUR website


 
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The elephant database has now 5000 records

2009-09-25 - Kolmården, Sweden. Dan Koehl

After three years of intensive work the database now include 5002 elephants (including 471 breeding cows and 185 breeding bulls) , from 1400 location facilities from 100 countries all over the world which is submitted in the database, ranging from year 802 until now. Thanks to Ryan Easley from USA who has made a great job updating american elephants!


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Catherine Reid

Elephant Conservation Science and Veterinary Medicine Group

2009-06-08 - Kolmarden, Sweden.

The Elephant Conservation Science and Veterinary Research Group website functions to provide current information concerning advances in elephant research in key topics that are relevant for wild and captive elephant management. This website provides not only basic explanations of elephant conservation topics such as endtheliotropic herpesvirus and tuberculosis but also an explanation of the implications of new findings for elephant management and conservation.


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Application with CV should be sent before 31 December 2008 Brigitte.Larsson@kolmarden.com

Elephant keeper in Kolmarden Wildlife Park, Sweden

2008-11-28 - Kolmarden, Sweden. Brigitte Larsson, Kolmarden

Kolmarden is looking for an experienced elephant keeper to join the staff in our pachyderm section, currently housing three female Asian elephants managed in free contact and four white rhinos. We are seeking an ambitious, team oriented, and outgoing person. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of elephant training, husbandry and management and is fluent in a Scandinavian language and/or English.


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The elephant database has now 4000 records

2008-09-02 - Kolmarden, Sweden. Dan Koehl

After two years of intensive work the database now include 4000 elephants (including 380 breeding cows and 154 breeding bulls), 1732 dead elephants and
2268 living, from 1121 location facilities in 92 countries, ranging from year 802 until now.


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4000 news about elephants in the searchable database

2008-08-12 - Kolmarden, Sweden. Dan Koehl

This website, www.elephant-news.com was created in october 2001. Today, some seven years later, the database reached 4000 articles, which are all indexed in the database, searchable, and therefore becoming a recource also for research and statistics. (Some of the original articles already deleted at the origial website) which you can search through from the searchfield in the upper left corner. You can even search the database from YOUR website


 
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Asiatisk elefant - Asian Elephant (Elephas maximus)

2008-08-08 - Kolmarden, Sweden. Mats Elting

Cute butt. The elephants at Kolmården is a gift from the King of Thailand to the King of Sweden


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Saba with keepers Emilie Olander and Dan Koehl. Right Sabas former keeper Guillioume Rebis

Asian elephant Saba transfered from PC in France to free contact in Sweden

2007-11-15 - Kolmarden, Sweden.

Saba, who had been alone elephant in Zoo Le Pal for many years, and in PC the last three years, had difficulties to adapt to the newcomers, there was fights between the elephants and she missed the contact with humans. In 2007 it was decided to bring her to Kolmarden Zoo in Sweden, where the two asian elephants belonging to the swedish king are worked in free contact. She was transfered at 7th of November, and was traight away worked hands on in free contact. She is now happier, and gets a lot o...


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Asian elephant Saba transfered from PC in France to free contact in Sweden

2007-11-07 - Kolmården, Sweden.

Saba, who had been alone elephant in Le Pal for many years, had difficulties to adapt to PC and newcomers, there was a lot of fights between the elephants and she missed the contact with humans. In 2007 it was decided to bring her to Kolmarden Zoo in Sweden, where the two asian elephants belonging to the swedish king are worked in free contact. She was transfered at 7th of November, and was traight away worked hands on in free contact. She is now happier, and gets a lot of attention and care.


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Asian elephant Saba transfered from PC in France to free contact in Sweden

2007-11-07 - Kolmården, Sweden.

Saba, who had been alone elephant in Le Pal for many years, had difficulties to adapt to PC and newcomers, there was a lot of fights between the elephants and she missed the contact with humans. In 2007 it was decided to bring her to Kolmarden Zoo in Sweden, where the two asian elephants belonging to the swedish king are worked in free contact. She was transfered at 7th of November, and was traight away worked hands on in free contact. She is now happier, and gets a lot of attention and care.


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New elephants in Kolmarden don"t understand Swedish

2003-07-18 - Kolmarden, Sweden.

When the Swedish royal couple visited Thailand earlier this year, they were presented with two elephants as a gift from the king of Thailand. But the giant mammals don't understand Swedish, so two zookeepers are traveling to Thailand to learn Thai. "The elephants must be able to understand commands in the languages they've been raised with, so that we don't have to teach them Swedish," Magnus Nilsson, chief executive of Sweden's Kolmarden safari park, Norrköping, told The Associated Press on Fr...


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Swedish zoo Kolmarden to put down TB-infected elephants

2002-12-11 - Kolmarden, Sweden.

Two elephants at one of Sweden's largest zoos may have to be put down after one of them tested positive for tuberculosis, health officials said on Wednesday. Three other elephants at the Kolmaarden zoo, located 150km south of Stockholm, have already been put down after succumbing to the disease. The two elephants, Sandai and Donkey, are 17 and 36-years-old respectively.


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20 Headlines about Elephants from Kolmarden2021-12-09 - Kolmarden, Sweden - Baby elephant owned by Queen of Denmark and King of Sweden dies 2017-03-16 - Kolmarden, Sweden - Royal elephant at Swedish zoo has deadly herpes virus 2012-10-30 - Kolmarden, Sweden - Latest about EEHV - Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus 2012-10-17 - Kolmarden, Sweden - PAWS threatens to sue me? Heres the laywers letter. 2012-03-20 - Kolmarden, Sweden - Swedish kings elephant Bua pregnant through AI 2011-11-17 - Kolmarden, Sweden - Chipperfield to Ringling Brothers Barnum & Baileys Circus in U.S.A. 2010-10-03 - Kolmarden, Sweden - Elephant News on Facebook! 2010-09-01 - Kolmården, Sweden - Largest online elephant database now includes more than 6000 elephants spanning 1200 years. 2009-10-25 - Kolmarden, Sweden - 5000 news about elephants in the searchable database 2009-09-25 - Kolmården, Sweden - The elephant database has now 5000 records 2009-06-08 - Kolmarden, Sweden - Elephant Conservation Science and Veterinary Medicine Group 2008-11-28 - Kolmarden, Sweden - Elephant keeper in Kolmarden Wildlife Park, Sweden 2008-09-02 - Kolmarden, Sweden - The elephant database has now 4000 records 2008-08-12 - Kolmarden, Sweden - 4000 news about elephants in the searchable database 2008-08-08 - Kolmarden, Sweden - Asiatisk elefant - Asian Elephant (Elephas maximus) 2007-11-15 - Kolmarden, Sweden - Asian elephant Saba transfered from PC in France to free contact in Sweden 2007-11-07 - Kolmården, Sweden - Asian elephant Saba transfered from PC in France to free contact in Sweden 2007-11-07 - Kolmården, Sweden - Asian elephant Saba transfered from PC in France to free contact in Sweden 2003-07-18 - Kolmarden, Sweden - New elephants in Kolmarden don"t understand Swedish 2002-12-11 - Kolmarden, Sweden - Swedish zoo Kolmarden to put down TB-infected elephants

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This elephant misses his mahout, authorities seek police help

2024-03-29 - Alappuzha, India.

Evoor Kannan, the elephant known for his murderous rage and with a history of killing two mahouts is in a bad mood these days. He had been gentle under the care of his former Mahout Sharath Parippally...


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Third elephant calf born in Beekse Bergen

2024-02-20 - Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands.

African elephant Punda has become the mother of a healthy elephant calf after a 22-month pregnancy. This is the third calf born in the Safari Park Beekse Bergen k in four months. Never before have thr...


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Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium’s elephant calf dies at age 2

2024-02-15 - Pittsburgh, United States.

The zoo said Tsuni died Thursday after a sudden, brief battle with elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus (EEHV). Her EEHV was detected through routine blood testing on Feb. 8, even though she presente...


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Farewell to Seoul"s oldest elephant passing at age of 59

2024-02-15 - Seoul, South Korea.

The oldest female elephant in South Korea passed away Tuesday at a zoo in Gwacheon, Gyeonggi Province, at the age of 59, zoo officials said Thursday. The female elephant, named Sakura, had suffered fr...


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A star is born: Baby elephant debuts

2024-01-30 - Bangalore, India.

The Bannerghatta Biological Park is brimming with excitement as it welcomes a delightful new addition—a baby boy elephant calf. This adorable arrival brings the elephant count in the Bannerghatta zo...


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Guruvayur Kannan, nine-time winner of elephant race, dies at 62

2024-01-27 - Guruvayur, India.

Elephant Kannan, of the Guruvayur Devaswom Elephant Camp, a nine-time winner of the festival-related elephant race, has passed away. His demise was around 5:30 pm on Saturday. The tusker's age at the ...


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A baby elephant is found dead

2024-01-27 - Koh Nhek, Cambodia.

Villagers found a baby elephant dead in Koh Nhek district, Mondulkiri province in the middle of the forest​ on January 26, 2024, suspected of being shot. Mondulkiri Provincial department of environm...


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Discoveries: The Evolutionary Edge of Elephant Trunks and Ancient Giants

2024-01-13 - Beijing, China.

A recent study published in the journal eLife has uncovered new findings on the development of dextrous trunks by indigenous elephants. According to Dr. Shi-Qi Wang, a senior author of the research, t...


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Alleged poaching kills 46-year-old Sumatran elephant in Riau park

2024-01-13 - Pekanbaru, Indonesia.

The Tesso Nilo National Park in Pelalawan District, Riau Province, again lost one of its Sumatran elephants (Elephas maximus sumatranus) after a poacher allegedly killed it for its tusks. The 46-year...


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Celebration of Elephants: A Must-see New Exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History

2024-01-11 - New York, United States.

In a narrow but sprawling curatorial space at the uptown museum, The Secret World of Elephants, now opened, tells the story of elephant species and their relatives through life-size models, videos, gr...


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Workshop On Handling Human-Wildlife Conflicts

2024-01-11 - Mysore, India.

In response to the escalating threat posed by leopards, elephants and other wild animals in the Mysuru region, specialised task forces have been established to address the situation. A dedicated Leopa...


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Los Angeles Zoo mourns loss of 53-year-old Asian elephant Shaunzi

2024-01-04 - Los Angeles, United States.

The Los Angeles Zoo is grieving the death of 53-year-old Asian elephant Shaunzi. Zoo staff observed that Shaunzi was unable to stand up in her exhibit at around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday night, according t...


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