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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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19 Headlines about Elephants from Kolmarden2017-03-16 - 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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 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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Extern Link Read about Thekkampatti elephant rejuvenation camp in the Elephant Database (external link which opens in new window)
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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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Extern Link Read about Kottoor elephant rehabilitation centre (ERC) in the Elephant Database (external link which opens in new window)
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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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Extern Link Read about Thula Thula Private Game Reserve in the Elephant Database (external link which opens in new window)
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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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Extern Link Read about Mary in the Elephant Database (external link which opens in new window)
Extern Link Read about Wingabaw Elephant Camp in the Elephant Database (external link which opens in new window)
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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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Man-Animal Conflict: IFS Officers will go for Online Training, says Assam Forest Minister

2021-01-18 - Guwahati, India. Sentinel Digital Desk

Amid repeated incidents of man-animal conflict being reported from different parts of Assam, a five-day training session have kick-started started in Guwahati on Monday for about 35 forest officials, ...


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Road comedy, with Burt Reynolds, Jackie Gleason, Jerry Reed, Dom DeLuise and Sally Field Charlotte

Smokey and the Bandit II (1980)

2021-01-17 - Jupiter, United Kingdom.

The maverick haulier must overcome a crisis of confidence when he and his friends are hired to transport a pregnant elephant to Texas, a mammoth task that proves far from easy. The Asian elephant in S...


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Extern Link Read about Elephant Encounters (Bill Morris) in the Elephant Database (external link which opens in new window)

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ZOO AND YOU: Topeka Zoo is home to famous Asian elephant
YouTube: Smokey and the Bandit II (1980) - That's An Elephant! Scene (1/10) | Movieclips
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Mahout Vishnu with elephant

Angry elephant hurls mahout to death in TVM

2021-01-17 - Aruvippuram, India.

An aggressive elephant threw its mahout away in a fit of rage resulting in his death. The second mahout identified as Kollam native Vishnu (21) died in the attack by the elephant. The incident took pl...


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Three new baby Asian elephants born in SW China"s Yunnan

2021-01-16 - Yunnan, China.

At the Xishuangbanna Tropical Zoo, an Asian elephant named Ya Long also gave birth to a baby weighing 95.4 kilograms on January 14, after 21 months and 19 days of pregnancy. "It took the baby elephant...


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Karl Mogensen pets Asha, an African elephant at the Natural Bridge Zoo. The USDA has cited the zoo for allowing visitors to ride Asha without her handler always nearby.

Natural Bridge Zoo fined for animal welfare violations

2021-01-15 - Natural Bridge, United States.

The fifth violation involved Asha, the zoo’s prized elephant, and regulations that require dangerous animals such as lions, tigers, bears and elephants to be under the control of an experienced hand...


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Gerry Cottle dead: Circus legend who ran away at 15 is killed by coronavirus

2021-01-14 - Bath, United Kingdom. Vikki White

Gerry Cottle, who died in hospital in Bath this week aged 75 after contracting coronavirus, became one of Britain’s best known kings of the Big Top. From virtually nothing he went on to run a string...


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