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Mighty Minnie! Viewers left "in tears of joy" as baby elephant who contracted a deadly disease is nursed back to health by her devoted carer who hid medicine in her fruit at Thai animal hospital

2020-09-04 - Lampang, Thailand. CLAIRE TOUREILLE

Channel 5 viewers were left in 'tears of joy' after following the fate of a baby elephant at a Thai elephant hospital last night. Two-year-old Minnie was being treated for the Elephant Herpes Virus, which can kill the animals, at the Lampang's Elephant Hospital where the show was filmed.


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More captive elephants to be released into the wild in Lampang

2016-10-10 - Lampang, Thailand.

The Elephant Reintroduction Foundation and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment will release captive elephants into the wild on the auspicious occasion of Her Majesty the Queen’s 84th birthday anniversary, the National News Bureau of Thailand (NNT) said today.


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A police officer inspects the crash scene in which an elephant was killed after being hit by this inter-provincial bus in Hang Chat district, Lampang on Friday night

Broken tusk missing after elephant killed in bus crash

2016-10-03 - Lampang, Thailand.

One tusk of a pet bull elephant killed in a crash with an inter-provincial bus in Hang Chat district is missing, a senior police officer said on Sunday. The left tusk, about 70cm long and weighing 2kg, broke off after Plai Udom, 8, was killed when the bus rammed into it on late Friday night. Since the crash, the broken tusk has not been found, Pol Lt Col Somboon Yaya, deputy investigation chief at...




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A male elephant, 8, is killed after being hit by an interprovincial bus in Hang Chat district, Lampang province, on late Friday night. The bus driver was badly hurt while other passengers were unhurt.

Elephant killed, driver badly hurt in bus crash

2016-10-01 - Lampang, Thailand.

A male elephant was killed and a man badly hurt when an inter provincial bus rammed into it in Hang Chat district late Friday night. All passengers on board the bus were unhurt.


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Elephants Will Get New Artificial Legs Soon

2016-03-25 - Lampang, Thailand.

The prosthetic leg factory, just for elephants, will soon be operating at Friends of the Asian Elephant hospital in Thailand. This is a unique and wonderful facility that can make and repair custom-fit artificial limbs for elephants who need them.


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Israeli zoo donates to Thai elephant hospital with check in elephant’s trunk

2015-11-06 - Lampang, Thailand.

Thai Ambassador to Israel Angsana Sihapitak received a $1,500 donation from the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo for an elephant hospital in Lampang, Thailand. The check was delivered Thursday by an Asian elephant named Tamar, who presented it to the ambassador in her trunk.


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Mr Naetiwin went to see the elephant at TECC on Sept 9. He claims he found that she had injuries

What have you done to my elephant?

2013-10-04 - Lampang, Thailand.

Naetiwin Amorsin, the owner of a four-year-old female elephant, Phang Taengmo, submitted a complaint with Surapong Kongchantuk, a member of the Lawyer´s Council of Thailand’s human rights committee, on Monday. The mahout asked for legal action against the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) for unfairly confiscating his elephant, and for putting the animal at risk of "imminent death" because of poor treatment


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Prakong Laokom and Kampan Nakdee receive the good news.

Two baby Phuket elephants free to go back to work

2012-11-29 - Lampang, Thailand.

While baby elephants Joey and Popeye are now back living with their mother in the government-owned Thai Elephant Conservation Centre (TECC) in Lampang, Somchok from Phu Thai Review Souvenir Market in Chalong and Nampetch from Laguna Excursions in Cherng Talay - who were subjected to similar DNA tests - have been found to have been acquired legally and have returned to their respective places of work today


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A friendly baby elephant, the star of an elephant camp in Chiang Rai, plays with a tourist. This baby is likely well cared for, but health check-ups elsewhere have found most captive elephants are not so healthy.

Most captive elephants suffering in Thailand?

2012-11-27 - Lampang, Thailand. Apinya Wipatayotin

Most elephants living in captivity across the country suffer from work overload, malnutrition, and poor living conditions, says the Thai Elephant Conservation Centre. Sittidet Mahasawongkul, head of the Lampang-based centre´s elephant hospital yesterday said he and his team recently conducted elephant health check-ups at several elephant camps and found most of the animals were ailing due to poor care. There are about 2,000 captive elephants in shelters across the country.


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Natural Resources and Environment Minister Preecha Rengsomboonsuk has vowed to solve within a year issues related to Thailand

DNA database to protect elephants

2012-01-30 - Lampang, Thailand.

Preecha planned to build a DNA database on 4,000 or so domesticated elephants in order to stop people taking over identity papers of deceased pachyderms and replacing them with elephants taken in the wild. After a Wednesday press conference to discuss the February 35 elephant fair at the Elephant Conservation Centre in Lampang´s Hang Chat district, Preecha said he would contact the Interior Ministry, which is in charge of issuing elephant identification papers, for information about the be...


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Elephant has foot blown up by landmine

2010-09-15 - Lampang, Thailand.

An eight-month-old elephant injured by a landmine is receiving treatment at an elephant hospital in Northern Thailand. The male calf, Pangboon, stepped on a landmine in Myanmar on Monday. It has been following its logging elephant mother to work in the forest along the Thai-Burmese border. With its right front foot shredded, Pangboon is the 14th landmine casualty to be treated at Thailand´s Friends of the Asian Elephants Hospital in Lampang this year.


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Mae Ka Pae, a 22-year-old female elephant, stands while resting her wounded leg at an elephant hospital in Lampang province, northern Thailand, Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010. She stepped on a landmine on July 29 while pulling logs in the jungle near the Thai-My

Vets treat elephant land mine victim in Lampang, Thailand

2010-08-05 - Lampang, Thailand.

Veterinarians were treating the latest land mine victim from the embattled Thai-Myanmar border Thursday, a 22-year-old female elephant whose foot was blown off by the explosion. "We have now monitored her condition for 48 hours after we cleaned the wound and injected pain killers. We will give her a tetanus shot later today. Overall, she is a good condition. She is obedient and can eat normally," said Dr. Preecha Phuangkam, a veterinarian and the hospital director.


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International training course on Asian Elephant Breeding and Health Management in South East Asia

2010-05-24 - Lampang, Thailand.

At the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand with practical training and field work at the Thai Elephant Conservation Center, National Elephant Institute Forest Industry Organization and the Elephant Reintroduction Foundation, Doi Pha Muang Wildlife Sanctuary, Lampang, Thailand. Distance learning: 26 April – 10 May 2010 (Home country: Internet-based) 2) Lectures & Practical training: 24 – 28 May 2010 (Chiang Mai, Thailand)


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Elephants at the Pang La Elephant Rehabilitation Center use their trunks to pet each other

Your morning adorable: Elephants canoodle at new Thai elephant retirement home

2009-11-23 - Lampang, Thailand. Lindsay Barnett

Thailand's new Pang La Elephant Rehabilitation Center officially opened over the weekend, becoming the first facility of its kind in the country known for its love affair with elephants. The center, in Thailand's Lampang province, plans to care for up to 200 elderly and disabled Asian elephants; currently, about 30 elephants call it home, including several that are partially or completely blind, according to the Bangkok Post.


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Thailand sets up nursing home for elderly elephants

2009-10-20 - Lampang, Thailand.

Thailand has set up its first nursing home for elderly elephants in Lampang province, already the home of two elephant hospitals, media reports said Tuesday. The Pang-La Nursing Home for Aged Elephants will be officially opened Nov 21, in Ngao district of Lampang, 490 km north of Bangkok, the Bangkok Post reported. Situated on a 153-hectare plot with its own small river for elephant bathing, the shelter will be operated by the Forest Industry Organization (FIO), which also runs the Elephant Hosp...


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Last three day at the camp.. What am I going to do in the future?

2009-09-27 - Lampang, Thailand.

It's very sad to know that " Loong min" has about three day left staying at Thai Elephant Conservation Center. His eyes looked very sad that he told me that he has to retire from his job after devotedly works with elephant over 42 years. I remember his last elephant was Pang Mee who died many year ago and Loong Min was assigned to work as the baby elephant trainer. He trained many elephant in the past such as Nau Oon, Areena, Poopan, Ai and many more. I think If I were him I could not make my mi...


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Motola, a female elephant who stepped on a land mine 10 years ago, uses its trunk to lean against the bars at its enclosure at the Elephant Hospital in Lampang province, northern Thailand Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009. Thai experts are making an artificial leg

Thai elephant hurt by mine gets artificial leg

2009-08-15 - Lampang, Thailand. APICHART WEERAWONG

Motola, a female elephant who stepped on a land mine 10 years ago and endured painful operations, was fitted Saturday in Thailand for a permanent artificial leg. The 48-year-old pachyderm became a symbol of the plight of today's elephants, and her injury sparked international sympathy and donations.
Experts were making a cast of her injured left front leg for a plastic prosthetic limb which will be attached later Saturday.


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Mahout training kicks off to preserve elephants

2009-08-09 - Lampang, Thailand.

Thailand's National Elephant Institute on Sunday launched a training programme for mahouts across the country in an attempt to raise elephant quality of life and help preserve the decreasing population of the huge animal. The training is co-sponsored by the National Elephant Institute, the Forest Industry Organization (FIO) and Asia House Foundation and is being held at the Thai Elephant Conservation Center in Lampang province


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The medical inventor

2008-09-16 - Lampang, Thailand. PICHAYA SVASTI

At the Elephant Hospital in Lampang, 31-month-old Mo Cha, who stepped on a landmine in Burma and lost her front right leg two years ago, walks and plays in a pool of sand after being fitted with the world's first artificial leg for pachyderms. She lifts and curls her trunk as if to thank Dr Therdchai.


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Injured Thai elephants find loving care at pachyderm clinic

2008-06-05 - Lampang, Thailand. Mohit Joshi

"Hey, little one, come to mama," chirps Soraida Salwala. The "little one" is a female elephant calf named Mosha, and she knows that Soraida never visits her empty-handed. She approaches Soraida to find a treat of bananas. Soraida has cared for the calf for the past 18 months after Mosha tripped on a landmine in the jungle near Thailand's border with Myanmar. The explosion almost severed her right foreleg, and she was brought to Soraida's elephant clinic when she was 7 months old.


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Photo of Singha Khon and her second baby...

2008-05-17 - Lampang, Thailand. Supat Sutti

Nau Oon is very cute baby elephant of greatest mother Singha Khon as she has very high possibility of pregnancy as told by the mahout.. Nau Oon was born at Thai Elephant Conservation Center on 12 of June 2004, its about 4 years ago in the forest. I remember that Singha Khon she gave birth of her second baby by her own self and the day before she still worked in our mahout training course and we brought the elephant into the forest with the tourists and next day the Mahout Berm he just knocked my...


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The Elephant Reintroduction Foundation: City elephants enjoy a guided return to nature in Lampang

2008-05-12 - Lampang, Thailand. Pridiyathorn Devakula

I have concentrated on economic issues for many weeks. Today, I would prefer to write a non-economic story about nature that I encountered recently, an occasion that deserves praise. Last Monday, I had a chance to visit the Elephant Reintroduction Foundation's camp at Ban Hua Thung in Lampang's Hang Chat district. There, I witnessed the way that elephants are being trained to live in the wild, eating the plants available to them in the forest. Feeding by humans is not allowed. These elephants we...


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Sampran,6, a wild bull elephant who was caught in a poachers snare is taken into captivity and has his badly infected foot x-rayed by Thai vets trying to save his life

2008-03-13 - Lampang, Thailand. BARBARA WALTON

Sampran,6, a wild bull elephant who was caught in a poachers snare has his badly infected foot x-rayed by Thai vets trying to save his life, at the Lampang National Elephant Institute hospital in Lampang, northern Thailand, 06 March 2008. Badly dehydrated and thin, the young elephant has about a 50 percent chance of survival and was bought into the hospital for emergency care after the infection, monitored over the past two years by Thai rangers in the Khao Ang Rue Nai wildlife sanctuary where h...


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Elephant Sampram doomed to crippled life

2008-03-13 - Lampang, Thailand.

Veterinarians on Thursday ruled out surgery for Sampran, the 6-year-old elephant whose forefoot has swollen to a monstrous size after being injured in a hunter's trap two years ago. "We can't operate on the foot because there would be too much blood loss," said Dr Sittidej Mahasawangkul after taking an x-ray of Sampran's damaged foot at Lampang National Elephant Institute hospital in the North. Sampran, a wild elephant, was finally brought to the hospital for treatment Thursday after suffering f...


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The National Elephant Institute in northern province of Lampang

2008-02-10 - Lampang, Thailand.

With a fantastic performance about to start, local and foreign tourists were waiting to view the elephant show and give the stars their favorite food as rewards. The elephants greet the audience and gather things for the mahouts. They might sometimes be lazy but they never go on a rampage and disappoint new mahouts because these friendly animals have been well trained since they were young.


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King’s Cup Elephant Polo (Anantara Resorts)

King’s Cup Elephant Polo named one of Thailand’s ‘Seven Amazing Wonders’

2007-11-19 - Lampang, Thailand.

The Tourism Authority of Thailand has named the King’s Cup Elephant Polo as one of Thailand’s “Seven Amazing Wonders” in a new promotional campaign aimed at capturing the nation’s unique attractions. The King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament is the sixth largest event on the TAT calendar. Organised by Anantara Resorts, the tournament was first introduced in 2001 as a charitable endeavour to assist country’s National Elephant Institute in Lampang, Northern Thailand. The event has rais...


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Her Majesty donates Bt300,000 to help baby elephant

2007-08-08 - Lampang, Thailand.

Her Majesty the Queen has donated Bt300,000 from her personal fund to assist a month-old elephant whose mother cannot produce milk at the Thai Elephant Conservation Centre (TECC) in Lampang's Hang Chat district. Her Majesty granted Bt300,000 to buy milk powder for the baby elephant. Donations for the baby elephant from the public had reached about Bt400,000. The TECC will hold a ceremony to receive the donation on Friday.


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Lampang hosts first artificially inseminated elephant birth in Asia. Worlds first successful artificial insemination of elephant using frozen semen.

2007-03-08 - Lampang, Thailand.

The 100-kilogram male baby Asian elephant was born late Wednesday at the Elephant Hospital at the Thai Elephant Conservation Centre in the northern town of Lampang, said Sittidej Mahasawangkul, head of the hospital. This is the first time that artificial insemination is successfully carried out in Thailand and in Asia, and first time ever with frozen sperma.


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Thailand fights to save elephants

2007-03-01 - LAMPANG, Thailand. Evan Osnos

Kod, a pioneering elephant, is not a born leader. The 3-ton, 25-year-old is known for neither bravery nor cleverness; she recoils from dogs and chickens. Her paintings are generously described as abstract. But if all goes well, Kod will make Thai history next month when she gives birth to the nation's first elephant produced by artificial insemination. A successful birth would be a milestone for a country scrambling to save its most treasured animals from an alarming decline.


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Elephants in the Golden Triangle

2007-01-24 - Lampang, Thailand. Musings

But the best part about this leg of the trip was the elephants! We chose the hotel we did because they work in conjunction with the Thai Elephant Conservation Centre, and have a dozen elephants on their grounds. Frederick and I took a one-day "Mahout Training Course" where we were each given an elephant and taught some basic commands. We learned a couple of different ways to get on and off the critters, got to ride the elephants around the camp, and at the end of the day, we (along with the maho...


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Elephant Reintroduction Foundation Blog

2006-11-18 - Lampang, Thailand.

The Mission of the Elephant Reintroduction Foundation is to realize the Vision of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit, to solve the problems facing all elephants in Thailand through returning domestic elephants to the wild and restoration of the habitat of wild elephants, as well as promoting appropriate management of all elephants in Thailand.


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Artificial insemination of elephant succeeds first time in Thailand

2006-08-29 - Lampang, Thailand.

Thai veterinarians have succeeded in impregnating an elephant by artificial insemination for the first time in Thailand. The baby elephant is expected to be born in March next year. The artificial insemination was carried out by implanting fresh sperm into a female elephant named "Pangkod".
Dr Sitthidej Mahasawangkul, head of the Elephant Hospital at the Thai Elephant Conservation Centre said that the Thai veterinary team is attempting to develop an artificial insemination technique usin...


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Elephant baby of Mogae-Grey Stepped On Landmine in Thailand

2006-06-11 - Lampang, Thailand. Soraida Salwala, Friends of the Asian Elephant, FAE's Elephant Hospital

Mogae-Grey, a thirty-year-old cow was hired to haul logs across the Thai border. She walked with her baby alongside her when the baby stepped on a landmine. Her injuries are quite severe.


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Manguay-Lowin in the Elephant Hospital Lampang euthanized after collaps

2006-05-29 - Lampang, Thailand. Soraida Salwala, Friends of the Asian Elephant. FAE's Elephant Hospital

Manguay-low, who shared tragic injuries from landmines in 2003, collapsed Tuesday 23rd May at 5.30. We tried to help her get up but she had lost all her strength. I had to decide to let her go peacefully


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ELEPHANTS IN MAETANG SANCTUARY HAVE FALLEN ILL WITH CONSTIPATION

2006-01-23 - Lampang, Thailand.

Elephants at an elephant sanctuary in Maetang district in Chiang Mai have fallen sick with bloated stomachs, and veterinarians suspect the cause to be from changing of their diet. Veterinarians at "elephant friend" foundation in Lampang province have evacuated the bowels of 30-year-old Khamdee to help him excrete waste after the elephant had not eaten for days due to constipation. Prior to Khamdee, the foundation had treated 6 elephants all from the same elephant sanctuary in Chiang Mai's Maetan...


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Landmine maims 2 elephants

2005-10-12 - Lampang, Thailand.

Two young female elephants, aged six and two years, were admitted to Lampang Elephant Hospital yesterday morning, a week after triggering a landmine in Burma. The explosion on Oct 5 mutilated six year-old Mojay's right hind leg and Motoo's left front leg. At the time they were following their mother to haul logs in the Burmese forest opposite Tak's Tha Song Yang district, said Soraida Salwala, founder of Friends of the Asian Elephant, which runs the hospital. The mother was not injured.


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The Valentine"s Day Wedding Ceremony on Elephant-back Thai Elephant Conservation Center Hangchat, Lampang, Thailand

2005-01-26 - Lampang, Thailand.

The National Elephant Institute, patronage of Her Royal Highness princess Galyani Vadhana Krom Luang Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra, with the Forest Industry Organization, Lampang, in co-operation with the Tourism Authority of Thailand and the Lanpang Tourism Association, presents the Valantine's Day Wedding Ceremony on Elephant-Back.


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37 Headlines about Elephants from Lampang2020-09-04 - Lampang, Thailand - Mighty Minnie! Viewers left "in tears of joy" as baby elephant who contracted a deadly disease is nursed back to health by her devoted carer who hid medicine in her fruit at Thai animal hospital 2016-10-10 - Lampang, Thailand - More captive elephants to be released into the wild in Lampang 2016-10-03 - Lampang, Thailand - Broken tusk missing after elephant killed in bus crash 2016-10-01 - Lampang, Thailand - Elephant killed, driver badly hurt in bus crash 2016-03-25 - Lampang, Thailand - Elephants Will Get New Artificial Legs Soon 2015-11-06 - Lampang, Thailand - Israeli zoo donates to Thai elephant hospital with check in elephant’s trunk 2013-10-04 - Lampang, Thailand - What have you done to my elephant? 2012-11-29 - Lampang, Thailand - Two baby Phuket elephants free to go back to work 2012-11-27 - Lampang, Thailand - Most captive elephants suffering in Thailand? 2012-01-30 - Lampang, Thailand - DNA database to protect elephants 2010-09-15 - Lampang, Thailand - Elephant has foot blown up by landmine 2010-08-05 - Lampang, Thailand - Vets treat elephant land mine victim in Lampang, Thailand 2010-05-24 - Lampang, Thailand - International training course on Asian Elephant Breeding and Health Management in South East Asia 2009-11-23 - Lampang, Thailand - Your morning adorable: Elephants canoodle at new Thai elephant retirement home 2009-10-20 - Lampang, Thailand - Thailand sets up nursing home for elderly elephants 2009-09-27 - Lampang, Thailand - Last three day at the camp.. What am I going to do in the future? 2009-08-15 - Lampang, Thailand - Thai elephant hurt by mine gets artificial leg 2009-08-09 - Lampang, Thailand - Mahout training kicks off to preserve elephants 2008-09-16 - Lampang, Thailand - The medical inventor 2008-06-05 - Lampang, Thailand - Injured Thai elephants find loving care at pachyderm clinic 2008-05-17 - Lampang, Thailand - Photo of Singha Khon and her second baby... 2008-05-12 - Lampang, Thailand - The Elephant Reintroduction Foundation: City elephants enjoy a guided return to nature in Lampang 2008-03-13 - Lampang, Thailand - Sampran,6, a wild bull elephant who was caught in a poachers snare is taken into captivity and has his badly infected foot x-rayed by Thai vets trying to save his life 2008-03-13 - Lampang, Thailand - Elephant Sampram doomed to crippled life 2008-02-10 - Lampang, Thailand - The National Elephant Institute in northern province of Lampang 2007-11-19 - Lampang, Thailand - King’s Cup Elephant Polo named one of Thailand’s ‘Seven Amazing Wonders’ 2007-08-08 - Lampang, Thailand - Her Majesty donates Bt300,000 to help baby elephant 2007-03-08 - Lampang, Thailand - Lampang hosts first artificially inseminated elephant birth in Asia. Worlds first successful artificial insemination of elephant using frozen semen. 2007-03-01 - LAMPANG, Thailand - Thailand fights to save elephants 2007-01-24 - Lampang, Thailand - Elephants in the Golden Triangle 2006-11-18 - Lampang, Thailand - Elephant Reintroduction Foundation Blog 2006-08-29 - Lampang, Thailand - Artificial insemination of elephant succeeds first time in Thailand 2006-06-11 - Lampang, Thailand - Elephant baby of Mogae-Grey Stepped On Landmine in Thailand 2006-05-29 - Lampang, Thailand - Manguay-Lowin in the Elephant Hospital Lampang euthanized after collaps 2006-01-23 - Lampang, Thailand - ELEPHANTS IN MAETANG SANCTUARY HAVE FALLEN ILL WITH CONSTIPATION 2005-10-12 - Lampang, Thailand - Landmine maims 2 elephants 2005-01-26 - Lampang, Thailand - The Valentine"s Day Wedding Ceremony on Elephant-back Thai Elephant Conservation Center Hangchat, Lampang, Thailand

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After Dasara, elephant Abhimanyu and pack head to forest camps

2020-10-28 - Mysuru, India.

After successful completion of Mysuru Dasara Jamboo Savari, Howdah carrier Abhimanyu and his team, left for their respective camps in the forest on Thursday. The elephants, Vikrama, Gopi, Vijaya and K...


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36 year old African female elephant born in Landa has died in Pretoria Zoo.

2020-10-27 - , South Africa.

National Zoological Garden: It is with a heavy heart that we inform all our loyal followers of the death of one of beloved elephants, Landa. Landa, aged 36, was a popular resident of the National Zool...


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Dasara Elephants To Go Back To Their Respective Camps Tomorrow

2020-10-27 - Mysuru, India.

Howdah elephant Abhimanyu and his team members, Gopi, Vikram, Kaveri and Vijaya, who participated in the Jumboo Savari at Mysore Palace yesterday and successfully fulfilled the responsibility given to...


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Female Asian Himeko in Himeji Zoo has died

2020-10-27 - , Japan.

Himeji Zoo announced that Himeyo, 43 years old, died 24th of October, from foot related problems. Her condition suddenly changed on the morning of the 24th, and she died.


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Yangon Zoo celebrates Momo’s birthday, away from crowds

2020-10-27 - Yangoon, Myanmar.

The Yangon Zoo’s most celebrated resident, Momo the elephant celebrated her 67th birthday at a party organised by zoo staff. Now approaching 70, Momo is one of the oldest Asian elephants in the worl...


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Mysore Dasara 2020: "Jamboo Savari" to be Live telecast on DD Chandana, FB, YouTube; How to watch

2020-10-26 - Mysuru, India.

Amid the coronavirus pandemic scare, the government has decided to organise the world famous Dasara celebrations in the palace city of Mysuru in a "simple" way. Jamboo Savari, the biggest attractions ...


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Baby Opal born at Nong Nooch Tropical Gardens Pattaya

2020-10-26 - Pattaya, Thailand. Patcharapol Panrak

At 09.09 on October 26, Nong Nooch Tropical Garden Pattaya president Kamphol Tansajja held a religious ceremony to welcome a new born female elephant. The baby jumbo was born on October 19 to parents ...


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Mysuru Dasara

2020-10-26 - Mysore, India.

Mysuru Dasara is the “Nadahabba” or the State-Festival of Karnataka. With fairs, cultural events, dance performances and musical concerts, the ten-day festival is celebrated with pomp and pageantr...


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On this date in Maine history: Oct. 25, 1836

2020-10-25 - Penobscot Bay, United States.

The passenger steamship Royal Tar, heading from Saint John, New Brunswick, to Portland, burns and sinks in Penobscot Bay while carrying a variety of circus animals, as well as 72 passengers and 21 cre...


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Cameroon arrests ivory smugglers, seizes nearly 120 elephant tusks

2020-10-24 - Yaoundé, Cameroon.

Cameroon authorities arrested four ivory smugglers attempting to transport nearly 120 elephant tusks through the country’s south, officials said Friday. The group had trafficked nearly 675 kilograms...


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Captive elephants losing lives to wild tuskers at Sakrebyle camp

2020-10-24 - Shivamogga, India.

The death of a 35-year-old male captive elephant 'Ranga' after being attacked by three wild elephants in a forest area near Sakrebailu elephant camp on Thirthahalli road has exposed the apathy of the ...


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Jack the elephant bull (27) has moved from Basel Zoo and returned home to Sosto Zoo in Hungary.

2020-10-22 - Sosto, Hungary.

Jack moved into the new, recently opened Tembea elephant enclosure in May 2017. He spent three and a half years at Basel Zoo. Last Tuesday, he returned to Hungary as agreed. There were no offspring bo...


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Ranch provides un-herd of experience in east Bradenton

2020-10-21 - Myakka, United States. Liz Ramos

When going to the Myakka Elephant Ranch, be sure not to have anything sweet in your pocket because Lou, an African savanna elephant, will be able to sniff it out. Public can visit Myakka City nonprofi...


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Central Highlands province mulls ban on elephant rides on safety, welfare concerns

2020-10-21 - Dak Lak, Vietnam. Tran Hoa, Nguyen Quy

Authorities in Dak Lak Province are considering calling a halt to the famous elephant-back tours following accidents and animal protection concerns. Nguyen Thuy Phuong Hieu, deputy director of the Cen...


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Kester Vickery and Emma Fearnhead of Conservation Solutions administer some necessary drugs to ensure the Tusker is safely transported to its new home.

‘Majestic giants’ introduced into community owned reserves to strengthen elephant gene poole

2020-10-21 - Mkuze, South Africa.

in a joint operation between WILDLANDS – a programme of the WILDTRUST, the Aspinall Foundation (in partnership with Albus Environmental), Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife and Conservation Solutions, a 20-year-...


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Caught out in a virus world: Elephant camps across Thailand are attempting to reinvent their image as they shift their focus to domestic tourism in a bid to survive

2020-10-21 - Bangkok, Thailand.

Focusing on animal welfare, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is working with the Department of Livestock Development, veterinarians and elephant experts to seek a solution in enhancing the stan...


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Karnataka: Elephant Ekadanta Dies In Shivamogga Due To Cardiac Arrest

2020-10-21 - New Delhi, India.

A 35-year-old elephant, named Ekadanta, passed away at Sakrebailu camp in Shivamogga. According to Sakrebailu forest officers, the death of the elephant was caused by cardiac arrest.
His body w...


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Odisha forms state-level task force to reduce man-animal conflict

2020-10-20 - Bhubaneswar, India.

In its bid to reduce the man-animal conflict, the Odisha government on Tuesday set up a state-level task force to prepare a master plan for the next three years, official sources said. The state leve...


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A herd of elephants crosses a rural road in Xishuangbanna on April 7.

Human-elephant conflict escalates in China"s Xishuangbanna

2020-10-20 - Xishuangbanna, China.

According to the local forest authority, human deaths and injuries from wild elephant attacks in Xishuangbanna have soared since 2016. In 2019 alone, 12 people were killed by wild elephants in the pre...


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The year four top-flight circuses came to Cedar Rapids

2020-10-20 - Cedar Rapids, United States. Joe Coffey, The History Center

The Van Amburgh circus that came to Cedar Rapids was run by his longtime manager, Hyatt Frost. It boasted its three tents held “300 men and horses,” the “largest elephant in captivity” and a ...


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