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When rescued animals bond in a zoological garden

2021-06-19 - Lucknow, India. Subha J Rao

In 2000, Champakali, a pregnant elephant, was brought to the garden from Dudhwa National Park. Around the same time, another elephant had been brought in from somewhere in Rajasthan. The two struck a chord and spent all their time together. “They would eat together, walk together… suddenly Champakali collapsed. Her baby had died. Her friend was inconsolable. We gave medicines to trigger hunger, but he did not eat for 13 or 14 days and died too,” says Kashyap, his voice heavy with emotion.


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Man-elephant conflicts have risen over the years due to the shrinking habitat of the tuskers, argue some experts.

Lift ban on elephant catching to curb man-jumbo conflict- Wildlife experts

2020-10-17 - Lucknow, India.

The rapidly rising graph of man-animal conflicts and consequent fatalities have not only left UP’s wildlife experts but also lone elephant catcher Kamaal Sheikh, worried. Expressing concern over the scenario, the experts and foresters have recommended elephant-catching as the best possible way to curb the menace and have also approached the Union ministry of environment, forest and climate change (MoEF) demanding lifting of the ban on elephant catching, also known locally as ‘mela shikaar’...


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Ailing jumbo Jaimala may return to Lucknow city zoo

2010-10-21 - Lucknow, India.

Jaimala could be on its way back to Lucknow zoo. Reason: the elephant has perhaps not been able to acclimatise to the wild environs of Katarniaghat. Its inability to survive in the wild and learn performing the tasks meant for jumbos has led Katarniaghat officials to consider sending Jaimala back to its old habitat, Lucknow zoo.


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Jumbo population shrinks in state

2010-06-01 - Lucknow, India.

The elephant census, which recently concluded in Uttar Pradesh, has shown a decline in the population of pachyderms. While the number of elephants has dropped in Bijnor and Nazibabad reserves, there is a marginal increase in the elephant population in Shivalik forest division as compared to the 2007 census figure.


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Elephant census at Dudhwa: 11 tuskers sighted

2010-05-24 - Lucknow, India.

The elephant census that took place last week in the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve has recorded the presence of 11 tuskers in the area. While the figure is much less than the 37 elephant sightings reported a week ago by the forest department, authorities claim the reduced number could be owing to the elephants moving to Nepal.


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Former legislator booked for keeping elephants

2008-05-18 - Lucknow, India.

A former legislator of the Uttar Pradesh assembly was booked for illegally keeping two elephants in his farmhouse, forest department officials said on Sunday. Jitendra Jaiswal, who represented Gorakhpur assembly constituency, was served a show cause notice after he was found not having a license to keep elephants. The detection was made during a raid on his farmhouse.


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Uttar Pradesh State to get its own Shivalik elephant reserve

2008-03-10 - Lucknow, India. Tarannum Manjul

As a part of the Government of India’s Project Elephant, the state will soon get its own elephant reserve in Bijnore district under the Nazibabad forest range. The reserve will be called Shivalik Elephant Reserve. The reserve will not only have an exclusive protected area for elephants, but will also see to it that crop raiding activities — which affect those living in these areas — are brought down.


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Friendship in Lucknow Zoo

2007-08-05 - Lucknow, India. Shailvee Sharda

Meet Sumit, a 40-year old elephant and his 50-year old mahaout-friend Kishen. When Kishen walked down the railway track opposite Sumit's enclosure, he started swinging his trunk in excitement. "Kaisa hai tu..ha?" asked Kishen patting his back. The animal saluted his friend trunk-up, telling he was fine. Kishen asked "Khana khayega??" and Sumit shook his head and blew its trumpet crying with authority 'yes I am hungry'. The conversation went on till Sumit's stomach was full. "I have known him for...


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Waiting for new born elephant in Lucknow zoo

2007-04-20 - Lucknow, India.

It is not just regular morning walk that Jaimala is enjoying these days. The elephant is also hogging all the attention and care in city zoo. And in toe follows the partner, Sumit. "Jaimala is due to deliver in June and we are trying from now on to make everything easy for her. Sumit and Jaimala are both taken out for morning walk around 7 am for an hour. We want the pair to be in the best of health", said Eva Sharma, zoo director.


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Elephant census begins in Uttaranchal, India

2005-05-20 - Lucknow, India.

Alarmed by reports of the depleting tiger population in the country, Uttaranchal has begun a three-day census to count the elephants living in the state. The census was started on Thursday and would be completed by Saturday. The last census in 2003 estimated a population of 1,582 elephants in the state.


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Elephant Damini dies of grief in Lucknow Zoo

1999-05-05 - Lucknow, India.

Despite the temptations of her favorite foods -- bananas, sugarcane and grass -- and the efforts of modern veterinary science, Damini, a 72-year-old elephant, died last Wednesday of a broken heart. After being confiscated from owners who were illegally transporting her, Damini was brought to the Prince of Wales Zoo in Lucknow, India, last year. She was alone for five months until September, when a pregnant younger elephant named Champakali joined her.


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11 Headlines about Elephants from Lucknow2021-06-19 - Lucknow, India - When rescued animals bond in a zoological garden 2020-10-17 - Lucknow, India - Lift ban on elephant catching to curb man-jumbo conflict- Wildlife experts 2010-10-21 - Lucknow, India - Ailing jumbo Jaimala may return to Lucknow city zoo 2010-06-01 - Lucknow, India - Jumbo population shrinks in state 2010-05-24 - Lucknow, India - Elephant census at Dudhwa: 11 tuskers sighted 2008-05-18 - Lucknow, India - Former legislator booked for keeping elephants 2008-03-10 - Lucknow, India - Uttar Pradesh State to get its own Shivalik elephant reserve 2007-08-05 - Lucknow, India - Friendship in Lucknow Zoo 2007-04-20 - Lucknow, India - Waiting for new born elephant in Lucknow zoo 2005-05-20 - Lucknow, India - Elephant census begins in Uttaranchal, India 1999-05-05 - Lucknow, India - Elephant Damini dies of grief in Lucknow Zoo

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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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