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Doug Groves with assistants and elephant Jabu, ahead of his stem cell treatment in 2019. Groves died on Monday.

Botswana elephant sanctuary owner Doug Groves dies after being trampled in the wild

2020-09-01 - Maun, Botswana. Nica Richards

A Botswana-based elephant conservationist who dedicated his life to working with and studying elephants has died. Elephant whisperer Douglas Groves passed away after being trampled by a wild elephant, his wife Sandi confirmed on Monday.
She said Groves was out in the bush when the incident took place.


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Abu Camp Celebrating the Birth of a New Baby Elephant

2013-12-16 - Maun, Botswana.

Earlier this month Kiti, an elephant from the Abu Camp’s herd, gave birth to a new calf named Naledia – Setswana for star. She earned her name being born on a completely clear and cloudless night. It is a rare experience to be able to experience a baby elephant first hand, and Mirus Journeys are urging customers to book now will the calf is still young.


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Since adopting Jabu, Doug has formed a strong bond with the African elephant bull.

Walking With Elephants

2013-04-27 - Maun, Botswana.

Walking in the footsteps of African elephant bull Jabu made us feel more closely connected to elephants than ever before. Working together with Sanctuary Retreats, Living With Elephants gave us the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend time with a trio of orphaned elephants in the Okavango Delta. Despite their large size, elephants walk through the Botswanan bush with a soft tread, intelligent animals that are both strong and gentle.


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The giant Morula, lies down in the Botswana bush after asked to do so by Sandi to allow for the group of tourists to touch the undersides of her feet.

Couple who walk with elephants

2013-04-27 - Maun, Botswana.

Sandi, 45, with her American-born husband Doug, 58, has dedicated her life to raising three orphaned elephants, Jabu, Thembi and Morula, who now live deep in Botswana’s Okavango Delta. When the couple married in the late 1990s, they chose not to have children, because not only do they believe there are enough in the world, but because they committed themselves to the three pachyderms whose families were slaughtered in culling operations in the Kruger National Park and Zimbabwe.


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Living With Elephants looking for elephant keeper

2011-12-22 - Maun, Botswana. Doug and Sandi Groves

We are looking for a dedicated and experienced person to help with the handling and husbandry of our little herd. If you are interested and qualified please send resume and reference letters. Living With Elephants is dedicated to relieving conflict and competition between the African Elephant and human populations in Botswana.


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Elephant in fatal attack on Australian

2010-10-23 - Maun, Botswana. Sarah Whyte

AUSTRALIAN elephant expert Nathan Jamieson´s conservation work with the animals he devoted his life to has ended in tragedy in Africa. The 32-year-old, who had been working in Botswana since resigning from the Taronga and Dubbo zoos in March, was killed when an elephant he was tending struck him suddenly with its trunk.


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One More White Elephant Captured in Arakan

2010-09-24 - Maungdaw, Myanmar. Takaloo

Another rare white elephant was captured on Thursday in the remote jungle of northwestern Maungdaw Township in Burma´s Arakan State, said a forestry official. "The white elephant is 18 years old and her height is 7 feet and 1 inch. After a five-day joint operation by forestry, army, and Nasaka forces, the elephant was finally caught at 11:55 am in the jungle nearby Yan Aung Pyin Village under Kyein Chaung in northern Maungdaw," the official said.


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Number of Wild Elephants in Mayu Range Increasing

2009-02-11 - Maungdaw, Myanmar.

The number of wild elephants have been increasing in the Mayu Range, located on the Mayu Peninsula between the Naff and Mayu Rivers in western Burma, as elephants from other parts of Burma including the Indian and Bangladesh borders have been moving into the area this cold season, said an official from the forest department.


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Mafunyane welcomes me home

2008-05-01 - Maun, Botswana. Kate Evans,

Once in camp I caught up with all the news from Peter (my research assistant) over a cup of tea and then on our way to drop of things at my tent we saw the elephant Mafunyane. Mafunyane was the first elephant to be released from Elephant Back Safaris (EBS) in February 2002 and signifies the start of this long-term research project. He seems to know when I am coming back as he makes an appearance in camp, and it is wonderful welcome. It is always lovely to see him. He is 19 years old now and grow...


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Plant pepper to chase elephants VP

2008-02-06 - Maun, Botswana.

Komana residents have been advised to try other means of chasing away elephants from their village and farms. Addressing residents at the village Vice President Seretse Khama Ian Khama said one other option of chasing elephants away was to plough pepper in their fields. That measure, he said was reported to be working in places where it was practiced. General Khama was in Komana to greet residents after holding a kgotla meeting in Nxaraga. The residents complained about elephants which threaten ...


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Wildlife dept prepares for CITES meet

2007-05-04 - Maun, Botswana.

In preparation for the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) conference slated for The Hague in June, the Department of Wildlife and National Parks held a national consultative meeting in Maun, last week. The one-day meeting was to lobby for support for the countrys proposals to The Hague CITES conference and to solicit ideas.


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Elephant dung decomposition and coprophilous fungi in two habitats of semi-arid Botswana.

2006-09-23 - Maun, Botswana. Masunga GS, Department of Wildlife & National Parks, P.O. Box 11, Maun

In order to understand the impact of habitat changes on ecosystem processes caused by increased populations of elephants, elephant dung decomposition was studied in semi-arid Botswana. Dung decomposition rates were studied with and without the presence of arthropods, using pairs of exposed dung and dung enclosed in nylon-mesh bags, respectively.


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10 Headlines about Elephants from Maun2020-09-01 - Maun, Botswana - Botswana elephant sanctuary owner Doug Groves dies after being trampled in the wild 2013-12-16 - Maun, Botswana - Abu Camp Celebrating the Birth of a New Baby Elephant 2013-04-27 - Maun, Botswana - Walking With Elephants 2013-04-27 - Maun, Botswana - Couple who walk with elephants 2011-12-22 - Maun, Botswana - Living With Elephants looking for elephant keeper 2010-10-23 - Maun, Botswana - Elephant in fatal attack on Australian 2008-05-01 - Maun, Botswana - Mafunyane welcomes me home 2008-02-06 - Maun, Botswana - Plant pepper to chase elephants VP 2007-05-04 - Maun, Botswana - Wildlife dept prepares for CITES meet 2006-09-23 - Maun, Botswana - Elephant dung decomposition and coprophilous fungi in two habitats of semi-arid Botswana.

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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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