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Battle for the Big Top: P.T. Barnum, James Bailey, John Ringling, and the Death-Defying Saga of the American Circus by Les Standiford

2021-07-30 - Miami, United States.

In Battle for the Big Top, New York Times–bestselling author Les Standiford brings to life a remarkable era when three circus kings—James Bailey, P. T. Barnum, and John Ringling—all vied for control of the vastly profitable and influential American Circus. Ultimately, the rivalry of these three men resulted in the creation of an institution that would surpass all intentions and, for 147 years, hold a nation spellbound.


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Zoo Miami elephant Ongard treated after injuring tusk

2020-10-16 - Miami, United States.

The 10-year-old pachyderm “volunteered” to have his injury checked out and was very cooperative during the procedure, doctors said. Ongard will undergo treatment as soon as his results are back. Zoo Miami gave the elephant a home back in 2018 from a zoo in Melbourne, Australia. He is the first Asian elephant born in Australia and the first to ever leave the country.


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Zoo Miami welcomes 2 new elephants to exhibit

2016-04-20 - Miami, United States.

Zoo Miami welcomed two new African elephants to its exhibit Tuesday, who were brought to Miami from the Virginia Zoo. The elephants, Cita and Lisa, are moving to Zoo Miami as part of an Association of Zoos and Aquariums recommendation. Cita and Lisa will be presented to the public at Zoo Miami on May 20 following the quarantine period.


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Maude, a 41-year old Asian elephant at Zoo Miami, died Wednesday morning of what appears to be constipation.

Severely constipated Asian elephant dies of condition at Zoo Miami

2013-12-01 - Miami, United States.

On Wednesday morning Maude, a 41-year old Asian elephant at the popular South Miami-Dade attraction, died while receiving treatment for a severe digestive impaction. Essentially, Maude appears to have died of constipation.During a treatment session at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Maude collapsed and passed away in less than a minute


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Lion Cub Dies, Elephant Sick at Zoo Miami

2013-11-27 - Miami, United States.

Zoo officials also announced that Asian elephant “Maude,” is gravely ill. “She has displayed symptoms of having a severe impaction in her digestive tract which has resulted in no bowel movements and an almost total loss of appetite,” said Zoo Miami’s Ron Magill in a press release. Maude arrived at Zoo Miami from the Central Florida Zoo in 2011. The elephant is believed to be age 40 and suffers from arthritis.


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Machito Dead: African Elephant Dies At Zoo Miami

2012-07-05 - Miami, United States.

Zoo Miami reports that on Tuesday they had had to put down one of their most cherished residents, Machito, a 32-year-old African elephant who came to live with them back in 1981. Several weeks ago, the impressive pachyderm appeared stiff and soon his condition progressed to include lethargy, loss of appetite, weight loss and labored breathing, according to the zoo.


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Machito Dead: African Elephant Dies At Zoo Miami

2012-05-07 - Miami, United States.

Zoo Miami reports that on Tuesday they had had to put down one of their most cherished residents, Machito, a 32-year-old African elephant who came to live with them back in 1981. Several weeks ago, the impressive pachyderm appeared stiff and soon his condition progressed to include lethargy, loss of appetite, weight loss and labored breathing, according to the zoo.


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Maude doing well in Miami

2011-03-25 - Miami, United States.

An update from the Central Florida Zoo & botanical Gardens: Maude, the Central Florida Zoo’s Asian elephant that moved to Zoo Miami, is adjusting well to her new elephant herd, the zoo reports. She has joined two other Asian elephants, Nellie and Dahlip. Central Florida Zoo hoofstock keepers Bernie Bartosch and Dani Lent remained in Miami for several days after Maude’s arrival to help her adjust to her new environment.


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Miami Zoo: temporary elephant keeper

2011-03-02 - Miami, United States.

Zoo Miami is accepting applications for a full time, temporary elephant keeper. We are seeking an energetic, team oriented, and outgoing person to join our staff. Experience with elephants and a working knowledge of operant conditioning is desired. This is a substitute position with the potential to be permanent. Minimum requirements are a college degree in Animal Science or related field and one year of professional animal care experience in an AZA accredited facility, as well as the ability to...


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Senior Elephant Keeper Tara Bedrossian, right, and Keeper Eduardo Marero trim the tusks of adult male Asian elephant “Dalip” to avoid having them hit the ground when he walks and perhaps injuring himself. Approximately 12 inches from each tusk was remove

Trimming an Elephant’s Tusks

2010-03-02 - Miami, United States.


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Miami elephant gets dental work done

A Tusky Situation

2010-02-04 - Miami, Florida, United States. Brian Hamacher

Talkabout a tooth ache! One of the Miami MetroZoo's favorite inhabitants, a 12,000-pound elephant named Dalip, had to get some tusk work done yesterday and he took it like a champ. Elephant keepers at the zoo trimmed off about 12 inches from Dalip's ivory tusks to prevent him from injuring himself by hitting them on the floor when he walks. The handlers used a water-cooled hand saw to cut through the tough teeth. Dalip, an Asian elephant, is 43 years old. Most elephants live for as long as 70 ye...


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Miami Metro Zoo: Elephant Keeper

2009-02-11 - Miami, United States.

Miami Metro Zoo is accepting applications for an elephant keeper position. The zoo currently houses both Asian and African elephants in a protected contact program and is in the initial phases of expanding our program and conservation efforts. We are seeking an energetic, team oriented, and outgoing person to join our staff as we move the program forward. The ideal candidate will possess a 2 year degree in a science related field, at least 2 years of elephant handling experience, and a strong ba...


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Miami Metrozoo: Elephant keeper

2008-11-05 - Miami, United States.

Miami Metro Zoo is accepting applications for 1 open elephant keeper position. The zoo currently houses both Asian and African elephants in a protected contact program and is in the initial phases of expanding our program and conservation efforts. We are seeking an energetic, team oriented, and outgoing person to join our staff as we move the program forward. The ideal candidate will possess a 2 year degree in a science related field, at least 2 years of elephant handling experience, and a stron...


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Zoological Supervisor

2008-06-05 - Miami, United States.

This position is responsible for the management of animals and staff assigned to the Asian section of the zoo as well as African and Asian elephants. Staff consists of 3 Sr. Zookeepers and approximately 12 Zookeepers. Duties include scheduling, payroll, coordination of procedures with veterinary and maintenance staff, and development and review of animal husbandry procedures including diets and enrichment. The animal collection is primarily mammals (elephant, rhino, hoofstock and large carnivore...


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Miami Metro Zoo: ELEPHANT KEEPER

2008-04-08 - Miami, United States.

Miami Metro Zoo is looking for a career minded team player to join our elephant management program. The chosen candidate will be part of a team responsible for all aspects of husbandry for 1.1 Asian and 1.2 African elephants. This position requires 1 year of elephant experience and/or a combination of experience and related coursework. To apply all candidates must apply online at www.miamidade.gov and submit a copy of their resume to Miami Metro Zoo c/o Randall Tucker 12400 sw 152 st Miami FL 33...


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Miami Metro Zoo: elephant keeper

2008-03-05 - Miami, United States.

This is a position within a progressive elephant management program consisting of 2.3 Asian and African elephants in a protected contact system. The position requires one year of related experience and/or a combination of related coursework and experience. Must be able to acquire and maintain a valid FL driver's license and work a varied work schedule in a tropical environment. All applicants must apply online at www.miamidade.gov and forward a copy of your resume to Miami Metro Zoo c/o Zoologic...


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Ringling Bros. Elephant Injures Trainer

2008-01-15 - Miami, United States.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is reporting that an elephant named P.T. attacked Ringling Bros. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey trainer Joe Frisco Jr. while the circus was at Miami's America Airlines Arena on January 7. Ringling Bros. issued a statement Wednesday stating the Frisco "received minor injuries after falling while walking with a juvenile elephant in the elephant barn in Miami."


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Dondi the painting pachyderm in Miami. She

Dondi, the elephant that paints, coming to DUMBO

2007-09-27 - Miami, United States. RACHEL MONAHAN

Shes not the flying elephant with whom the DUMBO neighborhood shares a name. But she is a painting pachyderm. Dondi, 33, will exhibit her artwork at a neighborhood festival tomorrow and Sunday. Its a natural movement of the trunk, explained Zannah Mass, cultural affairs director for developer Two Trees. The real estate company is expected to bring the 8,000-pound artist, originally from Thailand, for an appearance at the 11th annual DUMBO Art Under the Bridge Festival this weekend.


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Elephant manager Tarah Bedrossian.

Elephant manager loves her job. Although most people couldnt endure it, elephant manager is the perfect job for Tarah Bedrossian at Miami Metro Zoo.

2007-09-24 - Miami, United States. MONICA HATCHER

You think you've got to deal with a lot of crap at work? You aint got nothin on Tarah Bedrossian. As Miami Metro Zoos elephant manager and enrichment coordinator, Bedrossian and her team of four are responsible for removing hundreds of pounds of elephant dung each day. Its just one of the many daily chores of elephant husbandry. We use rakes, shovels, pitch forks and wheelbarrows. We wheelbarrow it out twice a day, Bedrossian, 31, said. The staff, in fact, once weighed a single elephant's output...


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Ancient mammoth bones found in Florida

2007-08-25 - Miami, United States.

Florida researchers are studying the remains of an ancient mammoth found on the Seminole Tribes Big Cypress Reservation. The remains were found last month by Willard Steele, the head of the Tribal Historic Preservation Office at the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum, The Miami Herald said Friday. Workers digging in a canal uncovered the mammoth's teeth. Steele and other archaeologists found nearly 100 more mammoth bones within a few days. Steele estimates the bones are more than 10,000 years old, the newspap...


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Miami MetroZoo: ELEPHANT KEEPER

2007-03-27 - Miami, United States. Miami MetroZoo

Responsible for the daily husbandry needs of 1.1 Asian and 1.2 African Elephants in a protected management system. Requires 1 year paid elephant experience in a protected or free contact system. Prefer experience with operant conditioning, a degree in animal technology or biology, and experience with bull elephants.


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Elephant keeper: Miami Metrozoo

2007-02-28 - Miami, United States. Miami Metrozoo

Entry level zoo keeper position available working with 1.1 Asian and 1.2 African elephants in a protected management system. Responsible for daily husbandry, exhibit maintenance, operant conditioning, environmental enrichment, and minor medical procedures. Requires 1 year of paid elephant experience in either protected or free contact management systems.


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Miami MetroZoo: ELEPHANT ZOO KEEPER

2007-01-23 - Miami, United States. EAZA

Entry level elephant keeper position available working with 1.1 Asian and 1.2 African elephants in a protected contact system. 1 year of paid elephant experience required. Prefer experience with operant conditioning and environmental enrichment.


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misc

Miami zoo flush with visitors for poop exhibit

2006-10-27 - MIAMI, United States. JESSICA GRESKO

Now on display is a 5,000 square foot exhibit on excrement titled "The Scoop on Poop," an educational exhibit filled with photos of animals and faeces. Elephant keepers were charged with weighing the amount of elephant poop one of the zoo's Asian male elephants, Dahlip, produces in a 24-hour period. The turd total: 540 pounds.


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Ron Magill, communications director for the Miami Metro Zoo, holds elephant dung

Miami Metro Zoo: communications director Ron Magill during a press preview for The Scoop on Poop

2006-10-26 - Miami, United States.

Ron Magill, communications director for the Miami Metro Zoo, holds elephant dungn 12 October 2006 during a press preview for "The Scoop on Poop" travelling exhibition which is on a book by Canadian author and photographer Wayne Lynch about the way animals and humans use fecal matter.(AFP/File/Robert Sullivan)


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Elephant keeper, Miami MetroZoo

2006-06-22 - Miami, United States.

Entry level position, responsible for all aspects of daily husbandry, medical procedures, maintenance, and operant conditioning and environmental enrichment with 1.1 Asian and 1.2 African Elephants in a protected contact management system.


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Elephant attacks, injures keeper Michael Embury at Miami zoo

2002-12-17 - Miami, United States. Jane Sutton

A 6,000-pound (2,700 kg) elephant smashed a rookie zookeeper against a rockpile at Miami's MetroZoo, badly injuring the man in what a zoo spokesman described as an attack to test dominance in the herd. The injured zookeeper, Michael Embury, 31, was hospitalized in critical but stable condition after undergoing surgery on Monday, zoo spokesman Ron Magill said. He suffered a broken arm, two broken shoulders, gashes to the head and bruising of the spleen and brain in the Sunday attack but was expec...


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26 Headlines about Elephants from Miami2021-07-30 - Miami, United States - Battle for the Big Top: P.T. Barnum, James Bailey, John Ringling, and the Death-Defying Saga of the American Circus by Les Standiford 2020-10-16 - Miami, United States - Zoo Miami elephant Ongard treated after injuring tusk 2016-04-20 - Miami, United States - Zoo Miami welcomes 2 new elephants to exhibit 2013-12-01 - Miami, United States - Severely constipated Asian elephant dies of condition at Zoo Miami 2013-11-27 - Miami, United States - Lion Cub Dies, Elephant Sick at Zoo Miami 2012-07-05 - Miami, United States - Machito Dead: African Elephant Dies At Zoo Miami 2012-05-07 - Miami, United States - Machito Dead: African Elephant Dies At Zoo Miami 2011-03-25 - Miami, United States - Maude doing well in Miami 2011-03-02 - Miami, United States - Miami Zoo: temporary elephant keeper 2010-03-02 - Miami, United States - Trimming an Elephant’s Tusks 2009-02-11 - Miami, United States - Miami Metro Zoo: Elephant Keeper 2008-11-05 - Miami, United States - Miami Metrozoo: Elephant keeper 2008-06-05 - Miami, United States - Zoological Supervisor 2008-04-08 - Miami, United States - Miami Metro Zoo: ELEPHANT KEEPER 2008-03-05 - Miami, United States - Miami Metro Zoo: elephant keeper 2008-01-15 - Miami, United States - Ringling Bros. Elephant Injures Trainer 2007-09-27 - Miami, United States - Dondi, the elephant that paints, coming to DUMBO 2007-09-24 - Miami, United States - Elephant manager loves her job. Although most people couldnt endure it, elephant manager is the perfect job for Tarah Bedrossian at Miami Metro Zoo. 2007-08-25 - Miami, United States - Ancient mammoth bones found in Florida 2007-03-27 - Miami, United States - Miami MetroZoo: ELEPHANT KEEPER 2007-02-28 - Miami, United States - Elephant keeper: Miami Metrozoo 2007-01-23 - Miami, United States - Miami MetroZoo: ELEPHANT ZOO KEEPER 2006-10-27 - MIAMI, United States - Miami zoo flush with visitors for poop exhibit 2006-10-26 - Miami, United States - Miami Metro Zoo: communications director Ron Magill during a press preview for The Scoop on Poop 2006-06-22 - Miami, United States - Elephant keeper, Miami MetroZoo 2002-12-17 - Miami, United States - Elephant attacks, injures keeper Michael Embury at Miami 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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film

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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misc

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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conflict

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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