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Goodbye little one: An adult elephant tenderly nuzzles the lifeless body of baby Lola at Hellabrunn Zoo in Munich, Germany. The three-months-old calf was due for an operation on her defective heart but sadly died during a preliminary scan

We"ll never forget you: Elephants say a sad farewell to baby who died of a heart defect

2012-01-25 - Munich, Germany.

A herd of grieving elephants gathers round the lifeless body of a little calf after she died of a heart defect. Three-month-old Lola was due to receive groundbreaking surgery for her condition but passed away during a preliminary scan. Keepers at Munich´s Hellabrunn Zoo decided to return her body to the enclosure so mother Panang, 22, could say her goodbyes in peace.


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Munich baby elephant dies

2012-01-22 - Munich, Germany.

A three-month old elephant at a zoo in Munich died on Saturday of a pulmonary embolism, just before she was due to receive a heart surgery for a congenital defect. The elephant was taken to the Grosshadern Hospital for a CT scan, so that vets could take a closer look at her heart before operating. She was anaesthetized, but died during the scan, despite attempts to resuscitate her.


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Munich baby elephant first to get heart surgery

2012-01-20 - Munich, Germany.

A baby elephant in Munich will be the first in the world to undergo heart surgery, after vets at the zoo realised she had a congenital defect which will kill her within weeks if nothing is done. This is the only chance the little on has to survive,” said Christiane Reiss, spokeswoman for Hellabron zoo.


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ABOVE: The tiny elephant was nearly trampled by her three-tonne mother

Baby elephant reunited with mother for Christmas

2009-12-24 - Munich, Germany.

This baby elephant has been reunited with her mum after keepers rescued her from being trampled. Baby elephant Jamuno Toni - who already tips the scales at 17 stones - was in danger of being squashed to death by her three-tonne mum. Keepers were forced to separate the pair after the birth in Hellabrunn Zoo, Munich, Germany, while Jamuno took her first steps and learned how to dodge her mum Panang's massive bulk. Zoo boss Andreas Knieriem said: "New mothers can be clumsy so we needed to make sure...


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Your Morning Adorable

2009-12-23 - Munich, Germany.

It'll be a merry Christmas indeed at Munich, Germany's Hellabrunn Zoo: After a two-year gestation period, Asian elephant Panang gave birth to a healthy female calf Monday. The calf, named Jamuna Toni, weighed nearly 250 pounds at birth. For obvious (read: adorable) reasons, Jamuna Toni has quickly become a favorite among staff at the zoo -- she's shown here with keeper Robert Ostermeier, who didn't even get mad when her wandering trunk found its way to a place that, frankly, it didn't belong. (H...


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Easy does it: Panang

Nelly-natal exercise: Panang the pregnant elephant practises her maternity stretches

2009-11-06 - Munich, Germany.

Like any expectant mother, Panang the elephant wants the very best for her baby, which is evident as she carefully performs her maternity exercises. Guided by her minder Andi Fries, the 20-year-old elephant did a series of stretches in her pen at the Tierpark Hellabrunn Zoo in Munich. Panang, who is nearing the end of her two-year gestation period, is due to give birth this month or next.


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Stars in der Manege 2007 at Circus Krone

2007-12-11 - Munich, Germany. Michaela Rehle

German actress Wolke Hegenbarth and elephant trainer Rene Casselly perform on an elephant's back during the charity circus gala night with VIPs as participants in Munich's circus Krone December 1, 2007. The well-known TV gala 'Stars in der Manege' will be broadcasted on December 26 on German television.


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Panang and the bull Gajendra (left) Photo: © Heike Klabunde

Second elephant stillbirth in Munich Zoo

2007-10-08 - Munich, Germany.

The elephant cow Penang in Munich Zoo (born 1989 in Zuerich) gave birth yesterday to a stillborn bull elephant calf, several months before expected birth. Munich Zoo (Hellabrunn Tierpark) will probably provide more information on their website tomorrow.


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A Berlin girl moves to Munich! Asian elephant Temi transfered from Berlin to Munich

2006-11-02 - Munich, Germany. PR Munich Zoo

On the 28.10.06 the young elephant cow "Temi" arrived in Hellabrunn with a special transporter. She was placed here by the zoo Berlin Friedrichsfelde. She was accompanied by her animal keeper, Mr Thomas Günther, who will stay with us until Sunday in order to help "Temi" (Burmese "daughter") settle in. Before that two of our elephant keepers went to Berlin for 14 days to get to know the animal.


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9 Headlines about Elephants from Munich2012-01-25 - Munich, Germany - We"ll never forget you: Elephants say a sad farewell to baby who died of a heart defect 2012-01-22 - Munich, Germany - Munich baby elephant dies 2012-01-20 - Munich, Germany - Munich baby elephant first to get heart surgery 2009-12-24 - Munich, Germany - Baby elephant reunited with mother for Christmas 2009-12-23 - Munich, Germany - Your Morning Adorable 2009-11-06 - Munich, Germany - Nelly-natal exercise: Panang the pregnant elephant practises her maternity stretches 2007-12-11 - Munich, Germany - Stars in der Manege 2007 at Circus Krone 2007-10-08 - Munich, Germany - Second elephant stillbirth in Munich Zoo 2006-11-02 - Munich, Germany - A Berlin girl moves to Munich! Asian elephant Temi transfered from Berlin to Munich

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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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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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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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Why We Should Be Alarmed By This Wild Elephant Getting Its Foot Badly Hurt By A Hunter’s Trap In Kelantan

2020-10-20 - Kelantan, Malaysia. AKMAL HAKIM

Wildlife authorities managed to rescue an endangered female Asian elephant that sustained injuries to its right foot after being ensnared in a trap near Kampung Renyuk in Jeli. Fortunately, authoritie...


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Baby elephant rescued from pond in southwest China

2020-10-20 - Pu'er City, China.

A baby Asian elephant was rescued on October 17 after it got trapped in a pond in Pu'er City, Yunnan Province. Forest service center staff members discovered the elephant at around 22:30. After freein...


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The twin bull elephants Sujay and Vijay in Theppakadu (captive-born 1971 in Top slip). Photo © Jackie Chiger

Mudumalai Tiger Reserve gets a dedicated wildlife veterinarian

2020-10-19 - UDHAGAMANDALAM, India.

After more than two years, the post of wildlife veterinarian at the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve (MTR) has finally been filled. According to officials, Rajesh Kumar, a veterinarian from the Department of A...


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Cover Story: Death Follows as People Push Into Elephant Enclave

2020-10-19 - Xishuangbanna, China.

Xishuangbanna, the southern-most prefecture in China's Yunnan province, is known as a safe haven for wild Asian elephants where hundreds of the giant animals live in the sprawling tropical rainforests...


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Big tuskers arrive in Eastern Cape

2020-10-19 - Makhanda, South Africa. GUY ROGERS

Two elephants from Tembe Elephant Park in KwaZulu-Natal have arrived at Buffalo Kloof near Makhanda as part of a project to secure their big tusker genetics.


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Two female pachyderms, 25 rangers help to relocate Kuala Krai wild elephant

2020-10-18 - Kuala Krai, Malaysia. Sharifah Mahsinah Abdullah

A 2.5-tonne wild male elephant, caught yesterday after it entered a village presumably in search of food, has been relocated to the Kelantan National Park in Kuala Koh. 25 rangers were involved in the...


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Elephant Lakshmi dies in Mukoodal

2020-10-18 - Tirunveli, India.

A 54-year-old female elephant, Lakshmi, died at Mukoodal in the district on Sunday. The elephant was owned by one Dawood Meeran (50) of Ravanasamudram, near Ambasamudram, for the last five years. On S...


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Nandankanan Zoological Park finds adoption therapy

2020-10-18 - Bhubaneswar, India. Sudarsan Maharana

Elephant at Rs 2.5 lakh is the costliest species for adoption for a year. A State PSU like Odisha Mining Corporation has adopted 17 animals at a cost of Rs 16 lakh which include two Indian elephants a...


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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...


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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. Z...


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Deaths signal the return of tuberculosis among captive elephants in Chitwan

2020-10-16 - Kathmandu, Nepal. Chandan Kumar Mandal

Captive elephants of Chitwan National Park have once again started dying from tuberculosis, bringing back the memories of deaths among elephants due to TB at a worrying rate. Three domestic elephants ...


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