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By drilling into mammoth tusks and other remains, researchers now have the the extinct creatures

Mammoth genome sequence completed

2015-04-23 - Stockholm, Sweden. Pallab Ghosh

A US team is already attempting to study the animals´ characteristics by inserting mammoth genes into elephant stem cells. The new genome study has been published in the Journal Current Biology, Dr Love Dalén at the Swedish Museum of Natural History in Stockholm told BBC


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taxonomy
Albertus Seba made enough money as owner of a pharmacy to indulge his true passion. Among Seba’s final acquisitions was the elephant fetus, which was either sold or given to him by the Dutch West India Company.

Linnaeus"s Asian elephant was wrong species

2013-11-04 - Stockholm, Sweden. Ewen Callaway

Linnaeus dubbed the species Elephas maximus, which is now commonly known as the Asian elephant. He recognized just one species of elephant in the world, and this would be its archetype. In some ways, the specimen looked more like an African elephant, two curators later suggested in unpublished notes and at academic meetings.


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evolution
Researchers analyzed tissues from 88 bone, tooth, and tusk samples to add to the existing genetic data set of woolly mammoths.

New Woolly Mammoth Lineage Discovered

2013-09-11 - Stockholm, Sweden. Laura Poppick

A previously unknown European lineage of woolly mammoths once plodded Earth, suggest new DNA analyses, which also provide new evidence for the role of climate change in the animal´s ultimate extinction. a team of researchers based at the Swedish Museum of Natural History in Stockholm has analyzed a suite of 88 new DNA samples from woolly mammoth museum specimens ranging from Europe to North America.


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research

Despite Mammoth Blood Discovery, Cloning Still Unlikely

2013-06-02 - Stockholm, Sweden.

Despite the recent discovery of a stunningly preserved mammoth, the odds of scientists using it to clone a real-life mammoth anytime soon are still low, experts say. "To clone a mammoth by finding intact cells — and, more importantly, an intact genome — is going to be exceptionally difficult, likely impossible," said Love Dalén, a paleogeneticist at the Swedish Museum of Natural History. "Finding this mammoth makes it slightly less impossible."


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misc

137, 278 people visit Elephant News every year

2012-11-26 - Stockholm, Sweden.

137, 278 people visited the Elephant www.elephant-news.com during 25 nov 2011-25 nov 2012, according to Cluster map, which is about 376 visitors per day.


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1200 people visit elephant.se every day

2012-11-26 - Stockholm, Sweden.

438, 244 people visited the elephant database at elephant.se during 25 nov 2011-25 nov 2012, according to Cluster map, which is about 1200 visitors per day. Apr 500 from USA, 180 from UK, 95 from Canada, followed by India, Australia, Germany, Sri Lanka and Netherlands. Other countries represented less than 25 visitors/day.


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misc

Over 2500 elephant news articles!

2007-07-24 - Stockholm, Sweden. Dan Koehl

The Elephant News archive has now over 2 500 articles in the database (Some of the original articles already deleted at the origial website) which you can search through from the searchfield in the upper left corner. You can even search the database from YOUR website, placing a searchbox there. Make use of the resource!


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research

Largest online elephant database now includes more than 3000 elephants spanning 1200 years.

2007-07-17 - Stockholm, Sweden. Dan Koehl

Started in 1995, the elephant database had a slow start, but after intensive work this spring and summer it now contains over 3000 elephants from more than 800 location facilities from over 75 countries all over the world, ranging from Charlemagnes elephant Abul-Abbas in 802, to the latest births and deaths. Theres also graphical statistics and generation pedigree-tables.


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misc

Swedes in Stockholm dumbstruck by elephants

2006-05-10 - Stockholm, Sweden.

Motorists approaching the Swedish capital on Tuesday were met with the unlikely sight of three elephants grazing by the freeway. Swedish radio reported on Wednesday that the elephants had escaped from a circus van, towed by a lorry which had overturned on a sharp bend just north of the capital. The animals had dispersed across the field, reported the radio.


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circus

Circus Mustang´s Elephants Trample Homeowner"s Yard in Sweden

2004-10-14 - Stockholm, Sweden. Mattias Karen, Associated Press

A homeowner in southern Sweden filed a police complaint after four circus elephants broke loose from their trainers and ran into his back yard, trampling the hedge and the lawn, a police spokesman said Thursday.


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people

Attendant On Hunger Strike In Zoo, Demands Better Conditions For Animals

1991-11-15 - Stockholm, Sweden.

A fired zoo attendant has refused to leave the elephant quarters and started a hunger strike to protest the animals´ living conditions, news reports said. ´´I will not leave (the elephants) Nike and Shiva voluntarily. The police will have to carry me away,´´ Dan Kohl told the national news agency TT on Thursday. If someone wanted to separate you from your kids, how would you react?,´´ he said.


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11 Headlines about Elephants from Stockholm2015-04-23 - Stockholm, Sweden - Mammoth genome sequence completed 2013-11-04 - Stockholm, Sweden - Linnaeus"s Asian elephant was wrong species 2013-09-11 - Stockholm, Sweden - New Woolly Mammoth Lineage Discovered 2013-06-02 - Stockholm, Sweden - Despite Mammoth Blood Discovery, Cloning Still Unlikely 2012-11-26 - Stockholm, Sweden - 137, 278 people visit Elephant News every year 2012-11-26 - Stockholm, Sweden - 1200 people visit elephant.se every day 2007-07-24 - Stockholm, Sweden - Over 2500 elephant news articles! 2007-07-17 - Stockholm, Sweden - Largest online elephant database now includes more than 3000 elephants spanning 1200 years. 2006-05-10 - Stockholm, Sweden - Swedes in Stockholm dumbstruck by elephants 2004-10-14 - Stockholm, Sweden - Circus Mustang´s Elephants Trample Homeowner"s Yard in Sweden 1991-11-15 - Stockholm, Sweden - Attendant On Hunger Strike In Zoo, Demands Better Conditions For Animals

20 years on Internet!

ELEPHANT NEWS was created on 2001 in Munich, and relaunched in Phnom Penh in 2020, with almost 8 000 links to news articles about elephants on the Internet

A number of articles now also have a cross reference to the elephant database, either for individuals elephants and/or to an article about the location holding

In the right column, you can also see if an elephant has birthday today, and follow the link to more facts!

facility
 A view of the elephant training centre in Konni that houses the elephant museum. The museum will be opened on February 19.

Konni: Full-scale museum will showcase the unique relationship between humans, elephants

2021-02-09 - Pathanamthitta, India.

The building that houses the museum, which was originally opened in 2006 by displaying an elephant skeleton and implements associated with the training of captive elephants, was awaiting renovation fo...


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medical
‘Andal’ and ‘Premi’ from Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple in Srirangam

Elephants begin journey to Thekkampatti for 48-day retreat

2021-02-08 - Thekkampatti, India.

Elephants from temples across Tamil Nadu began to descend on Sunday morning for the 48-day jumbo retreat at Thekkampatti camp on the banks of river Bhavani in Coimbatore. A pet project of former Chief...


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Extern Link Read about Thekkampatti elephant rejuvenation camp in the Elephant Database (external link which opens in new window)
birth

Dudhwa Tiger Reserve Invites People to Name Newborn Elephant, Announces ‘Surprise Gift’

2021-02-08 - Salukapur, India.

The calf was born on February 3, more than two years after 10 elephants were translocated from Karnataka to Dudhwa tiger reserve's South Sonaripur range. Teresa is the first cow to conceive after the ...


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research

Study suggests how elephants became big and cancer-resistant

2021-02-08 - Buffalo, United States.

Though many elephant relatives harbor extra copies of tumor-suppressor genes, the scientists found that elephant genomes possess some unique duplications that may contribute to tumor suppression throu...


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medical

Rajasthan Govt Orders Removal Of 20 Medically Unfit Elephants From Tourist Rides At Amer Fort

2021-02-08 - Jaipur , India.

The Rajasthan Government on Monday ordered the removal of 20 medically unfit elephants from tourist rides at Amer Fort in Jaipur. 3 elephants had tested positive for tuberculosis (TB), 11 elephants ha...


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fossil

A Unique 125,000-Year-Old Elephant Fossil Found

2021-02-06 - Isle of Wight, United Kingdom.

Two brothers living in England and interested in fossil hunting as an amateur found a fossil on the beach of Isle of Wight. While this fossil is thought to be an elephant fossil dating back 125,000 ye...


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birth

Baby elephant born in North Sumatra"s Tangkahan CRU

2021-02-04 - Medan, Indonesia.

A 35-year-old elephant, named "Sari," gave birth to this female calf, weighing 69 kilograms and 108 centimeters in height, in the Tangkahan Conservation Response Unit (CRU), Mount Leuser National Park...


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relocation
The photo of Aameena trying to wake up her dead mother was a heart-wrenching sight for all.

Elephant calf found near dead mother befriends all at rehab home

2021-01-30 - Thiruvananthapuram, India.

Aameena, the wild elephant calf found near its deceased mother elephant at Kallar has been shifted to Kottoor elephant rehabilitation centre. The calf calf easily got adjusted to her new home. The mot...


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conservation

Sri Lanka to conduct elephant census after 10 years

2021-01-26 - Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka’s Department of Wildlife Conservation will conduct an island-wide elephant census this year after a decade to determine the exact number of the animals in the country, local media reported...


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death

Last trumpet for Thula Thula’s Frankie

2021-01-26 - Empangeni, South Africa.

STAFF, medical teams and anti-poaching personnel at Thula Thula Private Game Reserve are mourning the passing of their beloved matriarch elephant, Frankie, one of seven elephants that arrived at the p...


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relocation

Horowpothana Holding Ground report: Search for missing elephants in July

2021-01-19 - Colombo, Sri Lanka. Pamodi Waravita

The Department of Wildlife Conservation (DWC) would be conducting an investigation at the Horowpothana Elephant Holding Ground (HEHG) in July this year on the circumstances claimed in the National Aud...


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film

Video of an Elephant Massaging a Woman with its Trunk Goes Viral

2021-01-18 - New Delhi, India.

In the video, one can clearly see the woman lying comfortably on a low bed as the elephant is standing near her and massaging her back. The video was shared by a Twitter user named Aamir on Saturday (...


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During the pandemic, elephants take a break in Myanmar

2021-01-18 - Taikyi , Myanmar. ZON PANN PWINT

As beaches, hotels, pagodas and even walking tours were starved of tourists for most of last year, the pandemic has also taken its toll on the nation’s many elephant camps – which were once a popu...


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Extern Link Read about Mary in the Elephant Database (external link which opens in new window)
Extern Link Read about Wingabaw Elephant Camp in the Elephant Database (external link which opens in new window)
conflict

WALSAPUGALA PROTEST DEMANDS ELEPHANT RESERVE GAZETTE

2021-01-18 - Colombo, Sri Lanka.

On Monday (18) locals from Walsapugala, Hambantota decided to take to the streets demanding the Proposed Wild Elephant Management Reserve in Hambantota, be included in the government gazette. The Wals...


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Man-Animal Conflict: IFS Officers will go for Online Training, says Assam Forest Minister

2021-01-18 - Guwahati, India. Sentinel Digital Desk

Amid repeated incidents of man-animal conflict being reported from different parts of Assam, a five-day training session have kick-started started in Guwahati on Monday for about 35 forest officials, ...


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Road comedy, with Burt Reynolds, Jackie Gleason, Jerry Reed, Dom DeLuise and Sally Field Charlotte

Smokey and the Bandit II (1980)

2021-01-17 - Jupiter, United Kingdom.

The maverick haulier must overcome a crisis of confidence when he and his friends are hired to transport a pregnant elephant to Texas, a mammoth task that proves far from easy. The Asian elephant in S...


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Extern Link Read about Elephant Encounters (Bill Morris) in the Elephant Database (external link which opens in new window)

Extern relevant Links (external link which opens in new window):
ZOO AND YOU: Topeka Zoo is home to famous Asian elephant
YouTube: Smokey and the Bandit II (1980) - That's An Elephant! Scene (1/10) | Movieclips
conflict
Mahout Vishnu with elephant

Angry elephant hurls mahout to death in TVM

2021-01-17 - Aruvippuram, India.

An aggressive elephant threw its mahout away in a fit of rage resulting in his death. The second mahout identified as Kollam native Vishnu (21) died in the attack by the elephant. The incident took pl...


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Extern Link Read about Gowri Nandanan in the Elephant Database (external link which opens in new window)
Extern Link Read about S. K. Jayachandran in the Elephant Database (external link which opens in new window)
birth

Three new baby Asian elephants born in SW China"s Yunnan

2021-01-16 - Yunnan, China.

At the Xishuangbanna Tropical Zoo, an Asian elephant named Ya Long also gave birth to a baby weighing 95.4 kilograms on January 14, after 21 months and 19 days of pregnancy. "It took the baby elephant...


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Extern Link Read about Xishuangbanna Tropical Zoo in the Elephant Database (external link which opens in new window)
zoo
Karl Mogensen pets Asha, an African elephant at the Natural Bridge Zoo. The USDA has cited the zoo for allowing visitors to ride Asha without her handler always nearby.

Natural Bridge Zoo fined for animal welfare violations

2021-01-15 - Natural Bridge, United States.

The fifth violation involved Asha, the zoo’s prized elephant, and regulations that require dangerous animals such as lions, tigers, bears and elephants to be under the control of an experienced hand...


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circus

Gerry Cottle dead: Circus legend who ran away at 15 is killed by coronavirus

2021-01-14 - Bath, United Kingdom. Vikki White

Gerry Cottle, who died in hospital in Bath this week aged 75 after contracting coronavirus, became one of Britain’s best known kings of the Big Top. From virtually nothing he went on to run a string...


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