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Malaysian Elephant gets new prosthetic leg

2012-10-30 - Temerloh, Malaysia.

A company´s kind act in providing a prosthetic limb for female elephant Seledang has enabled the animal to roam freely again within the gated area of the Kuala Gandah National Elephant Conservation Centre, here. The 7-year-old´s left foreleg was severed at the ankle after it was caught in a wire mesh, here, a year ago. It was discovered by a plantation worker, who alerted the Department of Wildlife and National Parks (Perhilitan).


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Wildlife dept sends year-old animal believed from a herd in a nearby forest to Kuala Ganda

Elephant calf found abandoned in plantation to Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary

2012-10-16 - Temerloh, Malaysia.

A BABY elephant, which was found roaming alone in a plantation near Mentelong forest in Rompin last week, will be the latest attraction at Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary in Lanchang near here. The year-old female calf is now the youngest mammal at the sanctuary, which currently has a total of 28 elephants aged up to 70. The oldest is Lokimala, a female elephant which arrived at the sanctuary in 1978 to help in the relocation of wild elephants.


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Tame elephants Loky Mala and Mek Bunga helping to calm a wild bull elephant (middle) captured in Jerantut, Pahang, last year.

A mammoth problem of trained help

2008-09-25 - Temerloh, Indonesia. B.Suresh Ram

The elephant management unit of the Wildlife and National Parks Department is facing a problem of mammoth proportions. There is a shortage of tame decoy elephants to help in the transfer of wild elephants to wildlife preserves. The unit only has three tame elephants -- Loky Mala, Myan Thon Pyan and Mek Bunga. Unit chief Nasharuddin Othman said it would be difficult to move wild elephants without the help of decoy elephants.


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Azman Izan helping to keep elephants calm while children take photographs with them at the centre in Kuala Gandah near Temerloh recently.

Elephant park still appealing

2008-03-24 - Temerloh, Malaysia. SIMON KHOO

The National Elephant Conservation Centre in Kuala Gandah near here is a favourite tourist spot despite occasional criticisms. The number of visitors, both local and foreign, keeps increasing every year. In 2005, there were 38,863 visitors, while in 2006, the figure rose to 60,436. Last year, a whopping 81,017 visitors comprising 59,468 locals and 21,549 foreigners visited the pachyderms classified by authorities as endangered. The centre's elephant unit chief Nasharuddin Othman said Australians...


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A fighter: Sanom (left) is recovering well at the Gandah National Elephant Conservation Centre, despite it having wounds on its hind feet and an open wound where the tail should be (inset).

Baby jumbo in haven after tiger attack

2007-12-29 - TEMERLOH, Malaysia. LISA GOH

Sanom may be just a baby but she is a fighter. Despite wounds all over her body, believed to be from a tiger attack, the four-year-old elephant is still on her feet. When she was first brought to Kuala Gandah National Elephant Conservation Centre on Monday, Sanom was covered in maggot-infested puncture wounds on her back, and had gaping wounds on the soles of both hind feet. Where her tail should be, there is another open wound. “The orang asli in Kg Sanom (in Sungai Siput, Perak) found her n...


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Mek Bunga at her present enclosure at the Elephant Conservation Centre in Pahang.

Elephant Mek Bunga calls it quits

2006-11-11 - TEMERLOH, Malaysia. LISA GOH

After 33 years of service to the Kuala Gandah Elephant Conservation Centre, it's finally time for Thai elephant Mek Bunga to retire. Mek Bunga, 68, who has gone blind in both eyes since almost two months ago, is in need of a proper shelter to protect her from the environmental elements. Conservation centre volunteer Mohd Razali Mohd Noor said Mek Bunga arrived at the centre in the 1970s from Thailand, and has been serving the centre since.


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Kuala Gandah Elephant Conservation Centre has growing visitor numbers

2006-07-20 - Temerloh, Malaysia. SIMON KHOO

The National Elephant Conservation Centre in Kuala Gandah, about 40km from Temerloh, is gaining popularity. From 4,909 visitors in 2002, 11,463 in 2003 and 26,894 in 2004, and last year, a record of 38,863 visitors (26,555 locals and 12,308 foreigners) visited the elephants. Presently, 1,200 wild elephants roam jungles of Peninsular Malaysia.


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(From left) Dr Abraham, Kuala Gandah Elephant Unit head Nasharuddin Othman and a worker trying to comfort Mardos who is with a splint to support the fractured leg at the conservation centre near Temerloh Saturday.

Baby elephant in Malaysia on the road to recovery from leg fracture

2006-07-09 - TEMERLOH, Malaysia. SIMON KHOO

Seventeen-month-old elephant Mardos is showing signs of recovering from his fractured legs. Mardos has been eating and sleeping well despite being put on drips and his legs supported by a splint, said Department of Wildlife and National Parks veterinarian Dr Abraham Mathew. Mardos slipped and fractured its legs while being transported with an adult elephant for a show at a school on July 1.


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8 Headlines about Elephants from TEMERLOH2012-10-30 - Temerloh, Malaysia - Malaysian Elephant gets new prosthetic leg 2012-10-16 - Temerloh, Malaysia - Elephant calf found abandoned in plantation to Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary 2008-09-25 - Temerloh, Indonesia - A mammoth problem of trained help 2008-03-24 - Temerloh, Malaysia - Elephant park still appealing 2007-12-29 - TEMERLOH, Malaysia - Baby jumbo in haven after tiger attack 2006-11-11 - TEMERLOH, Malaysia - Elephant Mek Bunga calls it quits 2006-07-20 - Temerloh, Malaysia - Kuala Gandah Elephant Conservation Centre has growing visitor numbers 2006-07-09 - TEMERLOH, Malaysia - Baby elephant in Malaysia on the road to recovery from leg fracture

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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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